Topics of interest

We invite the submission of original research contributions in the following areas.  

  • AI for Database Systems
  • Benchmarking, Performance Modeling, Tuning, and Testing
  • Cloud Data Management
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Models, Semantics, Query languages
  • Data Stream Systems and Edge Computing
  • Data Visualization and Interactive Data Exploration
  • Database Security and Privacy
  • Database technology for AI
  • Database technology for Blockchains
  • Distributed, Parallel and P2P Data Management
  • Explainability, Fairness, and Trust in Data Systems and Analysis
  • Graphs, Networks, and Semistructured Data
  • Information Integration and Data Quality 
  • IoT Data Management
  • Modern Hardware and In-Memory Database Systems
  • Query Processing, Indexing, and Optimization
  • Spatial Databases and Temporal Databases
  • Text, Semi-Structured Data, IR, Image, and Multimedia databases
  • Uncertain, Probabilistic, and Approximate Databases
  • Very Large Data Science Applications/pipelines 
  • Workflows, Scientific Data Management

We also welcome any original contributions that may cross the boundaries among areas or point in other novel directions of interest to the database research community.


IEEE ICDE 2023 will have three rounds of research paper submissions with each round involving two rounds of reviewing to allow for revisions. Notification dates are approximate.

All deadlines are 11:59PM PST.

First Round:

  • Submission due: April 25, 2022 (Monday)
  • Notification to authors (Accept/Revise/Reject): June 25, 2022 (Saturday)
  • Revisions due:  July 25, 2022 (Monday)
  • Final Notification to authors (Accept/Reject): August 25, 2022 (Thursday)
  • Camera-ready copy due: September 14, 2022 (Wednesday)

Second Round:

  • Submission due: July  8, 2022 (Friday)
  • Notification to authors (Accept/Revise/Reject): September 8, 2022 (Thursday)
  • Revisions due: October 8, 2022 (Saturday)
  • Notification to authors (Accept/Reject): November 8, 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Camera-ready copy due: December 12, 2022 (Monday)

Third Round:

  • Submission due: October  8, 2022 (Saturday)
  • Notification to authors (Accept/Revise/Reject): December 8, 2022 (Thursday)
  • Revisions due: January 8, 2023 (Sunday)
  • Notification to authors (Accept/Reject): February 8, 2023 (Wednesday)
  • Camera-ready copy due: February  28, 2023 (Tuesday)

The submission website is . The site will be open for submissions at least two weeks before the deadline.


Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the IEEE format available at

Research papers must not exceed 12 pages for the main text plus up to 4 pages for the bibliography. No appendix is allowed. Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered. Papers that do not follow the guidelines or are not within the scope of topics relevant to ICDE will be desk rejected. 

A paper submitted to ICDE 2023 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire time it is considered for ICDE 2023, and it must be substantially different from any previously published work. Submissions will be reviewed in a single-blind manner. Papers rejected from ICDE 2023 during previous rounds cannot be resubmitted in future rounds of ICDE 2023. 

The best papers (as judged by the ICDE 2023 PC) will be selected for extended versions to be published in the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE). IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if none of the authors attends the conference to present their paper.


Review Quality:  ICDE 2023  papers will be stringently reviewed with at least 3 reviews per paper. The review process will be coordinated by the meta reviewer resulting in the decisions to accept, reject, or revision. A constructive meta review will be provided based on the discussions about the paper. Paper revisions will go through an additional round of reviews before a final decision is made to accept or reject the paper.   

Revisions: Papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their paper if the PC believes the papers can reasonably be improved within the revision time frame. Authors will have one month to prepare their revisions. The revision process is intended to be a constructive partnership between reviewers and authors. To this end, reviewers will be instructed to request revisions with specific requests. 

Number of reviews: All papers will receive at least three reviews. 


We value Diversity and Inclusion in our community and profession. Both are important in our writing as well. Be mindful in your writing of not using language or examples that further the marginalization, stereotyping, or erasure of any group of people, especially historically marginalized and/or under-represented groups (URGs) in computing. Also be vigilant and guard against unintentionally exclusionary examples. Reviewers will be empowered to monitor and demand changes if such issues arise. Going further, also consider actively raising the representation of URGs in your writing. Diversity of representation in writing is a simple but visible avenue to celebrate and ultimately help improve our community’s diversity.


During submission of a research paper, the submission site will request information about Conflicts of Interest (COI) of the paper’s authors with program committee (PC) members. It is the full responsibility of all authors of a paper to identify all (and only)  PC members with potential COIs as per the definition provided on the submission site. Papers with incorrect or incomplete COI information as of the submission closing time are subject to immediate rejection.

Definition of Conflict of Interest (COI):

A paper author has a COI with a PC member when and only when one or more of the following conditions hold:

  • The PC member is a co-author of the paper.
  • The PC member has been a co-worker in the same company or university within the past two years.
  • The PC member has been a collaborator within the past two years.
  • The PC member is or was the author’s primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The author is or was the PC member’s primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The PC member is a relative or a close personal friend of the author.

Authors need to submit their complete set of COIs for the paper to be considered for review.