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5th EAI International Conference on Big data and Cloud Computing Challenges

March 8–9, 2018 | Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Call for PhD Papers

5th EAI International Conference on Big data and Cloud Computing Challenges (ICBCC ’18)


ICBCC ’18 is a two-day international conference on Big data and Cloud Computing Challenges to be held in VIT University Chennai Campus on March 8th & 9th, 2018 in association with European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of Information & Communication Technology (ICT). ISBCC is now promoted as ICBCC.

General Chair/Co-Chair

Dr. Vijayakumar Varadharajan, Professor & Associate Dean, School of Computing Science and Engineering, VIT University, Chennai

Dr. Neelanarayanan Venkataraman, Professor, VIT University, Chennai

Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair

Dr Ron Doyle, IBM Academy of Technology, USA

Dr. Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Hamid Reza Karimi, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

PhD Track Chair            

Dr. Karmel A, Associate Professor, VIT University, Chennai

Goals of PhD on Track Session

  1. To foster research collaboration in emerging areas of Big Data and Cloud Computing research.
  2. To inspire early stage researchers developing a career in this field.
  3. To provide high-quality feedback to doctoral students by offering an opportunity for them to present their work to a group of mentors and peers.


Only active Ph.D. students are eligible to submit their contributions to the ICBCC ‘18 PhD on Track session. Authors should not have received their Ph.D. degree nor submitted their thesis before the conference. The submission should be primarily written by the PhD Scholar and must be presented by them.


  1. Scholars currently pursuing a PhD in a field related to Big Data and Could Computing are invited to submit papers that should not exceed 5 pages, including the bibliography and any appendix.  
  2. They should clearly outline the research, its novelty, and significance, and provide at least one result from ongoing work.
  3. Submissions should include the title, student author highlighted, affiliation, e-mail address, postal address and abstract on the first page.
  4. Authors should mention supervisor(s) name (if not listed as coauthor(s)) and affiliation as well as any funding source(s) in the acknowledgments section.
  5. The submissions should indicate the stage of the PhD (e.g. early stage, preparation of viva/defense) and should follow general ICBCC‘18 submission guidelines and SPRINGER formatting (Refer: Author's kit section).

Submission Link

Papers should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author's kit section).

Key Dates

Paper Submission Deadline

15 October 2017

Notification and Registration Opening

10 December 2017

Camera-Ready Deadline

15 January 2017


8 – 9 March, 2018