EDBT 2018 Research Track Call for Papers

The International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT) is a leading international forum for database researchers, developers, and users to present and discuss cutting-edge ideas, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences related to data management. Data management is an essential enabling technology for scientific, business, and social communities. Data management technology is driven by the requirements of applications across many scientific, business and social communities, and runs on diverse technical platforms associated with the web, enterprises, clouds and mobile devices. The database community has a continuing tradition of contributing with models, algorithms and architectures to the set of tools and applications that enable day-to-day functioning of our societies. Faced with the broad challenges of todays applications, data management technology constantly broadens its reach, exploiting new hardware and software to achieve innovative results.

EDBT 2018, which will be held in beautiful Vienna, Austria on March 26-29, 2018 (http://edbticdt2018.at), invites submissions of original research contributions, as well as descriptions of industrial and application results, and proposals for tutorials and demonstrations. Industrial, demo, tutorial, and short paper submissions will be the subjects of further CFPs.

Topics of interest for regular research papers

We encourage submissions of research papers related to all aspects of data management defined broadly, and particularly encourage work on topics of emerging interest in the database research and development communities.

We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Availability, reliability, and scalability
  • Big data storage, processing and transformation
  • Complex event processing and data streams
  • Concurrency control, recovery, and transaction management
  • Data management in clouds
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Data quality, curation, and provenance
  • Data warehousing, large-scale analytics and ETL tools
  • Emerging hardware and in-memory databases
  • Experiments and analysis
  • Graph databases and semantic web
  • Heterogeneous databases, data integration
  • Middleware and workflow management
  • Parallel, distributed and grid data management
  • Privacy, trust and security in databases
  • Query processing and optimization
  • Scientific and statistical databases
  • Semi-structured and linked data management
  • Sensor and mobile data management
  • Social networks and crowdsourcing
  • Spatial, temporal, and geographic databases
  • Text databases and information retrieval
  • Tuning, monitoring, benchmarking and performance evaluation
  • User interfaces and data visualization

Note that EDBT 2018 also invites the submission of Experiments and Analyses (E&A) papers. E&A submissions focus on a comprehensive and detailed performance evaluation, appropriate methodology, and a fair assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of ideas published in previous work. The scientific contribution of an E&A paper lies in providing new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of existing methods rather than providing new methods. Papers proposing new solutions should be submitted to the regular research track. E&A papers are reviewed by the same program committee as the other research papers, but will be evaluated and assessed as appropriate for E&A papers.

Submission guidelines

All submissions will be electronic via CMT (see link).

Regular research papers have a page limit of 12 pages.

For further information on the conference, venue, further CfPs, formatting instructions, submission guidelines, please refer to the EDBT 2018 website.


Conflicts of interest (COI)

When submitting a research paper, the submission site will request information about conflicts of interest of the paper’s authors with program committee (PC) members. It is the full responsibility of all authors of a paper to identify all and only their PC members they have a COI with as defined below. Papers with incorrect or incomplete COI information at the time when submission closes are rejected.

A paper author has a conflict of interest with a PC member when, and only when, one or more of the following conditions holds:

  • The PC member is a co-author of the paper.
  • The PC member has been a co-worker in the same company or university within the past two years.
  • The PC member has been a collaborator within the past two years.
  • The PC member is or was the author's primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The author is or was the PC member's primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The PC member is a relative or close personal friend of the author.

Duplicate submissions and novelty requirements

A research paper submitted to EDBT 2018 cannot be under review for any other publishing forum or presentation venue, including conferences, workshops, and journals, during the time it is being considered for EDBT. Furthermore, after you submit a research paper to EDBT, you must await the response from EDBT and only resubmit elsewhere if your paper is rejected (or withdrawn at your request) from EDBT.

All research papers submitted to EDBT 2018 must present substantial novel research not described in any prior publication. A prior publication is either (a) a paper of five pages or more presented, or accepted for presentation, at a refereed conference or workshop with proceedings or (b) an article published, or accepted for publication, in a refereed journal. If a EDBT 2018 submission has overlap with a prior publication, the submission must cite the prior publication.

Any violation of this policy will result in the immediate rejection of the submission.

Length, file type, and formatting

Length: Regular research papers and Experiments and Analyses papers have a page limit of 12 pages.

File type: Each research paper is to be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for A4 paper and no more than 5 MB in file size. Submitted papers must print without difficulty on a variety of printers, using Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their submitted PDF file will print easily on simple default configurations.

Formatting: Research papers must follow the ACM Proceedings Format. Please make sure you are using the latest 2017 version. Modified ACM LaTeX2e style files with ISBN and copyright information for EDBT 2018 can be downloaded here: acmart-edbt2018.cls, sample-edbt2018.pdf, sample-edbt2018.tex. The font size, margins, inter-column spacing, and line spacing in the templates must be kept unchanged.

Any submitted paper violating the length, file type, or formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

Important Dates

The conference will take place on March 26–29, 2018.

For regular papers, the submission deadlines of EDBT 2018 are as follows:

Abstract Full Paper Notification Camera-ready copy
October 6, 2017 October 12, 2017 November 17, 2017 January 29, 2018

Deadlines expire at 5pm, PT.

We very much look forward to your submissions.

Michael Böhlen, PC Chair
Reinhard Pichler, General Chair