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ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2003 Conference

San Diego, California
June 9-12, 2003

PODS Call For Papers (PDF)

22nd ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS)

The symposium invites papers on fundamental aspects of databases. Original research papers on the theory, design, specification, or implementation of databases are solicited. Papers emphasizing new topics or foundations of emerging areas are especially welcome. The symposium will be held in Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, in conjunction with the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), and as part of the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC'03).

Important Dates

Paper Titles & Short Abstracts Due November 15, 2002
Papers Due November 22, 2002
5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection February 11, 2003
Camera-Ready Due March 8, 2003


Suggested topics include the following (this list is not exhaustive and the order does not reflect priorities):
  • Access Methods and Physical Design
  • Transaction Management
  • Logic in Databases
  • Database Programming Languages
  • Deductive Databases and Knowledge Bases
  • Spatial and Temporal Databases
  • Distributed Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Information Processing on the Web
  • Complexity and Performance Evaluation
  • Integrity and Security
  • Query Languages
  • Database Updates
  • Object-oriented Databases
  • Constraint Databases
  • Data Integration and Interoperability
  • Databases and Information Retrieval
  • Databases and Workflows
  • Concurrency Control
  • Data Models
  • Query Optimization
  • Active Databases
  • Multimedia Databases
  • Real-time Databases
  • Views and Warehousing
  • Semistructured Data and XML

Submission Format

Titles and short abstracts: Authors are required to submit a paper title and short abstract about 100 words before submitting their paper (see the important dates).

Papers: 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.

Submission Instructions

Paper titles and short abstracts (about 100 words) should be received by the PC Chair on or before November 15, 2002. Papers are due on November 22, 2002. These are firm deadlines. There will be no exceptions.

Electronic and hard copy submissions are accepted. Note that for accepted papers, an electronic version of the final paper is required by the camera-ready copy due date.

Electronic submission of both short abstracts and papers is strongly preferred. Instructions for electronic submissions are posted on PODS Paper Submission Instructions page.

Publication of papers: Please note that papers will be released to the public shortly after the camera-ready deadline. Issues involving patents or confidentiality will have to be resolved by that deadline.


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 program committee members are not eligible for an award.


PODS General Chair Catriel Beeri Hebrew University
Program Chair Tova Milo Tel Aviv University & INRIA (
Computer Science Department
Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Proceedings Chair Frank Neven University of Limburg LUC (
Department WNI
Universitaire Campus
B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Publicity Chair Wenfei Fan Bell Laboratories & Temple University
Program Committee
  • Foto Afrati National Technical University of Athens
  • Michael Benedikt Bell Laboratories
  • Diego Calvanese University of Rome ``La Sapienza''
  • Surajit Chaudhuri Microsoft Research
  • Richard Hull Bell Laboratories
  • Nick Koudas AT&T Research
  • Tova Milo Tel Aviv University & INRIA (Chair)
  • Rajeev Motwani Stanford University
  • Rajeev Rastogi Bell Laboratories
  • Marie-Christine Rousset L.R.I, University of Paris-Sud
  • Timos Sellis National Technical University of Athens
  • Dan Suciu University of Washington
  • Jan Van den Bussche University of Limburg LUC
  • Victor Vianu University of California, San Diego
  • Gerhard Weikum University of the Saarland
  • Mihalis Yannakakis Avaya Labs Research

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