ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-15,2005 

PODS Call For Papers

24th ACM SIGMOD -SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems
Baltimore, Maryland June 13-15, 2005

  • Submission site is now available. See Submission Guidelines below.

The symposium invites papers on fundamental aspects of data management. Original research papers on the theory, design, specification, or implementation of data management tools are solicited. Papers emphasizing new topics or foundations of emerging areas are especially welcome. The symposium will be held in Baltimore, in conjunction with the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD'05).

Suggested topics include the following (this list is not exhaustive and the order does not reflect priorities):

  • Access Methods & Physical Design
  • Active Databases
  • Complexity & Performance Evaluation
  • Data Integration & Interoperability
  • Data Mining
  • Data Models
  • Data Stream Management
  • Databases & Information Retrieval
  • Deductive Databases & Knowledge Bases
  • Distributed Databases
  • Information Processing on the Web
  • Logic in Databases
  • Multimedia Databases
  • Object-oriented Databases
  • Querying XML & Semi structured Data
  • Query Languages
  • Query Optimization
  • Real-time Databases
  • Security and Privacy
  • Spatial & Temporal Databases
  • Transaction Management
  • Views & Warehousing
  • Web Services & Electronic Commerce
  • Workflow

Important Dates:

Paper abstracts due:

December 1, 2004 (8:59pm PST)

Full papers due:

December 8, 2004 (8:59pm PST)

Notification of acceptance/rejection:

February 23, 2005

Camera-ready due:

March 22, 2005


PODS General Chair: Georg Gottlob, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

PODS Program Chair: Foto Afrati, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

PODS Proceedings Chair: Chen Li, University of California at Irvine,USA

Electronic Proceedings Chair: Rada Chirkova, North Carolina State University, USA

PODS Publicity Chair: Frank Neven, University of Limburg LUC, Belgium

Program Committee:

  • Foto Afrati (chair), National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Diego Calvanese , Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
  • Jan Chomicki , University at Buffalo, USA
  • Minos Garofalakis , Bell Labs Lucent Technologies, USA
  • Dimitrios Gunopulos , University of California at Riverside, USA
  • Piotr Indyk, MIT, USA
  • Christoph Koch , Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Chen Li, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Heikki Mannila , University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Frank Neven , University of Limburg, Belgium
  • Yannis Papakonstantinou , University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Prabhakar Raghavan , Verity, USA
  • Raghu Ramakrishnan , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Michel De Rougemont , University of Paris II, France
  • Marie-Christine Rousset , University of Paris Sud, France
  • Luc Segoufin, INRIA, France
  • Timos Sellis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Labs Research, USA
  • Jianwen Su, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
  • Val Tannen, University of Pennsylvania , USA
  • Jeffrey D. Ullman, Stanford University, USA
  • Mihalis Yannakakis, Columbia University, USA

Submission format and instructions:

Authors are required to submit a paper title and short abstract (about 100 words) before submitting the paper. The address, telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address of the contact author should appear on the title page of the submission. Submissions should be limited to 10 pages (with font size at least 11 pts) and may consist of extended abstracts. Each submission must provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess its merits and should include appropriate references to and comparisons with the literature. It is recommended that each submission begins with a succinct statement of the problem, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance and relevance to the conference, all suited for the non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow. If the authors believe more details are necessary to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the committee. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Instructions for (electronic) submissions will be posted on PODS's home page.

Submission Guidelines

All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically.

  • Paper submission site Please note that you should register your paper with the submission site before December 1, 2004, even if the paper itself is not ready. You may upload the paper later on but not later than the deadline: December 8, 2004.


Best Newcomer Award : An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the program committee, written solely by authors who have never published in earlier PODS proceedings.

Best Paper Award: There will also be an award for the best of all papers submitted, as judged by the program committee.

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.