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 25th edition, original research papers providing new insights in the specification, design, or implementation of data management tools are called for. Topics that fit the interests of the symposium include the following (as they pertain to databases):
Papers should be at most ten pages, using reasonable page layout and font size. Additional details may be included in an appendix, which, however, will be read at the discretion of the program committee.
Submissions are made through the Web at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/PODS06/. Title, short abstract, and an indication of the topics of the paper must be submitted by 1 December 2005, 23:59 Seattle time. The paper, in PDF, must be uploaded by 8 December 2005, 23:59 Seattle time.
Short abstracts by 1 December 2005, 23:59 Seattle time
Paper submissions by 8 December 2005, 23:59 Seattle time
Notification by 23 February 2006, correction: 28 February 2006
Camera-ready copy by 31 March 2006
An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the program committee.
There will also be an award for the best submission, as judged by the program committee, written solely by authors who have never published in earlier PODS proceedings.
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.