The International Conference on Extending Database Technology is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to discuss cutting-edge ideas, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences related to data management. Data management constitutes the essential enabling technology for scientific, engineering, business, and social communities. Data management technology is driven by the needs in applications such as the semantic web, the management of scientific data, data management at Web scale, virtual libraries, and embedded databases. The database community has a continuing tradition of contributing with models, algorithms, and architectures, to the set of tools and applications enabling day-to-day functioning of our societies. Faced with the broad challenges of today's applications, data management technology constantly broadens its reach, exploiting new hardware and software to achieve new innovative results.

EDBT 2012 invites submissions of original research contributions, as well as descriptions of industrial and application achievements and proposals for panels, tutorials and software demonstrations. We encourage submissions relating to all aspects of data management defined broadly, and particularly encourage work on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities.

Download a PDF version of the EDBT 2012 CfP here.

Important Dates

Industrial paper submission: Oct. 6, 2011, 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time (there is no separate abstract submission)
Notification to Authors: January 8, 2012
Camera ready copy due: February 2, 2012

Topics of interest

We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

* Availability, Reliability, and Scalability
* Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
* Complex Event Processing
* Data Curation, Annotation and Provenance
* Data management in Computing Clouds
* Data Models and Query Languages
* Data Streams and Publish-Subscribe Systems
* Data Structures and Indexing
* Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
* Data Warehousing, OLAP, and ETL Tools
* Database Design and Tuning
* DBMS on emerging hardware architectures
* Digital Libraries and Museums
* Heterogeneous Databases and Interoperability
* High-Performance Analytics
* Middleware and Workflow Management
* Multimedia Databases
* Parallel, Distributed and Grid Data Management
* Personal Information Systems
* Privacy and Security in Trustworthy Databases
* Query Processing and Optimization
* Replication, Caching, and Materialized Views
* Semantic Web and Knowledge Databases
* Sensor Data Management
* Scientific and Statistical Databases
* Social Networks and Analysis
* Spatial, Temporal, and Geographic Databases
* Text Databases and Information Retrieval
* User Interfaces and Data Visualization
* Web Information and Services
* XML and Semistructured Databases

Industry Program Chair

Sihem Amer-Yahia (QCRI, Doha, Qatar)

Program Committees

See Program Committees page.

Submission Guidelines

All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically. All papers to the EDBT'2012 Research, Demo, and Industry tracks should be submitted in electronic format using the Conference Management Tool. The submission web site is:


The deadline for paper submission for all three tracks is on October 6, 2011, 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. No late papers will be accepted.

EDBT 2012 submissions are reviewed following the single blind review process, meaning, you need not hide authors's names and affiliations.

Submission Format Instructions

Please read the formatting instructions carefully before submitting. Research, demonstration and industrial papers must all be formatted according to the conference's camera-ready format using the ACM proceedings double-column format. They must be submitted as PDF documents, and must follow the style of the document templates by ACM.

In particular, templates to prepare your submission can be found on the ACM SIG Proceedings templates website. It is not permissible to change the template's font size, margins, intercolumn spacing, or line spacing. Templates are available in Word and LaTeX (version 2e). For the LaTeX formats, you may use either the standard style or the SIG-alternate style.

Submission Length

Authors are asked to keep their submissions as succinct as possible. Reviewers will be asked if papers are overly long or the text is too repetitive. Submissions (including bibliographic references) may not exceed the maximum length as indicated below:

  • 6 pages for industrial papers

Duplicate Submissions

All submissions must be original work that currently is not in submission to any other venue. A paper or demonstration submitted to EDBT cannot be under review for any other publishing forum or presentation venue (including conferences, workshops, and journals) during the time it is being considered for EDBT. Furthermore, after you submit to EDBT, you must await our response and only resubmit elsewhere if your paper is rejected (or withdrawn at your request) from EDBT. Violation of this policy will result in rejection of the submission, notification of the EDBT Executive, members of the EDBT'2012 PC, and notification of the editors or chairs of any other forums involved. This restriction applies to identical submissions as well as to submissions with a substantial overlap in scientific content and results.

File Type

Papers are to be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper, no more than 5MB in file size. Larger files will be rejected by the submission site. It is essential that submitted papers print without difficulty on a variety of printers, using Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their submitted PDF file will print easily on simple default configurations.


Proceedings will be published by ACM Press in AICPS (ACM International Conference Proceedings Series) on March 19 2012, one week before the conference. Authors are thus advised that all patent issues must have been resolved and all copyright release material have been completed well before this time to assure publication of your work.

Travel Grants for Students

Some travel awards funded by the National Science Foundation will be available for students, in particular student authors, to participate in EDBT/ICDT'2012. Details on the application process for students to apply for these funds will be made available on the EDBT/ICDT'2012 website.

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