Calls for papers


International Journal of Services Technology and Management
International Journal of Services Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Big Data and its Applications"

Guest Editor:
Prof. Srikanta Patnaik, SOA University and Interscience Institute of Management and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India

The growth of datasets of massive size, diversity and rates, termed "big data", is accelerated by high-throughput scientific instruments and mobile and online sensors embedded in our day-to-day activities. Management and analytics of big data is critical for achieving scientific and engineering breakthroughs, mining for timely and pertinent information and decision making.

The potential of big data can be translated into reality only through the development of novel algorithms, effective software platforms to navigate data, and innovative use of hardware infrastructure to scale them. The convergence of big data software platforms and accelerated cyber-infrastructure is vital for transformative research.

The purpose of this special issue is to bring the research outcomes of contributors in the area of big data to the wider readership worldwide, to enable both the wide and rapid dissemination of research output.

This issue will cover the theory, research, development and applications of big data, as situated in the fields of engineering, computer science, physics, economics and life sciences.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Big data computing and technology
  • Big data applications in clouds and accelerators
  • Big data management software
  • Big data mining
  • Management and analytics of semi-structured, graph and scientific datasets
  • Big data archives
  • Big data and social networks
  • Internet of things
  • Big data value chains
  • Best practices for big data management
  • Big data infrastructure and platforms
  • Scalable big data software platforms
  • Data-intensive workloads on emerging platforms
  • Algorithms, approaches and evaluation of big data platforms
  • Storage and management of big data
  • Novel big data algorithms and applications

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of papers: 31 December, 2014

Notification of acceptance: 31 January, 2015

Final papers due: 30 April, 2015