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2014 IEEE NBD-PWG Workshop: Big Data: Challenges, Practices and Technologies

2014 IEEE NIST Big Data PWG Workshop: Program Schedule

The NIST Big Data Public Working Group (NBD-PWG) is sponsoring a workshop at the IEEE Big Data Conference to be held October 27-30, 2014 in Washington, DC.

NIST has been facilitating the NBD-PWG to form a community of interest from industry, academia, and government, with the goal of developing a consensus definitions, taxonomies, reference architectures, and technology roadmaps. The aim is to create vendor-neutral, technology and infrastructure agnostic deliverables to enable Big Data stakeholders to pick-and-choose best analytics tools for their processing and visualization requirements on the most suitable computing platforms and clusters while allowing value-added from Big Data service providers and flow of data between the stakeholders in a cohesive and secure manner.

The purpose of this workshop is to promote discussion among different working groups addressing different aspects of the emerging Big Data paradigm. We would like to invite other working groups to present the results of their works/discussions to enable working group information exchange, as well as providing an overall picture to the conference community (both technical and business participants) of the current state of the Big Data discipline.

Logistics: We are considering two workshop sessions (morning or afternoon), with 2-3 panels over a 3 hour period. For each panel we will be looking for 5-6 panelists. Our format will be short presentations by the panelists in the first half of the session, and audience discussion in the second half. IEEE conference registration will be required.

The IEEE NBD-PWG Big Data workshop has two general aims (see Paper Template):

  1. to stimulate both knowledge diffusion from the research and emerging technology communities and
  2. to present case studies reflecting significant challenges in current Big Data problem scenarios.

IEEE NBD-PWG Workshop At A Glance
Location Washington, DC
Conference Dates October 27-30, 2014
IEEE Main Conference Web Site
IEEE NBD-PWG Workshop Web Site
Deadline for Panelist and Topic Proposals August 8, 2014; Notification: August 15, 2014
Deadline for Proceedings Paper Submission September 1, 2014
Panel Teleconference to Discuss Presentations Ad hoc in late September or early October
Submission Address

Toward this end, the IEEE NBD-PWG workshop will have coverage for two categories of contributions:

  1. Big Data technology provider and researcher working groups ("Technologists")
  2. 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:

  1. Prospective panelists/working groups must submit a proposal to participate by August 8, 2014. The contents of this proposal are given below.
  2. 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.
  3. 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: (
  4. At the workshop, each panelist will make a brief presentation (~7-8 minutes) and then participate in a moderated question-and-answer period.
  5. 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.

Technology Landscape
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 to email to the workshop committee:
Wo Chang (NIST), Nancy Grady (SAIC), Arnab Roy (Fujitsu), Mark Underwood (Krypton Brothers)


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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