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





Final Program

Final Program for IDEAS 2016




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.










What does the local media say about the panel and a plug for duckduckgo!



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;




Random Pictures


Thanks to our unoffical photographer Abla Lotfy Allam.



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