• BIDMA 2018


  • 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, Universit√† 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
Visitor Information

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta which is located in Western Canada. It is nestled in the Foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains and has many beautiful parks and rivers. The city is known for its friendly western hospitality and is a culturally diverse and thriving metropolis.

Downtown Calgary
Downtown Calgary-Picture from www.visitcalgary.com

Downtown Calgary
Banff Lake Louise-Picture from www.visitcalgary.com

Things to do

Calgary also prides itself as being a culturally diverse and vibrant city, with numerous festivals and events offered year-round. Our city is most well-known for the 10-day outdoor festival called the Calgary Stampede. The Stampede takes place in July and attracts tourists from around the world. This event contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta by promoting western heritage and values.

Getting Around

Transportation around Calgary is convenient and accessible. Calgary Transit provides public transportation throughout the city with buses and a light rail train system. Calgary also has more than 635 km of bicycle pathways throughout the city that allow for safe and easy transportation.
To find out more about the City of Calgary, visit www.visitcalgary.com