Important Dates

Workshop: December 14-15, 2015, New Delhi, India

Camera-ready deadline, for selected full papers: December 31, 2015


Seventh Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking

The Seventh Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking (7th WBDB) was held on December 14-15, 2015 at the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India, organized in collaboration with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi Centre, and Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Hyderabad.

Formed in 2012, WBDB has become a leading international forum for discussing and disseminating the latest trends, challenges, and ideas around big data benchmarking and related applications scenarios in industry and research. Discussions initiated in these workshops have led to industry benchmark standards activities, including creation of the TPCx-HS (for Hadoop Systems) benchmark; formation of the TPC-BigBench subcommittee; and formation of the SPEC Research Group on Big Data.

Invited Speakers:

       Special Talk

  • Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

       Keynote Talks

  • Prof. Michael Franklin, Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Computer Science; Director, Algorithms, Machines, People Lab (AMPLab); Chair, Computer Science Division, University of California Berkeley
  • Dr. Mukund Desphande, Head, Analytics Systems, Persistent Systems, Pune, India

        Featured Talks

  • Prof. Geoffrey C. Fox - Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Informatics and Physics, Director of Data Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

          Health Systems Session

  • Dr. Manish Gupta - Xerox Research Centre India, Bangalore
  • Dr. Anurag Agrawal, Principal Scientist, CSIR IGIB, New Delhi

          Air Quality Session

  • Prof. Ashis Sengupta - Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  • Prof. Ashok Deshpande - Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, University of California, Berkeley

         Agriculture Session

  • Dr. Shibendu S. Ray, Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, New Delhi
  • Dr. Abhishek Rathore, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad
  • Mr. Krishna Kumar, CropIn Technology, Bangalore

Workshop Themes

The 7th WBDB workshop will focus on the following themes, including mini-workshop sessions on these topics:

  • Benchmarks for Big Data Integration Scenarios
  • Big Data Analytics for Health Systems (see CfP)
  • Big Data Analytics in Air Quality Management in Smart Cities (see CfP)
  • Big Data Analytics in Agriculture (see CfP)

The Call for Papers for the main workshop is here.

WBDB Benchmarking Challenge

The 7th WBDB workshop will feature the first WBDB Benchmarking Challenge, to further promote the development of big data benchmarks.

  • The winning submission will receive a US$1,500 travel stipend.
  • The top three submissions will be invited to present their work at the meeting in India.

Please monitor this website for further details about the challenge.

Paper Submission and Publication

  • Short abstracts—from 4 to 8 pages in length—must be submitted through the CMT system.
  • Papers should be formatted using the Springer LNCS Proceedings format. Click here for details.
  • Extended versions of selected papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer Verlag.

Student Poster Session

To encourage student participation, there will be a special Student Poster Session.

  • Posters may present results from studies related to big data benchmarking, or propose new ideas.
  • Students should either be sole authors or first authors of the poster.
  • Registration fee will be waived for students with accepted posters.
  • Call for posters is here.

Travel Support

Limited travel assistance will be available for students. Please contact Raghunath Nambiar ( for details.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please see Sponsorship Information for details.

Related Materials

Selected papers from prior workshops have been published in Specifying Big Data Benchmarks, ISBN 978-3-642-53973-2, and Advancing Big Data Benchmarks, ISBN: 978-3-319-10595-6.