20th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium

IDEAS '16 would be hosted by Concordia University

Montreal, QC, Canada
In co-operation with ACM, ACM SIGKDD and ACM SIGMOD

July 11-13, 2016



Call for Participation





The annual IDEAS conference is a top international forum for data engineering researchers, practitioners, developers, and application users to explore revolutionary ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.


IDEAS ' 16 is being held in co-operation with ACM, SIGKDD and SIGMOD.


We invite participation of all interested in this meeting which provides an insight into original research contributions relating to all aspects of database engineering defined broadly, and particularly topics of emerging interest depicting work on integrating new technologies into products and applications, on experiences with existing and novel techniques, and on the identification of unsolved challenges.


Registration Instructions, Deadline





Accepted Submissions


List of accepted submissions



Note to authors of accepted submissions: Final version of the submissions should be submitted using the IDEAS 2016 'event' before 10th June 2016 (EST). When submitting ensure that the current event in ConfSys is IDEAS16 and choose Author>My Paper menu item and submit it from the Paper Info page for the paper. Please read the guides and look at the samples in the right panel of this page.



Keynote Talks



Panel: State of Data

This panel critically examines the state of data: how its growth and ubiquity have confronted the database community with new challenges, challenges that require database practitioners and teachers to learn new skills and engage with other disciplines in ways they had not done before. Panelists will examine the impact of the 'bigness' of data, and its importance for an ever-increasing array of applications, as well as the implications for traditional ideas of privacy and personhood. By bringing together data specialists with those trained in social and human sciences, this panel aims to initiate discussion about the new social role the database community has begun to play.










Tracks (Targeted Session)


As in the past, IDEAS 2016 will include tracks (Targeted Session) on current topics of interest to the community.


This year, we have organized the following special tracks along with the main event(General pool). For details of a track, please consult the repective web page below.

Big Data Analytics;


Data Sharing, Security, and Privacy;


Web & Security;


Graduate Student Posters;


Important Dates


December 7, 2015: Start of submission of papers on ConfSys.
Read about ConfSys here!
Sign up as user anytime, unless you have already signed up!

March 31, 2016: EXTENDED Papers/Posters submission deadline
PLUS a grace period of 4 days!

May 8, 2016: Notification of acceptance and start of author early registration June 10, 2016: Author regular registration deadline and Camera-ready upload to ConfSys deadline

Consult the guide for the Grace period- see how ConfSys gives you a few extra days!

Please consult the guides (in the right hand margin and the web pages in the left hand margin)
for FAQ, submission guidelines, fee schedule, local information, author kit for final version
of accepted submissions.
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Conference Publication

The conference proceedings will be published by ACM in their digital library; the ISBN assigned by ACM to IDEAS16 is: 978-1-4503-4118-9
A version of the proceedings to be distributed to the conference attendees would be prepared by BytePress.



Organized by

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with the cooperation of ACM, SIGKDD, SIGMOD, BytePress.org and ConfSys.org

Program Chairs:

Motomichi Toyama, Keio University, Japan,
Jorge Bernardino, Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra, Portugal

Publicity Chair:

Elio Masciari, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

General Chair:

Bipin C. Desai, Concordia University, Canada,



IDEAS16 Program Committee






IDEAS Steering Committee


Bernardino, Jorge    Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra
Desai, Bipin C. (Chair)  Concordia University
Gruenwald, Le  University of Oklahoma
Ng, Wilfred  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Pokorny, Jaroslav  Charles University
Saccà, Domenico  Università della Calabria
Toyama, Motomichi  Keio University
Ullman, Jeffrey  Stanford University