The series of ICDT conferences provides an international forum for the communication of research advances on the theoretical foundations of database systems. More information about ICDT can be found at http://edbticdt2012.dima.tu-berlin.de. Originally biennial, the conference is now held annually and jointly with EDBT.

For the 15th edition, we again call for original research papers that provide new insights into the specification, design, or implementation of data management tools.

Download a PDF version of the ICDT 2012 CfP here.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: July 22, 2011, 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time
Paper submission: July 29, 2011, 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time

Author notification: Oct 28, 2011
Conference: March 26-29, 2012

Topics of Interest

ICDT 2012 welcomes papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following: Access methods and physical design; Active databases; Complexity and performance; Constraint databases; Data exchange and integration; Data mining; Data models and query languages; Data streams; Databases and information retrieval; Probabilistic databases; Databases and workflow; Databases and the Semantic Web; Databases in e-commerce and in e-services; Deductive databases; Distributed databases; Integrity and security; Logic and databases; Query optimization; Query processing; Real-time databases; Semi-structured, XML, and Web data; Spatial data; Temporal data; Transaction management; Views and data warehousing; Privacy/Security and databases.


Paper submission will be electronic. The submission web site is https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdt2012. The deadline for abstract submission is July 22, 2011, 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time and the deadline for paper submission is July 29, 2011, 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by October 28, 2011.

Submission Format

Papers must be submitted as PDF documents, according to the ACM proceedings double-column format. Templates to prepare your submission can be found on the ACM SIG Proceedings templates website (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). It is not permissible to change the template's font size, margins, intercolumn spacing, or line spacing. Templates are available in Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX (versions 2.09 and 2e). For the LaTeX formats, you may use either the standard style or the SIG-alternate style.

Submission Length

Submissions (including bibliographic references) may not exceed 12 pages. In addition, the authors may include an unbounded-length appendix (e.g. for proof details), with the understanding that the appendix is read at the reviewers' discretion and that all efforts should be made to render the submission's 12 pages self-contained.


Proceedings will be published by ACM Press in AICPS (ACM International Conference Proceedings Series) on March 19 2012, one week before the conference.

Best Paper/Student/Newcomer Awards

An award will be given to the best paper. Also, an award will be given to the best paper written by newcomers to the field of database theory. The latter award will preferentially be given to a paper written only by students; in that case the award will be called "Best Student Paper Award". The program committee reserves the following rights: not to give an award; to split an award among several papers; and to define the notion of a newcomer. Papers authored or co-authored by Program Committee members are not eligible for an award.

ICDT Program Chair

Alin Deutsch (UC San Diego)

ICDT Program Committee

See ICDT Program Committee page.

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