Proposals for workshops should be submitted in PDF format, must not exceed 2 pages in length and contain the following information.

  1. Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be the focus of the workshop.
  2. A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  3. A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2024.
  4. The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed technical program committee. This international committee should consist of at least 10 people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed, with a balanced background and preferably not more than two members of the same institution.
  5. A description of the qualifications of the organizers (who would be the workshop chairs) with respect to organizing this workshop. This can include papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization, and other relevant information. There should be at least two organizers from distinct institutions and countries.

Submit your workshop proposal by e-mail to the chairs.

The PDF version of the BDCAT 2024 Calls for Workshops may be downloaded HERE.


Workshop Proposals Due: 17 May 2024
Notification of Acceptance: 27 May 2024
URL of Workshop: 3 June 2024
Camera-ready & Registration: 20 October, 2024
Workshops: 16-19 December 2024

Note: Workshops may be approved and announced early based on the quality of the proposal and the track record of previous editions.


We encourage workshops on both established research topics to promote newly developed ideas as well as workshops on emerging topics with sufficient body of research being carried out cross-cutting into big data, data analytics and ML/AI research. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Scaling Machine Learning and Data Mining, including data science models, ML techniques (NNs, RL, DL), model serving and distributed algorithms
  • Scaling Data Infrastructures and Platforms, in particular algorithms, frameworks, ETL, in-memory systems and edge data analytics
  • Scaling Data Applications in domains such as healthcare and life sciences, social networks, enterprise applications and IoT/CPS/edge-cloud continuum settings
  • Scaling Data Visualization from foundations to reasoning, graph models, transformation and visual representation


Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

  • Set up the submission system of your choice.
  • Invite TPC members.
  • Produce a website and a “Call for Papers/Participation” for their workshop. The URL should be sent to the BDCAT Workshops chairs. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the big data, data analytics and ML/AI communities. It should be mentioned that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop in person and that all workshop participants must register under the BDCAT 2024 workshop day registration fee or the conference fee. The CfP should make it clear that the registration of at least one author requires the full (non-student, non-workshop) rate.
  • Ensure that all workshop papers are a maximum of 6 pages in length, following the main conference format. It is the responsibility of the workshop organizers to ensure that this page limit has been adhered to. Additional pages may be purchased (in some circumstances) subject to approval by the proceedings chair.
  • Provide a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
  • Select the participants and the format of the workshop.
  • Advertise the workshop beyond the conference web page.
  • Assist in producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.
  • The conference will take place in person and one workshop organizer should attend the conference to take care of the workshop sessions.


The BDCAT 2024 Conference Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide a link to the workshop’s website on the main conference site.
  • Provide logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determine the workshop date and time.
  • Provide copies of the workshop proceedings to attendees. Workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE, following the BDCAT conference proceedings for the current year.