6th National Symposium for NSF REU Research in Data Science, Systems, and Security

A Symposium at 2019 IEEE International Conference

on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2019)

December 9-12, 2019, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Call for Papers


Undergraduate research plays an important role in attracting our best undergraduates to continue towards graduate education in the science and engineering fields. Publishing research in a professional venue is part of the training for future researchers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides support for undergraduate research within the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The goal of this symposium is to provide a venue for students to publish their research done as part of the REU program.


The symposium seeks original submissions in research areas that are currently funded by the NSF related to computing, systems, security or data science. The key requirement for this symposium is that the submission’s lead author must be an undergraduate student funded as part of the NSF REU program, either as an REU supplement or REU Site.

Papers will be peer-reviewed and published by IEEE in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates


Oct 24, 2019: Due date for full workshop papers submission (deadline extended from Oct 10)

Nov 15, 2019: Notification of paper acceptance to authors

Nov 20, 2019: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 9-12, 2019: Conference and Symposiums



Submission requirements: Each full length symposium submission can have up to 8 pages in IEEE conference format.  We also will be accepting short papers with a maximum of 4 pages.

Detailed instructions for manuscript format and submission can be found at the conference website. The lead author for each submission must be an undergraduate student that was funded by the REU supplement or REU Site program. Each paper must be presented by one registered author at the symposium. We do not require the presenter be the lead author of the paper. A submission must not be in parallel submission to any other journal, magazine, conference, or workshop with proceedings.

Submission site: https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2019/bigdata19/scripts/submit

Symposium Organizers


Steering Committee Chair

Dr. Jie Wu, Temple University

General Chair

Dr. George Mohler, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Program Chair

Dr. Mohamamd Al Hasan, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis​

Program Committee

Dr. Abdel-Hameed Badawy, New Mexico State University

Dr. Cuixian Chen, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dr. Tingting Chen, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Dr. Zachary Dodds, Harvey Mudd College

Dr. Jason Hallstrom, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Feng Li, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Dr. Shuhui Yang, Purdue University Northwest

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