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SemBDM 2018 : Semantics in Big Data Management


When Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018
Where Poznan, Poland
Submission Deadline Jun 24, 2018
Notification Due Jul 2, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 16, 2018

Call For Papers

### IFIP W.G. 2.6 on Database

#### Tuesday 18th September 2018
#### IFIP World Computer Congress 2018 - Poznan, Poland

## Call for papers

The complexity of Big Data technologies and the variety of competences required to design applications relying on them has emphasized the relevance of systems for managing and documenting Big Data architectures. Documentation, reconfiguration, and verification are for example crucial tasks for a solid design of technological solutions but are not easily supported in the current landscape of Big Data technologies. Rethinking data and information management in the context of Big Data technologies is then a primary goal for future research.

Methods, principles, and perspectives developed by the Data Semantics community can significantly contribute to this goal. Solutions for integrating and querying schema-less data, for example, have received much attention. Standards for metadata management have been proposed to improve data integration among silos and to make data more discoverable and accessible through heterogeneous infrastructures. A further level of application of Data Semantics principles into Big Data technologies involves Representing Processes, i.e. representing the entire pipeline of technologies connected to achieve a specific solution and make this representation shareable and verifiable to support a mature implementation of the Big Data production cycle.

The symposium will bring together leading researchers, engineers, and scientists from around the world.
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Full papers must not exceed 15 pages.
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**Topics of interest** include, but are not limited to:

Big Data Management

- Metadata Management
- Big Data Persistence and Preservation
- Big Data Quality and Provenance Control
- Big Data Storage and Retrieval

Big Data Integration Architectures and Techniques

- Data Source Discovery
- Big Data Profiling and Semantics Discovery
- Querying Heterogeneous Big Data Repositories
- Caching and Materializing Query Results

Quality of Big Data Services

- Big Data Service Performance Evaluation
- Big Data Service Reliability and Availability
- Reproducibility of Big Data Services
- Verifiability of Big Data Services
- Assurance in Big Data Services

Big Data Visualization

- Real Time Visualisation
- Visualization Analytics for Big Data
- Big Social Media Mining

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

Performance of Big Data Architectures

- Query Optimization
- Optimal Selection of Analytics
- Physical Structures

## Format

- Pre-proceedings will publish two-pages abstracts using the CEUR Workshop Proceedings
- Full papers will be published after the conference in post-proceedings on the Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences journal (De Gruyter Publisher)

## Important Dates

- Abstract submission: 24 Jun, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: 2 Jul, 2018
- Early registration deadline: 14 Jul, 2018
- Camera ready (pre-proceedings) submission: 16 Jul, 2018
- SemBDM: 18 Sep, 2018
- Post-proceedings submission: 28 Oct, 2018

## Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration. All papers must be written in English. Submissions to pre-proceedings must be at most 2 pages long in total including references and appendices. Submissions should not be anonymized. Program Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them.

Submission must be submitted electronically to the Symposium management system connecting to At least one author of each accepted paper is requested to participate in the conference and present his/her work.

Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceedings volume with ISBN. The papers submitted must be sent in PDF, following the LNCS Springer Verlag format. Templates can be downloaded from:

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium volume of the Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences journal (
Extended articles will be selected for publication in the journal, based on reviews.

## Registration

Registrations are managed by the IFIP WCC system:

## Organizing Committees

### Co-chairs

- Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Robert Wrembel, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
- Anika Schumann, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland

### Program Committee

- Alexandra Mazak, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Robert Meersman, University of Graz, Austria
- Karl Aberer, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Paul Cotofrei, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
- Erich J. Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
- Thomas Risse, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
- Kai-Uwe Sattler, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
- Avigdor Gal, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
- Ernesto Damiani, Khalifa University, UAE
- Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestine
- Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
- Antonia Azzini, C2T, Italy
- Mirjana Pejic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Marcello Leida, StratioBD, Spain

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