Madison, Wisconsin

June 3-6, 2002

PODS 2002 Final Call for Papers

21st ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS).
The symposium invites papers in the 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 welcomed.


Suggested topics include the following (this list is not exhaustive and the order does not reflect priorities):

  • Access Methods and Physical Design
  • Complexity and Performance Evaluation
  • Concurrency Control
  • Transaction Management
  • Integrity and Security
  • Data Models
  • Logic in Databases
  • Query Languages
  • Query Optimization
  • Database Programming Languages
  • Database Updates
  • Active Databases
  • Deductive Databases and Knowledge Bases
  • Object-oriented Databases
  • Multimedia Databases
  • Spatial and Temporal Databases
  • Constraint Databases
  • Real-time Databases
  • Distributed Databases
  • Data Integration and Interoperability
  • Views and Warehousing
  • Data Mining
  • Databases and Information Retrieval
  • Semistructured Data and XML
  • Information Processing on the Web
  • Databases in E-commerce
  • Databases and Workflows
  • Submission format:

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

    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 begin 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 2, 2001. Papers are due on November 9, 2001. These are firm deadlines. There will be no exceptions.

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

    Detailed instructions for submissions can be found at PODS 2002 Submission Information.

    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.

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    Important Dates:

    Last updated: 9/26/2001 (by PhK)