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DBPL 2020 : 18th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages


Conference Series : Database Programming Languages
When Sep 4, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Where Tokyo, Japan
Submission Deadline May 4, 2020
Notification Due Jun 28, 2020
Final Version Due Jul 26, 2020
Categories    databases   programming languages

Call For Papers

DBPL 2020: 18th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages
September 4, 2020. Tokyo, Japan (co-located with VLDB 2020)

First Call For Papers

Submission deadline: May 4, 2020

DBPL 2020 solicits theoretical and practical papers in all areas of Data-Centric Programming Languages.

For over 30 years, DBPL has established itself as the principal venue for publishing and discussing new ideas at the intersection of broadly understood databases and programming languages. Many key contributions in query languages for object-oriented data, persistent databases, nested relational data, and semistructured data, as well as fundamental ideas in types for query languages, were first announced at DBPL. Today, this creative research area is broadening into a subfield of data-centric computation, currently scattered among a range of venues. DBPL is an established destination for such new ideas and solicits submissions from researchers in databases, programming languages or any other community interested in the design, implementation or foundations of data-centric computation.

*IMPORTANT NOTE*: We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation from local authorities and the World Health Organization. The symposium is half a year away, and we are confident that COVID-19 emergency will pass over and the symposium will be held in September, as planned. And, if necessary, alternative solutions, such as postponement, remote presentations, etc will be looked into and identified.

Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include:
* Language-Integrated Query Mechanisms
* Emerging and Nontraditional Data Models
* Compiling Query Languages to Modern Hardware
* Data-Centric Programming Abstractions, Comprehensions, Monads
* Data Integration, Exchange, and Interoperability
* Data Synchronization and Bidirectional Transformations
* Declarative Data Centers (e.g., distributed query processing, serverless computing platforms, social computing platforms, etc)
* Language-Based Security in Data Management
* Managing Uncertain and Imprecise Information
* Metaprogramming and Heterogeneous Staged Computation
* Programming Language Support for Data-Centric Programming (e.g., databases, web programming, machine learning, etc)
* Query Compilation and In-memory Databases
* Query Language Design and Implementation
* Query Transformation and Optimization
* Schema Mapping and Metadata Management
* Semantics and Verification of Database Systems
* Stream Data Processing and Query Languages
* Type and Effect Systems for Data-Centric Programming


We invite submissions in two categories: full and short papers. Submissions in either category must be written in English and submitted, by the submission deadline, as PDF files formatted according to the EPTCS style. See

*Full papers* are expected to present original research or development. They should be no more than 12 pages long, excluding references. Each submission should begin with a succinct statement of the problem and the summary of main results. Authors may provide
more details to substantiate claims of the paper by including a clearly marked appendix at the end of the submission, which is not included in the page limit and is read at the discretion of the committee.

*Short papers* of at most 6 pages may describe work in progress, demos, research challenges or visions. Accepted short papers may be excluded from the formal proceedings at authors' request.

Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted.

Submission site:

Review is single-blind, so authors do not need to anonymize their submissions. PC submissions are allowed, except for the co-chairs.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: May 4, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)
Author notification: June 28, 2020
Final version due: July 26, 2020
Symposium: September 4, 2020

Yasunori Ishihara (Nanzan University, Japan)
Oleg Kiselyov (Tohoku University, Japan)

Program Committee
Alexander Alexandrov (VMWare, Bulgaria)
Aggelos Biboudis (EPFL, Switzerland)
George H. L. Fletcher (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
Torsten Grust (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
Hideyuki Kawashima (Keio University, Japan)
Hsiang-Shang Ko (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Sebastian Link (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Filip Murlak (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Sławek Staworko (University of Lille, France)

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