Submission Instructions

Manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates (both for MS word and Latex) available at There are two styles on the website. Both the Strict Adherence to SIGS and the Tighter Alternate style are allowed. Authors from universities or industry developing database systems technology or big data solutions can submit short (journal-vision summaries, demos and preliminary work) or long (novel work, research, industrial, survey papers) papers. In general, only 3-4 papers are invited out of 8-12 long papers. Long papers cannot exceed 10 pages in length and short papers cannot exceed 4 pages in length. The papers can describe novel research, the architecture of a commercial system or solution, the results of case studies and experience, or on-going work on a challenging and emerging area. Papers should be submitted in PDF format via Microsoft CMT (

Papers will be reviewed by the program committee for their technical merit, originality, significance, readability and relevance to the workshop. A selection of the best long papers will be recommended for inclusion in a special issue of Elsevier - Information Systems.

Resubmitting papers rejected from CIKM Conference
Authors of papers submitted to the CIKM full and short paper tracks, but not accepted for publication in the main CIKM conference as a result of that reviewing process, are invited to resubmit their work for this workshop (10 page limit for full papers and 4 page limit for short papers). The complete text and all scores of all of the reviews returned from the CIKM paper review process should be included, as an appendix to the re-submitted paper. Those reviews will be taken in to account when these papers are considered for workshop inclusion. In addition, these papers will receive two additional reviews and the authors should include a paragraph indicating any changes made to the paper.

Camera-Ready Instructions

The camera ready version of accepted papers must have a maximum length of 10 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers in double column.

You can find the instructions to prepare the camera-ready version of papers as well as the Copyright policy in the Sheridan's web site.

The deadline for providing a revised, camera-ready version of your paper is a STRICT deadline. We encourage you to submit earlier in case there are formatting issues so that they can be fixed. You will receive an email with a link to the appropriate ACM electronic form to sign after the final version has been checked, processed, and verified (within a few days after the submission deadline).

Every accepted paper *must* be accompanied by a workshop registration. The registration must be done before the early-bird registration deadline in order for your paper to be presented and included in the ACM Workshop Proceedings.