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Call for Papers: PODS Research

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 foundation of database systems. For the 28th edition, original research papers providing new insights in the specification, design, or implementation of data management tools are called for.

Topics of Interest

Topics that fit the interests of the symposium include the following (as they pertain to databases):

Algorithms; complexity; computational model theory; concurrency; constraints; data exchange; data integration; data mining; data modeling; data on the Web; data streams; data warehouses; distributed databases; information retrieval; knowledge bases; logic; multimedia; physical design; privacy; quantitative approaches; query languages; query optimization; real-time data; recovery; scientific data; security; semantic Web; semi-structured data; spatial data; temporal data; transactions; updates; views; Web services; workflows; XML.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers should be at most ten pages, 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. Formatting instructions can be accessed through the links on the right panel of this page. Papers longer than ten pages (excluding appendix) or in font size smaller than 10pt risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

The submission process will be through the submission website. Note that, unlike the SIGMOD conference, PODS does not use double-blind reviewing, and therefore PODS submissions should be eponymous (i.e., the names and affiliations of authors should be listed on the paper).

The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the formal proceedings of other symposia or workshops. All authors of accepted papers will be expected to sign copyright release forms. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to present it at the conference.

PODS Corrigenda

Starting in 2009, PODS will also accept corrigenda concerning papers that originally appeared in earlier proceedings of PODS. Submissions to PODS Corrigenda are subject to the same deadlines as PODS paper submissions and will be reviewed. Details are provided on this page.


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 exclusively by a student or students. An author is considered 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.

In order to be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, each author should send a letter by his/her school that verifies the student status at the time of submission. The letter should be sent to the PC chair:

Jianwen Su
Department of Computer Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110
Fax: +1 (805) 893-8553

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 PC members are not eligible for an award.

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