The Second IEEE International Workshop on Benchmarking, Performance Tuning and Optimization for Big Data Applications (BPOD 2018)
December 10, 2018, Seattle, WA, USA
at the IEEE Big Data 2018 Conference (IEEE BigData 2018)

The program of BPOD 2018 can be found at


Users of big data are often not computer scientists. On the other hand, it is nontrivial for even experts to optimize performance of big data applications because there are so many decisions to make. For example, users have to first choose from many different big data systems and optimization algorithms to deal with complex structured data, graph data, and streaming data. In particular, there are numerous parameters to tune to optimize performance of a specific system and it is often possible to further optimize the algorithms previously written for “small” data in order to effectively adapt them in a big data environment. To make things more complex, users may worry about not only computational running time, storage cost and response time or throughput, but also quality of results, monetary cost, security and privacy, and energy efficiency. In more traditional algorithms and relational databases, these complexities are handled by query optimizer and other automatic tuning tools (e.g., index selection tools) and there are benchmarks to compare performance of different products and optimization algorithms. Such tools are not available for big data environment and the problem is more complicated than the problem for traditional relational databases.

The aim of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together to better understand the problems of optimization and performance tuning in a big data environment, to propose new approaches to address such problems, and to develop related benchmarks, tools and best practices.

This workshop is built on top of the successful organization of last year's workshop at the same conference. 20 papers were accepted and presented at the workshop, which makes it one of the largest workshop at the conference in 2017. The program and presentations of the first workshop in 2017 can be found at

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Paper Submission (To be updated)

Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximal 10 pages) or short papers (maximal 6 pages) as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (templates for LaTex, Word and PDF can be found at IEEE Templates for Conference Proceedings). All papers must be submitted via the conference submission system for the workshop.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. All the accepted papers by the workshops will be included in the Proceedings of the IEEE Big Data 2018 Conference (IEEE BigData 2018) which will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

Workshop Chairs

Program Committee (To be updated)

Steering Committee

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