Call for Papers for ICDE 2023 Special Track

We solicit position papers for a special track at ICDE 2023.  The field of databases is rapidly growing simultaneously in several ways. New systems with new capabilities and new approaches to data management are being constantly developed. Database technologies and ideas are finding their way into new applications. The field of data science, of which data curation, wrangling, cleaning, etc. are key is exploding. Over the years, we as a community have adapted our conferences to accommodate and encourage such growth. For instance, the CIDR conference targets early papers that provide a forum to exchange radically new ideas. Conferences such as VLDB and SIGMOD have created special tracks to promote research in data science and to provide a forum to share experiences dealing with data analysis in diverse application settings.   Our goal in ICDE 2023 is to bring a little of each of these ideas into ICDE to make a more exciting conference. We hope to create a few special sessions that achieve a combination of CIDR style early papers (we term them as vision papers), and papers that expand the use of databases, as well as highlight database research and practice in Data sciences. 

To help create a truly exciting program, we have collected a panel of distinguished special track PC members that consist of senior members of our community (listed below). The special track submission offers an opportunity to share your vision of novel challenges faced by future data systems,  novel use cases/applications of data management technologies in emerging areas. It also provides a unique opportunity to get feedback on your research from distinguished senior researchers in our community. 

Papers of Interest for the Special Track:

We welcome submissions in the following categories. The categories listed below are not intended to be exhaustive. Papers that do not necessarily fall into one of these categories will also be considered. 

  • Vision Papers: Papers describing data management use cases/scenarios that push the limit of existing systems  The papers should clearly articulate the importance of the use case, make an argument about limitations of existing technology, and lay out a direction of the future.
  • Expanding the Landscape: Papers that highlight database technologies to be used in novel ways to solve problems in different domains (e.g., precision medicine using OLAP technology, data engineering for 3D scene construction and protein folding with data preparation techniques ).
  • Database use in Data Science:  real world deployment of data management technologies, data set curation, labeling, wrangling, compression, cleaning, system design, deployment, analytics. The use case will be evaluated based on novelty, lessons one can learn from it, etc. Papers dealing with experience teaching data science classes with projects where the way instructors organize projects and/or tools they may have developed which could be of broader interest encouraged.  
  • Novel Data Application:  Novel applications about data, topics include but not limited to data pricing, data auction and data sharing, and data management issues in metaverse. Papers addressing any emerging novel data usage applications

Restrictions and Guidelines

Submission Length : 6-12 pages, double column, IEEE format.  It is recommended that papers be closer to 6 pages than the maximum limit of 12.

Number of Submissions: Each person can co-author NO MORE than 2 submissions of which, he/she can be a lead author of at most one paper.

Submissions from Special Track PC: We encourage members of the special track PC to consider submitting papers as well. Since the special track PC list is small, to maintain anonymity of reviews further, for papers co-authored by special-track PC members, we may seek reviewers from regular PC as needed.

Submission Deadline :  

 Submission due: November 8th 2022

Notification to authors (Accept/Reject): Jan 8, 2023 (Sunday)

Camera-ready copy due: February  28, 2023 (Tuesday)

Special Track PC

Anastasia Ailamaki, EPFL

Divyakant Agrawal, UC Santa Barbara

Micheal J Carey, University of California, Irvine

Surajit Chaudhuri, Microsoft 

Masaru Kitsuregawa, University of Tokyo

C. Mohan, Tsinghua University 

Beng-Chin Ooi, NUS

Tamer Ozsu, Waterloo

Jeffrey Ullman, Stanford  University