Industrial Track Talks Formatting Instructions

The industrial track is the forum for high quality presentations on innovative commercial software for all facets of information technology. These include significant applications leveraging database technology and information retrieval, innovations in commercial database management systems software and middleware, and benchmarking. Submissions that do not relate to commercial software (or industrial-strength prototypes in wide use) are discouraged. We invite proposals for individual talks for the industrial track to be submitted electronically via the industrial track submission website. A talk proposal consists of a 500 word abstract. The proposal needs to identify the URL of the specific product (or prototype) or of a document. Reviews will not be provided for talk proposals. The industrial track committee will contact potential speakers upon review of proposals for further details and evaluation. Invitation for a talk may or may not result in a paper published in the conference. This decision will be at the discretion of the industrial track PC. We also invite proposals for entire sessions, to be sent by email to the Industrial Program Chair. Such proposals should be about a coherent theme of relevance to the data management industry and identify the speakers in the session. The deadline for the submissions is November 29, 2005 9pm Pacific Time.

Industrial Track Program Committee

Chair: Alon Halevy (Google and University of Washington)

Members: David DeWitt (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison)
Daniela Florescu (Oracle)
Jim Gray (Microsoft Research)
Yossi Matias (HyperRoll and Tel-Aviv University)
Hamid Pirahesh (IBM Almaden research Center)
Anand Rajaraman (Cambrian Ventures)