Big data is playing a more and more important role nowadays. While many new technologies have been developed to support big data, it is equally important to explore software engineering technologies with big data. In big data environment, software systems must as well consider some special attributes such as software engineering methodology based on big data environment, software reliability, scalability, transparency, and performance. As a result, the software engineering will face a big challenge if we need to design some software systems to process very big data. How to design effective and efficient methods and tools to process big data is a key factor for software engineering in the future. The SEBD workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers to present their latest innovations and share their experiences in software engineering and big data.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Software architecture based on big data
  • Software testing based on big data
  • Semantic software engineering based on big data
  • Software design method based on big data
  • Software applications based on big data
  • Software security based on big data
  • Software privacy based on big data
  • Software reliability and fault tolerance based on big data
  • Software virtualization based on big data
  • Software engineering based on blockchain technologies


At least one author of each accepted paper (including panelists’ position statements) must register with the full fee and present at the workshop in order for the paper to be included in the QRS 2017 Supplemental Proceedings. Papers will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore database and indexed by all the abstracting and indexing partners (such as the EI Compendex).

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of SEBD 2017.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 15, 2017 (extended)       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2017       Author notification
    June 5, 2017       Camera-ready dues
    July 25-29, 2017       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE conference proceedings format to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the workshop submission site.

  Click here to submit your papers to SEBD 2017

Program Chairs

Jian Wang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
Guigang Zhang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences China

Program Committee

Jun AiBeihang UniversityChina
Jianlin ChengUniversity of MissouriUSA
Beibei HuangUniversity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterUSA
Mengxing HuangHainan UniversityChina
Jie (Peter) LiuCarleton UniversityCanada
Pan LiuShanghai Business SchoolChina
Xiaoping OuyangXiangtan UniversityChina
Yan WanUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
Yichen WangBeihang UniversityChina
Ming XinUniversity of MissouriUSA
Chunxiao XingTsinghua UniversityChina
Zhenning (Jimmy) XuUniversity of Southern MaineUSA
En ZhuSoutheast UniversityChina

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

Please click here to log in your PC account for SEBD 2017.

Workshop Venue

SEBD 2017 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2017 at Prague, Czech Republic. Please visit the QRS 17 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Dr. Jian Wang at or Dr. Guigang Zhang at

SEBD 2017 Program

  Click here to download the conference program.