The 1st International Workshop on Big Search (BS 2016)


  Web search engine, simplifying the acquisition of information and changing the way people allot and get social resources has created innovative business models. However, with the arising of new computing paradigms (such as Internet of Things and social networks), the existing search engine has not satisfied the search requirements of users. Big Search takes multi-media (e.g. texts, audios, videos and sensed data) as query inputs. After correctly understanding users’ search intention, Big Search returns intelligent solution to query users. Obviously, Big Search will heavily simplify the acquisition of information and changing the way people allot and get social resources. However, there are many emerging challenges to construct a Big Search engine, for example, construction and management of knowledge repository, understanding and matching of search intent, security and privacy, etc.


  This International workshop provides the growing technical and scientific community presenting the latest developments and bringing researchers and practitioners together. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of the big search. And we welcome contributions related to any aspect of theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of the big search. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Nature language processing
2. Knowledge discovery, representations and reasoning
3. Knowledge retrieval, ranking and sharing
4. Big data analysis and search
5. Internet of Thing search
6. Social networking search
7. Cross-Media information retrieval
8. Audio-video correlation analysis and search
9. Security and privacy-preserving


  Paper submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE DSC Conference instructions. The review process is single-blind peer review (reviewers are anonymous, but authors are not). Papers that have been published elsewhere, are currently under review, or will be submitted to other meetings or publications while under BS review should not be submitted to BS. To submit a paper, please send a PDF version of your paper to ( We also welcome attendance of those who do not wish to submit a paper.


  Full paper due: March 18, 2016
  Acceptance notification: April 18, 2016
  Camera-ready copy: April 23, 2016
  Conference Date: June 13, 2016


Program Chair
Jia WuUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia

Program Committee

Aiping LiNational University of Defense Technology, China
Athanasios Vasilakos, Lulea University of Technology Sweden, Sweden
Ge YuNortheastern University, China
Hanhua ChenHuazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Huansheng NingUniversity of Science & Technology Beijing, China
Hui LiXidian University, China
Liangmin WangJiangsu University, China
Kai Zheng Soochow University, China
Peng ZhangInstitute of Information Engineering, China
Shuai MaBeihang University, China
Xiangzhan YuHarbin Institute of Technology, China
Xiaoyong LiBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Zhaozong Meng University of Manchester, UK

Organizing Committee

Lihua Yin, Institute of Information Engineering, China