Toward this end, the IEEE NBD-PWG workshop will have coverage for two categories of contributions:
- Big Data technology provider and researcher working groups ("Technologists")
- Practitioner working groups immersed in significant Big Data problem spaces ("Practitioners")
Ideally, we would like to strike a good balance of both in every panel, in order to have a meaningful dialogue between complementary perspectives.
The intent is to have presentations/discussions on the overview of this emerging discipline. The panelists should present a contextual overview of the topic, not presentations of the details of a specific project. Specific projects will be covered in the IEEE conference Industrial Track.
For this IEEE workshop, the plan is:
- Prospective panelists/working groups must submit a proposal to participate by August 8, 2014. The contents of this proposal are given below.
- Panelists will be notified by August 15, 2014. The times for the panels will be determined as quickly as possible working with the IEEE program committee.
- Accepted panelists/working groups must prepare a 2-3 page paper (following IEEE format) as a way to describe your working group, consortium, or initiative. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2014. This camera-ready submission will be in the conference proceedings. Sample proceeding paper is at: (http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/conferences/2014_04_msw_usltr_format.doc)
- At the workshop, each panelist will make a brief presentation (~7-8 minutes) and then participate in a moderated question-and-answer period.
- The workshop organizers will produce a workshop summary for publication by IEEE. The summary will be available through the IEEE digital library.
To submit a proposal for participation, identify a panel subtopic from the appropriate list, or suggest a more appropriate panel topic. Then determine whether you wish to participate as a Technology Provider Working Group, or as a Technology Consumer/Practitioner Working Group. When submitting a proposal, use the appropriate template from Provider or Consumer.
The candidate list of panels (in no particular order) is:
Current Practice and Lessons Learned
This panel would focus on use cases for current projects and perspective on the challenges that were addressed in different domain. This is a "state of the practice" panel, and is not intended as a description of a specific project, but that project in the bigger context of this new field.
Technology Working Groups: Technology working groups for specific verticals, such as, medical information systems or retail inventory systems.
Practitioner Working Groups: Use case verticals such as medical, financial, retail and so on.
This panel would focus on the technical issues that have arisen due to the distribution of the data across resources. This would cover the theoretical patterns of current tools, but not the details of a specific tool. This would cover the new paradigm, encompassing topics from data management to analytics, and the applicability of existing standards.
Technology Working Groups: Organizations describing Big Data Frameworks and Architectures
Practitioner Working Groups: Application providers such as analytics, searching and reporting, SaaS and so on.
Business and Government Needs
This panel would focus on the technical needs that are not currently being addressed, current initiatives for better knowledge transfer, and future data sharing concerns.
Technology Working Groups: Application providers.
Practitioner Working Groups: Verticals from Industry and Government.
Security and Privacy
The distribution of data across resources, and the involvement of a number of organizations in one system open up new concerns for security and privacy. This panel will focus on the areas that are new and different because of the big data architectures.
Technology Working Groups: Security technology industries, privacy and security consortia and academicians researching privacy frameworks and privacy enhancing technologies, such as cryptography.
Practitioner Working Groups: Verticals and web technology industries interested in using and deriving knowledge from big data.
The Road Forward
This panel would discuss the next steps in big data adoption, how to measure the maturity of current big data activity, and how to strategically move into this new field. This panel will also address the needs for standards in this discipline.
Technology Working Groups: Framework, application and solution providers.
Practitioner Working Groups: Industry verticals and government.
Global Data Sharing and Reuse for Analytics
This panel would be focused on frameworks for improving data sharing. For example a number of initiatives are focused on sharing geospatial data, weather data, landform data, smart grid data, etc.
Technology Working Groups: Data-as-a-Service Platforms, semantic data tntegration technologies
Practitioner Working Groups: Earth Sciences, geospatial mapping, smart grid, financial data.
Questions and Submissions:
Direct questions and submissions to IEEE_BDWS@nist.gov to email to the workshop committee:
Wo Chang (NIST), Nancy Grady (SAIC), Arnab Roy (Fujitsu), Mark Underwood (Krypton Brothers)