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VLDB 2009 : 35th International Conference on Veay Large Data Bases


Conference Series : Very Large Data Bases
When Aug 24, 2009 - Aug 28, 2009
Where Lyon, France
Abstract Registration Due Mar 13, 2009
Submission Deadline Mar 20, 2009
Notification Due May 29, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 20, 2009
Categories    databases

Call For Papers

VLDB 2009 calls for outstanding research papers as well as proposals for demonstrations. Tutorial proposals on all topics that will be of particular interest for the community are welcome. VLDB 2009 also strongly encourages the submission of workshop proposals on challenging topics in areas related to the VLDB focus.

Papers must be submitted electronically. Please check this website regularly for updated information on the paper submission procedure.

Topics of Interest

VLDB 2009 will be organized into three tracks, each with its own Program Committee:

1. Core Database Technology
2. Infrastructure for Information Systems
3. Industrial, Applications, and Experience

The Core Database Technology Track will evaluate papers on technologies intended to be incorporated within the database system itself. The topics of interest to this track include (but are not limited to):

* Active Databases
* Benchmarking and Performance
* Concurrency Control and Recovery
* Data Models and Languages
* Database Administration and Manageability
* Database Indexing and Search
* Database Performance and Evaluation
* Embedded and Mobile Databases
* Engine-based Views, Replication, and Caching
* Fuzzy, Probabilistic, and Approximate Data
* Image, Text, and Multimedia Databases
* Native Semi-Structured Data and XML
* Parallel, Distributed, and Grid Databases
* Private and Secure Databases
* Query Processing and Optimization
* Real-Time Databases
* Reliable and Robust Databases
* Spatial and Temporal Databases
* Stream Databases

The Information Infrastructure Track covers all aspects of data management not implemented within a conventional database engine. The topics covered by this track include (but are not limited to):

* Content Delivery Networks
* Database Services and Applications
* Data Design, Evolution and Migration
* Data Management in Computational Science
* Data Mining
* Data Quality and Semantics
* Heterogeneous and Federated DBMS (Interoperability)
* Information Filtering and Dissemination
* Information Integration and Retrieval
* Meta-data Management
* Middleware Platforms for Data Management
* Mobile Data Management
* Novel/Advanced Applications
* On-Line Analytic Processing
* P2P and Networked Data Management
* Profile-based Data Management
* Provenance management
* Scientific Databases
* Sensor Networks
* User Interfaces and Visualization
* Web Replication and Caching
* Web Services and Web Service Composition
* XML Middleware Platforms
* Social Systems and Recommendations

The Industrial, Applications, and Experience Track covers innovative commercial database implementations, novel applications of database technology, and experience in applying recent research advances to practical situations, in any of the following example areas (or, in other areas where data management is important):

* Adapting DB Technology to Industrial Settings and Requirements
* Application Areas (Government, Finance, Humanities, Telecommunications, Home and Personal Computing, ...)
* Bio-Informatics/Life Sciences
* Business Process Engineering and Execution Support
* Data Management for Developing Countries
* Digital Libraries/Document Management
* Electronic Commerce
* Engineering Information Systems
* Enterprise Data Management
* Enterprise Resource Planning
* Environmental Management
* Experiences in Using DB Technology
* Geographic Information Systems
* Industrial-Strength Systems based on DB Technology
* Mobile Computing
* Medical Systems
* Reporting of Pitfalls and Difficulties
* Retail Systems
* Self-Managing Systems
* System Design and Implementation using DB Technology

In some cases, material might cut across more than one of the tracks, and indeed we strongly encourage papers that pursue some of the ties between them. As submissions will be judged by their appropriateness for the track in which they are being evaluated, appropriate placement of papers is important. If in doubt, please contact one of the PC chairs. The program committee reserves the right to move papers between the PCs to ensure the fairest possible evaluation.

Paper Submission Guidelines
Research Papers

Papers must adhere to the conference's duplicate submission policy, must be formatted according to the conference's camera-ready format, and are limited to 12 pages. Paper submission must be done electronically using the conference management tools for the Core Database Technology or the Infrastructure for Information Systems track. For each paper, its authors must submit an abstract by March 13, 2009 (5:00pm GMT). The full paper must subsequently be submitted electronically, in pdf format, by March 20, 2009 (5:00pm GMT).
Industrial, Applications, and Experience Papers

Full papers or extended abstracts must be submitted electronically, in pdf format, by March 20, 2009 (5:00pm GMT) using the conference management tool. The conference's duplicate submission policy and the formatting requirements also apply. In particular, each paper must be formatted according to the conference's camera-ready format and the page length is restricted to at most 12 pages.
Experiments and Analyses Papers

Database management has been an active area of research for several decades. This special topic aims to meet needs for consolidation of a maturing research area by providing a prestigious forum for in-depth analytical or empirical studies and comparisons of existing techniques. The expected contribution of an Experiments and Analyses (E&A) paper is new, independent, comprehensive and reproducible evaluations and comparisons of existing data management techniques. Thus, the intended contribution of an E&A paper is not a new algorithm or technique but rather further insight into the state-of-the-art by means of careful, systematic, and scientific evaluation. Comparisons of algorithmic techniques must either use best-effort re-implementations based on the original papers, or use existing implementations from the original authors, if publicly available. The program committee will create a shortlist of E&A submissions that will be accepted tentatively for publication. These papers will then enter into a rebuttal phase with the authors and inventors or acknowledged experts of the techniques being evaluated, moderated by one of the reviewers. The program committee may require the authors to include feedback from the rebuttal phase as a condition of final acceptance. Submissions should be 3-12 pages long; authors are encouraged to keep their submissions short and concise. Formatting requirements are the same as for other research papers. This special topic is only happening for the second time and may significantly change or be discontinued in future VLDB conferences.

Proposals must be submitted electronically through the conference management system by March 20, 2009 (5:00pm GMT).
PhD Workshop Papers

Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, by April 20, 2009 (5PM GMT), using the conference management tool. Each paper must be formatted according to the conference's camera-ready format and must be at most 6 pages in length. Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must be clearly marked
("supervised by ...") on the paper, under the author's name.

We welcome submissions from students that are enrolled in a PhD program and who are working on topics relevance to those covered by the VLDB conference. We particularly encourage submissions from students who are at the last stages of their doctoral work, and who can therefore present a more "complete" story about their thesis, as well as students who are in the beginning stages of their work and thus have a significant "future work" component. The former category will have the opportunity to showcase theses to a wider audience in preparation for a job search, whereas the latter can obtain valuable feedback about their upcoming research plans.

Proposal Guidelines
Demonstration Proposals

Demonstration proposals must be submitted electronically, in pdf format, by March 20, 2009 (5:00pm GMT) using the conference management tool. Proposals should be focused on new database technology, advances in applying databases,or innovative use of database techniques. Proposals must be submitted in camera-ready format and are limited to 4 pages. They should describe the demonstrated system, indicate what is going to be demonstrated, and state the significance of the contribution to database technology or applications. Proposals must not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Demonstration papers will appear in the proceedings.
Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals must clearly identify the intended audience and its assumed background. Tutorials whose audience is broader than the database research community are encouraged. Proposals must be no more than 5 pages and must provide a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope. The intended length of the tutorial (1.5 or 3 hours) should also be indicated, together with justification that a high-quality presentation will be achieved within the chosen time period and the indication of the main learning outcomes. Proposals should also include contact information (name, email, address, telephone number, and FAX number) and a brief bio of the presenters. If the proposed tutorial has been given previously, the proposal should include where the tutorial has been given and how it will be modified for VLDB 2009.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by April 3, 2009 (5:00pm GMT) via email to Anastasia Ailamaki ( and Catriel Beeri ( Tutorial presentations will be published and made available to VLDB participants.
Workshop Proposals

VLDB 2009 will again feature a number of co-located workshops. A workshop proposal should be no more than 5 pages and should include the workshop title, technical description of the the topic and issues, justification, chairs, potential program committee members, duration and history (if any) of the workshop. Proposals should be submitted by January 31, 2009 (5:00pm GMT) via email to Juliana Freire ( and Yufei Tao ( The subject of the email should be prepended by "VLDB 2009 workshop proposal".

VLDB 2009 offers the usual serviced workshops, where registration, catering, room allocation and audio/visual will be organized by the conference organizers. The serviced workshops will take place on August 24 (Monday) before the conference, and on August 28 (Friday) after the conference. The workshops will be hosted at the conference venue. Workshop proposals may have any duration from half-a-day to 1 days. Please indicate your preference for a date. Note that proposals must be unconditional concerning scheduling. It is very likely that some workshops will not get their preferred date.
Panel Proposals

Panels should address timely and, preferably, controversial issues and must be debate-oriented rather than a series of short presentations. A proposal should include the topic title; a short statement about the importance and relevance of the panel and the potential issues of controversy; a tentative list of questions that will be posed to the panelists; a list of confirmed participants along with their affiliations (need not be complete); and a short bio of each participant. Proposals must be submitted electronically by April 3, 2009 to the Panel Co-Chairs (Phil Bernstein (, Stefano Ceri (, Sunita Sarawagi ( Feel free to contact the chairs before sending a proposal to discuss the proposed topic. Short panel summaries will appear in the proceedings.

Important Dates

Workshop proposal deadline:
January 31, 2009 (5:00pm GMT)

Abstract submission deadline:
March 13, 2009 (5:00pm GMT)

Paper and Demonstration submission deadline:
March 20, 2009 (5:00pm GMT)

Tutorial submission deadline:
April 3, 2009 (5:00pm GMT)

Panel submission deadline:
April 3, 2009 (5:00pm GMT)

PhD Workshop submission deadline:
April 17, 2009 (5:00pm GMT)

Author Feedback for the IIS and Core tracks:
May 7-11, 2009

Author notification:
May 29, 2009

Camera-ready papers due:
June 20, 2009

Conference Dates:
August 24-28, 2009

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