Feb 8, 2017

CfP: VLDB PhD Workshop, Munich


The VLDB PhD Workshop is a unique opportunity for graduate students to
present and discuss their research work in the context of a premier
international conference. In 2017, the VLDB Phd Workshop will be held
on August 28, 2017 in Munich, Germany colocated with the main VLDB
conference. The workshop provides a forum that facilitates interactions
among PhD students and stimulates feedback from more experienced

We welcome submissions from PhD students at any stage of their PhD work.
If you are in the early stages of your studies, the submission should
clearly describe the problem focused on, explain why it is important,
detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an
outline of the new solutions that are pursued. If you are in the middle
or close to completion, the submission should be more concrete in
describing your contribution, but still in the context of the doctoral


- Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017
- Notification: May 20, 2017
- Camera-ready copy: June 10, 2017


Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must
be clearly marked ("supervised by") on the paper, under the authors

The paper should be no longer than 4 pages (including references) and
should be formatted with the same rules as VLDB papers. You will find
these rules summarized on the VLDB conference web:


It is fine if specific portions of the thesis work have been published
or submitted to publication; the page limit is 4 pages, so this does not
constitute a duplicate submission to VLDB.

Authors should submit their papers in PDF format through the
CMT conference management system:


We plan to publish the workshop proceedings with all accepted papers
in the CEUR-WS series.


The review and decision of acceptance will balance many factors. This
includes the quality of your proposal, and where you are within your
doctoral education program. It also includes external factors, such as
ensuring that as a group the accepted candidates exhibit a diversity of
backgrounds and topics.

Candidates who have a clearly developed idea, who are formally
considered by their institution to be working on their dissertation, and
who still have time to be influenced by participation in the PhD
Workshop will receive the strongest consideration.


Peter Christen (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
Bettina Kemme (McGill, Montreal, Canada, kemme@cs.mcgill.ca)
Erhard Rahm (Univ. of Leipzig, Germany, rahm@informatik.uni-leipzig.de)