VLDB 2021: Call for Contributions - Demonstrations
VLDB 2021 invites submissions for software demonstration proposals on any topic of interest, broadly defined, to the data management community. Software demonstrations are accompanied by short papers which will appear in the PVLDB proceedings upon acceptance. One of the demonstrations presented at the conference will be selected to receive the VLDB 2021 Best Demo Award.
All deadlines below are 5 PM Pacific Time.
|Proposal submission deadline||March 12, 2021|
|Notification of acceptance||May 7, 2021|
|Camera-ready copy due||June 11, 2021|
The proposal must describe the demonstrated system, and state the novelty and significance of the contribution to data management research, technologies, and/or its applications. The proposal should pay special attention to describing the exact demonstration scenarios for the given system. This should include how the audience will experience the demo, what kind of functionality is supported, user scenarios, interface and interaction options, etc. Proposals must be submitted in camera-ready format and limited to 4 pages, inclusive of ALL material. Formatting guidelines and document templates are available at http://vldb.org/pvldb/vol14-formatting/.
Since VLDB 2021 will be held in a hybrid format (attendees will be present in Copenhagen but will also be able to participate online only), we require all accepted demonstrations to be accompanied by a video (of up to 5 minutes, 100 MB max. file size). We would like to encourage authors to already submit a (draft) video with their first CMT submission. Both the demonstration proposal and the video will then be accessible by the reviewers. Your video should summarize your demonstration and also audio-visually highlight its most important aspects, such as the user interface, options for user interactions, the system setup, etc. The video should be submitted in MPEG/AVI/MP4 format and be playable by the common media players.
Originality and Duplicate Submissions
Note that demonstration proposals must not have been published, or be under consideration for publication, at any other forum. Demonstration proposals should specifically focus on the genuine aspects of the described systems and the intended interaction with the audience; they should not be a short version of an existing conference paper (whether or not this may have been published elsewhere).
To minimize biases in the evaluation process, we use CMT's conflict management system, through which authors should flag conflicts with the Demo Program Committee members. All authors of a submission must declare conflicts on CMT prior to the submission deadline.
You have a conflict with X:
- If you and X have worked in the same university or company in the past two years, or will be doing so in the next six months on account of an accepted job offer. Different campuses do not count as the same university for this purpose
- If you and X have collaborated recently, as evidenced in a joint publication or jointly organized event in the past two years, or are collaborating now.
- If you are the PhD thesis advisor of X or vice versa, irrespective of how long ago this was.
- If X is a relative or close personal friend.
Submissions with undeclared conflicts or spurious conflicts will be desk rejected. There will be NO exceptions to this rule.
Demonstration proposals must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, using CMT. When creating a new paper submission, you will be given the option to choose a track. Choose the "Demonstrations" track for your demo proposal. A respective option to upload the demonstration video will be made available.
Demo Track Chairs
Please do not hesitate to approach the co-chairs with questions regarding the VLDB 2021 Demo Track. We are looking forward to your submissions.