VLDB 2023: Call for Contributions - PhD Workshop

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

VLDB 2023 welcomes submissions from PhD students at any stage of their PhD work. If you are in the early stages of your studies, the submission should clearly describe the problem focused on, explain why it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of the new solutions that are pursued. If you are in the middle or close to completion, the submission should be more concrete in describing your contribution, but still in the context of the doctoral work.

Important Dates (All deadlines below are 5pm PT.)

Submission Guidelines

PhD workshop submissions must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, using the PhD Workshop CMT. Submissions must be single-author and any supervisors must be explicitly identified with "supervised by" on the paper and below the author's name.

Papers must be submitted in the two-column CEUR-ART format and be limited to 4 pages, inclusive of ALL material. It is acceptable if specific portions of the thesis work have been published or submitted for publication; being limited to 4 pages, this does not constitute a duplicate submission to VLDB.

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

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 will receive the strongest consideration.

PhD Workshop Chairs

Vasilis Efthymiou, FORTH-ICS
Xiao Hu, University of Waterloo

PhD Workshop PC Members

Bailu Ding, Microsoft Research
Chuan Lei, Instacart
Ekaterini Ioannou, Tilburg University
Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, IT University of Copenhagen
Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, City, University of London
Haridimos Kondylakis, FORTH
Katerina Tzompanaki, CY Cergy
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM Research
Madelon Hulsebos, University of Amsterdam & Sigma Computing
Oktie Hassanzadeh, IBM Research
Pavlos Fafalios, FORTH
Sainyam Galhotra, University of Chicago
Sairam Gurajada, Apple
Stavros Sintos, University of Illinois at Chicago
Vamsi Meduri, IBM Research
Xiao Qin, Amazon