The objective of the International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) is to promote research and development of data and information engineering by: (a) providing a forum for the introduction and discussion of new research results, concepts, and technologies; (b) providing practicing engineers exposure to and an evaluation of evolving research, tools, and practices; (c) providing the research community exposure to the problems of practical applications of data engineering; and (d) encouraging the exchange of data engineering technologies and experience.
This conference attempts to meet the needs of a large and diverse constituency, which includes practitioners, researchers, educators, and users. The focus of the conference is on various aspects of data and information engineering that include, but are not limited to, the following areas: (a) data and information engineering tools and techniques; (b) parallel and distributed processing; (c) real-time distributed processing; (d) system architectures, integration, and modeling; (e) database design, modeling, and management; (f) query design and implementation languages; (g) data, information, and knowledge discovery; (h) management of distributed databases; (i) multimedia databases; (j) high performance and very large volume databases; (k) algorithms for data and knowledge management; (l) performance evaluation of algorithms and systems; (m) data communications aspects; (n) system applications and experience; (o) knowledge-based systems; and (p) integrity, security, and fault tolerance.
The conference is managed by a Steering Committee, a Conference Organizing Committee, and a Program Committee. The functions of each committee are described in the following sections.
To oversee the long-term planning and success of this conference, a Steering Committee plans for future conferences, evaluates how well each conference has achieved the objectives stated above, and implements improvements to better meet these objectives.
More specifically the Steering Committee should
New members of the Steering Committee are elected by simple majority vote by the current Steering Committee members in a Steering Committee meeting. The committee membership is open to all participants of any ICDE who have significant experience in the operation of international conferences (such as serving as General and/or Program Chairs of past ICDEs). Any participant interested to serve should indicate his/her interest to a member of the Steering Committee. The term of office of each member is 4 years, renewable once for another term of 4 years. After serving two consecutive terms, a Steering Committee member must be off the Steering Committee for a minimum period of two years before becoming eligible to serve again.
The newly elected members of the Steering Committee take office on January 1 of the year following the election.
A Steering Committee meeting must be held at each ICDE. If necessary, interim meetings can be called by the Steering Committee Chair or by a simple majority of the members and can also be held by electronic mail or by other means.
Steering Committee members are expected to attend the Steering Committee meeting at each ICDE. Members who miss two consecutive meetings at ICDE without giving sufficient cause are considered withdrawn from the Committee, subject to review by the Steering Committee.
During meetings of the Steering Committee, each member shall have one vote. General proxy voting shall not be permitted, but on specific issues mail (e-mail) voting shall be permitted if the Steering Committee Chair receives the mailed vote before the meeting. Steering Committee members are to be informed sufficiently in advance of any known motions to be voted on during a forthcoming meeting.
The chair has the deciding vote in cases of tied votes.
In each conference, the General Chair(s), the Program Chair(s), and explicitly identified other chairs (for example, Tutorial Chair) form the Conference Organizing Committee for that conference and are charged with the planning, running, and oversight of that conference to ensure that it meets the objectives stated in Section 1.
The General Chair(s) are responsible for the overall running of the conference, and serve as the Chair(s) of the Organizing Committee.
The Organizing Committee approves all major decisions concerning the conference. The General Chair(s) are responsible for the finances of the conference and for coordinating local arrangements. To these ends, the General Chair(s) will appoint a Treasurer and a Local Arrangements Chair. The General Chair(s) may also appoint a Publicity Chair, Publications Chair, Registration Chair and other positions as necessary.
The General Chair(s) and the appointed Publicity Chair are responsible for the publicity of the conference. All notices requesting papers, panels, tutorials and tool demonstrations as well as the advance program announcement and registration material shall be widely distributed in a timely manner. This should include announcements in professional and research journals, the trade press, electronic bulletin boards, the World Wide Web, and mailings to individuals on (electronic and postal) mailing lists of interested or participating organizations. The goal is to allow full participation in all facets of the conference by the world-wide data engineering communities.
The General Chair(s) are responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals and financial supports from conference sponsors.
The General Chair(s) are responsible to solicit proposals on local facilities (such as hotels and universities) that host the conference. Hotel contracts must be ratified by the IEEE Computer Society, and the General Chair should not sign a hotel contract without first consulting the Conference Department of the IEEE Computer Society.
Special efforts should be made by the General and Program Committee chairs to get organizers of future ICDEs involved in the organizing and program committees of the present conference.
The conference shall require full papers for review.
The Program Committee shall be responsible for reviewing all submitted papers, for submitting timely, informative reviews that provide authors with feedback about their papers, and for attending program committee meetings. The Program Chair(s) will determine the procedures for reviewing and accepting papers for the program. They shall distribute the papers for review, and arrange information so the papers can be discussed by knowledgeable reviewers during the program committee meeting. Program committee members can seek expert advice from external reviewers, but they shall be responsible for having reviewed the papers themselves. Each paper shall be reviewed by at least three reviewers and each paper shall be discussed at the program committee meeting. Direct discussion provides other committee members familiar with the work an opportunity to contribute useful information that might affect the outcome of the review process. If consensus cannot be formed or there are additional concerns raised about a paper, additional information or reviews should be obtained.
Usually those papers that have received very poor reviews or very strong reviews can be discussed briefly, but an open discussion of all papers is required. It is important that the Program Committee consider all papers fairly.
If a committee member (Program, Organizing, or Steering Committee) of the forthcoming ICDE submits papers, care must be taken that his/her papers be reviewed at least as stringently as other submitted papers. Committee members shall leave the room during the discussion of their submitted papers or for any paper where he/she might have a conflict of interest. PC Chairs should abstain from submitting a paper themselves.
All discussion about a paper shall remain in confidence. The names of reviewers are not to be revealed to authors. Reviewers, however, shall be free to identify themselves to an author if they so wish.
It is recognized that English may not be the native language of many of the authors of contributed papers. It is still expected, however, that all papers will be reasonably presented and written in acceptable English. It is strongly recommended that authors whose native language is not English seek professional help in polishing the writings in their papers.
|USA||Calton Pu (Chair)||1||1/07 - 12/10|
|Switzerland||Karl Aberer||1||1/07 - 12/10|
|USA||Rakesh Agrawal||1||1/05 - 12/08|
|Germany||Alejandro P. Buchmann||1||1/08 - 12/11|
|USA||Dimitrios Georgakopoulos||2||1/06 - 12/09|
|Japan||Masaru Kitsuregawa||2||1/05 - 12/08|
|USA||David B. Lomet||2||1/06 - 12/09|
|Korea||Kyu-Young Whang||1||1/07 - 12/10|
|USA||P. Bruce Berra|
|USA||John V. Carlis|
|USA||Ahmed K. Elmagarmid|
|Germany||Erich J. Neuhold|
|USA||C. V. Ramamoorthy|
|USA||Joseph E. Urban|
|USA||Benjamin W. Wah|
|USA||Philip S. Yu|