The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation and the restriction of international travel, the decision has been made to transform the in-person component of IEEE BigData 2021 into an all-digital conference experience – IEEE BigData 2021 will now be an online event. Therefore, IEEE BigData 2021 will no longer take place in Orlando, FL, US and will instead take place virtually. The conference dates remain the same – December 15-18, 2021. Proceedings will not be cancelled, and publications will continue as planned.

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Health data differs from other industries' data in terms of structure, context, importance, volatility, availability, traceability, liquidity, change speed, usage and sources from which it is collected. As medicine is a constantly developing science, healthcare sector also. In this new emerging research area which stands at the intersection of several different discipline such as Medicine, Behavioral Science, Supply Chain Management or Big Data Analytics, techniques, methods, applications and devices are continuously developed to be used for the acquisition, storage, processing, analysis, standardization and optimization of every process in the health sector. As the healthcare sector is so challenging and related data are consistently explosive, healthcare organizations are focusing to become smarter in order to overcome the industry’s inefficiencies to improve quality of care. “To become smarter” requires impeccable data analytics.

The general purpose of this special session in IEEE BigData 2021 conference is to bring together researchers, academicians and sector employees from different fields and disciplines and provide them an independent platform to exchange information on their researches, ideas and findings about healthcare data and its analytics. It is also aimed to encourage debate on how big data can effectively support healthcare in terms of diagnosis, treatment and population health, and to develop a common understanding for research conducted in this multidisciplinary field.

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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Sultan Turhan (, PhD., Department of Computer Engineering, Galatasaray University

Assist. Prof. Ozgun Pinarer (, Department of Computer Engineering, Galatasaray University

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: September 18th, 2021

Notification of acceptance: November 6th, 2021

Camera-ready copy due: November 19th, 2021

Submission Instructions:

Please submit a full-length paper (up to 10 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system. Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. Detailed instructions for the authors can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the author/s in the conference to include the article in the proceedings.