BTW 2015 : Call for Papers
Call For Papers
Call for Papers
16th conference on Database Systems for Business, Technology, and Web
March 2nd-6th 2015, Hamburg
BTW 2015 is the 16th conference on "Database Systems for Business, Technology,
and Web" (BTW) held by the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) [German Informatics
Society] and will take place from March 2nd through March 6th 2015 at the
Universität Hamburg [University of Hamburg] in Germany.
For almost three decades, the BTW conference has been the central forum for the
German-speaking database community. Every two years, scientists, practitioners
and users meet here to exchange ideas on the many topics of database and
information system technology. The field of data management has undergone
considerable changes in recent years and many new challenges have risen, for
example storing, processing and utilizing vast amounts of unstructured data, as
they are generated in social networks or some scientific applications.
Furthermore, new architectural approaches using cloud environments for scalable
data management gain momentum and have not yet been fully explored.
The BTW conference addresses open challenges and possible solutions likewise.
Some of the various hot topics of this 2015 conference are: new hardware and
memory technologies, information extraction, information integration, big data
analytics, web data management, service-oriented computing and cloud computing.
Call for Papers
Big Data moves our society like no other topic of computer science. Big Data
includes all core issues of database technology: From the very
beginning, storage structures for the efficient management of very large data
volumes have been developed. The evolution of data models aims at the diversity
of structured and unstructured data objects in all application areas. Stream
and main memory databases enable the processing, aggregation and
analysis of faster and faster incoming objects. While the analysis of data with
their various query types requires new solutions at the upper end of the value
chain, new issues of reliability and protection of privacy in accessing the
data arise at the lower end. The wide range of challenges ranges from efficient
cloud-based global data centers to classical distributed architectures and down
to data management in the automotive domain, in smart phones and sensor nodes,
each with its own resource limitations, not least with regard to energy
Both theoretical and application-oriented scientific contributions on the
advancement of databases and information systems are accepted in the BTW 2015
scientific program. Contributions concerning the commercial use of database
and information system technology, experiences and current trends in the
industry are accepted in the industrial program. Results from student theses
can be presented in the student program. Furthermore, the best dissertations
of the last two years in the BTW topics of interest will be honored at the
conference. Recommendations for these awards are most welcome.
As with previous BTW conferences, both full papers (original contributions or
surveys) and short papers (about current projects and preliminary results of
ongoing research) are welcome.
Contributions are accepted in German or English and have to comply with the
layout guidelines. Full papers may be up to 20 pages, short papers up to 10
pages. Papers beyond the page limit will be rejected without review. A novelty
in the reviewing process is the second round of reviews to ensure that the
recommendations of the reviewers will be regarded in the final versions.
Accepted contributions will be published in GI Edition „Lecture Notes in
Contributions are submitted via ConfTool:
https://www.conftool.pro/btw-2015/ (scientific, industrial and student track!)
- The page limit is 20 pages for Full Papers and 10 pages for Short Papers.
- Contributions are accepted in German and English.
- Deadline: September 29th, 2014.
- Further details, Layout templates and guidelines can be found here:
29.09.2014 Submission of contributions
01.12.2014 Author notification
15.12.2014 Camera-ready contributions
04.-06.03.2015 Main conference
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Ritter
University of Hamburg, Germany
Department of Informatics
Databases and Information Systems (ISYS)
Scientific Program Chair
Prof. Dr. Thomas Seidl
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Department for Computer Science 9
Data Management and Data Exploration Group
For more information, visit http://btw-2015.de!