• BIDMA 2017

  • BIDMA 2017 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
    • Thesis Track:
    • Elham Akhond Zadeh Noughabi, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Communications Chair
    • Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Publicity Chair
    • Manmeet DhaliwalUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Registration Chairs
    • Yasaman AmannejadUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Tamer Jarada University of Calgary, Canada
    • Local Arrangement Chairs
    • Sepideh Afkhami GoliUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Salim AfraUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Raoufeh HashemianUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    • Web Chair
    • Tansel OzyerTOBB University, Turkey
    • Program Committee
    • Basem Alkazemi,Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
    • Toshiyuki Amagasa,University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Annalisa Appice,University Aldo Moro of Bari, Italy
    • Martin Atzmueller,University of Kassel, Germany
    • Antonio Badia,University of Louisville, USA
    • Tania Cerquitelli,Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    • Lijun Chang,University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Haopeng Chen,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    • Silvia Chiusano,Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    • Pietro Colombo,Universita dell'Insubria, Italy
    • Alfredo Cuzzocrea,ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
    • Jerome Darmont,Universite de Lyon, France
    • Raj Das,University of Auckland, New Zeland
    • Pasquale De Meo,VU University, Italy
    • Luigi Di Caro,U. of Torino, Italy
    • Chen Ding,Ryerson University, Canada
    • Zhihui Du,Tsinghua University, China
    • Xiaoliang Fan,Lanzhou University, China
    • Simon Fong,University of Macau, China
    • Enrique Frias-Martinez,Telefonica Research, Spain
    • Paolo Garza,Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    • Manolis Gergatsoulis,Department of Archive and Library Sciences, Greece
    • Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis,IBM Watson Health, USA
    • Ulrich Hoppe,University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    • Bahman Javadi,Western Sydney University, Australia
    • Theodore Johnson,at&t labs - research, USA
    • David Kaeli,Northeastern University, USA
    • Michal Kozielski,Silesian University of Technology, Poland
    • Konstantin Kuzmin,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
    • Carson Leung,University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Gang Li,Deakin University, Australia
    • Cheng-Te Li,Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    • Weifeng Liu,China University of Petroleum, China
    • Xumin Liu,Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
    • Lin Liu,Tsinghua University, China
    • Hamid Mcheick,University of Quebec At Chicoutimi, Canada
    • Suzanne McIntosh,NYU Courant Institute, and Cloudera Inc., USA
    • Ningfang Mi,Northeastern University, USA
    • Mohamed Nadif,University Paris Descartes, France
    • Mirco Nanni,ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy
    • Marco Netto,IBM Research, USA
    • Samia Oussena,University of West London, United Kingdom
    • Dana Petcu,West University of Timisoara, Romania
    • Helena Ramalhinho,Universitat Pompeu Fabra, USA
    • Zbigniew Ras,University of North Carolina, USA
    • Florin Rusu,University of California, Merced, USA
    • Nick Sahinidis,Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    • Christoph Schommer,University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • Man-Kwan Shan,National Chengchi University, Taiwan
    • Pierre Sutra,Telecom SudParis, France
    • Domenico Talia,University of Calabria, Italy
    • Abdullah Uz Tansel,Baruch College CUNY, USA
    • Theodoros Tzouramanis,University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Giorgio Valentini,Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    • Iraklis Varlamis,Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
    • Liqiang Wang,University of Wyoming, USA
    • Geng Yang,Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China
    • Chao-Tung Yang,Tunghai University, Taiwan
    • Qi Yu,Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
    • Bin ZhouUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
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.

BIDMA organizing committee invites you to participate in the first edition of Big Data Management and Analytics symposium proceedings, to be held on April 17-18, 2017, 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 2017 is to provide a strong basis for collaboration among researchers to conduct research in the field of data management and data analytics. BIDMA 2017 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 2017 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) 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 2017 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.

Key Dates

Paper submission deadline
February 28, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC-07) (Firm)
Notification of acceptance
March 20, 2017
Symposium events
April 17-18, 2017