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MT4BD 2015 : 2nd Workshop on “New Methods and Tools for Big Data”


When Sep 14, 2015 - Sep 17, 2015
Where Bayonne/Biarritz - France
Submission Deadline Apr 26, 2015
Notification Due May 29, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2015
Categories    big data   cloud   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper to the
2nd Workshop on “New Methods and Tools for Big Data (MT4BD-2015)” - held as a
part of the 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications
and Innovations (AIAI 2015)

The provision of a large amount of data from various sources (Internet, Social Media,
Application Logs, Data Warehouses, Sensors, Mobiles, Open Data, etc.) is now emerging
into the collection and processing of “Big Data”. While Big Data notion is adopted from both
academic and enterprise communities, there is currently a wide gap between its potential
and its realization. Variety, velocity, scale, complexity, interpretation and security
problems with Big Data raise challenges at all phases of the pipeline that can extract
information and knowledge from it. Thus, there is a natural interest in using these data
asset to improve a variety of applications. It is very interesting to explore how the
researchers utilize data-driven strategies and discover what disciplines will charge because
of the advent of data. With the vast amount of data now available modern business are facing
with the challenges of storage, management, analysis, privacy, visualization, security and
data integration.

The aim of this workshop is to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for bringing together
specialists from the scientific areas of Computer Engineering, Finance and Operational Research.
The focus of this workshop is on current technological advances and challenges about the development
of big data-driven algorithms and methods and tools. Furthermore, it would be very interesting
to investigate if the use of a vast amount of data leads to more accurate models or not.

Following the success of the 1st MT4BD workshop held last year in Rhodes, Greece, MT4BD 2015
aims to further promote the formation of a community around the topic and gather
an increased number of researchers and practitioners.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following new techniques
and applications relevant to the big data topic:

- Big Data Analytics:
Business intelligence and analytics
Interactive Visualisation Technologies and Visual Analytics
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Data mining
Human Collaboration (crowdsourcing)

- Tools and Applications:
Smart Health and Wellbeing
Smart Cities
Ontologies for Big Data
Sensors Networks
Industrial Automation
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
Financial Forecasting and Trading

- Big Data Architectures and Frameworks:
Cloud computing
Grid computing
Linked Data
Data storage and processing frameworks
Security and privacy

Authors are invited to submit original, English-language research contributions or experience
reports. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages formatted according to the well-known LNCS
Springer style ( and in PDF format. All papers should be submitted
through EasyChair at selecting track
"2nd Workshop on New Methods and Tools for Big Data" .

Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance.
Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. Accepted papers will be
presented at the workshop and published in the Proceedings of the main event (by Springer).

Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 5th, 2015
Camera Ready: June 15th, 2015
Paper Registration: June 17th, 2015
Conference Dates: 14-17 September 2015

Professor Spiros Likothanassis, University of Patras, GR, email:
Dr. Dimitris Tzovaras, Director, Researcher A, CERTH/ITI, GR, email:

PROGRAM COMMITEE (confirmed so far)
Kalnis Panos, KAUST University, SA
Pavlidis George, University of Patras, GR
Theofilatos Konstantinos, University of Patras, GR
Votis Konstantinos, CERTH/ITI, GR
Koutsomitropoulos Dimitrios, University of Patras, GR
Alexakos Christos, University of Patras, GR

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