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EDBT Call for Short Papers

The International Conference on Extending Database Technology is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to discuss cutting-edge ideas, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences related to data management. Data management is an essential enabling technology for scientific, engineering, business, and social communities. Data management technology is driven by the requirements of applications across many scientific and business communities, and runs on diverse technical platforms associated with the web, enterprises, clouds and mobile devices. The database community has a continuing tradition of contributing with models, algorithms and architectures, to the set of tools and applications enabling day-to-day functioning of our societies. Faced with the broad challenges of today's applications, data management technology constantly broadens its reach, exploiting new hardware and software to achieve innovative results.

EDBT 2017, held in beautiful Venice, Italy, from March 21 to 24, 2017 invites submissions of original research contributions, as well as descriptions of industrial and application achievements, and proposals for tutorials and software demonstrations. Industrial, demo, and tutorial submissions will be the subjects of further CFPs.

We invite those working in areas related to database management to submit original (four-page) short papers, which will be presented as posters at the conference. Short papers present original, previously unpublished work. They provide an opportunity to describe significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Short papers can also present smaller or more speculative ideas, research that is controversial, and new applications of old ideas or the reworking of previous studies. They should be inspirational and spark some discussion among attendees. Submissions are welcome in areas related to any aspect of data management, as identified in the call for contributions on the conference website.
Submissions will be peer reviewed, and accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings. Each accepted submission will be presented as a poster during the poster session, where researchers can obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience.

In addition to regular research papers, EDBT 2017 invites the submission of short research papers that come within special topics of interest: “Vision”, “Experiments and Analyses” and “Database Technology and Behavior, Security, Ethics, Rights and Duties of Citizens”. These papers are reviewed by the same program committee as regular research papers. However, a dedicated co-chair for each special topic will provide specific instructions to the reviewers of these papers, coordinate discussions, decisions, and meta-review formulation. All papers submitted to these special topics must be marked accordingly, by giving the special topic as a subtitle in the submitted PDF, as well as by selecting the corresponding subject area during CMT submission.

Topics of Interest for Short Research Papers

We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Availability, Reliability, and Scalability
  • Tuning, Monitoring, Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
  • Big Data Storage, Processing and Transformation
  • Data Curation, Annotation and Provenance
  • Data Management in Clouds
  • Complex Event Processing and Data Streams
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Warehousing, Large-Scale Analytics, and ETL Tools
  • Emerging Hardware and In-memory Database Architecture and Systems
  • Heterogeneous Databases, Data Integration and Interoperability
  • Middleware and Workflow Management
  • Parallel, Distributed and Grid Data Management
  • Privacy, Trust and Security in Databases
  • Indexing, Query Processing and Optimization
  • Semantic Web and Knowledge Management
  • Sensor and Mobile Data Management
  • Scientific and Statistical Databases
  • Social Networks and Crowdsourcing
  • Graph Databases
  • Spatial, Temporal, and Geographic Databases
  • Text Databases and Information Retrieval
  • Semi-Structured and Linked Data Management
  • Modeling, Mining and Querying User Generated Content
  • Data Quality
  • User Interfaces and Data Visualization

Submission Guidelines for Short Papers

All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically. All papers should be submitted in electronic format using the conference submission site submission site at:
Please observe the submission dates. No late papers will be accepted. EDBT 2017 submissions are reviewed following a single blind review process, meaning, you do not need to hide authors’ names and affiliations. Short papers must be formatted according to the conference camera-ready format using the ACM proceedings double-column format. They must be submitted as PDF documents. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages.
Templates to prepare your submission can be found on the ACM SIG Proceedings templates website. It is not permissible to change the template's font size, margins, intercolumn spacing, or line spacing. Templates are available in Word and LaTeX (version 2e). For the LaTeX formats, you may use either the standard style or the SIG-alternate style.


The full text of the papers will appear in Open Access, on the OpenProceedings platform ( based at University of Konstanz. This guarantees that the proceedings will be available online and free of charge, while the authors retain the copyrights over their work.

Important Dates for Short Papers

  • Abstract submission deadline: November 7, 2016, 11:59pm Hawaii Time
  • Paper submission deadline: November 14, 2016, 11:59pm Hawaii Time
  • Notification: December 23, 2016
  • Camera-ready deadline: January 15, 2017, 11:59pm Hawaii Time