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Call for Papers

Scope

Due to the explosive evolution of Information Technology and Computer Science, we have entered in the Big Data Age, and this is really a scientific revolution, not just a fashion. As always, the technological aspects evolve faster than the scientific community mentality. Transforming Big Data into Big Knowledge and developing a new kind of Knowledge-Based Systems require new visions and approaches. Companies, facing the Big Data challenges, are moving faster in the right direction than the scientific community, being under a stronger competitive pressure. They were forced to renounce to wishful thinking, like the idea that a few variables, embedded in a few rules, discovered using the old fashion statistics, will give intelligent support for business decisions. We have to do the same for developing various applications.

Moreover, motivated by the big data analytics needs, new computing and storage technologies are developing rapidly and pushing for new high-end hardware geared toward big data problems. While the high-performance computing technologies have the potential to greatly improve the effectiveness of big data analytics, the cost and sophistications of those technology and limited initial application support often make them inaccessible to the end users and not fully utilized in academia years later. Meanwhile, comprehensive analytic software environment and platforms, such as R and Python, have become increasingly popular open-source platforms for data analysis.

Also, Computational Intelligence (CI) methodologies, tailored to Big Data, and combined with a proper vision of living systems, e.g., as complex dynamical systems or networks of interacting entities, could pave the way to Knowledge-Based System.

Topics

Potential topics of interest, which can be investigated from different perspectives (social, organizational, technological) include, but are not limited to, the following application domains:

  • Data Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • Natural Language Processing in Big Texts
  • Biomedical imaging pre-processing and Analysis
  • Hardware and Software solutions for Big Data Searching, Storing and Management
  • Structured and Unstructured Data/Text/Web Mining
  • Deep Learning architecture, representations, unsupervised and supervised algorithms
  • Scalable computational intelligence tools
  • Novel Computational Intelligence approaches for data analysis
  • Evolutionary and Bio-inspired approaches for Big Data analysis
  • New domains and novel applications related to Big Data technologies

Publication

All registered papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

BDTA proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
25 May 2018

Notification deadline
24 June 2018

Camera-ready deadline
24 July 2018

Start of Conference
4 September 2018

End of Conference
5 September 2018

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