Call for Research Papers

Data Engineering refers to the use of engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of information systems for different computing platforms and application environments. The 25th International Conference on Data Engineering provides a premier forum for sharing and exchanging research and engineering results to problems encountered in today’s information society.

Authors are invited to submit papers in all areas of data and information engineering, including but not limited to those listed in the table below. We especially encourage submissions that make efforts (1) to expose practitioners to the most recent research results, tools, and practices that can contribute to their everyday practical problems and to provide them with an early opportunity to evaluate them; (2) to raise awareness in the research community of the difficult data & information engineering problems that arise in practice; (3) to promote the exchange of data & information engineering technologies and experiences among researchers and practitioners; and (4) to identify new issues and directions for future research and development in the data & information engineering field.


An award will be given to the best paper submitted to the conference. A separate award will be given to the best student paper. Papers eligible for this award must have a (gra­duate or undergraduate) student listed as the first and contact author, and the majority of the authors must be students. Such submissions must be marked as student papers at the time of submission.

Submission information:

Research papers must be prepared in the 8/5"x11" IEEE camera-ready format, with a 12-page limit, 10pt Times fonts, and submitted electronically at the following address:

Formatting instructions and LaTeX macros are posted here

A paper submitted to ICDE 2009 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ICDE 2009, and it must be substantially different from any previously published work. Authors submitting papers to ICDE 2009 implicitly agree to the following terms:

"I understand that the paper being submitted must not contain substantial overlap with any other paper submitted elsewhere now or during the review process. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in this submission."

Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the program chairs.

Accepted Papers:

All accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.

Authors of accepted papers must sign an IEEE copyright release form. The online conference proceedings may be published as early as February 14, 2009, so any patent applications must be resolved before that time. By submitting a paper to ICDE 2009, authors implicitly agree to public release of the paper as of the above date -- no papers will be withheld from the online proceedings.

Given the ever increasing number of submitted papers to ICDE (a trend that continued this year as well), the typical restrictions on conference duration and conference parallelism, and more importantly, the need to regain part of the nature of conferences, which seems to have been lost in the past decade or two, ICDE'09 tentatively plans to separate the decision on a paper's acceptance from the decision on its presentation. In particular, it investigates the possibility to structure its program as follows:

  • Accepted papers will be of two sizes: long (the usual 12-page papers) and short (up to 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.
  • All accepted papers (long and short) will be presented in poster form at the conference. Each poster will be displayed and presented during one or more sessions, most likely including at least one plenary session devoted exclusively to posters.
  • A subset of the accepted papers (including mostly, or even exclusively, long papers) will be selected for an oral presentation in some parallel session as well. These will be papers that the program committee will determine that they are of interest to a broad audience, are controversial, or are likely to raise intense discussions. The (permanent) conference proceedings will not identify the papers presented orally. This will only be visible in the (ephemeral) conference program.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: June 20, 2008, 23:59 Pacific Daylight-savings Time
Paper submission deadline: June 27, 2008, 23:59 Pacific Daylight-savings Time
Decision notification: September 26, 2008


Program Committee Chairs

  • Yannis Ioannidis, University of Athens, Hellas (Greece)
  • Dik Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Raymond Ng, University of British Columbia, Canada

Area PC Vice Chairs

Approximation and uncertainty in databases, and probabilistic databases

•  Dan Suciu
    University of Washington , USA

•  Christopher Koch
    Cornell University , USA

Data integration, metadata management, and semantic interoperability

•  John Mylopoulos
    University of Toronto, Canada &
    University of Trento, Italy

•  Lucian Popa,
    IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

Data mining and knowledge discovery

•  Kyuseok Shim
    Seoul National University , Korea

•  Dimitrios Gunopulos
    Univ. of Athens , Hellas ( Greece ) &
    Univ. of California-Riverside , USA

Data privacy and security

•  Laks Lakshmanan
    Univ. of British Columbia , Canada

•  Elisa Bertino
    Purdue University , USA

Data streams and sensor networks

•  Mike Franklin
    Univ. of California-Berkeley , USA

•  Nick Koudas
    University of Toronto , Canada

Data warehousing, OLAP and data grids

•  Divyakant Agrawal
    Univ. of California-St Barbara , USA

•  Panos Vassiliadis
    Univ. of Ioannina , Hellas ( Greece )

Database user interfaces and information visualization

•  Tiziana Catarci
    Sapienza University of Rome , Italy

•  Isabel Cruz
    University of Illinois-Chicago , USA

Personalized databases, social information management, annotation and data curation

•  Stan Zdonik
    Brown University , USA

•  Philip Bohannon
    Yahoo! Research , USA

Query processing, query optimization, database tuning, and autonomic databases

•  Norman Paton
    University of Manchester , UK

•  Venkatesh Ganti
    Microsoft Research , USA

Scientific, biomedical and other advanced applications

•  Anthony Tung
    National Univ. of Singapore , Singapore

•  Wei Wang
    Univ. of N. Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA

Spatial, temporal and multimedia databases

•  Xiaofang Zhou
   University of Queensland, Australia

•  Ada Fu
    Chinese University of Hong Kong

Transaction and workflow management, and database architectures

•  Heiko Schuldt
    University of Basel , Switzerland

•  Bettina Kemme
    McGill University , Canada

Ubiquitous, mobile, distributed, and peer-to-peer databases

•  Philip Gibbons
    Intel Research Pittsburgh , USA

•  Aoying Zhou
    Fudan University , China

Web data management

•  Alfons Kemper
    Technical Univ. of Munich , Germany

•  Wolfgang Nejdl
    L3S Research Center , Germany

XML data management

•  Daniela Florescu
    Oracle , USA

•  Fatma Ozcan
    IBM Almaden Research Center , USA