Special Issue "Big Data Analytics"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Joseph K. Liu

Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia
Interests: applied cryptography; computer system security; lightweight security
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Xiaofeng Chen

School of Cyber Engineering, Xidian University, China
Website | E-Mail
Interests: cryptography; cloud computing secuirty; network security

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, big data has become a new, hot research topic among academics and the industry community. It refers to a collection of data sets that are too large or too complex for efficient processing and analysis using traditional database management tools. The development of big data will enhance decision making, insight discovery, and process optimization. However, there are still numerous technical challenges and issues that need to be improved and broadly explored. This Special Issue aims to provide the last and most innovative research on all theoretical and practical aspects in all areas of big data processing, analysis, and mining.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Privacy-preservation for big data
- Traditional and emerging methods for big data
- Machine learning for big data
- Intelligent and unconventional methods for big data
- Search and optimization for big data
- Parallel, accelerated, and distributed big data analysis
- High performance computing for big data
- Novel hardware and software architectures for big data
- Real-world applications and success stories of big data analysis
- Mining of unstructured, spatio-temporal, streaming, and multimedia data

Dr. Joseph K. Liu
Professor Dr. Xiaofeng Chen
Guest Editors

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  • big data
  • cloud computing
  • information system security
  • data processing and analysis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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