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Call for Papers: Experiments and Analysis Track
Call for Papers: Experiments and Analysis Track

The Experiments and Analysis Track of VLDB fosters papers that focus on the experimental evaluation of existing algorithms and data structures, and papers that describe innovative systems. Papers that propose new algorithms and architectures should continue to be submitted to the regular research track. The Experiments and Analysis Track is for papers where the problem identification and characterization is the primary contribution, and papers that investigate well-established systems and tackle overall systems designs. Suitable papers can fit in different categories:

  • Experimental Surveys: papers that compare a wide spectrum of approaches to a problem and, through extensive experiments, provide a comprehensive perspective on the results available and how they compare to each other.
  • Problem Analysis: papers that focus on relevant problems or phenomena and through analysis and/or experimentation provide insights on the nature or characteristics of these phenomena, including negative results.
  • Result Verification: papers that verify or refute results published in the past and that, through the renewed analysis, help to advance the state of the art.
  • Innovative Systems: papers describing innovative systems, platforms, or novel applications of database technology, with an emphasis on innovative and visionary approaches to systems architecture, and non-obvious lessons learned in the process.
Overall, the track places a great emphasis on comprehensive and detailed experimental evaluation, appropriate methodology, and a fair assessment of the strength and weaknesses of the ideas discussed in the paper. Disclosing, at the time of the submission, all the experimental data available and, when possible, the related software is strongly encouraged. For papers that comment on published results by third parties, the Program Committee may ask the third party to comment on the submission and even request a short rebuttal/explanation to be published along the submission in the event of acceptance.

The submission guidelines, submission process, revisions, extended journal articles, and resubmission rule for Experiment and Analysis track are the same as Research track submissions for VLDB 2013. All accepted papers to Experiments and Analysis track will be published in PVLDB and presented at the VLDB 2013 conference. Papers are submitted to the Experiments and Analysis Track in the Conference Management Tool by selecting the research track and indicating "X: Experiments and Analysis Track" as the primary subject area of the paper.

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