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Submission Guidelines
Research Papers
For each paper, authors must first submit an abstract by February 11, 2003 (9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time - PST). Full papers must be submitted by February 18, 2003 (9:00 p.m. PST). Papers must be submitted electronically using the conference management tool. Detailed information on the paper submission procedure is available there in January 2003. Further questions may be addressed to the appropriate PC chairs:
Core Database Technology Program Chair:
Serge Abiteboul,
Infrastructure for Information Systems Program Chair:
Mike Carey,
Industrial Application Experience Program Chair:
Pat Selinger,
Papers will be judged according to their category, so authors should give careful consideration to placing their papers appropriately. Papers must not be published or under consideration to be published elsewhere. Nominations for topics and speakers for keynotes are welcome.
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Tutorial Proposals
Tutorial proposals must clearly identify the intended audience. Tutorials whose audience is broader than the database research community are encouraged. Proposals must be no more than five pages, and must include enough material to provide both the scope and depth of the material to be covered. The intended length of the tutorial (1.5 or 3 hours) should also be indicated.
Proposals should be submitted electronically by March 1, 2003 (9:00 p.m. PST) to:
Rakesh Agrawal,
The submission must contain the name, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number of the speaker. Tutorial presentations will be made available to VLDB participants, and must be ready for publication by July 1, 2003 (9:00 p.m. PST).

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Panel Proposals
Panel proposals should address controversial issues and must be debate-oriented rather than a series of short presentations. The proposal should include the topic title, a short statement about the importance and novelty of the panel and format to be followed, in particular how the audience is to be included. Panel proposals should be submitted electronically by March 1, 2003 (9:00 p.m. PST) to:
Stefano Ceri,
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Demonstration Proposals
Demonstration proposals should focus on new technology, advances in applying databases, or new techniques. Demonstration proposals must be no more than four pages, and should give a short description of the demonstrated system, its significance and contribution. Proposals should be submitted electronically by March 1, 2003 (9:00 p.m. PST) to:
Norman Patton,
Short papers describing demos will appear in the Proceedings.
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Co-location of Workshops and Conferences
We are happy to have events, workshops, and conferences that are co-located with VLDB 2003 before of after (but not during) the conference. We are happy to help synchronize different workshops in case of overlap in content and time. Such synchronization will happen for the then known workshops by the end of January. Notification of such events should be directed to:
Gunter Saake,
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Ph.D. Workshop
The workshop brings together Ph.D. students for presenting their ongoing research in databases and related fields. Papers of 5 pages maximum should be submitted by April 25, 2003 (9:00 p.m. PST) to
Marc Scholl,
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