Call for papers
The SSDBM international conference brings together scientific domain
experts, database researchers, practitioners, and developers for the
presentation and exchange of current research results on concepts,
tools, and techniques for scientific and statistical database
applications. The 25th SSDBM will provide a forum for original
research contributions and practical system design, implementation and
evaluation. The rich program of the research track will be
supplemented with invited talks, panel sessions, case-study papers,
and illustrated demonstrations of research prototypes
and industrial systems.
SSDBM 2013 will continue the tradition of past SSDBM meetings in
providing a stimulating environment to encourage discussion,
fellowship and exchange of ideas in all aspects of research related to
scientific and statistical database management.
The Proceedings of SSDBM 2013 will be published in the ACM
International Conference Proceedings Series.
The PDF version of the CFP is also available here.
The Format of the Papers
For detailed formatting guidelines, please read the relevant section on the submission page.
Topics of Interest
Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
- Modeling and representation of data, metadata, ontologies,
and processes, e.g., array-based data models
- Integration and exchange of data, including the federation
and management of institutional data repositories
- Design, implementation, optimization of scientific workflows
- Cyberinfrastructure for scientific computing and eScience
- Data-intensive and cloud computing
- System architectures in support of scientific and statistical
data management and analysis, e.g., multi-core, GPUs
- Querying of scientific data, including spatial, temporal,
spatio-temporal, and streaming data
- Annotation and provenance of data
- Mining and analysis of large-scale datasets
- Security and privacy
- Visualization and exploration
- Data support, case studies, and applications; particularly
for grand challenge science questions, e.g., sustainability,
global climate change
We solicit papers describing original work relevant to the management
of scientific and statistical data and not published or under review
elsewhere. SSDBM submissions can be of four kinds :
- Research papers (long and short): We solicit both full
papers (12 pages) and short papers (4 pages).
The former will tend to be descriptions of complete technical work,
while the latter will tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative
ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. General, vision
papers should also be submitted as short papers. Full papers will be
given a presentation slot in the conference, while short papers will be
presented in the form of posters. All papers, regardless of size, will
be given an entry in the conference proceedings.
- Case-studies: We solicit full-length, 12-page papers, which describe applications of existing
technologies to interesting science problems, including a description of
the encountered challenges, how they were overcome, and the lessons
learned. All papers on this track will be given an entry in the
conference proceedings and a presentation slot, though the presentation
slot duration may
be shorter than for regular research papers.
- Demonstration papers: We solicit demonstration proposals (4 pages in length) which should provide the
motivation for the demonstrated concepts, the information about the
technology and the system to be demonstrated (including a system
description, functionality and figures when applicable), and should
state the significance of the contribution. Selection criteria for the
demonstration proposals evaluation include: the novelty, the technical
advances and challenges, and the overall practical attractiveness of the
demonstrated system. Demonstration papers will also be given an entry
in the conference proceedings.