Submissions may be targeted within, but not limited to, the following major topics and sub-topics:

Big Data Infrastructure
Cloud/Grid/Stream Computing for Big Data
High Performance/Parallel Computing Platforms for Big Data
Autonomic Computing and Cyber-infrastructure, System Architectures, Design and Deployment
Energy-efficient Computing for Big Data
Programming Models and Environments for Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing to Support Big Data
Software Techniques and Architectures in Cloud/Grid/Stream Computing
Big Data Open Platforms
New Programming Models for Big Data beyond Hadoop/MapReduce, STORM
Software Systems to Support Big Data Computing

Big Data Management
Advanced database and Web Applications
Novel Data Model and Databases for Emerging Hardware
Data Preservation
Data Provenance
Interfaces to Database Systems and Analytics Software Systems
Data Protection, Integrity and Privacy Standards and Policies
Information Integration and Heterogeneous and Multi-structured Data Integration
Data management for Mobile and Pervasive Computing
Data Management in the Social Web
Spatiotemporal and Stream Data Management
Scientific Data Management
Workflow Optimization
Database Management Challenges: Architecture, Storage, User Interfaces

Big Data Search and Mining
Social Web Search and Mining
Web Search
Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Search
Distributed, and Peer-to-peer Search
Big Data Search Architectures, Scalability and Efficiency
Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices
Visualization Analytics for Big Data
Computational Modeling and Data Integration
Large-scale Recommendation Systems and Social Media Systems
Cloud/Grid/Stream Data Mining- Big Velocity Data
Link and Graph Mining
Semantic-based Data Mining and Data Pre-processing
Mobility and Big Data
Multimedia and Multi-structured Data- Big Variety Data

Big Data Security & Privacy
Intrusion Detection for Gigabit Networks
Anomaly and APT Detection in Very Large Scale Systems
High Performance Cryptography
Visualizing Large Scale Security Data
Threat Detection using Big Data Analytics
Privacy Threats of Big Data
Privacy Preserving Big Data Collection/Analytics
HCI Challenges for Big Data Security & Privacy
User Studies for any of the above
Sociological Aspects of Big Data Privacy




Big Data Applications
Complex Big Data Applications in Science, Engineering, Medicine, Healthcare, Finance, Business, Law, Education, Transportation, Retailing, Telecommunication
Big Data Analytics in Small Business Enterprises (SMEs),
Big Data Analytics in Government, Public Sector and Society in General
Real-life Case Studies of Value Creation through Big Data Analytics
Big Data as a Service
Big Data Industry Standards
Experiences with Big Data Project Deployments

Big Data Foundations
Novel Theoretical Models for Big Data
New Computational Models for Big Data
Data and Information Quality for Big Data
New Data Standards





Real-Time Big Data Analytics
Techniques and Algorithms for Real-Time Big Data Analytics
Applications and Evaluation of Real-Time Big Data Systems

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

Smart computing concepts, models and algorithms
Future Smart Computing Paradigms
Models of Smart Environments
Algorithms for Smart Computing

Smart Computing Systems
Security, Privacy, and Economics in Smart Environments
Cyber-physical System Platforms for Smart Environments
Middleware Platforms for Smart Environments
Mobile and Ubiquitous Platforms for Smart Environments

Smart Computing Applications
Smart Precision Agriculture
Smart Transportation
Smart FinTech
Smart Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Smart Health
Smart Communities
Smart Human Environments, Entertainment, and Social Activities
Smart Energy Management and Analytics