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Aug 6th, 2014:
Special issue of journal Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience.


Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing for Big Data Applications - WPBA 2014

Nowadays, the abundance of data is changing from the way companies make business to the way governments take many decisions, from the way science is made in several knowledge areas to the way many individuals take daily decisions such as where to go or how to buy.

During the last decade, tools and techniques emerged to support massive offline analysis of web scale datasets on many thousands of computers working as a single facility. However, the total amount of digital data being produced, stored, and transmitted around the world is growing exponentially. The wide diversity of data sources and formats (data variety) cannot be handled by traditional systems and techniques, raising new data management challenges. In many areas, applications need to collect data and produce answers with high frequency or low latency, e.g. to raise some alarm or take a decision within a few milliseconds. Furthermore, in scalable environments with hundreds or thousands of components, surviving to frequent failures is mandatory. Analytic processing and knowledge discovery in such scenarios demand scalable and efficient algorithms, able to handle the complexity and variety of data even under specific constraints (e.g., energy consumption, available memory, computational power, and networking capacity). Furthermore, sensor networks and the Internet-of-Things open new perspectives in terms of the amount and complexity of data to be managed.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to novel techniques, algorithms, and tools for collecting, storage, processing, mining and analysis of low latency big data in reliable and scalable computing environments:

All papers accepted for WPBA 2014 will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and Computer Society Digital Library. Content will be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. Indexing services are independent organizations, and we cannot guarantee that any particular abstract or index entry will be included in Ei Compendex or any other indexing service.

Special issue:

Extended versions of top 2-3 papers accepted to the WPBA will be invited in a special issue in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Impact Factor: 0.845) Submission will be based on invitation only. The CFP can be found here.