Co-located with FiCloud 2016 and OBD 2016

Call for Papers

Big data is a new trend in modern computing paradigm. Big data come in different formats and from different sources such as human movements, computing devices, sensor networks, smart phones, vehicles, and network traffic. Realising the importance of such data, the majority of businesses, industries and organizations are constantly rethinking their business models embracing the big data challenges. Indeed, such data is revolutionizing the way businesses and organizations gather, store, process, analyse and share all sorts of data for various purposes such as, customer behaviour, decision making, product and service improvement, etc.

The aim of this symposium is to address issues and challenges related to the advances in big data and its applications in various domains such as businesses, industries, healthcare, finance, education, public sector, and research and development activities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Big data models and architectures
  • Big data representation and visualisation
  • Big data processing and management
  • Big data searching and mining
  • Big data measurement benchmarks
  • Big data analytics
  • Engineering big data
  • Quality of Service (QoS) aspects of big data
  • Network models and protocols for big data
  • Big data and social networks
  • Big data and cloud computing
  • Big data and context-aware computing
  • Big data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security, privacy, and trust in big data
  • Economics of big data
  • Case studies

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2016
Authors Notification: 30 May 2016
Final Manuscript Due: 20 June 2016

Paper Submission

Submission of Camera Ready Version:

Please prepare the camera-ready version of your paper using IEEE format and complete the copyright form and submit them to the IEEE Computer Society by 20 June 2016.
The author kit for preparing and submitting the camera ready is available at:
Camera Ready Submission.

Journal Special Issue

Selected high quality papers will be considered for publication in the following special issue of international journal subject to expansion of work, review and revision as necessary:

Organising Committee

PC Chairs:

Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University, UK
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Programme Committee:

Birgitta König-Ries, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Mahmoud Barhamgi, Lyon1 University, France
Chirine Ghedira Guegan, University of Lyon, France
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University, UK
Michael Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Nora Faci, University of Lyon 1, France
Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Anthony Karageorgos, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece
Florian Evequoz, University of Fribourg, HES-SO Wallis, Switzerland






Symposium Chairs