Welcome to BDASE 2018

will be held in conjunction with the 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018) , which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, December 17-20, 2018.


The workshop will take place full-day in room BASIC at Technopark on 17th December 2018. See venue details.

Time Speaker Title
09.00-09.30 Dr Shamaila Iram and Dr Thar Baker Welcome to BDASE 2018
09.30-10.30 SK Reddy, Hexagon KEYNOTE: Predictive maintenance for industry 4.0. (abstract)
10.30-11.00 Paola Reyes Veras, Subashini Suresh and Suresh Renukappa Adopting Big Data Concepts for Sustainable Practices Implementation in the Construction Industry (abstract)
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-12.00 Mohammed Al-Khafajiy, Thar Baker, Atif Waraich, Dhiya Al-Jumeily and Abir Hussain IoT-Fog Optimal Workload via Fog Offloading (abstract)
12.00-12.30 Ka-Hou Chan SinP[N]: A Fast Convergence Activation Function for CNNs (abstract)
12.30-13.00 Sina Keshvardoost, Suresh Renukappa and Subashini Suresh Developments of policies related to smart cities: a critical review
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-14.30 Pengcheng Xuan, Yan Tang and Wangsong Wang Group Recommendation Method Based on Item Type Proportion Factor
14.30-15.00 Mustafa Al-Adhami, Ling Ma and Song Wu A Review of Applications of Extended Reality in the Construction Stage
15.00-15.30 Wai Leng Leong and Sean Shao Wei Lam Predicting Colorectal Surgery Duration to Improve the Scheduling of Operating Theatres
15.30-16.00 Shamaila Iram and Thar Baker Closing session
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

Call for Papers

Big data analytics plays significant role to investigate low carbon built environments and the processes, complexities and uncertainties that can influence performance efficiencies of entire ecosystem. This helps to reinforce eco-centric, sustainable solutions for future adaptation and mitigation strategies to combat radical climate changes. Descriptive and diagnostic data analysis techniques investigate information extracted from environmental sources such as water and air pollution, heat and energy utilisation, built environment, and transportation to diagnose anomalous activity patterns. Predictive and prescriptive data analysis forecast risks associated with existing practices and suggests corresponding retrofitting solutions. Contextual data analysis encourages the deployment of innovative and vibrant solutions within a sector that fit better with the entire ecosystem. Big data applications, here, plays a crucial role to enable data, knowledge and services sharing across sectors such as energy, water, transportation, construction, health and education to stimulate cross sectoral, multidimensional research initiative to add values into existing services.

This workshop is dedicated to provide a unique platform to academics, researchers, scientists, practitioners, decision-makers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to discuss the roles, incentives and applications of emerging big data technologies to foster sustainable and resilient environments.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to), the following subjects:

  • Big Data in Urban Informatics
  • Environmental Risk Predictions
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Interactive Visualisation Environments
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Cities
  • IoT and Sustainable Cities
  • Energy Demand and Supply and Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Cities Development
  • BIM technologies and Sustainable Construction
  • Ambient Intelligence and Smart Services
  • Immersive and Virtual Reality
  • Resource Usage Optimisation
  • Social Networks and Crowd Sensing
  • Green Computing

Key outputs of the workshop will be measured against; i) how different stakeholders can create a forward-looking digital strategy to build a shared vision around it, ii) how to build long-lasting partnerships and trust relationships, and iii) how to initiate collaborative cross sectoral research boundaries and value chains.

At least one author of each accepted submission must be available to attend the workshop and present the paper, and be registered as an attendee of UCC 2018 at the full (non-student, non-workshop) rate.


Accepted papers will be published as part of the UCC2018 IEEE main conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a forthcoming edited volume to be published by Springer UK.


Manuscripts shall be formatted in IEEE conference style and may not exceed 6 pages. In detail, authors are invited to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 6 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the template here: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html, Papers should be prepared in two-column single-spaced format. Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the BDASE 2018 paper submission system.

All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the workshop theme, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper. In case of any problems, please email program chairs.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.

New Extended Dates

  • Paper submission due: September 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2018
  • Camera-ready papers due: October 13, 2018
  • Early + author registration deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Conference: December 17-20, 2018

Program Committee

Workshop Chairs

  • Dr Shamaila Iram – University of Huddersfield, UK. Email: S.Iram@hud.ac.uk
  • Dr Thar Baker – Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Email: T.baker@ljmu.ac.uk

Workshop Programme Committee (Updating)

  • Dr Zeeshan Aziz – University of Salford, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Yusuf Arayici – Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey
  • Dr Yongrui (Louie) Qin – University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Dr Paul Fergus – Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr Sohail Abbas – University of Sharjah, Sharjah
  • Dr. Muhammad Asim– FAST University, Pakistan
  • Dr Muhamad Zahid Khan– University of Malakand, Pakistan
  • Dr Aine Mac Dermott – Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr Arturo García – 'University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Dr Nargis Bibi – Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistana
  • Rana Muhammad Qasim– University of Wolverhampton, UK