[DL] PODS 2015 1st Call for Papers - Deadline first submission cycle: October 3-10, 2014

Montali Marco(A) montali at inf.unibz.it
Sat Jul 12 23:15:02 CEST 2014



June 1-3, 2015, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The PODS symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD
conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the
communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of data
management, traditional or non-traditional (see

For the 34th edition, PODS aims at broadening its scope, and calls for
research papers providing original, substantial contributions along
one or more of the following aspects: 
- deep theoretical exploration of topical areas central to data
- new formal frameworks that aim at providing the basis for deeper
 theoretical investigation of important emerging issues in data
 management; and
- validation of theoretical approaches from the lens of practical
 applicability in data management.

TOPICS that fit the interests of the symposium include the following:

- design, semantics, and optimization of query and database languages
- data modeling; data structures and algorithms for data management
- query languages and models for tree- and graph-structured data (including RDF)
- search query languages (including techniques from information retrieval)
- approximate query answering
- model theory, logics, algebras and computational complexity
- dynamic aspects of databases (updates, views)
- foundations of "big data" and "small data", and support for data analytics
- streaming data; real-time and sensor data
- data-centric (business) process management, workflows, web services
- automated verification and synthesis of data-driven and data-centric systems
- incompleteness, inconsistency, and uncertainty in databases
- constraint specification, reasoning, and mining
- metadata management; querying and reasoning over data and metadata
- semantic, linked, networked, and crowdsourced data
- data and knowledge integration and exchange
- distributed and parallel data management and query processing; cloud computing
- domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial, temporal, text)
- mining and learning of data models and queries
- schema and query extraction
- privacy; security; provenance


Program Chair 
Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)

Program Committee
Peyman Afshani <peyman at madalgo.au.dk> (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Edith Cohen <edith at cohenwang.com> (Microsoft Research, USA)
Cynthia Dwork <dwork at microsoft.com> (Microsoft Research, USA)
Minos Garofalakis <minos at softnet.tuc.gr> (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
Lukasz Golab <lgolab at uwaterloo.ca> (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Gianluigi Greco <ggreco at mat.unical.it> (University of Calabria, Italy)
Benny Kimelfeld <bennyk at gmail.com> (LogicBlox, USA)
Leonid Libkin <libkin at inf.ed.ac.uk> (University of Edinbourgh, UK)
Carsten Lutz <clu at informatik.uni-bremen.de> (University of Bremen, Germany)
Ioana Manolescu <ioana.manolescu at inria.fr> (INRIA Saclay Ile-de-France, France)
Yakov Nekrich <yakov.nekrich at googlemail.com> (University of Kansas, USA)
Dan Olteanu <dan.olteanu at cs.ox.ac.uk> (University of Oxford, UK)
Jeff M. Phillips <jeffp at cs.utah.edu> (University of Utah, USA)
Reinhard Pichler <pichler at dbai.tuwien.ac.at> (Technical University Vienna, Austria)
Riccardo Rosati <rosati at dis.uniroma1.it> (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Mantas Simkus <simkus at dbai.tuwien.ac.at> (Technical University Vienna, Austria)
Cristina Sirangelo <cristina.sirangelo at lsv.ens-cachan.fr> (ENS Cachan, France)
Jianwen Su <su at cs.ucsb.edu> (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
Yannis Theodoridis <ytheod at unipi.gr> (University of Pyraeus, Greece)
Stijn Vansummeren <stijn.vansummeren at ulb.ac.be> (University Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium)
Rossano Venturini <rossano at di.unipi.it> (University of Pisa, Italy)
Limsoon Wong <WongLS at comp.nus.edu.sg> (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

PODS General Chair 
Tova Milo (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Proceedings & Publicity Chair 
Marco Montali (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)


Submitted papers should be at most twelve pages, including
bibliography, using reasonable page layout and font size of at least
10pt (note that the SIGMOD style file does not have to be followed).
Additional details may be included in an appendix, which, however,
will be read at the discretion of the PC. Papers longer than twelve
pages (excluding the appendix) or in font size smaller than 10pt risk
rejection without consideration of their merits.  The submission
process will be through the EasyChair website:

Note that, unlike the SIGMOD conference, PODS does not use
double-blind reviewing, and therefore PODS submissions should have the
names and affiliations of authors listed on the paper.

The results must be unpublished and not submitted elsewhere, including
the formal proceedings of other symposia or workshops.  Authors of an
accepted paper will be expected to sign copyright release forms, and
one author is expected to present it at the conference.


Unlike previous PODS conferences, there are two submission deadlines
as below.  The first submission cycle involves two rounds of reviewing
to allow for revisions, while the second submission cycle involves a
single round of reviewing, as for previous PODS conferences.  Papers
submitted in the first cycle are not allowed to be re-submitted in the
second cycle.

First submission cycle:
Oct.  3, 2014: Research paper abstracts due
Oct. 10, 2014: Research paper submissions due
Dec. 19, 2014: Notification of acceptance, rejection, or resubmission
Jan. 30, 2015: Revised submissions due
Mar.  9, 2015: Notification of acceptance or rejection
Mar. 22, 2015: Camera-ready due

Second submission cycle:
Nov. 28, 2014: Research paper abstracts due
Dec.  5, 2014: Research paper submissions due
Feb. 20, 2015: Notification of acceptance or rejection
Mar. 22, 2015: Camera-ready due


Best Paper Award: An award will be given to the best submission, as
judged by the PC.

Best Student Paper Award: There will also be an award for the best
submission, as judged by the PC, written by a student or exclusively
by students. An author is considered as a student if at the time of
submission, the author is enrolled in a program at a university or
institution leading to a doctoral/master's/bachelor's degree.

The PC reserves the right to give both awards to the same paper, not
to give an award, or to split an award among several papers.  Papers
authored or co-authored by PC members are not eligible for an award.

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