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5th International Conference on Information Management and Big Data

WHEN 3-5 September 2018
WHERE Lima, Perú Universidad del Pacífico

SIMBig is one of the first conferences in Latin America grouping related areas such as Data Science, Big Data, PLN, Semantic Web, etc.

Keynote Speakers

Broder, Andrei

Scientist, PhD.

Andrei Broder is a Distinguished Scientist at Google where he leads a multidisciplinary research team located across three continents. From 2005 to 2012 he was a Fellow and VP for Computational Advertising at Yahoo. Previous positions include Distinguished Engineer at IBM and VP for Research and Chief Scientist at AltaVista. He was graduated Summa cum Laude from Technion and obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford under Don Knuth. Broder has authored more than a hundred papers and was awarded fifty US patents. His current research interests are focused on user understanding, computational advertising, uses of machine learning in information systems, and randomized algorithms. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of ACM and of IEEE. Other honors include the ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award and a doctorate Honoris Causa from Technion.

Demner Fushman, Dina

MD, PhD.
National Library of Medicine

Dina Demner-Fushman is a Staff Scientist at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, NLM. .Dr. Demner-Fushman is a lead investigator in several NLM projects in the areas of Information Extraction for Clinical Decision Support, EMR Database Research and Development, and Image and Text Indexing for Clinical Decision Support and Education. The outgrowths of these projects are the evidence-based decision support system in use at the NIH Clinical Center since 2009, an image retrieval engine, Open-i, launched in 2012, and an automatic question answering service. Dr. Demner-Fushman earned her doctor of medicine degree from Kazan State Medical Institute in 1980, and clinical research Doctorate (PhD) in Medical Science degree from Moscow Medical and Stomatological Institute in 1989. She earned her MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 and 2006, respectively. She earned her BA in Computer Science from Hunter College, CUNY in 2000. She is the author of more than 180 articles and book chapters in the fields of information retrieval, natural language processing, and biomedical and clinical informatics. She has co-authored a textbook in Biomedical Natural Language Processing published in 2014. Dr. Demner-Fushman is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and a founding member of the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on biomedical natural language processing. As the secretary of this group, she has been an essential organizer of the yearly ACL BioNLP Workshop since 2007. Dr. Demner-Fushman has received forteen staff recognition and special act NLM awards since 2002. She is a recipient of the 2012 NIH Award of Merit, a 2013 NLM Regents Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement and a 2014 NIH Office of the Director Honor Award.

Getoor, Lise

Professor, PhD.
University of California

Lise Getoor is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, and director of the UC Santa Cruz Data Science Research Center. Her research areas include machine learning, data integration and reasoning under uncertainty, with an emphasis on graph and network data. She has over 250 publications and eleven best paper and best student paper awards. She is a Fellow of the Association for Artificial Intelligence, an elected board member of the International Machine Learning Society, serves on the board of the Computing Research Association (CRA), and was co-chair for ICML 2011. She is a recipient of an NSF Career Award, has served as action editor for the Machine Learning Journal, JAIR associate editor and TKDD associate editor, and has served as senior PC member for conferences including AAAI, ICML, IJCAI, ICWSM, KDD, NIPS, SIGMOD, VLDB, WSDM, and WWW. She received her PhD from Stanford University in 2001, her MS from UC Berkeley, and her BS from UC Santa Barbara, and was a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park from 2001-2013.

Horrocks, Ian

Professor, PhD.
University of Oxford

Ian Horrocks is a full professor in the Oxford University Department of Computer Science and a visiting professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. His research interests include logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning and semantic technologies, with a particular focus on ontology languages and applications. He was an author of the OIL, DAML+OIL, and OWL ontology language standards, chaired the W3C working group that standardised OWL 2. His developed many of the algorithms, optimisation techniques and reasoning systems that underpin OWL applications. He has participated in numerous national and international research projects, and was Scientific Director of the EU funded Optique project, which is deploying semantic technologies in the Oil & Gas and Power Generation industries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of Academia Europaea, a Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has published more than 200 papers in major international conferences and journals, winning best paper prizes at KR’98, AAAI-2010, and IJCAI-2017, and a test of time award at ISWC-2013. He is one of the UK’s most highly cited computer scientists, with more than 46,000 citations, and an h-index of 91.

PEI, Jian

Professor, PhD.
Simon Fraser University

Always eager to meet new challenges and opportunities, Jian Pei is currently a Vice President of, China’s largest online retailer and its biggest overall retailer, as well as the country’s biggest Internet company by revenue. He is currently on leave from Simon Fraser University and holding the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Big Data Science. Recognized as an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow, he published over 200 technical publications, which have been cited by 77000+ times, 34000+ in the last 5 years. His research has generated remarkable impact substantially beyond academia.


Senior Researcher
Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Anna Perini is a senior researcher at the Software Engineering research unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler - ICT, Trento (Italy), where she is leading research in Requirements Engineering. Her research interests include agent-oriented software development methodologies, conceptual modelling, decision making in requirements engineering, and empirical studies. She wrote over 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications. She has worked in several EU funded projects and has been project coordinator of the H2020 SUPERSEDE project. She has served as program chair and program committee member of several international conferences and workshops, and will be Program co-chair for the for the 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) 2019. She regularly reviews papers for top journals in software engineering. Anna teaches Requirements Engineering at the University of Trento, MSc degree in Computer Science.

Important Dates

May 14, 2018      June 14, 2018 Paper Submission (Long, Short, Demo)
June 14, 2018      June 30, 2018 Notification
July 23, 2018    July 31, 2018 Camera-ready
July 31, 2018 Early Bird Registration
September 3 - 5, 2018 Conference held in Lima, Peru

Paper Submission (Long, Short, Demo)



Early Bird Registration

Start of Conference held in Lima, Peru

End of Conference held in Lima

Call for Papers

Conference Publications

All papers of SIMBig 2018 will be published with Springer CCSI series (Communications in Computer and Information Science).
The best papers submitted to SIMBig2018 will be invited to submit an extended and revised version in one of the following two journals:


Call for Papers (main)

Contributions for the main conference

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SNMAM Special Track

Social Network and Media Analysis and Mining

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ANLP Special Track

Applied Natural Language Processing

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PSCBig Special Track

Privacy and Security Challenges on Big Data

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DISE Special Track

Data-drIven Software Engineering

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Locations and Venue

Spend three inspiring days in the cultural and cosmopolitan city of Lima. The area is full of great hotels, restaurants and galleries.

  • Venue

    Universidad del Pacífico

    Av. Salaverry 2020, Jesús María 15072

    Lima 32, Perú

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    In the north is the city of Caral, the oldest civilization of America, and to the south is the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac. Lima's history predates the colonial presence in the country. The establishment of the viceroyalty transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. During this period, significant churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies were built. he arrival of modernity didn’t transform the historic center, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site.
    Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country. Location: On the west central coast of Peru, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.