VLDB 2020 Tokyo 46th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases

VLDB2020: Call for Contributions

Ph.D Workshop

1. Overview

VLDB PhD Workshops are a unique opportunity for graduate students to present and discuss their research work in the context of a premier international conference. The workshop provides a forum that facilitates interactions among PhD students and stimulates feedback from more experienced researchers.

VLDB 2020 welcomes submissions from PhD students at any stage of their PhD work. If you are in the early stages of your studies, the submission should clearly describe the problem focused on, explain why it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of the new solutions that are pursued. If you are in the middle or close to completion, the submission should be more concrete in describing your contribution, but still in the context of the doctoral work.

2. Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: April 15 22, 2020 (5 p.m. PST) Extended!
  • Notification of acceptance: May 20 27, 2020 Postponed
  • Camera-ready copy due: June 10 17, 2020 Postponed

3. Submission Guidelines

PhD workshop submissions must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, using the _PhD Workshop Track on CMT. Submissions must be single-author and any supervisors must be explicitly identified with “supervised by” on the paper and below the author’s name.

Papers must be submitted in camera-ready format and be limited to 4 pages, inclusive of ALL material. It is acceptable if specific portions of the thesis work have been published or submitted for publication; being limited to 4 pages, this does not constitute a duplicate submission to VLDB.

4. Review Process

The review and decision of acceptance will balance many factors; these include the quality of your proposal and where you are within your doctoral education program. They also include external factors, such as ensuring that, as a group, the accepted candidates exhibit a diversity of backgrounds and topics.

Candidates who have a clearly developed idea, who are formally considered by their institution to be working on their dissertation, and who still have time to be influenced by participation in the PhD Workshop will receive the strongest consideration.

5. Camera-ready Version of Accepted Papers

Authors of accepted papers should incorporate the changes suggested by the reviewers and add the following copyright notice to the final version of the paper:

Proceedings of the VLDB 2020 PhD Workshop, August 31st, 2020. Tokyo, Japan. Copyright (C) 2020 for this paper by its authors. Copying permitted for private and academic purposes.

Also, please fill out and sign the copyright form and upload it to the CMT system together with the final version of the paper by 17 June 2020.

6. Further Information

We plan to publish the workshop proceedings with all accepted papers in the CEUR-WS series.

7. PhD Workshop Chairs

  • Ziawasch Abedjan (TU Berlin)
  • Katja Hose (Aalborg University)

8. PhD Workshop PC Members

  • Abolfazl Asudeh (UIC)
  • Matthias Bohm (TU Graz)
  • Raul Castro Fernandez (University of Chicago)
  • Hannes Muhleisen (CWI)
  • Stefan Manegold (CWI)
  • Fatemeh Nargesian (University of Rochester)
  • Paolo Papotti (Eurecom)
  • Jorge Arnulfo Quiane Ruiz (TU Berlin)
  • Tilmann Rabl (HPI)
  • Ralf Schenkel (University of Trier)
  • Matthias Weidlich (HU Berlin)
  • Eugene Wu (Columbia University)