Conference Schedule: BDCAT 2017 (Wednesday, Dec. 6-Friday, Dec. 8)

Wednesday, Dec. 6

BDCAT 2017
Session 1Big Data Stream ProcessingChair:TBD
10:30-11:00 amCharacterization of Big Data Stream Processing Pipeline: A Case Study using Flink and KafkaM. Haseeb Javed (The Ohio State University); Xiaoyi Lu (The Ohio State University); Dhabaleswar Panda (The Ohio State University)
11:00-11:30 amPopUp-Cubing: An algorithm to efficiently use iceberg cubes in data streamsFelix Heine (Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts); Marius Rohde (Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
11:30 am-12 noonPriority Based Resource Scheduling Techniques for a Resource Constrained Stream Processing SystemRudraneel Chakraborty (Carleton University); Shikharesh Majumdar (Carleton University)


BDCAT 2017
Session 2Storage and Operating SystemsChair:TBD
2:00-2:30 pmCandidate MDS Array Codes for Tolerating Three Disk Failures in RAID-7 ArchitecturesMayur Punekar (Qatar University); Qutaibah Malluhi (Qatar University); Yongee Wang (University of North Carolina Charlotte); Yvo Desmedt (The University of Texas at Dallas)
2:30-3:00 pmAn Imputation-based Augmented Anomaly Detection from Large Traces of Operating System EventsMellitus Ezeme (UOIT); Akramul Azim (UOIT); Qusay Mahmoud (UOIT)

Afternoon Break

BDCAT 2017
Session 3Big Data ApplicationsChair:TBD
3:30-4:00 pmQuantitative Verification of Social Media Networks: The Case Study of TwitterKenneth Johnson (Auckland University of Technology); Shahper Vodanovich (Auckland University of Technology)
4:00-4:30 pmUnderstanding the Logical and Semantic Structure of Large DocumentsMuhammad Rahman (University of Maryland, Baltimore County); Tim Finin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
4:30-5:00 pmMulticlass sentiment classification of online health forums using both domain-independent and domain-specific featuresRana Alnashwan, (University College Cork); Humphrey Sorensen (University College Cork); Adrian O'Riordan (University College Cork); Cathal Hoare (University College Cork)
5:00-5:30 PMLarge-scale 3D Reconstruction with an R-based Analytics WorkflowHui Zhang (University of Louisville)
5:30-9:00 pm


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Thursday, Dec. 7

BDCAT 2017
Session 4Machine LearningChair:TBD
10:30-11:00 amMining PMU Data Streams to Improve Electric Power System ResilienceJun Jiang (Washington State University); Xinghui Zhao (Washington State University); Scott Wallace (Washington State University); Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez (Oregon State University); Robert Bass (Portland State University)
11:00-11:30 amAn Unsupervised Approach for Online Detection and Mitigation of High-Rate DDoS Attacks Based on an In-Memory Distributed Graph Using Streaming Data and AnalyticsJ. J. Villalobos (Rutgers University); Ivan Rodero (Rutgers University); Manish Parashar (Rutgers University)
11:30 am-12 noonCharacterizing Time Series Data Diversity for Wind ForecastingCong Feng (The University of Texas at Dallas); Erol Kevin Chartan (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Bri-Mathias Hodge (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Jie Zhang (The University of Texas at Dallas)


BDCAT 2017
Session 5Deep LearningChair:TBD
2:00-2:30 pmModeling and Analysis of a Deep Learning Pipeline for Cloud based Video AnalyticsMuhammad Usman Yaseen (University of Derby); Ashiq Anjum (University of Derby); Nik Antonopoulos (University of Derby)
2:30-3:00 pmGlowworm Swarm Optimisation for Training Multi-Layer PerceptronsDabiah Alboaneen (Glasgow Caledonian University); Huaglory Tianfield (Glasgow Caledonian University); Yan Zhang (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Afternoon Break

BDCAT 2017
Session 6Social NetworksChair:TBD
3:30-4:00 pmActive Friending in Online Social NetworksJing Yuan (University of Texas at Dallas); Weili Wu (University of Texas at Dallas); Yi Li (University of Texas at Dallas); Dingzhu Du (University of Texas at Dallas)
4:00-4:30 pmWhat ignites a reply? Characterizing conversations in microblogsJohnny Torres (ESPOL); Cristina Abad (ESPOL); Carmen Vaca (ESPOL)
4:30-5:00 pmAn Approach for Pattern Recognition and Prediction of Information Diffusion Model on TwitterAmartya Hatua (The University of Southern Mississippi); Trung Nguyen (The University of Southern Mississippi); Andrew Sung (The University of Southern Mississippi)
5:00-5:30 PMA Preliminary Investigation with Twitter to Augment CVD Exposome ResearchDaniel Medina Sada (Texas Tech University; Susan Mengel (Texas Tech University); Lisaann Gittner (Texas Tech University); Mario Pitalua Rodriguez (Texas Tech University)
5:30-7:00 pm

Conference Welcome Reception


NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center)

Friday, Dec. 8

BDCAT 2017
Session 7Big Data Computing FrameworksChair:TBD
10:30-11:00 amVictream: Computing Framework for Out-of-Core Processing on Multiple GPUsJun Suzuki (NEC Corporation); Yuki Hayashi (NEC Corporation); Masaki Kan (NEC Corporation); Shinya Miyakawa (NEC Corporation); Takashi Takenaka (NEC Corporation); Takuya Araki (NEC Corporation); Masaru Kitsuregawa (The University of Tokyo)
11:00-11:30 amGenomics Analyser: A Big Data Framework for Analysing Genomics DataTariq Abdullah (University of Derby); Ahmed Ahmed (University of Derby)
11:30 am-12 noonUnderstanding Behavior Trends of Big Data Frameworks in Ongoing Software-Defined Cyber-InfrastructureShouwei Chen (Rutgers University); Ivan Rodero (Rutgers University)


BDCAT 2017
Session 8Big Data and Distributed SystemsChair:TBD
1:00-1:30 pmBig Data Aware Virtual Machine Placement in Cloud Data CentersLogan Hall (University of Louisville); Bryan Harris (University of Louisville); Erica Tomes (University of Louisville); Nihat Altiparmak (University of Louisville)
1:30-2:00 pmManaging Variant Calling Files the Big Data Way Using HDFS and Apache ParquetAikaterini Boufea (University of Edinburgh); Richard Finkers (Wageningen University and Research); Martijn van Kaauwen (Wageningen University and Research); Mark Kramer (Wageningen University and Research); Ioannis N. Athanasiadis (Wageningen University and Research)
2:00-2:30 pmPerformance Analysis of Large Scale Distributed Systems by Ranking Dominant FeaturesDebessay Fesehaye Kassa (VMware)
2:30-3:00 pmDIMSpan - Transactional Frequent Subgraph Mining with Distributed In-Memory Dataflow SystemsAndré Petermann (University of Leipzig); Martin Junghanns (University of Leipzig); Erhard Rahm (University of Leipzig)

Afternoon Break

BDCAT 2017
Session 9Data MiningChair:TBD
3:30-4:00 pmAutomatic Mining of Multi-granularity Temporal Regularity from Trajectory DataSiyuan Huang (WHUT); Rui Zhang (WHUT); Nuofei Li (WHUT); Jiming Guo (WHUT); Hongbo Jiang (HUST)
4:00-4:30 PMSecond-Order Destination Inference using Semi-Supervised Self-Training for Entry-Only Passenger DataRongye Shi (Carnegie Mellon University); Peter Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon University); Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University)
4:30-5:00 pm

Conference Closing Session