IEEE Big Data 2018 Call for Tutorial Proposals

2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2018)
December 10-13, 2018, Seattle, WA, USA

Context and scope

The Program Committees of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2018) 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 2018 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 tutorials with broad applicability and of interest to a large fraction of the IEEE Big Data 2018 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 2018 for 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)
  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 2018 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 2018 tutorial digital media.

Tutorial submissions will be reviewed by the IEEE Big Data 2018 tutorials chairs, which will consider among other factors:

  1. Appropriateness for the IEEE Big Data 2018 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.


Please submit your proposal through this page
Tutorial Proposals Submission Page


  • 2 hours tutorial : US$500
  • Important Dates

  • June 1, 2018: Tutorial proposal submission due
  • June 20, 2018: 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. Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Dr. Lingfei (Teddy) Wu, IBM Research AI, USA