VLDB 2012 : 38th International Conference on Very Large Databases
Conference Series : Very Large Data Bases
Call For Papers
VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. It will cover current issues in data management, database and information systems research. Data management and databases remain among the main technological cornerstones of emerging applications of the twenty-first century.
VLDB 2012 will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey on August 27 - 31.
Research Track PVLDB Vol. 5 and VLDB 2012
We invite submissions of original research papers to the volume 5 of Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). Accepted papers will form the Research Track for the 2012 VLDB conference. Please read carefully, as the submission procedure and formatting guidelines for VLDB 2012 have changed from previous years.
The annual VLDB conference is a premier annual international forum for database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. PVLDB, established in 2008, is a scholarly journal for short and timely research papers, with a journal-style review and quality-assurance process. PVLDB is distinguished by a monthly submission process with rapid reviews. PVLDB issues are published regularly throughout the year. Your paper will appear in PVLDB a few weeks after acceptance, and possibly in advance of the VLDB conference. All accepted papers will both be published in PVLDB Vol. 5 and presented at the VLDB 2012 conference. At least one author of every submitted paper should plan to attend the VLDB conference if the paper is accepted.
PVLDB is the only submission channel for research papers to appear in the VLDB 2012 conference. More information on the submission guidelines and processes for this track may be found below. Information on other VLDB 2012 tracks will be released in coming months.
Topics of Interest
PVLDB welcomes original research papers on a broad range of topics related to data-centric computation, especially at scale. The themes and topics listed below are intended as a sample of familiar themes and topics; we encourage and expect papers on all data-centric topics.
Systems for Data Management: data system architecture; storage, replication and consistency; physical representations; query and dataflow processing
Scalable Data Analysis: complex queries and search; approximate querying; scalable statistical methods; management of uncertainty and reasoning at scale; data privacy and security
Management of Very Large Data Systems: availability; adaptivity and self-tuning; power management; virtualization
Data Models and Languages: XML and semi-structured data; multi-media, temporal and spatial data; declarative languages; language interfaces for databases;
Performance and Evaluation: benchmarking; experimental methodology at scale; scientific evaluation of complex data systems
Domain-Specific Data Management: methods and systems for science; developing regions; networks and mobility; ubiquitous computing; sensors databases
Management of Web and Heterogeneous Data: information extraction; information integration; meta-data management; data cleaning; service oriented architectures
User Interfaces and Social Data: data visualization; collaborative data analysis and curation; social networks; email and messaging analytics
Experiments and Analysis Track PVLDB Vol. 5 and VLDB 2012
The Experiments and Analysis Track of VLDB seeks papers that focus on the experimental evaluation of existing algorithms and data structures, as well as papers describing new and innovative systems. Suitable papers can fit in different categories:
Experimental Surveys: papers that compare a wide spectrum of approaches to a problem and, through extensive experiments, provide a comprehensive perspective on the results available and how they compare to each other.
Problem Analysis: papers that focus on relevant problems or phenomena and through analysis and/or experimentation provide insights on the nature or characteristics of these phenomena, including negative results. Papers that propose new algorithms to address the identified problems should continue to submit to the regular research track. The E&A track is suitable for papers where the problem identification and characterization in itself is the primary contribution.
Result Verification: papers that verify or refute results published in the past and that, through the renewed analysis, help to advance the state of the art.
New Systems: papers describing innovative systems, platforms, or novel applications of database technology, with an emphasis on innovative and visionary approaches to systems architecture, and non-obvious lessons learned in the process. Papers proposing and evaluating new architectures and algorithms should continue to submit to the regular research track. The E&A track is suitable for retrospectives on well-established systems and for new system descriptions where the primary innovation lies in the overall system conceptualization in a manner hard to break into individual innovative components.
Overall, the track places a great emphasis on comprehensive and detailed experimental evaluation, appropriate methodology, and a fair assessment of the strength and weaknesses of the ideas discussed in the paper. Disclosing, at the time of the submission, all the experimental data available and, when possible, the related software is strongly encouraged. For papers that comment on published results by third parties, the Program Committee may ask the third party to comment on the submission and even request a short rebuttal/explanation to be published along the submission in the event of acceptance.
The submission guidelines, submission process, revisions, extended journal articles, and resubmission rule for Experiment and Analysis track are the same as Research track submissions for VLDB 2012. All accepted papers to Experiments and Analysis track will also both be published in PVLDB Vol. 5 and presented at the VLDB 2012 conference. At least one author of every submitted paper should plan to attend the VLDB conference if the paper is accepted.