Welcome to BDCAT 2018

  • BDCAT 2019 will take place in Auckland, New Zealand. This website will soon be switched to the 2019 conference including first calls for workshops and papers.

  • Awards:

    • BDCAT Best Paper: Sarthak Kukreti and Frank Mueller: CloneHadoop: Process Cloning to Reduce Hadoop's Long Tail
    • BDCAT Best Student Paper: Richard Sinnott, Fang Wu and Wenbin Chen: A Mobile Application for Dog Breed Detection and Recognition based on Deep Learning
    • UCC Best Paper: Keisuke Inokuchi and Kenichi Kourai: UVBond: Strong User Binding to VMs for Secure Remote Management in Semi-Trusted Clouds
    • UCC Best Student Paper: Liang Liu, Jun Xu and Lance Fortnow: Quantized BvND: A Better Solution for Optical and Hybrid Switching in Data Center Networks
    • Best Poster: David Holland and Weining Zhang: Using Containers to Execute SQL Queries in a Cloud
    • Best Student Poster: Michał Orzechowski, Bartosz Balis, Krystian Pawlik, Maciej Pawlik and Maciej Malawski: Transparent deployment of scientific workflows across clouds -- Kubernetes approach
    • Cloud Challenge: Andrey Brito, Christof Fetzer, Stefan Köpsell, Marcelo Pasin, Pascal Felber, Keiko Fonseca et al.: Secure End-to-End Processing of Smart Grid Data
    • Community Award: CloudAM Organisers - Luiz F. Bittencourt, Bruno Schulze, Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz
  • Proceedings: BDCAT web publication
  • Presentations:
  • Photos:

Zurich skyline

Context & Scope

The 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2018) aims to provide a platform for researchers from both academia and industry to present new discoveries in the broad area of big data computing and applications. The conference topics are big data science, infrastructure and platforms, applications, trends and challenges as well as visualisation of big data.

BDCAT 2018 will have a co-located 11th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018) and a subsequent Serverless Symposium. Do not miss the opportunity for discussing a full week of cloud and big data advances in central Europe at the end of the year!

This will be the 5th BDCAT along with the 11th UCC in a successful conference series of community-driven events. For more information, consult the conference history and the listing of previous awards given to top papers presented at the conference..

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposals due: 01 May, 2018

  • Paper submissions due: 22 August, 2018 (second and final extension)

  • Tutorial proposal due: 01 September, 2018 (extended)

  • Workshops: IWTCC 9 September; CloudAM/SCCTSA/WoSC/CNAX/BDASE 14-15 September; QA3C 19 September, 2018

  • Cloud Challenge proposals as well as Doctoral Research Papers due: 15 September, 2018 (second extension)

  • Posters due: 29 September, 2018 (firm extension)

  • Notification of acceptance for main conference papers: 30 September, 2018 (following the extension)

  • Camera ready papers due: 15 October, 2018

  • Early and author registration deadline: 15 October, 2018

Note: For satellite event proposals (workshops, tutorials, cloud challenge, posters) please see the corresponding calls on the UCC 2018 website!


23.12.2018: The conference is over. With around 200 participants, we consider it a great success for the big data computing community. Slides, pictures and reports will be added to this website as they arrive. Please bookmark http://uccbdcat18.cloudlab.zhaw.ch/bdcat2018/ as permanent locator for this year's conference as the main domain will soon point to the 2019 edition.

13.12.2018: The final programme is online, all participants have received a complimentary public transport ticket, and we're looking forward to great sessions starting on Monday!

02.11.2018: The advance technical programme is available along with related schedules across all tracks.

18.10.2018: We confirm a special issue with the Journal of Cloud Computing for extended and revised articles valued highly at the conference.

09.10.2018: Accepted papers and first invited talks are online.

02.10.2018: Main track notifications have been sent out. The list of accepted papers and the preliminary programme will be published soon.

18.09.2018: Most tracks and workshops are closed. Use the last chances to contribute: QA3C workshop, posters and ESSCA scientific track!

03.09.2018: Several workshops and tracks extended their deadlines as authors concentrated on the main track so far. Please consider submitting!

25.08.2018: The conference main track call for BDCAT is closed. We received 101 submissions, a record number! Workshops and satellite events are still accepting papers.

16.08.2018: Due to requests, a final extension of one more week is given for submitting full papers!

03.08.2018: Registration to BDCAT 2018 is already possible.

02.08.2018: Extended deadlines for doctoral symposium, tutorials and cloud challenge until September 1.

30.07.2018: The BDCAT 2018 main track deadline has been extended until August 15.

12.06.2018: Three hotels with attractive conference rates can be booked through our website. For details, see the venue and hotels page.

25.04.2018: Tentative dates for authors were updated and are no longer tentative as the proceedings production schedule is being confirmed.

07.02.2018: BDCAT 2018 Call for papers has been made available.

05.01.2018: BDCAT 2018 website is active.

08.12.2017: BDCAT 2018 preparations are kicked off. The preliminary Call for Papers and Workshops has just been published.


BDCAT is supported by the following companies and associations. Please contact us if you want to consider support.

Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services CNCF Siemens VSHN

BDCAT is co-sponsored by IEEE TCSC & ACM SIGARCH and executed in-cooperation with ACM SIGHPC. The local conference organisation is coordinated by Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Service Prototyping Lab.

ACM IEEE Computer Society TCSC SIGARCH SIGHPC Service Prototyping Lab at Zurich University of Applied Sciences