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Houston, TX
December 17-19, 2018

Plenary Speakers

Travel & Lodging

Conference Venue

BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) Building,

Rice University
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX  77030

Lodging Information

Note, this is a busy time of year with several large events being held in Houston. Please make your hotel reservations early!


A discounted rate $149.00 for a standard room is currently available until November 20th 2018, or until sold out, whichever comes first.  This is a limited room block, so make your reservation today.

Group Code: BIG

Hilton Hotel-Medical Center (0.2 miles away)

6633 Travis St Houston TX 77030

Phone: (713) 313-4000


George Bush Intercontinental Airport

William P. Hobby Airport

Visitor Parking

Paid visitor parking is located in a parking garage beneath the BRC. All parking can be accessed by credit card. Use the same credit card to exit at the end of the day. All-day parking costs $12. For additional information go to Parking for Visitors.

Campus Shuttle Service

Shuttle busses pick up and drop off at bus shelters and marked bus stops (red circles on above map) every 10 minutes. For additional details see Campus Bus Routes. Rice shuttles can be tracked on your computer at and on your iPhone or Andriod. The app allows faster loading of the route map, viewing all the buses on the routes and their locations in real time. The buses are color coded to enable the passengers to identify the buses with colored bus symbols.

Transportation from Hotels

All hotels offer free shuttles that will drop you off at the Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative. Please arrange shuttle service with the hotel well in advance of when you need it.

Limo and Cab Service

Limo Service

Merlo’s Limousines & Charters
Phone: 866-367-5466

Taxi Service

Yellow Cab 713-236-1111
Fiesta Cab713-225-2666
United Cab 713-699-0000

Uber also operates in Houston.

Invited Sessions


4th International Conference on Big Data and Information Analytics

Theories, Algorithms and Applications in Data Science

December 17-19, 2018

Purpose: The conference will bring together research scientists from academia, industries, and government agencies to report progress and exchange ideas to address challenges in fundamental research and rapid knowledge translation in collecting, processing, analyzing, integrating, annotating and visualizing Big Data for scientific exploration and business decision-making.

This will be the fourth meeting of the annual conference series previously held in China (1st and 2nd meetings) and Canada (3rd meeting).


Texas Medical Center
BioScience Research Collaborative
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 - USA

Our Objectives:
  • To exchange and stimulate innovative ideas of state-of-art data science approaches and technologies to collect, process, analyze, integrate, annotate and visualize Big Data.
  • To promote interactions and collaborations among all scientists, researchers and practitioners who develop data science theories, algorithms and methods to deal with and analyze Big Data from different perspectives such as computer science, statistics, mathematics and other quantitative/computational sciences as well as domain-specific applications.
  • To present the novel findings and share experience of Big Data application projects and practice from academia, industries and governments.
  • To nurture and cultivate a new generation of interdisciplinary data scientists.
The conference will consist of
  • Plenary sessions
  • Invited sessions
  • Contributed sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Tutoring and exhibition sessions on Big Data products and tools

  • Fundamental theories for Big Data analytics
    • Statistical theories for Big Data
    • Computer science theories for Big Data
    • Mathematical theories for Big Data
  • Big Data computing: Architecture, database, algorithm, platform, visualization
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Big Data
  • Application areas:
    • EHR and health care Big Data
    • Bioinformatics
    • Imaging data
    • Precision medicine
    • Big Data prediction and decision-support systems
    • Finance and economics
    • Wearable or mobile device data
    • Internet business
Themes & Topics


Key Dates and Venue:
  • May 1-September 15, 2018: Website will be open for registration and abstract submission for all invited sessions, contributed sessions, and poster sessions including the poster award competition registration.
  • September 30, 2018: All official invitation letters are sent out for visa applications (international speakers and attendees).
  • Conference Venue: The BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC), Rice University, Texas Medical Center, 6500 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005-1892
  • Conference dates: December 17-19 (Monday-Wednesday), 2018

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at:


Abstract/Paper Submissions

Poster Award Competition

Publications in Special Issue


  • Plenary Sessions
  • Invited Sessions
  • Contributed Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Please visit IEEE Manuscript Templates for paper preparation requirements.


  • Eligibility: Registered students and postdocs as first or co-first author on the poster
  • Need to submit an abstract before the deadline
  • Cash Award: 1st ($500), 2nd ($300) and 3rd prize ($200)

Accepted papers will be recommended and published in special issues of the following journals if appropriate:


Extended to September 15 2018

  • Regular registration up to September 15th, 2018: $380 for regular registration and $200 for student.
  • Late registration after September 15th, 2018: $480 for regular registration and $240 for student.



Gold - $6,000
  • Two 5x2' tables + 4 chairs
  • 8 registration tickets
  • 8 parking validations each day
  • Company banner display
  • Organization's name & logo in print on a shared 7x2 pop up banner
  • Logo on BigDIA Program
  • Logo on BigDIA website
Silver - $4,000
  • One 5' table + 2 chairs
  • 5 registration tickets
  • 5 parking validations each day
  • Company banner display
  • Organization's name (no logo) in print on a shared 7x2 pop up banner
  • Logo on BigDIA Program
  • Logo on BigDIA website
Bronze - $2,000
  • One cocktail style table
  • 3 registration tickets
  • 3 parking validations each day
  • Organization's name in print on a shared 7x2 pop up banner and BigDIA Program
  • Logo on BigDIA website