ICDT 2022: Call for Papers

Submitted by Dan Olteanu on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 22:20


Edinburgh, March 29 - April 1, 2022

About ICDT

ICDT is a series of international scientific conferences on research of data management theory (https://databasetheory.org/icdt-pages). Since 2009, it is annually and jointly held with EDBT (Extending Data Base Technology).

Broadening Scope

Continuing with the idea of broadening its scope, ICDT 2022 will have a Reach Out track that calls for

  • Novel formal frameworks and/or
  • Articles that connect principles of data management to other communities.

Papers submitted to this track are expected to introduce novel directions for database theory and provide a theoretical basis for understanding emerging areas in data management. Submissions to this track will be judged mainly in terms of their potential to lead to valuable and impactful theoretical developments. We encourage authors to illustrate the potential impact via convincing examples, preliminary results, and clearly specified open problems. However, the Program Committee reserves the right to re-classify a Reach Out paper submission as a regular submission.

Topics of Interest

Every topic related to the principles of data management is relevant to ICDT. Examples of relevant topics are:

  • Data mining, information extraction, information retrieval, and database aspects of machine learning
  • Data models, design, query languages, and algorithms for data management
  • Distributed and parallel databases; cloud computing
  • Databases and knowledge representation
  • Graph databases, (semantic) Web data, and Web services
  • Data streams and sketching
  • Data-centric (business) process management and workflows
  • Data and knowledge integration and exchange, data provenance, views, and data warehouses
  • Domain-specific databases (multimedia, scientific, spatial, temporal, text)
  • Data privacy and security, concurrency, and recovery

Submission Cycles and Dates

ICDT has two submission cycles, the first providing the possibility of a revision.

April 3, 2021 (AoE): Abstract submission deadline
April 10, 2021 (AoE): Paper submission deadline
June 1, 2021 (AoE): Notification

September 6, 2021: OLD abstract submission deadline
September 13, 2021 (AoE): NEW abstract submission deadline
September 13, 2021: OLD paper submission deadline
September 20, 2021 (AoE): NEW paper submission deadline
November 28, 2021: Notification

Program Committee

Program Committee Chair:
Dan Olteanu (University of Zurich)

Program Committee Members:
Mahmoud Abo Khamis (RelationalAI Inc.)
Suman Bera (UC Santa Cruz)
Nofar Carmeli (École Normale Supérieure Paris)
Ismail Ilkan Ceylan (University of Oxford)
Daniel Deutch (Tel Aviv University)
Cristina Feier (Bremen University)
Xiao Hu (Duke University)
Ahmet Kara (University of Zurich)
Egor Kostylev (University of Oslo)
Andrew McGregor (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Mikael Monet (University of Chile & IMFD Chile)
Hung Ngo (RelationalAI Inc.)
Liat Peterfreund (École Normale Supérieure Paris)
Reinhard Pichler (Vienna University of Technology)
Cristian Riveros (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Thomas Schwentick (Dortmund University)
Dan Suciu (University of Washington)
Yufei Tao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Szymon Toruńczyk (University of Warsaw)

Submission Instructions

Submissions will be electronic via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdt2022.

Papers must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess their merits. The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other symposia, workshops, and journals.

Papers must be submitted as a PDF document and use the LIPIcs style (http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics/instructions-for-authors). Paper length is limited to 15 pages excluding references, both for regular submissions and for the Reach Out Track. Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix which will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Online appendices are not allowed. Papers that do not conform to these requirements may be rejected without further consideration.

The proceedings will appear in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl. This guarantees that the proceedings will be available under the gold open access model, that is, online and free of charge while the authors retain the rights over their work. The proceedings will also appear in Scopus.

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register at the conference and present the paper.


An award will be given to the Best Paper and to the Best Newcomer Paper where `newcomer' refers to the field of database theory. The latter award will preferentially be given to a paper authored only by students and in that case be called Best Student-Paper Award. The program committee reserves the right to not give any award and to split an award among several papers. Papers co-authored by program committee members are not eligible for an award.