3rd Norwegian Big Data Symposium (NOBIDS) 2017

– Place: Adressa-huset, Ferjemannsveien 10, Trondheim


The 3rd Norwegian Big Data Symposium - NOBIDS 2017 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers dealing with all aspects of Big Data and also the speacial theme "Fake News".

The impact of Big Data and large-scale data infrastructures is now visible in science, business, government and civil society. Companies store more data than anyone could imagine just a few years back, and the proliferation of open linked data has made it possible to share well-defined data across organizational and geographical boundaries. Big data and data analytics are rapidly expanding research areas that are of great importance to both industry and academia. The focus is on scalable techniques for intelligent data production, collection, classification, storing, integration, analysis and visualization. Big Data is multi-disciplinary of nature and is closely linked to industrial innovation and value creation.

The 3rd Norwegian Big Data Symposium (NOBIDS) focuses on Big Data applications and Big Data research from all disciplines. This year NOBIDS has a special focus on fake news. As the term “fake news” became popular within the last years, it is a growing problem to distinguish the real news within the great churn of online news. The effect of social media both as a source of news and the media for spreading the existing news cannot be underestimated. Recently, detection of fake news is mostly done by the manual work of professional journalists while there is also a lot of research going on towards the automatic detection of fake news. Worldwide efforts to professionally and easily spot the fake news, brings the journalists and computer scientists together. NOBIDS 2017 aims to bring researchers and industry practitioners together to exchange ideas, establish collaborations and share experiences within the special theme of fake news.

NOBIDS 2017 will be held in conjunction with the NxtMedia Conference in Trondheim.


Topics of Interest

Topics of interests for the research track of NOBIDS 2017 include but are not limited to:

  • Fake news detection
  • Deception and click-bait detection
  • News classification
  • Detection of trusted news sources
  • News verification
  • Industrial applications of big data and data analytics
  • Handling Big data V's:  Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity
  • Big data management and life cycle support
  • Big data systems and architectures
  • New programming models and platforms for big data computing
  • Cloud/grid/stream computing for big data
  • Big data on mobile platforms
  • Large-scale semantics and open linked data
  • Big data analytics
  • Big data and AI/machine learning and cognitive computing
  • Big data and Natural Language Processing
  • Big data and High Performance Computing
  • Large-scale recommender systems and personalization
  • News recommender systems and news analytics
  • News summarization, classification and sentiment analysis
  • User experience and visualization of big data
  • User intelligence and user profiling
  • Social media systems
  • Big data anonymisation, privacy and security
  • Data driven innovation
  • Combining open and protected data
  • Business models for big data
  • Legal aspects of open and protected data
  • Evaluation of big data applications
  • Big data benchmarking



Proceedings of NOBIDS 2017 is now available online:


Important Dates

Paper submission: 10  October 2017 - 17 October (Extended)

Authors notification: 27 October 2017 - 3 November

Camera-ready due: 7 November 2017 - 10 November

Workshop date: 14 November 2017


Call For Papers

NOBIDS 2017 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers dealing with all aspects of Big Data and special theme "Fake News".

The symposium itself is divided into an industry track and a research track:

  • Industrial track: Invited speeches on industrial Big Data applications in Scandinavia

  • Research track: Scientific papers on Big Data and its possible applications

Approved program committee members:

Vijay Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
Benjamin Kille, TU Berlin, Germany
Arne J. Berre, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Svein Erik Bratsberg, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Wei Wei, Microsoft Development Center, Norway
Jon Atle Gulla, NTNU, Norway
Toon DePessemier, Ghent University, Belgium
Jens Barland, NTNU, Norway
Nafiseh Shabib, TNS Gallup, Oslo, Norway
Özlem Özgöbek, NTNU, Norway
Cristina Marco, NTNU, Norway
Lemei Zhang, NTNU, Norway
Peng Liu, NTNU, Norway


Organization Committee

Jon Atle Gulla, NTNU

Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen, Adresseavisen

Özlem Özgöbek, NTNU

Arne Jørgen Berre, SINTEF Digital


Past Symposiums