|#||Year/Homepage||Where||When||PC Chair(s)||Proceedings||Special Issue||ACM TODS|
|23||EDBT/ICDT 2020||Copenhagen, Denmark||March 30-April 2||Carsten Lutz|
|22||EDBT/ICDT 2019||Lisbon, Portugal||March 26-29||Pablo Barcelo|
|21||EDBT/ICDT 2018||Vienna, Austria||March 26-29||Benny Kimelfeld||Proceedings|
|20||EDBT/ICDT 2017||Venice, Italy||March 21-24||Michael Benedikt||Proceedings|
|19||EDBT/ICDT 2016||Bordeaux, France||March 15-18||Wim Martens||Proceedings||ToCS 62(4)||TODS 42(4)|
|18||EDBT/ICDT 2015||Brussels, Belgium||March 23-26||Marcelo Arenas||Proceedings||ToCS 61(1)||TODS 41(1)|
|17||EDBT/ICDT 2014||Athens, Greece||March 24-27||Nicole Schweikardt||Proceedings||TODS 42(1)|
|16||EDBT/ICDT 2013||Genova, Italy||March 18-21||Wang Chiew Tan||Proceedings||ToCS 57(4)||TODS 39(4)|
|15||EDBT/ICDT 2012||Berlin, Germany||March 26-30||Alin Deutsch||Proceedings||ToCS 57(4)||TODS 38(4)|
|14||EDBT/ICDT 2011||Uppsala, Sweden||March 21-24||Tova Milo||Proceedings||ToCS 52(3)||TODS 37(3)|
|13||EDBT/ICDT 2010||Lausanne, Switzerland||March 23-26||Luc Segoufin||Proceedings||LMCS||TODS 36(4)|
|12||EDBT/ICDT 2009||St Petersburg, Russia||March 23-26||Ronald Fagin||Proceedings||ToCS 49(2)||TODS 35(4)|
|11||ICDT 2007||Barcelona, Spain||January 10-12||Thomas Schwentick
|Proceedings||ToCS 44(4)||TODS 33(4)|
|10||ICDT 2005||Edinburgh, Scotland||January 5-7||Thomas Eiter
|Proceedings||TCS 371(3)||TODS 31(3)|
|9||ICDT 2003||Siena, Italy||January 8-10||Maurizio Lenzerini
|Proceedings||TCS 336(1)||TODS 29(4)|
|8||ICDT 2001||London, UK||January 4-6||Jan Van den Bussche
|7||ICDT 1999||Jerusalem, Israel||January 10-12||Catriel Beeri
|6||ICDT 1997||Delphi, Greece||January 8-10||Foto Afrati
|5||ICDT 1995||Prague, Czech Republic||January 11-13||Georg Gottlob
|4||ICDT 1992||Berlin, Germany||January 14-16||Joachim Biskup
|3||ICDT 1990||Paris, France||January 12-14||Serge Abiteboul
|2||ICDT 1988||Bruges, Belgium||Aug. 31 - Sept. 2||Jan Paredaens||Proceedings||TCS 76(1)|
|1||ICDT 1986||Rome, Italy||September 8-10||Giorgio Ausiello||Proceedings||TCS 62(1-2)|
The proceedings of ICDT have been published at Dagstuhl's Leipzig International Proceedings in Informatics series since 2015. Until 2007, proceedings of ICDT conferences have been published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Excellent bibliographical coverage of ICDT is provided by DBLP, featuring also the SIGMOD Anthology containing electronic copies of past ICDT proceedings. From 2009 (when the collaboration with EDBT began) until 2013,the proceedings appeared in the ACM Digital Library, in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Access is free, but requires a free ACM Web Account. The 2014 proceedings were published at openproceedings.org, an open publication platform jointly started by EDBT and ICDT. Moreover, the proceedings since 2009 can be freely accessed directly on openproceedings.org from the above table.
Until 2005, special issues on ICDT appeared in the journal Theoretical Computer Science. Since 2007, a special issue or special section is published in the journal Theory of Computing Systems (TOCS). An exception was ICDT 2010, whose selected papers were published in a special issue of the journal Logical Methods in Computer Science. Please note that the selected papers of ICDT 2012 and ICDT 2013 appeared in the same issue, ToCS 57(4).
Furthermore, since 2003, ICDT collaborates with the ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS) in the selection of two papers from the conference that can become invited TODS articles.
The ICDT Council is a group of people overseeing the organization of the ICDT series. It consists of previous and future PC chairs and some members at large. It was long chaired by Jan Paredaens, then by Jan Van den Bussche, and subsequently by Thomas Schwentick. It is currently composed as follows: Marcelo Arenas, Pablo Barcelo, Angela Bonifati, Michael Benedikt, Benny Kimelfeld, Carsten Lutz, Wim Martens, and Norman Paton. The current chair is Wim Martens.
In the mid 1980s, database theory was not very active in Europe, the only initiatives organized in Europe being the workshops on logic and databases organized by Gallaire and Minker. A small group of people (Paolo Atzeni, Serge Abiteboul, Giorgio Ausiello, Catriel Beeri, Jan Paredaens, Domenico Sacca, Nicholas Spyratos) felt that there was a need to have a regular international forum for European researchers in database theory. This motivated a couple of successful Summer Schools on Theoretical Issues in Data Bases (Cozenza, Italy; Benaudet, France). Eventually, the International Conference on Database Theory was created. Since then, database theory has flourished, with the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems organized annually in the US, and ICDT biennually in Europe.
From 1995 on the series of MFDBS conferences (which can be considered the Eastern-European version of ICDT) merged in with the ICDT series. (However, the FoIKS initiative can be understood as a resurrection of MFDBS.) At about the same time, the ties with the EDBT Endowment and the series of EDBT conferences were strengthened to unify the European Database Community. International from a scientific viewpoint, ICDT definitely has a European flavor. It is traditionally held in beautiful historical European locations.