Aims and scope

The journal of Data Science and Engineering (DSE) responds to the remarkable change in the focus of information technology development from CPU-intensive computation to data-intensive computation, where the effective application of data, especially big data, becomes vital. The emerging discipline data science and engineering, an interdisciplinary field integrating theories and methods from computer science, statistics, information science, and other fields, focuses on the foundations and engineering of efficient and effective techniques and systems for data collection and management, for data integration and correlation, for information and knowledge extraction from massive data sets, and for data use in different application domains.

Focusing on the theoretical background and advanced engineering approaches, DSE aims to offer a prime forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge in this rapidly growing area. It provides in-depth coverage of the latest advances in the closely related fields of data science and data engineering. More specifically, DSE covers four areas: (i) the data itself, i.e., the nature and quality of the data, especially big data; (ii) the principles of information extraction from data, especially big data; (iii) the theory behind data-intensive computing; and (iv) the techniques and systems used to analyze and manage big data. DSE welcomes papers that explore the above subjects. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

(a) the nature and quality of data,

(b) the computational complexity of data-intensive computing,

(c) new methods for the design and analysis of the algorithms for solving problems with big data input,

(d) collection and integration of data collected from internet and sensing devises or sensor networks,

(e) representation, modeling, and visualization of big data,

(f) storage, transmission, and management of big data,

(g) methods and algorithms of data intensive computing, such as

  • mining big data,
  • online analysis processing of big data,
  • big data-based machine learning,
  • big data based decision-making,
  • statistical computation of big data,
  • graph-theoretic computation of big data,
  • linear algebraic computation of big data, and
  • big data-based optimization.

(h) hardware systems and software systems for data-intensive computing,

(i) data security, privacy, and trust, and

(j) novel applications of big data.