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The Principles of Database Systems (PODS) symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of data management, traditional or nontraditional (see

Topics of Interest

For the 37th edition, PODS continues to aim to broaden its scope, and calls for research papers providing original, substantial contributions along one or more of the following aspects:

Topics that fit the interests of the symposium include, but are not limited to:

Submission Format

Submitted papers must be formatted using the designated style file (sig-alternate-10.cls) which uses 10pt font size and line spacing of 11pt using the "\documentclass{sig-alternate-10}" command in your LaTeX document. Submitted papers should be at most twelve pages, excluding bibliography. Additional details may be included in an appendix that should be incorporated at the submission time (online appendices are not allowed). However, such appendices will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Papers that are longer than twelve pages (excluding bibliography and the appendix) or in font size smaller than 10pt or with line spacing less than 11pt risk rejection without consideration of their merits. The submission process will be through the Web at Note that PODS does not use double-blind reviewing, and therefore PODS submissions should have the names and affiliations of authors listed on the paper.

The results of submitted paper must be unpublished and not submitted elsewhere, including the formal proceedings of other symposia or workshops. Authors of an accepted paper will be expected to sign copyright release forms, and one author is expected to present it at the conference.

Important Dates

June 15, 2017: Abstract submission
June 22, 2017: Paper submission
August 31, 2017: First notification
September 28, 2017: Revised submission
November 2, 2017: Final notification

December 12, 2017: Abstract submission
December 19, 2017: Paper submission
February 27, 2018: Final notification

All deadlines end at 11:59pm AoE.

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