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                      ACM SIGMOD/PODS '99 Joint Conference
                                Philadelphia, PA
                              May 31--June 3, 1999

                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

Message from General Chairs
The ACM SIGMOD/PODS Joint Conference aims at fostering close collaboration
between the theoretical and applied database communities.  The three-day
conferences will both be held at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in the heart of
downtown Philadelphia, and will overlap for two days.  Attendees register for the
joint conference, are encouraged to attend sessions in both conferences, are
invited to joint social events, and receive both proceedings.

The PODS and SIGMOD conferences have separate program committees. Authors should
submit their papers to the conference that they feel is most appropriate for
their work.  The same paper or different versions of the same paper should not be
submitted to both conferences simultaneously.

We invite you to help us make this an exciting event of bold new ideas by
submitting novel papers, panel and tutorial proposals, and demonstration
proposals to the appropriate conference.  Looking forward to seeing you in 1999!

Susan Davidson, SIGMOD General Chair
Victor Vianu, PODS General Chair

Organizing Committee

Finance Chair: Gang Zhou (Bell Labs)
Local Arrangements Chair: Lew Hassell (Drexel University)
Local Demo Chair: Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University)
Publicity Chair: Sridhar Ramaswamy (Bell Labs)
Web Chair: Mary Fernandez (AT&T Labs)
Far East Coordinator: HweeHwa Pang (Kent Ridge Digital Labs)
European Coordinator: Daniela Florescu (INRIA)

Conference Web Site:

                      Eighteenth ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT- SIGART
               Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS)
                                Philadelphia, PA
                              May 31--June 2, 1999

The symposium will focus on new developments in the fundamental aspects of
databases.  Original research papers on the theory, design, specification, or
implementation of databases are solicited.  Papers emphasizing new topics or the
foundations of emerging areas are especially welcomed.


Suggested topics include the following (this list is not exclusive and its order
does not reflect priorities):

Access Methods and Physical Design
Heterogeneous Databases
Active Databases
Integrity and Security
Complexity and Performance Evaluation
Logic in Databases
Concurrency Control
Multimedia Databases
Constraint Databases
Object-oriented Databases
Data Integration and Interoperability
Data Mining
Databases in Information Retrieval
Query Languages
Data Models
Real-time Databases
Database Programming Languages
Semi-structured Data
Database Updates
Spatial and Temporal Databases
Databases on the Internet
Transaction Management
Deductive Databases and Knowledge Bases
Views and Warehousing
Distributed Databases.

Hardcopy submissions: Please send 16 copies of an extended abstract by the
deadline of November 16, 1998 to

Prof. Christos Papadimitriou, Computer Science Division
Soda Hall, University of California
Berkeley, California 94720 USA
Tel: (510) 642-1559
Email: [log in to unmask]

This mode of submission is encouraged.  For information and detailed instructions,

Electronic versions of final papers will be required.

The address, telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address of the contact
author should be given on the title page of the submission.  Submissions should
be limited to 10 pages (with font size at least 11 pts).  The abstract must
provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess its merits and
should include appropriate references to and comparisons with the literature.  It
is recommended that each submission begin with a succinct statement of the
problem, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their
significance and relevance to the conference, all suited for the non-specialist.
Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow.  If
the authors believe more details are necessary to substantiate the main claims of
the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix to be read at the
discretion of the committee.

An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the program
committee, written solely by authors who have never published in earlier PODS

There will also be an award for the best of all papers submitted, as judged by
the program committee.

The program committee reserves the right to give both awards to the same paper,
not to give an award, or to split an award among several papers.  Papers authored
or co-authored by program committee members are not eligible for an award.

Paper submission deadline:      November 16, 1998
Camera-ready copy due:          March 1, 1999
Notification of acceptance:     February 8, 1999
Symposium:                      May 31-- June 2, 1999

General Chair: Victor Vianu (UC San Diego)
Program Chair: Christos Papadimitriou  (UC Berkeley)
Proceedings Chair: Dimitrios Gunopulos (IBM Almaden)

Serge Abiteboul (INRIA Paris)
Catriel Beeri (Hebrew University)
Sophie Cluet (INRIA Paris)
Gosta Grahne (Concordia University)
Joe Hellerstein (UC Berkeley)
Yannis Ioannidis (University of Athens)
Alon Levy (University of Washington)
Udi Manber (University of Arizona)
Heikki Mannila (University of Helsinki)
Alberto Mendelzon (University of Toronto)
Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley)
Prabhakar Raghavan (IBM Almaden)
Jeff Ullman (Stanford University)
Limsoon Wong (National University of Singapore)
Mihalis Yannakakis (Lucent Bell Labs)

                                 1999 ACM SIGMOD
                 International Conference on Management of Data
                                Philadelphia, PA
                             June 1 -- June 3, 1999

The SIGMOD conference will be a forum for database researchers, practitioners,
developers and users to explore new ideas and exchange tools, techniques and
experiences. We invite the submission of original research contributions, as well
as proposals for panels, tutorials, demonstrations and industrial presentations.

The major topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Access Methods and Data Structures
Active Databases
Authorization and DB Security
Constraint and Rule Management
Data Models
Data Warehousing
Database Design
Database Mining
Database Performance and Benchmarks
Database Programming Languages
Distributed Database Systems
Engineering Databases
Extensible Database Systems
Financial Applications of Databases
Heterogeneous Database Systems
Image and Video Database Systems
Imprecise and Uncertain Information
Information Retrieval and Databases
Legacy Databases
Logic and Databases
Mobile Computing and Databases
Multimedia Database Systems
Object-Oriented Database Systems
On-Line Analytical Processing
Parallel Database Systems
Query Languages
Query Processing and Optimization
Real-Time Database Systems
Scientific and Statistical Databases
Semi- Structured Databases
Spatial and Temporal Databases
Tertiary Storage for Databases
User and Application Interfaces
Workflow and Databases
World-Wide Web and Databases.


Research papers: Abstract submissions   October 26, 1998
Research papers: Full papers            November 2, 1998
Panel/tutorial/demo/industrial          November 2, 1998
Notification to authors                 February 1, 1999
Camera-ready copy due                   March 15, 1999
Conference dates:                       June 1 -- June 3, 1999

Detailed instructions for submission will be posted on the conference web site at prior to the deadline.


Original research papers are solicited (at most 25 pages excluding appendices,
1.5 spaced, in no smaller than 10 point font and with 1 inch margins)

  *  Submit your abstract electronically on or before 5pm EST, October 26, 1998.
  *  Submit six hard copies of your paper, to arrive on or before November 2,
        1998, to the PC Chair.
  *  VERY IMPORTANT for scheduling possible patent filings: Authors of accepted
        papers will be expected to make their  papers public by March 23, 1999
        (one week after the due date of the camera ready copies).


Submit the proposal by email (ASCII) or hard copy to the corresponding Chair, by
November 2, 1998. Descriptions of accepted proposals will appear in the

Panel proposals are expected to address new, exciting and controversial
issues. They should also include a list of confirmed participants and their
affiliations. No page length limit.

Tutorial proposals must be at most 5 pages, they must identify the intended
audience and they must give enough material to provide a sense of what will be
covered. Target duration: 1.5 hours.


The Demos program has become extremely competitive in the recent years. Demos of
large and innovative systems are solicited.  The proposal should include a
background section describing the system being demonstrated, a section describing
what will be demonstrated, and a section motivating why the system would be of
interest to the SIGMOD audience. Submit an up to 5 pages hard copy or electronic
message (ASCII) to the Demonstrations Chair, by November 2, 1998.


Send an extended abstract (5 pages maximum) to the contact Industrial Co-Chair,
in hard copy or ASCII. The ideal submissions would be industry reports on new
developments in DBMS technology, describing experiences using or developing
database management systems, or issues arising from handling large volumes of
data in an industrial setting. Authors of accepted proposals will be invited to
speak in the Industrial Track, and have their extended abstract included in the


PC Chair:       Christos Faloutsos (UMD/CMU)
PC Vice Chair:  Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (USC)
Demos Chair:    Ken Salem (U. Waterloo)
Industrial Co-Chairs:
                Divy Agrawal (UCSB) (contact Co-Chair)
                Surajit Chaudhuri (Microsoft Research)
                Misha Rabinovich (AT&T Labs)
                Eric Simon (INRIA)
Tutorials Chair:Dennis Shasha (NYU/INRIA)
Panels Chair:   Guy Lohman (IBM-Almaden)
Proc. Chair:    Alex Delis (Brooklyn Polytechnic)


Prof. Christos Faloutsos,  Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University, Wean Hall,
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213-3891
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (412) 268-1457, Fax: (412) 268-5576

Prof. Ken Salem, Department of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1,  Canada
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x3485, Fax: (519) 885 1208

Prof. Divyakant Agrawal , Dept.  of Computer Science
University of California,  Santa Barbara, CA 93106.
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (805) 893-4321, Fax: (805) 893-8553

Dr. Guy M.Lohman,    IBM Almaden Research Center
K55/B1,  650 Harry Rd.
San Jose, Calif. 95120-6099
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (408) 927-1749,  Fax: (408) 927-4092

Prof. Dennis Shasha,    Projet Rodin
INRIA, Rocquencourt,    BP 105
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France
Email:  [log in to unmask]
Fax  : [+33 1] 39 635193


Ricardo Baeza-Yates (U. Chile)
Elisa Bertino  (U. Milano)
Alexandros Biliris  (AT&T Labs)
Panos K. Chrysanthis (U. Pittsburgh)
Anand Deshpande  (Persistent Systems Private Ltd.)
Curtis Dyreson  (Aalborg U.)
Leana Golubchik  (U. Maryland)
Luis Gravano  (Columbia U.)
Jiawei Han  (Simon Fraser U.)
Sushil Jajodia  (George Mason U.)
Theodore Johnson  (AT&T Labs)
Daniel A. Keim (Halle U.)
Roger King  (U. Colorado-Boulder)
Masaru Kitsuregawa  (U. Tokyo)
P.-A. (Paul) Larson (Microsoft)
Yannis Manolopoulos  (U. Thessaloniki)
Yossi Matias  (Tel Aviv U.  and  Bell Labs)
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros (UNICAMP)
Tova Milo  (Tel Aviv U.)
Guido Moerkotte  (U. of Mannheim)
Amihai Motro  (George Mason U.)
Richard Muntz  (UCLA)
Jeff Naughton  (U. Wisconsin-Madison)
Raymond T. Ng (U. British Columbia)
Pat O'Neil  (U. Massachusetts-Boston)
Banu Ozden  (Bell Labs)
M. Tamer Ozsu (U. Alberta)
Yannis Papakonstantinou  (UCSD)
Raghu Ramakrishnan  (U. Wisconsin-Madison)
Krithi Ramamritham  (U. Massachusetts-Amherst)
Chinya V. Ravishankar (U. Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Kenneth A. Ross (Columbia U.)
Nick Roussopoulos  (U. Maryland)
Betty Salzberg  (Northeastern U.)
Peter Scheuermann  (NSF)
Bernhard Seeger  (U. Marburg)
Kenneth C. Sevcik (U. Toronto)
Kyuseok Shim  (Bell Labs)
Peter Triantafillou  (Tech. U. Crete)
Vassilis J. Tsotras (UC Riverside)
Ouri Wolfson  (U. Illinois-Chicago)
Masatoshi Yoshikawa  (NAIST)
Clement Yu  (U. Illinois Chicago)
Philip S. Yu (IBM-Watson)
Pavel Zezula  (U. Brno)