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BigData Congress 2018 : The 7th International Congress on Big Data


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2018
Notification Due Apr 28, 2018
Final Version Due May 10, 2018
Categories    big data   cloud computing   mobile services   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

BigData Congress 2018 Call for Papers

The 2018 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018)
June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

News: Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS indexed by ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer and Services Society. The integrated CFP Brochure ( has been published in the Communications of ACM in December 2017 and January 2018.

BigData Congress 2018 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize special issues based on extended versions of BigData Congress papers:

- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).

BigData Congress 2018 organizing committee invites you to participate in the 7th edition of BigData Congress, to be held on June 25 – June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

BigData Congress 2018 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2018 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: the 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), the 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 3rd International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), the 2nd International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and the 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018).

The technical program of BigData Congress 2018 will consist of a set of regular tracks and a new set of special tracks. The regular tracks are: regular research track, regular applications track, and short paper track. These tracks are similar to previous BigData Congress submission tracks. The regular research track will emphasize both theoretical and experimental research contributions. The regular applications track will pay special attention to insights derived from real world big data applications, particularly with respect to experience reports and evaluation results. The short paper track will consider concise papers for timely dissemination of new ideas and exploratory results.

The special tracks will significantly expand the scope of BigData Congress to include innovative contributions that cover the entire lifecycle of big data research: (1) vision papers to point out emerging challenges, (2) data sets and benchmarks (summarized by short papers) that enable innovative big data research, (3) technical papers that describe significant research output, (4) applications and experience papers that apply and evaluate research methods and tools, and (5) survey papers that organize and summarize important research results and resources. Accordingly, these broadly defined contributions will be evaluated by PC members with special interest and expertise in each phase of the research lifecycle: vision papers, research contributions, applications and experiences, and enabling resources that include data sets, benchmarks, and surveys. The two special tracks included for BigData Congress 2018 are: Real-Time Big Data Analytics, and Big Data/Smart Cities.

We also define the technical scope of big data research broadly from the 5V perspective. In addition to the traditional definition of big volume and high velocity, we also encourage submissions that describe techniques and tools for handling big variety and high veracity. Of special interest are submissions that start from big data containing big noise, and achieve significantly improved value of output data.

Technical topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

Big Data Models and Algorithms

Foundational Models for Big Data
Algorithms and Programming Techniques for Big Data Processing
Big Data Analytics and Metrics
Big Data Architectures

Cloud Computing Techniques for Big Data
Big Data as a Service
Big Data Open Platforms
Big Data Management

Big Data Persistence and Preservation
Big Data Quality and Provenance Control
Big Data Storage and Retrieval
Big Data Security and Privacy

Big Data System Security and Integrity
Big Data Information Security
Privacy Preserving Big Data Analytics
Usable Security and Privacy for Big Data
Quality of Big Data Services

Big Data Service Performance Evaluation
Big Data Service Reliability and Availability
Real-Time Big Data Services
Big Data Search, Mining, and Visualization

Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Search
Distributed, and Peer-to-peer Search
Machine Learning based on Big Data
Visualization Analytics for Big Data
Big Data Applications

Big Data for Enterprise, Government, and Society
Case Studies of Big Data Value Creation
Big Data for Science and Engineering Research
Enabling Resources for Big Data Research

Big Data Sets
Big Data Application Benchmarks
Survey of big data research papers and/or big data sets
Special Track on Real-Time Big Data Analytics

Techniques and Algorithms for Real-Time Big Data Analytics
Applications and Evaluation of Real-Time Big Data Systems
Special Track on Big Data/Smart Cities

Big Data for Improving Resilient Infrastructures
Big Data Applications such as Healthcare and Transportation

All submissions must be original and previously unpublished papers. The submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all BigData Congress tracks will appear in the conference proceedings. Selected research track papers will be invited for extension and revision for publication (after journal reviewing process) in special issues of the Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC), International Journal of Big Data (IJBD), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). JWSR is indexed by SCI and EI [Link].

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 12-15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD or Latex Package ). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 6-8 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found from conference web site.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer’s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2018, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer’s digital library after four years upon publication.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted for each conference at SCF 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.

Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available.

The two special tracks (Real-Time Big Data Analytics and Big Data/Smart Cities) will be partially sponsored by the Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Big Data/Smart Cities [web site], which is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The special tracks welcome submissions from all phases of the research lifecycle (vision, data set, research, application, survey). One author (from the USA) of each accepted paper will be considered for financial support, in the form of a RCN Fellowship for Big Data/Smart Cities, to present the paper at the BigData Congress. Depending on the availability of funds, the RCN Fellowship may include the conference registration and travel support. Early career investigators will have priority in receiving the RCN Fellowship. Additional funding from sources in other countries to support authors (of papers in the special tracks) from outside of USA is being sought and will be announced in the BigData Congress web site as they become available.

BigData Congress 2018 Submission Information

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum. Submissions should include paper title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliations, and emails addresses. In order to submit a paper, click on the link to the dedicated submission system ( submission system powered by Services.

Author Guidelines and Templates

SCF 2018 Guidelines & copyright forms
Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb)

SCF 2018 Templates, sample files & useful links

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)
Your ORCID identifier

Important Dates

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 28, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 28, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 10, 2018

Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 28, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 28, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 10, 2018

Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 7, 2018
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 7, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 3, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 10, 2018

BigData Congress 2018's policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge. Content of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on BigData Congress 2018, please send email to bigdata AT or visit

SCF As A Platform
-- 25th ICWS Defines Future of New ABC (AI, Blockchain & Cloud)

Founded by Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (LJ) when he was with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, the First International Conference on Web Services (ICWS, was conceived and attracted more than 120 participants in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. In 2012, the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) was formally merged into ICWS. Ever since, the worldwide Services Computing community aims to combine the efforts and focus on one prime international forum for web-based services: ICWS .

In the past 15 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research (Services Computing) for the whole services industry.

The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain.

Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) was created in 2017 as a conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2017 attracted more than 600 participants to share the latest developments in the field.

Today, with the same leadership of the conference operation committee of SCF 2017, we are very proud to announce that SCF 2018's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies).

SCF 2018 Highlights:

- Bigger Platform: The he 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2018) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the largest not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide services computing professionals. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath.

- Brighter Future: SCF launches the First International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.

- Better Model: SCF 2018 leverages the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2018.

Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services computing community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2018 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form ( to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2018.

See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.

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