Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Telecommunications at WTS 2015 (BiDaTel-2015)

We invite the submission of applied research papers to the Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Telecommunications (BiDaTel-2015) at the 14th Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2015, which will be held April 15-17, 2015 in New York City, NY, USA. DOWNLOAD CFP

The telecommunications ecosystem naturally is a big data warehouse, which contains a treasure trove of intelligence for those who know how to mine it. However, “big data” is not the answer to making sense of this data. Why? Because Big Data for Telecommunications (BiDaTel) is not a database problem; it is a problem of understanding the telecom data.

The BiDaTel-2015 Workshop intends to facilitate the exchange of ideas among researchers in data science, computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, and other disciplines who share an interest in employing data analytics, machine learning, and data mining approaches to study telecommunication ecosystems, including wireline/wireless networks, services, applications, devices, operation and support systems, billing systems, customer relation management systems, and supply chain system etc.

Research Topics
Topics of interest to the BiDaTel-2015 Workshop include, but are not limited to, big data analytics, data mining, machine learning, statistical modelling, and simulation techniques in the following areas:
  • Telecommunication network performance and optimization
  • Telecommunication network behavior and patterns
  • Telecommunication network operation and maintenance
  • Telecommunication network planning, dimensioning, and expansion
  • Internet of Things in telecommunications
  • Customer/user behavior, patterns, and sentiment
  • Social networks, graphs, links, and content
  • Network/Service/Application QoS and QoE
  • Supply chain analysis and Operation/Support Systems
  • Telecom CAPEX/OPEX modelling and profitability analysis
  • Device quality, performance, and applications
  • Mobile application characteristics and behaviors
  • Big data monetization

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. The proceedings also will be distributed at the Symposium via a CD.

All selected papers from BiDaTel 2015 will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Business Analytics, IGI Global publisher, pending their successful extension and an expedited review process.

Important Dates
  • January 18, 2015 Paper submission deadline
  • February 8, 2015 Notification of acceptance
  • March 8, 2015 Camera-ready submissions

Submit your papers as part of the regular conference. The author guidelines are available here.

Workshop Chairs
Academia, Industry, and Publicity Chairs
  • Dr. John Wang, Montclair State University ((Academia and Publicity)), Verizon Wireless
  • Dr. Jin Yang, Futurewei Technologies (Industry)
Committee Chairs
  • General Chair: Dr. Steven Powell, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Program Chair: Dr. JP Shim, Georgia St. University

Workshop on Cloud Computing and Wireless Networks at WTS 2015

Michael Dover, Senior Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

The tutorial will address 21st century concerns with cloud computing and its specific application to wireless networks. While cloud computing allows computer technology to be easily accessible as a service over the Internet or via a private network from any location, it also raises data privacy, security, and intellectual property concerns.

This session will cover the most popular cloud computing service models and their application to wireless networks. It will also explain the technology and infrastructure underlying cloud computing networks and how cloud computing can improve business and efficiency. During the session, we will also highlight several best practices and regulatory responsibilities that companies should consider.

List of Topics
  • Introduction – Overview of cloud computing
  • Cloud Computing Services and Technical Models
  • Telecommunication network operation and maintenance
    • Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Key Cloud Computing Concerns
  • Contracting Process and Issues
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
    • Compliance
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Privacy and Information Security
    • Contractual Obligations
    • Regulatory Requirements
    • E-Discovery

Copyright and New Media Intellectual Property Concerns

Speaker’s Biography

Michael Dover is a senior associate in Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on communications litigation and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Dover has represented clients in a variety of matters, from significant intellectual property disputes in federal court, to state public service commission proceedings. His broad experience allows him to provide strategic counsel on issues ranging from telecommunications infrastructure regulation and Lifeline to commercial business litigation.

Mr. Dover also has extensive experience in communications and technology litigation. His experience includes participating in federal litigation concerning the preemption of state telecom regulations by Section 251 and 271 of the Telecommunications Act, and by the FCC’s Triennial Review Order and the Triennial Review Remand Order. Mr. Dover was also a member of the litigation team in a $950 million trade secret lawsuit concerning misappropriation of confidential software information.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Mr. Dover worked as a regional network engineer, network planner and build-out project manager for T-Mobile USA (and predecessor entities VoiceStream and Omnipoint) in Illinois and Michigan.