BDS 2021: 7th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Service and Applications
Oxford, UK, August 23-26, 2021 (Online)

Conference website
Submission link
Submission deadline	May 1, 2021

Topics: integrated and distributed systems big data platforms and technologies big data applications and experiences
As computing systems become increasingly larger, more complex, distributed, and integrated, Big Data technologies and services are ever more vital. IEEE BigDataService 2021 provides an internationally leading forum for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to exchange innovative ideas and share latest results, experiences and lessons learned in this crucial domain.

The conference will take place online on the 23rd-26th of August 2021, will be co-located with IEEE SOSE 2021, IEEE MobileCloud 2021 and IEEE DAPPS 2021, and IEEE AITest 2021, and will consist of a main track and special tracks.

The conference seeks the submission of high-quality papers limited to up to 10 pages (IEEE format) in length. All accepted papers will be included in the IEEE proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for extension and published in journals (SCI-Index).


Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning: Algorithms and systems for big data search and analytics; Machine learning for big data and based on big data; Predictive analytics and simulation; Visualization systems for big data; Knowledge extraction, discovery, analysis, and presentation.

Integrated and Distributed Systems: Sensor networks; Internet of Things; Networking and protocols; Smart Systems (such as energy efficiency systems, smart homes, smart farms, etc.)

Big Data Platforms and Technologies: Innovative, concurrent, and scalable big data platforms; Data indexing, cleaning, transformation, and curation technologies; Big data processing frameworks and technologies; Big data services and application development methods and tools; Big data quality evaluation and assurance technologies; Big data system reliability, dependability, and availability; Open-source development and technology for big data; Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) platform and technologies

Big Data Foundations: Foundational theoretical or computational models for big data; Programming models, theories, and algorithms for big data; Standards, protocols, and quality assurance for big data

Big Data Applications and Experiences: Innovative big data applications and services in industries and domains e.g. healthcare, finance, insurance, transportation, agriculture, education, environment, multi-media, social networks, urban planning, disaster management, security; Experiences and case studies of big data applications and services; Real-world and large-scale practices of big data

All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press (EI‐Index) and included in IEEE Digital Library. For publication, at least one author is required to register at the full rate and present the paper at the conference for the paper to be included in the final technical program and the IEEE Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited for extension and published in journals (SCI-Index). 

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Research papers are limited to 8 pages,
Survey papers are limited to 10 pages, and
Experience/industry papers are limited to 6 pages. 
Papers must be written in English. All papers must be prepared in the IEEE double column proceedings format. Please see the following link for details: 

Program Chairs
Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Faycal Bensaali, Qatar University, Qatar
Vania Bogorny, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Organizing Chairs
Jerry Gao, San José State University, USA
Paul Townend, Umeå Universitet, Sweden

Demos/Special Tracks
Katerina Potika, San José State University, USA

Important Dates
Full paper submission: May. 1, 2021
Workshop/Tutorial proposals: Mar. 1, 2021
Notification: Jun. 20, 2021
Final Paper and Registration: Jul. 15, 2021
Conference: Aug. 23-26, 2021

All questions about submissions should be emailed to