[DL] ICDT 2018: Call for papers and a new Reach-Out track

Yael Amsterdamer yael.amsterdamer at biu.ac.il
Thu Nov 10 20:49:11 CET 2016

**** Call for papers: outline ****
>>> 1 About ICDT: an annual conference on data management theory
>>> 2 ** New Reach-Out track **
>>> 3 Submission cycles and dates
>>> 4 Scope
>>> 5 Program Committee
>>> 6 Submission Instructions
>>> 7 Awards

>>> 1 About ICDT
ICDT is a series of international scientific conferences on research of data management theory (https://databasetheory.org/icdt-pages). Since 2009, it is annually and jointly held with EDBT (Extending DB Technology). The 21st edition of ICDT, in 2018, is planned to take place in Vienna, Austria.

>>> 2 ** New Reach-Out track **
Starting in 2018, ICDT will have a Reach-Out track (RO track for short), dedicated to (shorter, see below) papers that suggest novel important directions for database theory. In particular, we encourage submissions by researchers from neighboring communities that have the interest and background to push the agenda of database theory towards new problems in Database Systems, Operating Systems, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Programming Languages, Distributed Computing, and so on. 

   The RO track of ICDT 2018 is focused on the topic of "Foundations for Emerging Data Applications", targeting papers that lay the formal foundations of novel data models and/or novel operations/analyses that are driven by the plethora of data-centric applications in the era of Big Data.

>>> 3 Submission cycles and dates
ICDT has two submission cycles, the first providing the possibility of a revision. The four submission cycles of ICDT and its sibling conference PODS (ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems) are coordinated and interleaved, with the notification date of each cycle preceding the abstract deadline of the next cycle.

First cycle abstract deadline: March 18, 2017
Full paper submission deadline: March 25, 2017
Notification: May 29, 2017

Second cycle abstract deadline: September 11, 2017
Full paper submission deadline: September 18, 2017
Notification: November 27, 2017

>>> 4 Scope
Every topic related to the principles of data management is relevant to ICDT. Particularly welcome are contributions that connect data management to theoretical computer science, and those that connect database theory and database practice. Examples of relevant topics are:
- Data mining, information extraction, information retrieval, database aspects of machine learning
- Distributed and parallel databases, cloud computing
- Connections between databases and knowledge representation
- Graph databases, (semantic) Web data, Web services
- Data streams, sketching
- Data-centric (business) process management, workflows
- Data and knowledge integration and exchange, data provenance, views and data warehouses
- Domain-specific databases (multimedia, scientific, spatial, temporal, text)
- Deductive databases
- Data privacy and security, concurrency and recovery
- Data models, design, structures, semantics, query languages and algorithms for data management

>>> 5 Program Committee
Program Committee Chair:
Benny Kimelfeld (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Program Committee Members:
Antoine Amarilli (Institut Télécom; Télécom ParisTech; CNRS LTCI)
Yael Amsterdamer (Bar Ilan University)
Pablo Barceló (Universidad de Chile)
Keren Censor-Hillel (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Claire David (Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee)
Martin Grohe (RWTH Aachen)
Aidan Hogan (DCC, Universidad de Chile)
Benny Kimelfeld (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck, University of London)
Ilya Mironov (Google)
Filip Murlak (University of Warsaw)
Jelani Nelson (Harvard)
Matthias Niewerth (Uni Bayreuth)
Rasmus Pagh (IT University of Copenhagen)
Sudeepa Roy (Duke University)
Dan Suciu (University of Washington)
Yufei Tao (University of Queensland)
Jan Van den Bussche (Hasselt University & Transnational University of Limburg)
Stijn Vansummeren (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Victor Vianu (UC San Diego)
David P. Woodruff (IBM Almaden)

>>> 6 Submission Instructions
All submissions will be electronic via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdt2018.

   Papers must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess their merits. The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other symposia or workshops. 

    Papers must be submitted as PDF documents, using the LIPIcs style (http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics/instructions-for-authors). Page limitations, *excluding references*, are as follows.

     Regular submissions: at most 15 pages.
     RO-track submissions: at most 8 pages.

    Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which, however, will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

    The proceedings will appear in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl. This guarantees that the proceedings will be available online and free of charge, while the authors retain the rights over their work. 

    At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register at the conference and to present the paper.

>>> 7 Awards
An award will be given to the Best Paper. Also, an award will be given to the Best Newcomer Paper written by newcomers to the field of database theory. The latter award will preferentially be given to a paper written only by students; in that case the award will be called Best Student-Paper Award. The program committee reserves the following rights: not to give any award; to split an award among several papers; and to define the notion of a newcomer. Papers authored or co-authored by program committee members are not eligible for any award.

See more details at http://tinyurl.com/icdt2018

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