3rd RDA Workshop on Curricula and Teaching Methods in Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Data Science as part of CloudCom 2016, Luxembourg, December 12, 2016.


The emergence of Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Data (Intensive) Science as specialized fields in computing is motivating development of new books and courses to provide education in the techniques and technologies needed to extract knowledge from large datasets in virtualized environment. In current literature there is a lack of centralized learning resource for beginners that would integrate administrative, programing, and algorithm design aspects of related domains. We believe it is important to allow students, researchers, and professionals to understand cross-domain aspects of these challenges before they embark on further exploration of these fields.


Include but are not limited to the following areas applied to one of the Cloud Computing, Big Data, Data Science fields, or closely related to them:

  • novel or updated curricula;
  • novel or updated teaching methods, e.g. Bloom’s taxonomy for new types of Computer Science and Big Data courses, flipped learning, etc;
  • review and presentation of novel teaching materials;
  • review of methodologies;
  • characterization of domain knowledge (Body of Knowledge);
  • adoption as a part of institutional strategies;
  • review and analysis of existing practices in the design, implementation, and evaluation;
  • multimedia and interactive components in residential and online education, educational platforms, MOOCs and others;
  • cooperation between universities/academia and industry in delivering advanced education and leadership programs;
  • implementation reports and lessons learnt;
  • future trends and issues.

Important Dates

Event Date
Paper submission: Aug 15th, 2016 Extended: Aug 22nd, 2016
Notification of acceptance Aug 30th, 2016 Extended: Sept 5th, 2016
Camera-ready version Sept 15th, 2016 Extended: Sept 30th, 2016


Submissions are accepted on EasyChair.

Authors are invited to submit papers containing unpublished, original work (not under review elsewhere) of up to 6 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. It might be possible to purchase additional pages from conference organizers.
Templates are available from the IEEE website.

Authors should submit a PDF file. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the workshop’s EasyChair submission system. At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay at least the CloudCom 2016 workshop registration fee. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE. All presented papers will be subject to peer review process.


Name Institute Country
Tomasz Wiktorski University of Stavanger Norway
Yuri Demchenko University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
Raymond Hansen Purdue University USA

Program Committee

Name Institute Country
Thomas J. Hacker Purdue University USA
Gregory Rodgers AMD Research USA
Reidar Lyng NTNU Norway
Raymond Hansen Purdue University USA
Chunming Rong University of Stavanger Norway
Martin Gilje Jaatun SINTEF Norway
Aleksandra Krolak Lodz University of Technology Poland
Holger Brocks FTK Germany
Wouter Los University of Amsterdam Netherlands
Steve Brewer University of Southampton UK
Andrea Manieri Engineering Italy
Dimension Datag             NetApp

FNR       SNT       University of Luxembourg       HPC @ Uni.lu

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