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Important Dates

Abstract submission
March 28, 2012
Paper submission
April 11, 2012 (extended)
April 4, 2012
Notification of acceptance
May 15, 2012
May 7, 2012
Accommodation reservation
May 23, 2012
May 15, 2012

Camera-ready copy

May 23, 2012
May 18, 2012
Early registration
May 23, 2012
May 18, 2012
June 24-27, 2012


Call for Papers

Currently at its twentieth edition, SEBD is the major annual event of the Italian research community in the database field. The symposium is thought of as a gathering forum to meet, discuss and exchange experience among all those who, both in the academy and industry, are interested in database theory and systems, and in all their broad range of applications.

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  • Access methods, indexing, and physical design;
  • Data structures and algorithms for data management;
  • Transaction and workflow management;
  • Distributed and parallel databases;
  • Grid, peer-to-peer databases and cloud computing;
  • Real-time, embedded, sensor, and mobile databases;
  • Domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, statistical, spatial, temporal, geographic);
  • Data in social networks;
  • Active databases;
  • Object-oriented databases;
  • Deductive Databases and knowledge bases;
  • Graph databases;
  • Data models and database design;
  • Incompleteness, inconsistency, and uncertainty in databases;
  • Query languages;
  • Query processing and optimization, approximate query answering;
  • Semi-structureed data, including XML and RDF;
  • Data mining, knowledge discovery, information extraction, and machine learning;
  • Data warehousing;
  • Data integration;
  • Meta-data management, data quality, data provenance, data cleaning;
  • Data visualization;
  • Semantic-Web data;
  • Ontology-based data management;
  • Information retrieval and digital libraries;
  • Interoperability and Web services;
  • Privacy, security, and trust management;
  • Performance, scalability and dependability;
  • Benchmarking and performance evaluation.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: March 28, 2012;
  • Paper submission: April 4, 2012;
  • Notification of acceptance: May 7, 2012;
  • Camera-ready copy due: May 18, 2012;
  • Early registration: May 18, 2012;
  • Conference June 24-27, 2012.

Submission Instructions

SEBD 2012 invites submissions of research, industry, and application contributions as well as software demonstrations.

Research papers, describing original ideas on fundamental aspects of all forms of database systems and technology, are solicited. Moreover, extended abstracts containing descriptions of ongoing projects or presenting results already published are also welcome:

  • research papers: 12 pages maximum;
  • extended abstracts: 8 pages maximum.

Papers must be written in English. Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality.

SEBD 2012 submissions must be in electronic form in Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Papers must be formatted using the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style available at

Papers should be submitted in PDF format at

Accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the symposium with ISBN.

At SEBD 2012 we plan to continue the Poster Track introduced at SEBD 2011. Regardless of their original form (full paper or extended abstract), some of the submissions might be accepted as a poster paper. The main difference between regular and poster papers will be in the way they will be presented at the conference. While regular papers will be assigned individual time-slots in the conference program, poster papers will be presented during dedicated sessions.

Best Student Paper Award

Students and post-docs researchers are strongly encouraged to submit papers presenting the results of research activities in the fields covered by the conference topics. Papers must be authored only by PhD student(s) or by post-doc(s) who defended their theses after 1/1/2010. The SEBD Steering Committee will select the best paper to be awarded.