ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference
PODS Call For Papers
24th ACM SIGMOD -SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems
Baltimore, Maryland June 13-15, 2005
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):
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
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.
All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically.
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.