• 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
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