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Call for Papers: PhD Workshop

Important Dates

Submission Site Open: March 4, 2016
Submission Deadline: April 4, 2016 (5pm Pacific Time)
Notification: May 4, 2016
Camera-ready copy: May 30, 2016
PhD Workshop: September 9, 2016

Call for submissions:

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 2016, the VLDB Phd Workshop will be held on September 9, 2016 in New Delhi, India, collocated with the main VLDB conference. The workshop provides a forum that facilitates interactions among PhD students and stimulates feedback from more experienced researchers.

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 work.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervised by") on the paper, under the authors name. Authors should submit their papers in PDF format through the EasyChair conference management system:

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.

Review Process:

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.

Track Chairs

Torsten Grust (U. Tübingen, Germany)
Kamal Karlapalem (IIIT-Hyderabad/IIT-Gandhinagar, India)
Andy Pavlo (CMU, USA)


Please contact the Phd Workshop Chairs in case you have any questions regarding the PhD workshop.
Torsten Grust (U Tübingen, Germany,
Kamal Karlapalem (IIIT-Hyderabad/IIT-Gandhinagar, India,
Andy Pavlo (CMU, USA,

PhD Workshop Program Committee

Azza Abouzied (NYU Abu Dhabi)
Ira Assent (Aarhus University)
Srikanta Bedathur (IBM Research)
Arnab Bhattacharya (IIT Kanpur)
Alvin Cheung (University of Washington)
Vikram Goyal (IIIT Delhi)
Michael Grossniklaus (University of Konstanz)
Melanie Herschel (University of Stuttgart)
Alekh Jindal (Microsoft)
Hiroyuki Kato (National Institute of Informatics)
Yiping Ke (Nanyang Technological University)
Arijit Khan (Nanyang Technological University)
Frank Neven Hasselt (University/Transnational University of Limburg)
Maya Ramanath (IIT Delhi)
Sudeepa Roy (Duke University)
Steffi Scherzinger (OTH Regensburg)
Satya Valluri (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Marcos Antonio Vaz Salles (University of Copenhagen)
Stratis Viglas (University of Edinburgh)
Ying Zhang (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)
Wenchao Zhou (Georgetown University)