The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Smart Data Services (SMDS 2020)

July 7-11, 2020

Beijing, China


Call for papers – pdf version

The IEEE International Conference on Smart Data Services (SMDS) is the flagship theme-topic conference for data-driven applications and smart data-aware solutions under the as-a-service model, including analytic & learning-based services, smart data infrastructures, big data management, data quality and trustworthiness, data computing at the edge/IoT systems, and case studies of smart data services. IEEE SMDS aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on AI, Systems, Data Science, and Services Computing to provide a dynamic and interactive forum to present and discuss their latest research findings, results, and challenges in this emerging area of mutual interest.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Data as a Service

  • Foundations of smart data services
  • End-to-end data services
  • Smart data analytics services
  • Scientific data services
  • Open data services

Smart Data Infrastructures

  • Data clouds and cloud-based data services
  • Distributed databases and data stores
  • Programming models for smart data services
  • Data provenance and workflow support
  • Streaming and real-time data platforms
  • Semantic web and knowledge graphs
  • Smart data architectures

Smart Data Management

  • Smart data placement and scheduling
  • Data integration and service interoperability
  • Sustainability of smart data services
  • Data migration, storage, and preservation
  • Graph analytics, ontology, and reasoning
  • Metadata management, synchronization, and consensus
  • Data visualization and visual analytics
  • Green and eco-friendly data services

Smart Data Trustworthiness

  • Data privacy as a service
  • Security of data services
  • Blockchain-based data services
  • Learning-based data services
  • Data assurance, reliability, and trust
  • Outsourcing and delegation of data services

Data Computing at the Edge

  • Computing data anywhere, anytime
  • Smart IoT systems
  • Mobile data services
  • Data services for a digital continuum
  • Mission-critical data services

Data Service Quality

  • Quality assurance for data services
  • Pricing and billing of data services
  • Availability of data services
  • Data service performance
  • Data service compliance

Applications and Case Studies

  • Applications of smart data services
  • Data services for Smart-X
  • Social media, web, and crowdsourcing
  • Societal impacts of smart data services
  • Future research challenges in data services


Please download the paper template in WORD or LaTeX.

Language: English
Paper size and format: US Letter; Two-column format in the IEEE style
Page limit: Up to eight pages for peer review for regular papers; Up to three pages for a “work in progress” paper
Abstract Length: 1500 characters for a regular paper, and 500 characters for “work in progress” papers
Number of Keywords: between five to eight keywords for each paper
File format: Limit the size of a single PDF file to be 6MB

Note: Authors of the accepted regular papers will have available up to 10 pages for the final version of papers.

Anonymous Submissions: All conferences implement a double-blind reviewing process. Author names and affiliations should not appear in the paper. The authors should make a reasonable effort not to reveal their identities of institutional affiliations in the text, figures, photos, links, or other data that is contained in the paper. Authors’ prior work should be preferably referred to in the third person; if this is not feasible, the references should be blinded. Submissions that violate these requirements will be rejected without review. The list of authors cannot be changed after the acceptance decision is made unless approved by the Program Chairs.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers with confirmed registration and committed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Each conference/congress will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award, and Best Student Paper Award. The authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit extended and enhanced versions of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and other suitable journals.

Submitted Regular and Workshop Papers will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Work-In-Progress Papers will be limited to 3 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed.


Please submit your SMDS paper at



  • Early paper submissions due: December 2, 2019
  • Review comments to authors of early submission papers: January 17, 2020
  • Normal paper submission due: February 13, 2020 (5:00 am, UTC)
  • Final notification to authors: April 6, 2020
  • Camera ready manuscripts due: April 20, 2020
  • Congress dates: July 7-11, 2020


For any questions regarding submissions, please contact the IEEE SMDS conference chairs at


  • General Chair
    • Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University
    • Mohand-Said Hacid, University of Lyon
    • Zhaohui Wu, Zhejiang University
  • Program Chair
    • Laurence Yang, St. Francis Xavier University
    • Tevfik Kosar, University of Buffalo
    • Hongbing Wang, Southeast University


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