ICDE 2023 Ph.D. Symposium: Call for Contributions

The ICDE 2023 Ph.D. Symposium provides a forum for Ph.D. students to present their research ideas and interact with and receive feedback from senior members of the research community, in academia and industry. The focus of the Symposium is on mentorship and providing constructive feedback to the students. The Symposium fosters a collaborative environment, encouraging constructive discussions and sharing of ideas. 

Submissions are encouraged from students who have not yet received their Ph.D. degrees. Submissions from students who are in the early stages of their research should provide a clear statement of the problem being addressed, and a clear outline of the planned methodology. Submissions from students who are farther into their research should clearly state the contributions made so far, and the work lying ahead.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: January 10, 2023

Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2023

Camera-ready copy due: February 28, 2023

Symposium date: April 2023

Submission Guidelines:

  • Must be single-authored by the student.
  • Must specify the student’s name as the sole, primary author.
  • Must provide the expected Ph.D. graduation date, in parenthesis next to the name.
  • Must specify the name of the supervisor(s), marked as “Supervised by”, under the author’s name.
  • The manuscripts should contain the statement of the problem being addressed, an outline of the planned methodology, contributions made so far, and the work lying ahead. 
  • Ph.D. Symposium papers must not exceed 5 (five) pages including the bibliography. The five-page manuscripts must be prepared following the submission guidelines for them to be included in the IEEE proceedings and follow the IEEE format (https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). 
  • Manuscripts must be submitted to the Ph.D. Symposium Track of the ICDE 2023 submission website (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICDE2023).

After Acceptance:

  • Accepted papers will be published by IEEE as an ICDE workshop and will be indexed by DBLP and IEEE Xplore.
  • Students with accepted papers will be required to make a brief presentation, as well as prepare and present a poster during the poster presentation event of the main conference.

Ph.D. Symposium Chairs:

Melanie Herschel, Uni Stuttgart, Germany. Email: melanie.herschel@ipvs.uni-stuttgart.de

Shantanu Sharma, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA. Email: shantanu.sharma@njit.edu

Lidan Shou, Zhejiang University, China. Email: should@zju.edu.cn

PC Committee:

Sabur Baidya, University of Louisville, USA
Johes Bater, Tufts University, USA
Dor Bitan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jian Chen, South China University of Technology, China
Anna Fariha, Microsoft, USA
Rihan Hai, TU Delft, Netherlands
Zoi Kaoudi, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Vasiliki Kalavri, Boston University, USA
Seokki Lee, University of Cincinnati, USA
Sujaya Maiyya, University of Waterloo, Canada
Fatemeh Nargesian, University of Rochester, USA
Nisha Panwar, Augusta University, USA
Romila Pradhan, Purdue University, USA
Sudeepa Roy, Duke University, USA
Hiteshi Sharma, Microsoft, USA
Pratik Soni, University of Utah, USA
Rebecca Y. Taft, Cockroach Labs, USA
Roopa Vishwanathan, New Mexico State University, USA
Xiaoli Wang, Xiamen University, China
Kaiping  Zheng, National University of Singapore, Singapore