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ICDE PhD Workshop


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ICDE 2011 Ph.D. Workshop – Call for Papers


Aims and Scope

The ICDE 2011 Ph.D. Workshop will bring together Ph.D. students working on topics related to the ICDE Conference series. The goal is to provide a forum for Ph.D. students to present ongoing research in a collaborative environment and share ideas with other young researchers in an international atmosphere. Participants will discuss their research ideas and results, and receive constructive feedback from an audience consisting of their peers as well as more senior researchers in their respective research areas. It will be an excellent opportunity for developing links and person-to-person networks which will be beneficial to our field and rewarding to the Ph.D. students. Furthermore, the workshop will include researchers with experience in supervising and examining Ph.D. students, to provide feedback and advice to the participants. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE, as an ICDE workshop, and will be indexed by DBLP and IEEE Xplore.

The PhD Workshop welcomes RESEARCH-IN-PROGRESS papers on topics from all areas of database technology and theory. Papers of the maturity of PhD proposals are already welcome as the ensuing discussions in the workshop should help the students to further focus their topics and research approach.

The following topics below are just a sample of familiar themes; we encourage and expect papers on many other data-centric topics as well. 

  • Systems for Data Management: especially distributed, Web and Cloud oriented data system architectures, storage, replication and consistency; physical representations.
  • Data security and privacy: Focusing on at least one of the system, social, and legal points of view.
  • Scalable Data Analysis: queries and search including reasoning approaches; approximate querying and social adaptations; scalable statistical methods.
  • Data-Centric Programming: service oriented architectures and service oriented programming.
  • Performance and Evaluation: benchmarking methodologies; experimental set-ups at scale.
  • Domain-Specific Data Management: methods and systems for science, engineering; mobility, ubiquitous computing, sensors; developing regions, etc.
  • User Interfaces and Social Data: data visualization; collaborative data analysis and curation.


Submission Requirements

Only active Ph.D. students are eligible to submit, and topics are restricted to their doctoral work. Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervised by ...") on the paper, under the author's name. Advisors may offer some help, but the submission should be primarily written by the Ph.D. student and must be presented by the Ph.D. student.

The submissions should address doctoral research work, i.e., present the performed as well as planned work on a specific research question tackled in the context of a Ph.D. project. Therefore, the following aspects should be covered:

  • A clear description of the research question
  • A summary of existing solutions
  • Ideas (and possibly preliminary results) on how to solve the research question
  • A description of the methods applied to approach and validate the proposed solution
  • A discussion of the differences and advantages of the suggested solution compared to existing work

All submissions should be PDF files in IEEE format, as specified by ICDE, and are limited to 4 pages. Submissions should be done via CMT at


Important Dates (New Deadlines !!)

Deadline for Submission: November 15th, 2010

Notification of Authors: December 20th, 2010

Camera Ready Version: January 14th, 2011

Date of Workshop: April 11, 2011 (new date !!)


Program Committee

Program Co-Chairs

  • Erich J. Neuhold, University Vienna
  • Wolf Siberski, L3S Research Center, Hannover

Program Committee

  • Karl Aberer (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Stefano Ceri (Politecnico die Milano, Italy)
  • Brian Cooper (Google, USA)
  • Christoph Freytag (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Stratos Idreos (CWI, Netherlands)
  • Paul Larson (Microsoft, USA)
  • Dimitris Skoutas (L3S Research Center, Germany)
  • Kyu-Young Whang (KAIST, Korea)