Big Data in Emergent Distributed Environments (BiDEDE 2024)

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International Workshop on
Big Data in Emergent Distributed Environments (BiDEDE 2024)
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The International Workshop on Big Data in Emergent Distributed Environments (BiDEDE 2024)

In conjunction with ACM SIGMOD 2024

This workshop is organized in cooperation with the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group WG2.6 Database.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the Springer Journal of Big Data.

Aims of the Workshop

Today, new forms of distributed environments beyond Cloud Computing occur that offer new kinds of applications, but pose new challenges for data management. The recent efforts for serverless computing aim at simplifying the process of deploying code in the Cloud into production by hiding scaling, capacity planning and maintenance operations from the developer or operator. Other initiatives work on avoiding the communication to the Cloud by deploying and running environments for data processing near data sources in Internet-of-Things scenarios (e.g., fog and edge computing) for large-scale smart homes, companies and cities, and near the applications (e.g., Cloudlets for mobile applications and Offline First technologies for web applications).

Research on distributed data management evolves addressing new challenges specific to these new environments. Properties of emergent distributed environments regarding capabilities of nodes, bandwidth for communication, battery lifetime of nodes, reliability of nodes and communication, and heterogeneity of configurations impact data management mechanisms and approaches, such as those for fault tolerance, replication, resource provisioning, buffer management, query processing and optimization, and transaction management. In addition, federated approaches and polystores spanning over several emergent distributed environments also remain research challenges based on the need for combining these different distributed environments into one distributed runtime environment for easy handling of Big Data in different models, and for globally optimizing data management tasks across these different environments.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the challenges and solutions, including new approaches, techniques and applications, that would significantly advance the state of the art of Big Data in emergent distributed environments.

Categories of Papers

The workshop solicits papers of the following categories:

  • Research Papers propose new approaches, theories or techniques related to Big Data in emergent distributed environments including new data structures, protocols and algorithms. They should make substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to the research field.

  • System Papers describe new data management tools, stream processing engines, databases and other systems, which are able to handle Big Data in emergent distributed environments.

  • Experiments and Analysis Papers focus on the experimental evaluation of existing approaches including data structures and algorithms for Big Data in emergent distributed environments and bring new insights through the analysis of these experiments. Results of Experiments and Analysis Papers can be, for example, showing benefits of well-known approaches in new settings and environments, opening new research problems by demonstrating unexpected behavior or phenomena, or comparing a set of traditional approaches in an experimental survey.

  • Application Papers report practical experiences on applications of Big Data in emergent distributed environments. Application Papers might describe how to apply technologies to specific application domains with big data demands in emergent distributed environments like social networks, web search, e-business, collaborative environments, e-learning, medical informatics, bioinformatics and geographic information systems.

  • Vision Papers identify emerging new or future research issues and directions, and describe new research visions having demands for Big Data in emergent distributed environments. The new visions will potentially have great impacts on society.

  • Demo Papers deal with innovative systems and applications for Big Data in emergent distributed environments. These papers describe a showcase of the proposed system/application, but may also explain the novelty of the system's architecture. We are especially interested in demonstrations having a WOW-effect.

The length of papers must be within 4 to 6 pages. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library and presented as oral presentations.

Topics of Interest

We are interested in all issues concerning the management of data to be processed in emergent environments, such as the following:

  • Serverless Computing

    • Cloud Functions
    • App Engines
    • Cloud Runs

  • Post-Cloud Computing

    • Cloudlet
    • Fog Computing
    • Edge Computing
    • Cloud-Edge Continuum
    • Dew Computing
    • Offline First
    • Smart Home/Companies/Cities
    • Heterogeneous Computing
    • In-network Computing

  • Hardware/Software Co-Design for Distributed Computing

  • Disaggregated Architectures for Processing of Big Data

The Data Management issues to be solved in the emergent environments include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Query Processing and Optimization
  • Transaction Management
  • Fault Tolerance Mechanisms
  • Cloud Data Warehouses
  • Distributed Databases
  • Federation/Polystore Architectures
  • Data Lakes
  • Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Environments
  • Interactive Data Analytics and Big Data Science
  • 5G/6G Impact on Data Management

Important Dates

Time Schedule
Submission (extended): April 7, 2024
Notification: April 24, 2024
Workshop: June 9, 2024

Diversity Considerations of the Program Committee

We have currently recruited 24 PC members and chairs listed below who are experts in the topics of interest of our workshop. The current PC members and chairs are selected from 14 nations all over the world as shown also by the map below. While most PC members are from academia, we have 4 experts also from industry (17%). 5 of the PC members and chairs are women (21%).


Program committee members and chairs: 1  8

Program Committee Chairs

Web Chair

Steering Committee

Program Committee

  • Ahmed S. Abdelhamid, Purdue University, USA
  • Mithun Balakrishna, Morgan Stanley, USA
  • Paweł Boiński, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Srinjoy Ganguly, Woxsen University, India
  • Saira Andleeb Gillani, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan
  • Katja Gilly de La Sierra-Llamazares, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
  • Ekaterini Ioannou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Ioannis Kontopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Xiang Lian, Kent State University, USA
  • Tunç Durmuş Medeni, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey
  • Amira Mouakher, University of Perpignan, France
  • Grażyna Paliwoda-Pękosz, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
  • Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
  • Praveen Rao, The University of Missouri, USA
  • Yücel Saygın, Sabancı University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Marta Tatu, Raytheon, USA
  • Sanjay Vishwakarma, IBM Quantum - Almaden, USA
  • Xikui Wang, Google, USA
  • Adeleh Asemi Zavareh, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Steffen Zeuch, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Zhuoyue Zhao, University at Buffalo, USA

Evaluation of Papers

To verify the originality of submissions, we will use Plagiarism Detection Tools to check the content of the submitted manuscripts against previous publications.

Papers will be evaluated according to the following aspects:

  • Relevance to the Workshop
  • Novelty and practical impact
  • Technical soundness
  • Appropriateness and adequacy of:
    • Literature review
    • Background discussion
    • Analysis of issues
  • Presentation, including:
    • Overall organization and structure
    • Correctness of English language
    • Readability

Accepted Papers

The list of accepted papers is not yet available. Please check our Important Dates page.


The program is not yet available. Please check our Important Dates page.

Manuscript Preparation

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF files using this webpage and be formatted using the camera-ready templates in the ACM proceedings double-column format according to the "sigconf" proceedings template. Papers cannot exceed 6 pages in length.

Accepted papers will be published online in the ACM digital library. The papers must include the standard ACM copyright notice on the first page.

The pdf version of your paper should consider the following items:

  • The pdf be optimized for fast web viewing.

  • The pdf should apply the ACM Computing Classification categories and terms (CCS concepts). The ACM templates provide space for this indexing and please consider the Computing Classification Scheme.

  • The pdf should contain the keywords.

  • The pdf should have the rights management statement and bibliographic strip on the bottom of the first page left column.

  • Please start numbering your paper with page number 1.

  • The pdf should have Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type 3 (bit-mapped). All fonts MUST be embedded within the PDF file (to be corrected in the source files before the PDF is generated according to ACM documentation).

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