.; IDEAS 2021: Montreal, Canada

IDEAS 2021




25th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium

Concordia Univesity.

July 14-16, 2021,
Montreal, Canada


Meeting is over - see the Proceedings in ACM DL

IDEAS 2021 - Proceedings


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


Track (Targeted Session)


As in the past, IDEAS 2021 will include tracks (Targeted Sessions) on current topics of interest to the community. This year, we would be organizing several; some of which are proposed below. These special tracks/themes will form part of the program along with the main event:


The following tracks are currently in place:


All paper submission for IDEAS’2021 is via the corresponding pages on ConfSys. Authors should sign up as user of the system at: https://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/ConfSys/jsp/index.jsp

Please refer to the following guides - these wold be useful for the next meeting:
- http://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/public_files/guidelines.php
- http://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/authorHelp.html
- http://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/ConfSysAuthorFAQ.php
TOPICS: A list of non-exhaustive topics can be found at:


COVID-19: We are hoping that by the time of the IDEAS 2021 meeting, the vaccination program for Covid-19 would have ensured the ability of the participants to travel in security. To accommodate any issues, we would make arrangements to have an on-line option(as we have done for IDEAS2020, the last meeting). However, we are looking forward to a return to open skies and face-to-face meeting.


Invited Speakers    

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Important Dates


Dec 21, 2021: Track Proposal Submission to General chair
April 1, 2021: Papers submission deadline: ++plus grace period
May 31, 2021: Notification of acceptance
June 27, 2021: Camera-ready deadline (Final Version of accepted submissions) 

When submitting a paper, pl. select the appropriate track unless you are submitting to the main event (indicated by "General Pool").
Please consult the guides given in the right hand margin for FAQ, submission guidelines etc.
Please refer to the following guides: - http://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/public_files/guidelines.php - http://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/authorHelp.html - http://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/ConfSysAuthorFAQ.php


Conference Publication

The conference proceedings will be published by ICPS unit of ACM and indexed by various indexing organizations; ISBN number assigned to IDEAS 2021 proceeding is: 978-1-4503-8991-4

A hard copy version of the proceedings, to be distributed to the conference attendees, would be prepared by BytePress: this is to mark the silver annivesary of IDEAS.


Organized by


Concordia Univesity with the cooperation of BytePress.org,

General Chairs: .
Bipin C. Desai, Concordia University, Canada
Jeffrey Ullman, Standford University, USA

Program Chairs:
Richard McClatchey, Univ. Of West England, U.K
Motomichi Toyoma, Keio University, Japan

Track Chairs:
Jorge Bernardino, ISEC, Portugal
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Czech Rep.


Publicity Chairs:
Elio Masciari,University of Naples, Italy




IDEAS Steering Committee


Desai, Bipin C. (Chair)  Concordia University
McClatchey, Richard   University of the West of England, Bristol
Ng, Wilfred  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Pokorny, Jaroslav  Charles University
Toyama , Motomichi  Keio University
Ullman, Jeffrey  Stanford University