Session 09-BDAA

Special Session on Big Data Principles, Architectures & Applications

(BDAA 2014)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) or

July 21 – July 25, 2014

The Savoia Hotel Regency

Bologna, Italy

Extended Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The challenge of “Big Data” continues to grow and is an active area of significant research. This track focuses on techniques, experiences, applications, and lessons learned for large-scale/big data science, data intensive, and data analytics, particularly in the realms of high performance computing that lead organizations through major transformations.

The special session is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art and practice in the broad multidisciplinary field of Big Data Science. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all disciplines and specialties

The special session aims at providing a forum to bring together researchers and scientists to share and exchange big data related research, technologies, experiences, and lessons for building various types large-scale data intensive and data analytics, with interoperability and coordination capabilities in a high performance and high availability setting.

This special session solicits contributions that address contemporary and future challenges in big data Science, data analytics, and Data Intensive, particularly in collaboration systems, social networks and media, and information technologies.

BDAA topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Theories and Methodologies for Big Data processing

  • Architectures and Design of Big Data processing systems

  • Distributed data-intensive computing systems

  • Managing large-scale big data platforms

  • Use of big data technologies for science (Hadoop, NoSQL/NewSQL, etc.)

  • Big data simulation, visualization, modeling tools, and algorithms

  • Big data intelligence and predictive analysis

  • (Analysis of dynamic data, such as those collected through sensors, etc.)

  • Discovery, Collection, and Extraction of information in Big Data sources

  • Processing of Big Data Streaming

  • Big Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

  • Applications using big data (WEB, Bio-Data, Industrial Data, etc.)

  • Big data business implications – Data culture

  • Experiences, Case Studies and Lessons Learned


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Big Data Principles, Architectures & Applications for High Performance Computing Systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s). Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the track paper submission site at . Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the special session link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2014 conference to present the paper at the track.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the track, please contact the special session organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------ March 31, 2014

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------------April 15, 2014

Extended Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by ----- May 12, 2014

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------------------- July 21 – 25, 2014


Sonia Bergamaschi

Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari”

University of Modena &Reggio Emilia, Italy

Phone: +39 059 2056132

Fax: +39 059 2056129


Giuseppe Fiameni

Department of SuperComputing Applications and Innovation, CINECA

Bologna, Italy

Phone: +39 051 6171 359

Fax: +39


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the track technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.

  • Omar Boucelma, LSIS UMR CNRS 7296, Aix-Marseille Université, France

  • Paolo Ciaccia, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Francesco Guerra, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • Thomas Heinis, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF), Switzerland

  • Morris Riedel, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany

  • Giovanni Simonini, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.