Call For Papers:  Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems 2020
              co-located at ICDE 2021 in Chania, Crete, Greece

[Main focus]

    The aim of the SMDB workshop is to provide a forum for researchers from both industry and
    academia to present and discuss ideas related to self-management and self-organization in
    data management systems ranging from classical databases to data stream engines to large-scale
    cloud environments that utilize advanced AI, machine learning, and data mining and analysis.

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[Important Dates]

    Paper Abstract (optional):    January 11, 2020 (Monday) 5:00:00 PM PST
    Paper Submission:             January 18, 2020 (Monday) 5:00:00 PM PST
    Notification of acceptance:   February 15, 2020 (Monday)
    Camera-ready:                 March 01, 2020 (Monday)
    Workshop:                     April 19, 2020 (Monday)


    Submission site:

    Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in English of up to 6 pages
    or short papers up to 4 pages in the IEEE camera-ready format. All accepted papers will
    appear in the formal Proceedings of the Conference Workshops published by IEEE CS Press,
    and will be included in the IEEE digital library.

    Authors of a selection of accepted papers will be invited to submit an
    extended version to the Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD) journal.

[Topics of interest]

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Principles and architecture of autonomic data management systems
    * Retro-fitting existing systems vs. designing for self management
    * Self-* capabilities in databases and storage systems
    * Data management in cloud and multi-tenant databases
    * Autonomic capabilities in database-as-a-service platforms
    * Automated testing of data management systems
    * Automated physical database design and adaptive query tuning
    * Automated provisioning and integration
    * Automatic enforcement of information quality
    * Robust query processing techniques
    * Self-managing data stream engines and adaptive event-based systems
    * Self-managing distributed / decentralized / peer-to-peer information systems
    * Self-management of internet-scale distributed systems
    * Self-management for big data infrastructures
    * Monitoring and diagnostics in data management systems
    * Policy automation and visualization for datacenter administration
    * User acceptance and trust of autonomic capabilities
    * Evaluation criteria and benchmarks for self-managing systems
    * Self-evaluation of data management services in the cloud
    * Use cases and war stories on deploying autonomic capabilities


    Panos K. Chrysanthis, University of Pittsburgh,
    Meichun Hsu, Oracle Corporation,
    Herodotos Herodotou, Cyprus University of Technology,
    Yingjun Wu, Amazon Web Services,
    Constantinos Costa, University of Pittsburgh,

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