IEEE Big Data 2016 Call for Tutorial Proposals

2016 IEEE International Confernece on Big Data(Big Data 2016)
Dec.5-8, 2016, Washington DC, USA

Context and scope

The Program Committees of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2016) invite proposals for Tutorials with the aim of offering a high-quality tutorial program providing attendees the opportunity to learn from and to interact with internationally recognized experts in the most popular areas Big Data.

IEEE Big Data 2016 tutorials are intended to cover a wide range of topics of interest to the Big Data community. The tutorials chairs encourages proposals for two hours, or four hours tutorials with broad applicability and of interest to a large fraction of the IEEE Big Data 2016 attendees.

Proposals for the following areas (as well as others) are solicited:

  • Big Data Foundations
  • Big Data Infrastructure
  • Big Data Management
  • Big Data Search and Mining
  • Big Data Security & Privacy
  • Big Data Applications

You can refer to the IEEE Big Data 2016or more possible tutorials topics. Prospective tutorials organizers are encouraged to contact tutorial chairs for feedback.

Guidelines for Tutorials Proposals

Prospective tutorials organizers are urged to take great care in preparing the proposal containing the following sections:

  1. Name and contact information of tutorial representative
  2. Tutorial Title and abstract in text format (250-word maximum)
  3. Duration (2 hours or 4 hours)
  4. A detailed description of the proposed tutorial (2 pages maximum) with the following sections:
    • Tutorial goals and subtopic – specifically how attendees will benefit;
    • Why the topic is relevant to IEEE Big Data 2015 attendees;
    • Targeted audience (researchers, students, developers, practitioners, etc.)
    • Content level (% beginner, % intermediate, % advanced)
    • Audience prerequisites;
    • General description of tutorial content;
    • If your presenters are from different institutions, how you will ensure cohesive tutorial content;
  5. Detailed outline of the tutorial (1 page maximum in outline form). No hand-on for this first edition.
  6. Curriculum Vitae for each presenter (2-pages maximum each). Make sure this includes a list of short courses the presenter has taught.
  7. A statement agreeing to the release of the notes on the IEEE Big Data 2016 tutorial digital media.

Tutorial submissions will be reviewed by the IEEE Big Data 2016 tutorials chairs, which will consider among other factors:

  1. Appropriateness for the IEEE Big Data 2016 audience and appropriateness for a tutorial (timeliness of the topic and potential audience appeal).
  2. Quality of the tutorial proposal.
  3. Presentation history and teaching/speaking experience of the presenters and the team/institution that is giving support.


Email to the tutorial chairs your proposal:

  • Prof. Yi Fang,
  • Dr. Felix Gessert,
  • Prof. Hanghang Tong,
  • Honoraria

  • 2 hours tutorial : US$400
  • 4 hours tutorial: US$800
  • Important Dates

  • August 1, 2016:,Tutorial proposal submission due
  • August 20, 2016:Notification to tutorial proposers (Tutorial submissions may be conditionally accepted, pending certain modifications recommended by the tutorial chairs. You will be required to supply copies of your viewgraphs some weeks before the conference).
  • Tutorial Chairs

  • Prof. Yi Fang, Santa Clara University, USA
  • Dr. Felix Gessert,University of Hamburg,Germany
  • Prof. Hanghang Tong, Arizona State University,USA