VLDB 2024: Call for Contributions – Demonstrations
VLDB 2024 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 2024 Best Demo Award.
All deadlines below are 5 PM Pacific Time.
- Proposal submission deadline (Extended):
March 24, 2024March 31, 2024
- Notification of acceptance: May 27, 2024
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/volumes/17/formatting/. Submissions are single-blind and must contain author names and affiliations.
We encourage the submission of a demonstration video (of up to 5 minutes, 50MB max. file size) together with your demonstration proposal via CMT. 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. Please note that you will need to first finish your demo proposal submission and then edit it to add the video as a supplementary file.
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.
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 "Demo" track for your demo proposal. Once you have submitted your paper, you can add your video submission file in a second step. You will find the VLDB 2024 CMT submission site at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/PVLDBv17_2024/
Demo Track Chairs
Please do not hesitate to approach the co-chairs with questions regarding the VLDB 2024 Demo Track. We are looking forward to your submissions.