• BIDMA 2018

  • BIDMA 2018 Program Overview

  • Committee

    • Honorary Chair
    • Jon RokneUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • General Chairs
    • Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Behrouz Far, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Program Chairs
    • Academic Track:
    • Mehmet Kaya, Firat University, Turkey
    • Mahmood Mousavi, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Industry Track:
    • Mohammad Moshirpour, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Tansel Ozyer, TOBB University, Turkey
    • Education Track:
    • Mahmood Mousavi, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Mohammad Moshirpour, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Thesis Track:
    • Yasaman Amannejad, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Sepideh Afkhami Goli, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Communications Chair
    • Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Publicity Chair
    • Salim AfraUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Manmeet DhaliwalUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Anja SlamaUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Kashfia SaillunazUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Registration Chairs
    • Yasaman AmannejadUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Tamer Jarada University of Calgary, Canada
    • Local Arrangement Chairs
    • Salim AfraUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Manmeet DhaliwalUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Anja SlamaUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Kashfia SaillunazUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Web Chair
    • Tansel OzyerTOBB University, Turkey
    • Program Committee
    • Pasquale De Meo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherland
    • Pietro Colombo, Università dell'Insubria, Italy
    • Turki Turki, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
    • Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, China
    • Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
    • Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec At Chicoutimi, Canada
    • Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Watson Health, USA
    • Paolo Garza, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    • Lijun Chang, University of Sydney, Australia
    • Weifeng Liu, China University of Petroleum, China
    • Konstantin Kuzmin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
    • Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, USA
    • Carson Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Simon Fong, University of Macau, Macau
    • Abdullah Uz Tansel, City University of New York, USA
    • Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
    • Liqiang Wang, University of Wyoming, USA
    • Haopeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    • Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
    • Samia Oussena, University of West London, UK
    • Annalisa Appice, University Aldo Moro of Bari, Italy
    • Silvia Chiusano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    • Geng Yang, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China
    • Christoph Schommer, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • Gang Li, Deakin University, Australia
    • Toshiyuki Amagasa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Helena Ramalhinho, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, USA
    • Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
    • Martin Atzmueller, Tilburg University, Netherland
    • Luigi Di Caro, U. of Torino, Italy
    • Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
    • Michal Kozielski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Call for papers

Important Information for International Participants:
International participants will be allowed to present remotely only in case none of the authors is able to attend the conference in person due to visa issues. Authors interested in presenting remotely should contact communications chair Jalal Kawash to share the visa refusal document issued by Canadian Consulate. Approval will be done on case by case basis and there is no guarantee that remote presentations will be allowed.

BIDMA organizing committee invites you to participate in the first edition of Big Data Management and Analytics symposium proceedings, to be held on April 24-25, 2018, Calgary, Canada. The theme topic of the conference will all revolve not only around technology aspect of Big Data management but also business and application aspect of different services (web-based services, cloud-based services, business services, mobile services, and Big Data services).


Papers can be submitted to one of the following tracks:
a) Academic Track
The objective of the Academic Track at BIDMA 2018 is to provide a strong basis for collaboration among researchers to conduct research in the field of data management and data analytics. BIDMA 2018 strives to offer papers which describe various tools, techniques and methodologies which explore the contemporary challenges with data management, processing and analytics.
b) Industry Track
The objective of the Industry Track at BIDMA 2018 is to establish dialog and encourage collaboration among practitioners and researchers in the data analytics community. The industry track papers will address the application of data management and data analytics to a specific problem domain.
c) Education Track
This track explores research questions surrounding the role of data in education. Topics such as data-driven education as well as Big Data in curricula are addressed.
c) Thesis Track
This track is intended for students at any stage of their PhD work. The selected students will be requested to present their work in a special session of the BIDMA 2018 Symposium. These Students will be given an opportunity to get feedback and advice on how to improve their PhD thesis research.


Major topics include but not limited to the following:

Big Data Models, Algorithms and Architecture

  • Foundational Models for Big Data
  • Algorithms and Programming Techniques for Big Data Processing
  • Big Data Analytics and Metrics
  • Representation Formats for Multimedia Big Data
  • Cloud Computing Techniques for Big Data
  • Big Data as a Service
  • Big Data Open Platforms
  • Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Search
  • Machine learning based on Big Data
  • Visualization Analytics for Big Data
Big Data Management and Analytics
  • Big Data Persistence and Preservation
  • Big Data Quality and Provenance Control
  • Management Issues of Social Network Big Data
  • Privacy Preserving Big Data Analytics
Security Applications of Big Data
  • Anomaly Detection in Very Large Scale Systems
  • Collaborative Threat Detection using Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data Encryption
Big Data for Enterprise, Government and Society
  • Big Data Economics
  • Real-life Case Studies of Value Creation through Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data for Business Model Innovation
  • Big Data Toolkits
  • Big Data in Business Performance Management
  • Scientific Applications of Big Data
  • Large-scale Social Media and Recommendation Systems
  • Experiences with Big Data Project Deployments
  • Big Data in Enterprise Management Models and Practices
  • Big Data in Government Management Models and Practices
  • Big Data in Smart Planet Solutions
  • Big Data for Enterprise Transformation
Big Data in Education
  • Curriculum Development in Big Data
  • Pedagogical Methods in Big Data Analysis
  • Data Science Curricula
  • Development and Challenges in Data-Oriented Education
  • Building Repositories to Support Education

Best Paper Award

BIDMA will be presenting a Best Paper award. The best paper will be selected by separate committee and will be the one that reports the most novel and promising research work that has a high potential impact in the real world. The prize consists of an official certificate and reward in cash.


Accepted papers will be published in a Springer book as part of the book series: “Studies on Big Data.” Please see publications from previous BIDMA conferences for details:
Highlighting the Importance of Big Data Management and more
This book addresses the impacts of various types of services such as infrastructure, platforms, software, and business processes that cloud computing and more

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline
March 09, 2018 11:59 PM (UTC-07) (Firm)
Notification of acceptance
April 03, 2018
Symposium events
April 24-25, 2018