Big data has emerged as a strategic property of nations and organizations. There are driving needs to generate values from big data. However, the sheer volume of big data requires significant storage capacity, transmission bandwidth, computations, and power consumption. It is expected that systems with unprecedented scales can resolve the problems caused by varieties of big data with daunting volumes. Nevertheless, without big data benchmarks, it is very difficult for big data owners to make choice on which system is best for meeting with their specific requirements. They also face challenges on how to optimize the systems and their solutions for specific or even comprehensive workloads. Meanwhile, researchers are also working on innovative data management systems, hardware architectures, operating systems, and programming systems to improve performance in dealing with big data.

This workshop, the ninth its series, focuses on architecture and system support for big data systems, aiming at bringing researchers and practitioners from data management, architecture, and systems research communities together to discuss the research issues at the intersection of these areas.

Call for Papers


The workshop seeks papers that address hot topic issues in benchmarking, designing and optimizing big data systems. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Low latency big data computing
  • Big scientific data
  • Big data workload characterization and benchmarking
  • Performance analysis of big data systems
  • Workload-optimized big data systems
  • Innovative prototypes of big data infrastructures
  • Emerging hardware technologies in big data systems
  • Operating systems support for big data systems
  • Interactions among architecture, systems and data management
  • Hardware and software co-design for big data
  • Practice report of evaluating and optimizing large-scale big data systems

Papers should present original research. As big data spans many disciplines, papers should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community.

Download CFP

Paper Submissions

Papers must be submitted in PDF, and be no more than 8 pages in standard two-column SIGPLAN conference format including figures and tables but not including references. Shorter submissions are encouraged. The submissions will be judged based on the merit of the ideas rather than the length. Submissions must be made through the on-line submission site.

Submission site:

Best paper award will be announced at the end of the workshop!


Important Dates

Papers due                                February 1,  2018
Papers due                                February 10,  2018
Notification of acceptance      February 20,   2018
Notification of acceptance      February 25,   2018
Workshop Session                     March 25,        2018



Venue Information


Contact Information

Prof. Jianfeng Zhan:
Dr. Gang Lu:   
Dr. Chen Zheng:


Steering committee:

  • Christos Kozyrakis,   Stanford
  • Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland
  • Dhabaleswar K Panda, Ohio State University
  • Aoying Zhou, East China Normal University
  • Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco
  • Lizy K John, University of Texas at Austin
  • Xiaoyong Du, Renmin University of China
  • Ippokratis Pandis, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Xueqi Cheng, ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Bill Jia, Facebook
  • Lidong Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia
  • H. Peter Hofstee, IBM Austin Research Laboratory
  • Alexandros Labrinidis, University of Pittsburgh
  • Cheng-Zhong Xu, Wayne State University
  • Jianfeng Zhan, ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Guang R. Gao, University of Delaware.
  • Yunquan Zhang, ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Program Co-Chairs: 

Prof. Jianfeng Zhan, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Chen Zheng, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Gang Lu, Beijing Academy of Frontier Science & Technology

Web and Publicity Chairs: 

Wanling Gao, ICT, CAS and UCAS
Shaopeng Dai, ICT, CAS and UCAS
Zihan Jiang, ICT, CAS and UCAS

Keynote speaker


Program committee (Confirmed)

  • Lei Wang, Institute of computing technology, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Woongki Baek, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  • Trevor E. Carlson, National University of Singapore
  • Vijay Nagarajan, University of Edinburgh
  • Jack Sampson, Pennsylvania State University
  • Lucas Mello Schnorr, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Witawas Srisa-An, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Zhen Jia, Princeton University
  • Xiaoyi Lu, The Ohio State University
  • Zhibin Yu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
  • Rong Zhang, East China Normal University
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