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Call for Papers: PODS Research

The PODS symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of database systems. For the 29th symposium, original research papers providing new theoretical insights in the specification, design, or implementation of data-management systems and tools are called for. We especially welcome papers addressing such insights in emerging database environments and applications. Topics that fit the interests of the symposium include the following (as they pertain to databases):

Topics of Interest

Topics that fit the interests of the symposium include the following (as they pertain to databases):


Best Paper Award: An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the PC.

Best Student Paper Award: There will also be an award for the best submission, written exclusively by a student or students. An author is considered as a student if at the time of submission, the author is enrolled in a program at a university or institution leading to a doctoral/master's/bachelor's degree.

The PC 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 PC members are not eligible for an award.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers should be at most ten pages, using reasonable page layout and font size of at least 10pt (note that the SIGMOD style file does not have to be followed). Additional details may be included in an appendix, which, however, will be read at the discretion of the PC. Papers longer than ten pages (excluding the bibliography and appendix) or in font size smaller than 10pt risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

The submission process will be through the website Note that, unlike the SIGMOD conference, PODS does not use double-blind reviewing, and therefore PODS submissions should be eponymous (i.e., the names and affiliations of authors should be listed on the paper).

The results must be unpublished and not submitted elsewhere, including the formal proceedings of other symposia or workshops. Authors of an accepted paper will be expected to sign copyright release forms, and one author is expected to present it at the conference.