[PlanetKR] PODS 2017 - Call for Papers (1st submission cycle)

Paolo Guagliardo paolo.guagliardo at ed.ac.uk
Fri May 13 18:57:21 EST 2016


May 14-19, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


PODS has two rounds of submissions (see dates below). Note that the
1st round is moved earlier compared with the previous editions of
PODS. This is to better synchronize with the two deadlines of the ICDT
conference (see

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 36th 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 data management
- data and knowledge integration and exchange, data provenance, views
  and data warehouses, metadata management
- domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial,
  temporal, text)
- deductive databases
- data privacy and security
- databases and knowledge representation
- database aspects of machine learning


Program Chair
Floris Geerts (University of Antwerp, BE)

Program Committee Members
Leopoldo Bertossi (Carleton University, CA)
Meghyn Bienvenu (CNRS, University of Montpellier, FR)
Angela Bonifati (Université de Lyon, FR)
Andrea Calì (University of London, GB)
Rada Chirkova (NC State University, US)
Giuseppe De Giacomo (Sapienza Università di Roma, IT)
Ting Deng (Beihang University, CN)
Diego Figueira (CNRS, FR)
Georg Gottlob (Oxford University, GB)
Paraschos Koutris (University of Wisconsin-Madison, US)
Ioana Manolescu (INRIA and École Polytechnique, FR)
Andrew McGregor (University of Massachusetts, US)
Gerome Miklau (University of Massachusetts, US)
Jeff Phillips (University of Utah, US)
Andreas Pieris (Vienna University of Technology, AT)
Juan L. Reutter (Pontificia Universidad Católica, CH)
Thomas Schwentick (Universitt Dortmund, DE)
Francesco Silvestri (IT University of Copenhagen, DK)
Yufei Tao (Chinese University of Hong Kong, CN)
Stijn Vansummeren (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)
Jef Wijsen (Université de Mons, BE)
Qin Zhang (Indiana University Bloomington, US)

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

PODS Publicity Chair
Paolo Guagliardo (University of Edinburgh, UK)

PODS Proceedings Chair
Emanuel Sallinger (Oxford University, UK)


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, which, however, will be read at the discretion of the
PC. Papers that are longer than twelve pages (excluding 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 will be through the Web at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pods2017. 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 conference.


Dates for first submission cycle:

June 12, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Abstract submission
June 19, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Paper submission
August 28, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Accept/Reject/Revise notification
September 25, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Revision deadline
October 30, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification (Revisions)

Dates for second submission cycle:

December 11, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Abstract submission
December 18, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Paper submission
February 26, 2017, 11:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification
March 19, 2017, 11:59pm PST: Camera-ready deadline


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.


The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made
available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks
prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication
date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published
work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in
the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official
publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

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