QUAT 2017

The 5th International Workshop on Data Quality and Trust in Big Data (QUAT 2017)

In conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2017), Hotel "TSARGRAD", Puschino, Moscow Region, RUSSIA, 7th – 11th October 2017

The workshop website is at: http://computing.du.se/quat/quat2017/ and at http://sie.ncu.edu.cn/QUAT2017
The problem of data quality in data processing, data management, data analysis, and information systems largely and indistinctly affects every application domain, especially at the era of "Big Data". "Big Data" has the characteristics of huge volume in data and a great variety of structures or no structure. "Big Data" is increased at a great velocity everyday and may be less trustable. The use of big data underpins critical activities in all sectors of our society. Many data processing tasks (such as data collection, data integration, data sharing, information extraction, and knowledge acquisition) require various forms of data preparation and consolidation with complex data processing and analysis techniques. Achieving the full transformative potential of "Big Data" requires both new data analysis algorithms and a new class of systems to handle the dramatic data growth, the demand to integrate structured and unstructured data analytics, and the increasing computing needs of massive scale analytics. The consensus is that the quality of data and the veracity of data have to span over the entire process of data collection, preparation, analysis, modelling, implementation, use, testing, and maintenance, including novel algorithms and usable systems.

Call for Submissions / Topics of Interest

The QUAT workshop is a qualified forum for presenting and discussing novel ideas and solutions related to the problems of exploring, assessing, monitoring, improving, and maintaining the quality of data and trust for "Big Data". It is to provide the researchers in the areas of web technology, big data, data processing, e-services, data science, social networking, trust, information systems/technology and GIS a forum to discuss and exchange their recent research findings and achievements. The workshop is expected to have two types of papers, namely:

  1. Regular papers (12 pages), for up-to-date research results
  2. Short papers (6 pages), for research in progresses

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Important Dates

Submission Instructions

A full paper should not exceed 12 pages in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format. http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0
A short paper, mainly addressing the work-in-progress, should not exceed 6 pages still in LNCS format. http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0
Please follow the following instructions provided by Springer when preparing your camera ready. Please package all your submission files as one file (.rar or .zip).

  1. Completed copyright form.
  2. Source (input) files:
    1. For example, LaTeX2e files for the text and PS/EPS or PDF/JPG files for all figures.
    2. Any further style files and fonts you have used together with your source files and that are not generally available at CTAN.
    3. Final DVI file (for papers prepared using LaTeX/TeX).
    4. Final PDF file corresponding to the source files (for reference).
    5. RTF files (for word-processing systems other than LaTeX/TeX).

The texts in all files must be identical.

All papers must be submitted in PDF format.
Please ensure that any special fonts are embedded in the submitted documents. It is essential that the submitted papers print without difficulty on a variety of printers using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
All submissions will be handled electronically. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

Submit you paper here at: the EasyChair conference paper submission website, https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=quat2017


The workshop proceedings will be published as a part of the conference proceedings in LNCS, Springer. An extended version of the best papers, selected by the reviewers, will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the international journals, International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR), International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining (IJKEDM), and Journal of Intelligent Systems (indexed by SCI, ISI, EI, etc.) (A Special Issue of International Journal on Web Services Research, IJWSR indexed by SCI, had been successfully organized for the extended best papers for QUAT 2013.)


General Chairs:

Prof. Deren Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Prof. William Song, Dalarna University, Sweden e-mail

Program Committee Chairs:

Prof. Wang Yuhao, Nanchang University, China
Assoc.Prof. Anders Avdic, Dalarna University, Sweden, e-mail
Dr. Roger G. Nyberg, Dalarna University, Swedene-mail

Organizing committee:

Prof. Huang Wei, Nanchang University, China (Co-chair)
Prof. Hong Rao, Nanchang University, China (Co-chair)
Dr. Mattias Hatakka, Dalarna University, Sweden (Co-chair)
Dr. Xiaofeng Du, British Telecom, UK (publicity) email: xiaofeng.du@bt.com
Dr. Xiaoyun Zhao, Dalarna University, Sweden (Webmaster at Dalarna University, Sweden) e-mail

Program Committee (PC)

Masayuki Arai (Teikyo, Japan)
Anders Avdic (Dalarna, Sweden)
Christer Carlsson (Åbo, Finland)
Xiaofeng Du (BT, UK)
Hasan Fleyeh (Dalarna, Sweden)
Remigijus Gustas (Karlstad, Sweden)
Jun Hu (Nanchang, China)
Bin Jiang (Gävle, Sweden)
Paul Johannesson (Stockholm, Sweden)
Jun Li (Wenzhou, China)
Yang Li (BT, UK)
Michael Lang (Galway, Ireland)
Christer Magnusson (Stockholm, Sweden)
Kami Makki, (Lamar University, USA)
Anders G. Nilsson (Stockholm, Sweden)
Jaroslav Pokorny (Charles, Czeck)
Meina Song (BUPT, China)
Yoshihisa Udagawa (Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan)
Athena Vakali (Aristotle, Greece)
Hua Wang (SQU, Australia)
Yong Yang (JUFE, China)
Shaozhong Zhang (Wanli, China)
Sheng Zhang (Nanchang Hangkong University, China)
Yanchun Zhang (Victoria, Australia)


Complex Systems & Microdata Analysis, Dalarna University, Sweden
School of Information Engineering, Nanchang University, China