BigCHat: Connected Health at Big Data Era

 —  A KDD 2015 Workshop


PC Chairs

Web and Publicity Chair

Workshop Schedule (13:30-17:20pm, August 10th)


The emergence of big data and network science has been changing the landscape where people live and interact with each other. This well-connected world has proposed novel requirements on the transforming healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Various types of data are involved in this broader context of healthcare:

Integrating all those different kinds of information to make people healthier is a problem of vital importance and requires a lot of efforts from different parties where data miners play a major role. This makes this workshop highly relevant to KDD, the premier conference of data mining. Moreover, the National Science Foundation of United States set up a novel program on smart and connected health [link], which makes this workshop an in-time event for people to share their opinions and experiences on this topic.


This workshop will bring together the interdisciplinary researchers from academy, research labs and practice to share, exchange, learn, and develop preliminary results, new concepts, ideas, principles, and methodologies on applying data mining technologies to make people healthier in such connected world. Any researchers and practitioners are welcome to attend, no specific background knowledge is required.

The topics of this workshop include, but not limit to, the following:


Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in ACM 2-column format (4~6 pages, the same templates as KDD main conference) and submitted through this site. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register and present their work at KDD 2015 workshop venue. The BigChat 2015 organization committee will select one paper of the highest quality to receive the BigChat 2015 best paper award. The Winner will receive a certificate together with a cash honoarium.

Important Dates

Program Committee

Workshop Length

It's a half-day workshop.