PODS: Symposium on Principles of Database Systems



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Event When Where Deadline
PODS 2018 PODS 2018 - Principles Of Database Systems
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 13, 2018 Houston, Texas, USA TBD
PODS 2017 36th ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI Symposium on Principles of Database Systems
May 14, 2017 - May 19, 2017 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Dec 18, 2016 (Dec 11, 2016)
PODS 2014 33rd ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles Of Database Systems
Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 25, 2014 Snowbird, Utah, USA Dec 2, 2013 (Nov 25, 2013)
PODS 2013 32nd ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles Of Database Systems
Jun 24, 2013 - Jun 26, 2013 New York, New York, USA Nov 28, 2012
PODS 2012 31st ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems
May 21, 2012 - May 23, 2012 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Nov 27, 2011 (Nov 20, 2011)
PODS 2011 30th ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems
Jun 13, 2011 - Jun 15, 2011 Athens, Greece Dec 14, 2010 (Dec 7, 2010)
PODS 2009 ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems
Jun 29, 2009 - Jul 2, 2009 Providence, Rhode Island, USA Dec 8, 2008 (Dec 1, 2008)
PODS 2008 ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems
Jun 9, 2008 - Jun 12, 2008 Vancouver, Canada Nov 28, 2007

Present CFP : 2018


June 11 - June 13, 2018, Houston, Texas, USA


PODS has two rounds of submissions (see dates below).

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 http://www.sigmod.org/the-pods-pages/the-pods-pages).

For the 37th edition, PODS continues to aim to broaden 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 management;
- new formal frameworks that aim at providing the basis for deeper theoretical investigation of important emerging issues in data management;
- validation of established theoretical approaches from the lens of practical applicability in data management. Papers in this track should provide an experimental evaluation that gives new insight in established theories. Besides, they should provide a clear message to the database theory community as to which aspects need further (theoretical) investigation, based on the experimental findings.

TOPICS that fit the interests of the symposium include, but are not limited to:

- concurrency & recovery, distributed/parallel databases, cloud computing
- data and knowledge integration and exchange, data provenance, views and data warehouses, metadata management
- data-centric (business) process management, workflows, web services
- data management and machine learning
- data mining, information extraction, search
- data models, data structures, algorithms for data management
- data privacy and security, human-related data and ethics
- data streams
- design, semantics, query languages
- domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial, temporal, text)
- graph databases and (semantic) Web data
- incompleteness, inconsistency, uncertainty in data management
- knowledge-enriched data management
- model theory, logics, algebras, computational complexity


Program Chair:
Marcelo Arenas
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Program Committee:
Marcelo Arenas (Chair, Pontificia Univ. Catolica)
Edith Cohen (Google & Tel Aviv Univ.)
Sara Cohen (The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)
Graham Cormode (Univ. of Warwick)
Arnaud Durand (Universite Paris-Diderot)
Ronald Fagin (IBM Research - Almaden)
Francois Goasdoue (Univ. Rennes)
Sudipto Guha (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Daniel Kifer (Pennsylvania State Univ.)
Paris Koutris (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
Domenico Lembo (Sapienza Univ. of Rome)
Nicola Leone (Univ. of Calabria)
Carsten Lutz (Universitat Bremen)
Wim Martens (Universitat Bayreuth)
Marco Montali (Free Univ. of Bozen - Bolzano)
Hung Q. Ngo (LogicBlox)
Magdalena Ortiz (Vienna Univ. of Technology)
Rasmus Pagh (IT Univ. of Copenhagen)
Andreas Pieris (Univ. of Edinburgh)
Sudeepa Roy (Duke Univ.)
Francesco Scarcello (Univ. of Calabria)
Srikanta Tirthapura (Iowa State Univ.)
Domagoj Vrgoc (Pontificia Univ. Catolica)
Ke Yi (Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Tech.)

PODS General Chair:
Jan Van den Bussche (Univ. of Hasselt)

Proceedings Chair:
Martin Ugarte ( Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

Publicity Chair:
Adrian Soto (Pontificia Univ. Catolica)


Submitted papers must be formatted using the designated style file (sig-alternate-10.cls) which uses 10pt font size and line spacing of 11pt using the "\documentclass{sig-alternate-10}" command in your LaTeX document. Submitted papers should be at most twelve pages, excluding bibliography. Additional details may be included in an appendix that should be incorporated at the submission time (online appendices are not allowed). However, such appendices will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Papers that are longer than twelve pages (excluding bibliography and the appendix) or in font size smaller than 10pt or with line spacing less than 11pt risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

The submission process is online, using https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pods2018. Notice that 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 of submitted paper 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.


First Submission Cycle:

Abstract submission: Jun 15, 2017
Paper submission: Jun 22, 2017
First notification: Aug 31, 2017
Revision deadline: Sep 28, 2017
Final notification: Nov 02, 2017

Second Submission Cycle:

Abstract submission: Dec 12, 2017
Paper submission: Dec 19, 2017
Final notification: Feb 27, 2018

All deadlines end at 11:59pm AoE.


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

Best Student Paper Award: There will also be an award for the best
submission, as judged by the program committee, 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

The program committee 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 program committee
members are not eligible for an award.

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