The First International Workshop on Hot Topics in Big Data and Networking (HotData I)

The world is awash with Big Data now — we are generating ten exabytes of data every day. On the Internet, the annual IP traffic will pass the threshold of a full zettabyte in a few years. The next-generation networking data is growing not only fast and bursty, as we already know, but also much more sophisticated and unpredictable due to the heterogeneous connecting devices (mobiles, sensors, humans), protocols and the higher penetration of large-scale cloud-computing services. Across the networking society, we must keep the data governance capability outstripped the weave of Big Data to ensure our success.

The First International Workshop on Hot Topics in Big Data and Networking (HotData I) is organized with the aim to bring together researchers from both the networking community and data-intensive societies such as data mining, database and visualization. We are very interested in contributions that bridge these fields, e.g. leveraging the cutting-edge data management and analysis techniques to solve the emerging networking problem. The technical program will consist of one keynote speech, 10~15 full research papers accommodated into 3 technical sessions, as well as a tentative demo/poster program.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and must be submitted via EasyChair ( as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). The manuscripts should be no longer than 5 pages. One additional page is permitted if the authors are willing to pay an over-length charge at the time of publication (submissions should not exceed 6 pages). Submitted papers can be in all areas of BigData/Networking, but cannot have been previously published in or be under consideration for publication in another journal or conference. The workshop Program Committee reserves the right to not review papers that either exceed the length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere. Submissions must include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es). The paper must be registered on and submitted to EasyChair by the deadline.

Each submission will receive at least three independent reviews from the international TPC. At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register at the full registration rate and present their work at ICCCN 2014 venue. Accepted and registered workshop papers will be published in proceedings of the ICCCN 2014 that has already been accepted in the IEEE Conference Publication Program. The HotData I best paper committee will select one paper of the highest quality to receive the HotData I best paper award. An extended version of the selected top-quality papers will be recommended to Journal of Computer Science and Technology (SCI-indexed) for fast-track consideration.

Full paper submission: March 28, 2014

Author notification: May 2, 2014

Camera-ready: May 12, 2014

Workshop date: August 7, 2014