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NBD-WG Public Comment Guidelines

Request for Public Comment (Deadline: April 11, 2019)

The NIST Big Data Public Working Group (NBD-PWG) requests public comment on the draft version 3 of the NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework (NBDIF). All contributions and comments for the current draft are welcome. The submission deadline is April 11, 2019.

The NBD-PWG is actively working to complete version 3 of the set of nine (9) NBDIF documents. The goals of version 3 are to enhance the version 2 content, establish general interfaces specification between the NIST Big Data Reference Architecture (NBDRA) components by aggregating low-level interactions into high-level general interfaces, and demonstrate how the NBDRA can be used.

To comment on these documents, please follow the steps below:

  1. Review NBDIF Version 3 draft documents at
  2. Record comments and edits to text in one of the following methods:
    1. TRACK CHANGES: make edits to and comments on the text directly into this Word document using track changes
    2. COMMENT TEMPLATE: capture specific edits using the Comment Template, which includes space for Section number, page number, comment, and text edits
  3. Submit the edited file (step 2) via email to with the volume number in the subject line (e.g., Edits for Volume 1).
  4. If possible, attend the weekly virtual meetings on Tuesdays for presentation and discussion of your submission. Virtual meeting logistics can be found at

Please be as specific as possible in any comments or edits to the text. The comments will be reviewed by the subgroup co-chair responsible for the volume in question. Comments will be presented and discussed by the NBD-PWG during the weekly virtual meetings on Tuesday.

Please contact Wo Chang ( with any questions about the feedback submission process.

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Upcoming/Past Events

2nd NIST Big Data Workshop, NIST,
June 1 & 2, 2017
IEEE NBD-PWG Workshop, October 27, 2014
1st NIST Big Data Workshop, NIST, September 30, 2013

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