Upcoming Workshop

5th IEEE Workshop on Big Data Analytics in Supply Chains and Transportation

Date: December 9-12, 2019
Venue: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Important Dates

  • Oct 10, 2019: Due date for full workshop papers submission
  • Nov 1, 2019: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • Nov 16, 2019: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • Dec 9-12, 2019: Workshops

Submission Site

Please submit your paper as a PDF file.



"Big Data" refers to datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage and analyse. Typically, big data today will range from a few dozen terabytes to multiple petabytes. Data is being pervasively churned out in every aspect of manufacturing and supply chains; from transactional data of customers, suppliers and operations to networked sensors (e.g. RFID, GPS or more inclusively IoT) to "social" media, where consumers communicate, browse, buy, share, search and consequently, create their own huge trails of data. With big data, comes the need for better analytical capabilities to provide insightful information for informed decisions in a timely manner as reported in many industry surveys.

The advent of Big Data is an open challenge in providing better insights or information (patterns) in supply chain services/applications, or data analytics. Information like hidden patterns and correlations uncovered can provide critical decision support to companies, both operationally and strategically. In this respect, responsive and cognitive analytics techniques in identifying useful patterns in right time and right context to support decision making is important as increasing scale and complexity of supply chain leads to large pool of shared information and complex information sharing processes.


The workshop aims to provide a platform for researchers and industry practitioners to share knowledge on the analytical technologies providing insightful information for effective decision support in manufacturing and supply chains. Workshop papers can fall into any of the following topics involving exploiting of manufacturing big data and/or manufacturing and supply chain applications:

  • Framework for big data driven supply chain management
  • Big data analysis for facility location and vehicle routing
  • Supply chain disruption risk analysis
  • Last mile logistics analysis
  • Customer sentiment analysis for product design and production planning
  • Data driven supply analysis
  • Responsive and cognitive analytics techniques
  • Unstructured data pre-processing and feature selection
  • Architecture for manufacturing control tower based on Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.
  • Capturing and fusion of IoT data
  • Solutions or applications for industry/manufacturing and supply chain big data analysis
  • Agglomerative Intelligence
  • Multi-source (internal and external) data analytics
  • Data Analytics for smart mobility
  • Crowd shipping services
  • Autonomous transportation and connected vehicle systems
  • Other related topics not covered above

About Program

Program Chairs

Program Committee

  • Prof Ong Yew Soon, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Tan Puay Siew, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
  • A/Prof Zhang Jie, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Xu Chi, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
  • Ms Mika Kawai, Fujitsu, Japan
  • Dr Kazumasa Mori, Bunkyo University
  • A/Prof Gurdal Ertek, Abu Dhabi University


All papers accepted will be included in the IEEE Big Data Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.