The 4th International Symposium on Big Data and Data Analytics in Collaboration

(BDDAC 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The challenge of “Big Data” continues to grow and is an active area of significant research. “Big Data” is usually defined by its primary attributes of volume, velocity, variety and complexity, or some combination of these. The problem domains include scientific disciplines such as astronomy and biology, business disciplines such as marketing and security, law enforcement and even natural language processing as part, for example, of automated real time speech translation. While social media, so pervasive nowadays, is one of the main contributors to vast amounts of Big Data around the world, several other diverse sources such as fixed and mobile sensors, secondary data generated by physical simulations, transactional records from high speed trading systems, and high volume business record analytics also constitute important areas of research. Creating effective applications and solutions that work for real world “Big Data” problems requires both, collaborative technology and multi-disciplinary teams. These applications may leverage Big Data platforms, such as open source LexisNexis HPCC Systems and Hadoop platforms, or may involve novel approaches.

You are cordially invited to participate in, contribute to, and attend the International Symposium on Big Data and Data Analytics in Collaboration (BDDAC 2016) to be held as part of CTS 2016 ( June 06-10, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Symposium is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art and practice in the broad multidisciplinary field of Big Data. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all disciplines and specialties (computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies, …).

The BDDAC Symposium topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

This symposium solicits contributions that address contemporary and future challenges in big data and data analytics, particularly in collaboration systems, social networks, and information technologies. Topics may include

• Theories and Methodologies for Big Data processing

• Architectures and Design of Big Data processing systems

• Computing languages applied to Big Data processing and analytics

• Qualitative and Quantitative Studies of high performance data intensive computing systems

• Machine Learning Methods applied to Big Data analytics

• Natural Language Processing methodologies

• Semantic Web analytics

• Data Modeling for Social Networks

• Discovery, Collection, and Extraction of information in Big Data sources

• Processing of Big Data Streaming

• Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation Systems

• Text Categorization; Topic Recognition

• Subjectivity in Textual Data; Sentiment Analysis; Polarity/Opinion Identification and Extraction

• Big Data Mining and Discovery

• Large-scale Social Image and Video Analysis and Retrieval

• Security and Risk in Big Data processing and analytics

• Privacy and Big Data analytics

• Trust, Reputation and Recommendation Systems

• Big Data Visualization

• Leveraging Big Data in the Enterprise

• Performance and Benchmarking for Big Data processing and analytics

• NoSQL systems and Big Data

• Distributed data-intensive computing systems

• Semantic content extraction and analytics languages and techniques

• Ontology representations and processing in Big Data


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Big Data and Data Analytics in Collaboration and social Nets. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the symposium EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the symposium.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the symposium, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------ September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the symposium technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Amy Apon, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA

  • Keke Chen, Wright State University, Ohio, USA

  • Weiwei Chen, Google, Inc., Mountain View, California, USA

  • William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan, USA

  • Sarah North, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA

  • Milan Petkovic, Philips Research Europe and Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • Jürgen Pfeffer, Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • Anna Queralt, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

  • Ishwar Sethi, Oakland University, Michigan, USA

  • Rick Sethi, Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts, USA

  • Chaoli Wang, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

  • Tomasz Wiktor Wlodarczyk, University of Stavanger, Norway

  • Hsiang-Yun Wu, Keio University, Japan

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA