Call for Papers

The VLDB PhD workshop is a forum for PhD students working in the broad areas addressed by the VLDB conference itself. This forum aims to facilitate interactions among PhD students and to stimulate feedback from more experienced researchers.

We welcome submissions from PhD students at any stage of their PhD work. PhD workshop papers are meant to present on-going thesis work -- in 6 pages. Those starting their PhDs should describe the problem they focus on, explain why it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of the new solutions that are pursued. Those in the middle or close to completion should be more concrete in describing their contribution, still in the context of their doctoral work. Note that specific portions of the thesis work might have been published or submitted to publication. Again this year, the accepted papers will be published in the VLDB proceedings.

This workshop should be an opportunity for the upcoming generation of database researchers to share their work and get to know each other, and an opportunity for the rest of the database community to meet future colleagues and find out about the new ideas emerging in a variety of universities.


Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervised by ...") on the paper, under the author's name. Authors should submit their papers in PDF format through the conference management system ( The paper should be of max. 6 pages (including references) and should be formatted with the same rules as VLDB papers. Please make sure to meet these guidelines.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Apr 17, 2012 (11:59pm PDT)
Notification: June 6, 2012
Camera-ready due: June 26, 2012

PhD Program Co-Chairs

Ioana Manolescu, INRIA, France
Jeffery Xu Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Murat Kantarcıoglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

PhD Program Committee

Murat Ali Bayir, Google, USA
Daniele Braga, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
Mustafa Canim, IBM Research, USA
Bogdan Cautis, Telecom ParisTech, France
Lijun Chang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Peter Christen, Australian National University, Australia
Jun Gao, Peking University, China
Bingsheng He, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Melanie Herschel, Universite de Paris Sud, France
Yoshiharu Ishikawa, Nagoya University, Japan
Zoi Kaoudi, INRIA Saclay, France
Latifur Khan, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Yannis Katsis, University of California at San Diego, USA
Adam Lee, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Eric Lo, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Sharad Mehrotra, University of California at Irvine, USA
Mohamed Mokbel, University of Minnesota, USA
Benjamin Nguyen, Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin, France
Shaoxu Song, Tsinghua University, China
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA
Li Xiong, Emory University, USA
Wenjie Zhang, University of New South Wales, Australia