VLDB 2011 Challenges and Visions Track

In cooperation with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC, http://www.cra.org/ccc/), VLDB 2011 invites submissions to a special "Challenges and Visions" track. The emphasis of this track will be on visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in data-centric research that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the field. Submissions will be judged on the extent to which they expand the possibilities and horizons of the field. Submissions to this track should follow the same formatting guidelines as submissions to the research track, but are limited to be at most FOUR pages in length for both submission and final publication. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB, http://www.vldb.org/pvldb).

To encourage researchers to present truly visionary concepts, the CCC is offering prizes for up to 3 top papers in this special track: first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500, to be awarded as travel grants.

Submission page: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/VLDB2011/ (choose: Special Challenges & Visions)
Formatting templates: http://www.vldb.org/2011/?q=node/7 (size limit: 4 pages)

Important dates

Submission deadline: April 1, 2011 (11:59pm PDT)
Notification: May 15, 2011
Final versions due: June 19, 2011

Program committee for the Challenges and Vision Track

Gerhard Weikum, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (Chair)

Anastassia Ailamaki, EPF Lausanne
Sihem Amer-Yahia, Yahoo!
Philip Bernstein, Microsoft
Michael Cafarella, University of Michigan
Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania
Laura Haas, IBM Almaden
Meichun Hsu, HP
Hank Korth, Lehigh University