Call for Papers Joint EDBT/ICDT Ph.D. Workshop 2013

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News and Important Updates

We are currently looking for a sponsor, as we plan to have a prize for the best submission! If you are interested please contact Bernhard Volz.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission (extended): November 27, 2012
Notification to authors: December 22, 2012
Camera ready version: January 21,2013
Ph.D. Workshop: March 22, 2013


The joint EDBT/ICDT Ph.D. Workshop is intended to bring together Ph.D. students working on topics related to the EDBT and the ICDT conference series. The workshop will offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. The workshop will be accompanied by prominent professors and researchers in the field of database technology and theory. These accompanying professors will participate actively, mentoring and contribute to the discussions. The workshop is co-located with and will take place immediately after the EDBT/ICDT 2013 joint conference in Genoa, Italy. The workshop language is English.


We welcome submissions from PhD students at any stage of their PhD activity. Students in the early stage of their PhDs should focus on the problem that will be tackled, explain why it is relevant, detail the reasons for which the existing solutions are not adequate, and sketch the new solutions that are pursued. Students in the middle or final stage of their PhDs should be more concrete in describing their achivements, still in the context of their doctoral work. The following two types of paper are considered (papers should be formatted according to the same guidelines of EDBT/ICDT papers and submitted in PDF format):

  • Full papers: Full papers describing doctoral work. The paper must not exceed 6 pages in the conference proceedings format (including references).
  • Poster papers: Papers describing the outline of doctoral work or preliminary results. A poster paper must not exceed 2 pages in the conference proceedings format (including references).

Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervisioned by ...") on the paper, under the author's name. Moreover, the stage of the doctoral work (early, middle, final) should be declared. Authors will have neither achieved their Ph.D. degree nor officially submitted their thesis before the Ph.D workshop (March 22, 2013). A link to the submission system will be provided as soon as the system is ready for use.

Submission are handled through easychair: Submission will be closing on November, 27th 2012 at 11:59pm MET.

Review Process and Acceptance

Selection will be based on the clarity of the submitted materials and the student's stage of research. A mentor (chosen among PC members) will be nominated for each full paper accepted for presentation at the workshop (confirmation pending). He/She should follow the PhD student in the preparation of the camera ready version, stimulate the discussion about the specific topic during the workshop, and organize a meeting during the main conferences to discuss the proposal. Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Once again, we plan to award a prize for the best submission.


Panel Discussion and Social Event

In contrast to former editions of the workshop, we plan to have a panel discussion and a social event of our own, thus helping to intensify networking with experienced researchers. In the panel discussions, experienced researchers with respect to the topics discussed at the workshop will share their ideas and opinions on papers and new frontiers in database research. A workshop dinner in the evening with conference officers will then conclude the workshop.


To be announced soon


Participants should register for the EDBT/ICDT conference itself at student rate.

Program Committee

Andreas Reuter, European Media Laboratory GmbH, Germany
Andrey Simanovsky, HP Labs, Russia
Angela Bonifati, Lille 1 University, France
Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore
Boris Novikov, University of St.Pegersburg, Russia
Christine Collet, Grenoble Institute of Technlogy, France
Dimitris Plexousakis, Institute of Computer Science - FORTH, Greece
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Giorgio Ghelli, Universita' di Pisa, Italy
Holger Günzel, University of Applied Sciences - München, Austria
Jan Van Den Bussche, Hasselt University, Belgium
Jan Hidders, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Maurizio Lenzerini, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Michael Benedikt, Oxford University, UK
Minos Garofalakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Olivier Curé, Université Paris-Est LIGM, France
Sergio Greco, Universita' della Calabria, Italy
Suzanne Embury, University of Manchester, UK
Theo Härder, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Wolfgang Lehner, TU Dresden, Germany

Contact Addresses

Bernhard Volz, Co-Chair
University of Bayreuth (Germany)

Sascha Müller-Feuerstein,Co-Chair
Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Marco Mesiti,Co-Chair
University of Milan (Italy)

Organizational Details

The Ph.D. workshop is supported by: