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ISDSA 2016 : First International Symposium on Data Science and Applications


When Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 11, 2016
Where Milan, Italy
Submission Deadline Jul 25, 2016
Notification Due Aug 15, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 29, 2016
Categories    databases   data mining   big data   cloud computing

Call For Papers

DSA 2016
First International Symposium on Data Science and Applications

General Chair:
Boris Shishkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences / IICREST, Bulgaria

Program Chair:
Peter Stanchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria / Kettering University, USA

General Information

DSA focuses on (big) data and its societal and enterprise impact, and the application of Data Science in Healthcare, Road Traffic and other domains of high societal relevance.

More elaborations will be made available soon.

DSA'16 will be held in Milan, Italy.

The symposium is organized by the international institute IICREST, in Cooperation with AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and IMI, and AMAKOTA Ltd.

Goals and Topics

DSA aims at addressing the above-mentioned challenges related to big data. We believe that this event will contribute to the dissemination of relevant research results, supporting in this way the wider applicability of advanced technology in support of Data Science. Hence, we welcome paper submissions from but not limited to the following areas and topics:


1.1. Data Systems
1.2. Data Management for Large Data
1.3. SQL/NoSQL databases
1.4. Data Semantics
1.5. Data Visualization


2.1. Theory of Big Data Systems
2.2. NoSQL Tools
2.3. Lambda Architecture
2.4. Batch Layer
2.5. Serving Layer
2.6. Speed Layer


3.1. Statistical Aspects
3.2. Computational Aspects
3.3. Feature Extraction
3.4. Importance of Words
3.5. Indexes


4.1. Distributed File Systems and Map Tasks
4.2. Reduce Tasks
4.3. Grouping by Key
4.4. Algorithms
4.5. Relational-Algebra Operations
4.6. Matrix Multiplication
4.7. MapReduce and Workflow Systems
4.8. Recursive Extensions of MapReduce


5.1. Cloud Services and Big Data
5.2. Cloud Standards
5.3. Cloud Interoperability
5.4. On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) services and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) services
5.5. Cloud Security and Privacy


6.1. Context-Aware Aystems in
- Healthcare
- Road Traffic
6.2. Surveillance
6.3. Knowledge Retrieval

Other Information

DSA 2016 invites papers describing original contributions related to the topics listed above. Submitted papers should be in English. The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the instructions.

Key dates
Regular Paper submission deadline: 25 July 2016
Position Paper submission deadline: 8 August 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 August 2016
Final paper submission: 29 August 2016.

Types of contributions
Regular Papers - presenting research that is completed or almost finished
Position Papers - presenting an arguable opinion about and issue
Invited Papers - authored by outstanding researchers in the area

Paper formats
Full Papers - 10-page limit in the symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Short Papers - 6-page limit in the symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Posters - 4 page limit in the symposium proceedings (poster presentation)

How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 3 and no more than 8 pages
3. Decide whether you are submitting your contribution as a Regular Paper or as a Position Paper
4. Do paper formatting, using the provided templates (
5. Remove your names and the names of your co-authors (and also your affiliations) from the title and references sections
6. Save the file as PDF
7. e-Mail the file to: secretariat [at] by July 25, putting in the Subject: "DSA 2016, Regular/Position Paper".

Accepted papers will be presented at DSA 2016 and included in the symposium proceedings, published by SciTePress. All presented papers will also be included in the SciTePress Digital Library (

Symposium Format

The symposium will be a two-day event with a Panel Discussion and oral/poster presentations.


Address: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (DSA 2016 Event); P.O. Box 104; 1618 Sofia; Bulgaria
e-Mails: General Chair; Secretariat

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