[PlanetKR] Deadline Approaching: PODS 2016 CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS (Second submission cycle)

Paris Koutris paris at cs.wisc.edu
Wed Nov 25 10:24:58 EST 2015


June 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA


   Moshe Vardi (Rice University)

   Sara Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
   Frank Neven (Hasselt University)

   This year, PODS will feature the inaugural Gems of PODS event.
   The Gems of PODS event features topics and results in PODS that have
   been highly influential beyond the PODS community. This year, our
   two Gems of PODS speakers are:
      Ronald Fagin (IBM Almaden Research Center)
      Georg Gottlob (Oxford University)

A special event in honor of Ronald Fagin's influential and long-lasting
research contributions to the principles of database systems will be
also held in this year's conference.


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

For the 35th 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
- new formal frameworks that aim at providing the basis for deeper
  theoretical investigation of important emerging issues in data
  management; and
- validation of theoretical approaches from the lens of practical
  applicability in data management.

TOPICS that fit the interests of the symposium include the following:

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


Program Chair
Wang-Chiew Tan (UC Santa Cruz)

Program Committee Members
Pankaj Agarwal (Duke University, USA)
Marcelo Arenas (PUC Chile, Chile)
Michael Benedikt (Oxford University, UK)
Graham Cormode (University of Warwick, UK)
Claire David (Université Paris Est, France)
Daniel Deutch (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Alin Deutsch (UC San Diego, USA)
Wenfei Fan (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Enrico Franconi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
André Hernich (University of Liverpool, UK)
Kobbi Nissim (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
Christopher Ré (Stanford University, USA)
Sudeepa Roy (Duke University, USA)
Pierre Senellart (Télécom ParisTech & National University of Singapore)
Cristina Sirangelo (ENS-Cachan, France)
Slawek Staworko (University of Lille 3, France & University of Edinburgh,
Dan Suciu (University of Washington, USA)
Kunal Talwar (Google, USA)
Yufei Tao (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Jan Van den Bussche (Hasselt University, Belgium)
David Woodruff (IBM Almaden, USA)

PODS General Chair
Tova Milo (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Proceedings & Publicity Chair
Paraschos Koutris (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)


Submitted papers should be at most twelve pages, excluding bibliography,
using reasonable page layout and font size of at least 10pt (note that
the SIGMOD style file does not have to be followed). Additional details
may be included in an appendix, which, however, will be read at the
discretion of the program committee. Papers that are longer than twelve
pages (excluding the appendix) or in font size smaller than 10pt risk
rejection without consideration of their merits. The submission process
will be through the Web at
http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pods2016. Note that, unlike the
SIGMOD conference, 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


Dates for first submission cycle:
October 2, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Abstract submission
October 9, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Paper submission
December 18, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Accept/Reject/Revise notification
January 29, 2016, 4:59pm PST: Revised submission
March 4, 2016:, 4:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification

Dates for second submission cycle:
November 27, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Abstract submission
December 4, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Paper submission
March 4, 2016, 4:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification


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 degree. 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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