VLDB 2021: Call for Contributions - PhD Workshop

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

VLDB 2021 welcomes submissions from PhD students who have not yet received their PhD degrees. If you are in the early stages of your studies, the submission should clearly describe the problem you are working on, explain why it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and outline the new solutions you are pursuing. If you are further along or close to completion, the submission should be more concrete, describing your contribution so far, and what you hope to accomplish next.

Important Dates (Note: Second round)

All deadlines below are 5 PM Pacific Time.

Submission deadline (Extended) February 26, 2021 March 12, 2021
Notification of acceptance April 23, 2021
Camera-ready copy due May 15, 2021

Second round of submissions.

Submission deadline June 4, 2021
Notification of acceptance July 9, 2021
Camera-ready copy due July 23, 2021

>>> Workshop date: August 16, 2021

Submission Guidelines

PhD workshop submissions must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, using the PhD Workshop Track on CMT: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/VLDBPhDW2021.

Submissions must be single-author and must identify any supervisors with "supervised by" on the paper and below the author's name.

Papers are limited to a length of 4 pages (including all material) and must be formatted with the same rules as VLDB papers described here: http://vldb.org/pvldb/vol14-formatting

It is acceptable if portions of the thesis work have been published or submitted for publication. Since the submission is limited to 4 pages, it does not constitute a duplicate submission to VLDB.

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

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 the group of the accepted candidates exhibit a diversity of backgrounds and topics.

The program committee will give strongest consideration to 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.

PhD Workshop Chairs

Philip Bernstein, Microsoft Research
Tilmann Rabl, Hasso Plattner Institute

PhD Workshop PC Members

Alessandro Margara, Politecnico di Milano
Boris Glavic, IIT Chicago
Ce Zhang, ETH Zurich
Chen Xu, East China Normal University
Fatemeh Nargesian, Univiersity of Rochester
Hannes Mühleisen, CWI
Jana Giceva, TU Munich
Jaroslaw Szlichta, Ontario Tech University
Kaiwen Zhang, ETS Montreal
Matthias Boehm, TU Graz
Oliver Kennedy, University of Buffalo
Raul Castro Fernandez, University of Chicago
Sebastian Schelter, University of Amsterdam
Yogesh Simmhan, IISc Bangalore