ACM PODS 2004, Call for Papers

Database programming languages have been a traditional PODS topic. Even more 
now, with the advent of XML, when both database theorists and programming 
language researchers work on typing, type-checking, and type inference of XML 


			   Call for Papers


	     Symposium on Principles of Database Systems

	 Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France, June 13-18, 2004


The  symposium   invites  papers   on  fundamental  aspects   of  data
management.   Original  research   papers  on   the   theory,  design,
specification,  or   implementation  of  data   management  tools  are
solicited. Papers  emphasizing new  topics or foundations  of emerging
areas are especially welcome. The symposium will be held at the Maison
de   la  Chimie,   Paris,   in  conjunction   with   the  ACM   SIGMOD
Intl. Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD'04).

Suggested topics  include the following  (this list is  not exhaustive
and the order does not reflect priorities):

Access Methods & Physical Design 
Active Databases 
Complexity & Performance Evaluation 
Data Integration & Interoperability 
Data Mining 
Data Models 
Data Stream Management 
Database Programming Languages 
Databases & Information Retrieval 
Databases & Workflows 
Deductive Databases & Knowledge Bases 
Distributed Databases 
Information Processing on the Web 
Logic in Databases 
Multimedia Databases 
Object-oriented Databases 
Query Languages 
Query Optimization 
Real-time Databases 
Security & Privacy 
Semistructured Data & XML 
Spatial & Temporal Databases 
Theory of recovery 
Transaction Management 
Views & Warehousing 
Web Services & Electronic Commerce 
XML Databases 

			   Important Dates:

Paper abstracts due: 			December 1, 2003 (11:59pm PST) 
Full papers due: 			December 8, 2003 (11:59pm PST) 
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 	February 23, 2004 
Camera-ready due: 			March 22, 2004 

			  Program Committee:

Divyakant Agrawal, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA 
Michael Benedikt, Bell Labs, USA 
Thomas Eiter, Technische UniversitaetWien, Austria 
Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Wenfei Fan, Bell Labs, USA 
Johannes Gehrke, Cornell University, USA 
Martin Grohe, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
Yannis E. Ioannidis, University of Athens, Greece 
Sanjeev Khanna, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
Yossi Matias, Tel Aviv University, Israel 
S. Muthu Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University, USA 
Jeff Naughton, University of Wisconsin, USA 
Frank Neven, University of Limburg, Belgium 
Meral Ozsoyoglu, Case Western Reserve University, USA 
Lucian Popa, IBM Almaden, USA 
Ken Ross, Columbia University, USA 
Luc Segoufin, INRIA, France 
Moshe Vardi, Rice University, USA 
Gottfried Vossen, University of Muenster, Germany 
Jennifer Widom, Stanford University, USA 

PODS General Chair: Catriel Beeri, Hebrew University, Israel 
PODS Program Chair: Dan Suciu, University of Washington, USA 
PODS Proceedings Chair: Alin Deutsch, University of California at San Diego, 
PODS Publicity Chair: Frank Neven, University of Limburg LUC, Belgium 

		 Submission format and instructions:

Authors are required to submit a paper title and short abstract (about
100 words) before submitting the paper. The address, telephone number,
FAX number, and e-mail address  of the contact author should appear on
the title page of the  submission. Submissions should be limited to 10
pages (with  font size at  least 11 pts)  and may consist  of extended
abstracts. Each submission must provide sufficient detail to allow the
program committee to assess  its merits and should include appropriate
references to and comparisons  with the literature.  It is recommended
that each submission begins with  a succinct statement of the problem,
a  summary of  the  main results,  and  a brief  explanation of  their
significance  and relevance  to  the conference,  all  suited for  the
non-specialist.  Technical development  of the  work, directed  to the
specialist,  should follow. If  the authors  believe more  details are
necessary  to substantiate  the main  claims  of the  paper, they  may
include a clearly marked appendix to  be read at the discretion of the
committee. Only electronic submissions are accepted.  Instructions for
(electronic) submissions will be posted on PODS's home page.


Best Newcomer Award: An award will be given to the best submission, as
judged by  the program committee,  written solely by authors  who have
never published in earlier PODS proceedings.

Best Paper  Award: There  will also be  an award  for the best  of all
papers submitted, as judged by the program committee.

The program  committee reserves the right  to give both  awards to the
same paper, not  to give an award, or to split  an award among several
papers. Papers authored or co-authored  by PC members are not eligible
for an award.