Call for Panels

The 41st International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2015) invites proposals for panel sessions on all aspects of data management. We encourage submissions on issues of current interest to the community that are well suited to open discussion and debate.

VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. This year’s conference will be held in Kona, Hawai‘i from August 31 (Monday) to September 4 (Friday), 2015.

Proposal format:

Each proposal should include the title of the panel, and the names, affiliations, and brief bios of the participants. If there is to be a moderator, that participant should be so designated.

Panel proposals should describe both the proposed content and format of discussion. Panels should largely focus on discussion and debate. We discourage formats that revolve around prepared slides and lengthy individual presentations by participants.

The bulk of the proposal should be a brief description (no more than one page) describing the panel content and format. The description should clearly answer the following questions:

  1. Why is this a topic of current interest to the VLDB community?
  2. Why is the topic well-suited to an open panel discussion?
  3. What should attendees expect to gain from the panel?

Finally, each proposal must include three specific examples of provocative questions to be addressed at the panel.

Panel proposals should be e-mailed to the panel co-chair on or before 05/01/2015. The authors will be notified of the decision by 05/31/2015.

Short panel summaries will appear in the VLDB conference proceedings.