The 18th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages (DBPL 2021)

In conjunction with VLDB 2021

August 16th, 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark
Submission: May 2nd 2021

Web: https://sites.google.com/view/dbpl2021

** Important Message on Covid-19 **

We are monitoring the evolution of the covid-19 pandemic.  Currently we plan to operate the workshop for 1/2 a day as a physical workshop and 1/2 a day as an online virtual event.

** Aims of the Workshop **

For over 30 years, DBPL has established itself as the principal venue for publishing and discussing new ideas and problems at the intersection of data management and programming languages.  Many key contributions relevant to the formal foundations, design, implementation, and evaluation of query languages (e.g., for object-oriented, nested, or semi-structured data) were first announced at DBPL.

As an established destination for such new ideas, DBPL aims to solicit submissions from researchers in databases, programming languages or any other community interested in the design, implementation or foundations of languages and systems for data-centric computation. Our main goal is to provide an interdisciplinary venue where current trends, and open problems as well as insights about research methodology for potential solutions can be shared and discussed between the two communities.

** Topics of Interest **

Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include: 

- Language-Integrated Query Mechanisms
- Emerging and Nontraditional Data Models
- Compiling Query Languages to Modern Hardware
- Data-Centric Programming Abstractions, Comprehensions, Monads
- Data Integration, Exchange, and Interoperability
- Data Synchronization and Bidirectional Transformations
- Declarative Data Centers (e.g., distributed query processing, serverless computing platforms, social computing platforms, etc)
- Language-Based Security in Data Management
- Managing Uncertain and Imprecise Information
- Metaprogramming and Heterogeneous Staged Computation
- Programming Language Support for Data-Centric Programming (e.g., databases, web programming, machine learning, etc)
- Query Compilation and In-memory Databases
- Query Language Design and Implementation
- Query Transformation and Optimization
- Schema Mapping and Metadata Management
- Semantics and Verification of Database Systems
- Stream Data Processing and Query Languages
- Type and Effect Systems for Data-Centric Programming

** Workshop Chairs **

- Amir Shaikhha, University of Edinburgh
- Norman May, SAP SE

** Program Comittee **

- Evelyne Contejean (Université Paris-Sud)
- Fritz Henglein (University of Copenhagen)
- Jan Hidders (Birkbeck, University of London)
- Vojin Jovanovic (Oracle)
- Oleg Kiselyov (Tohoku University)
- Thomas Neumann (TU Munich)
- Nate Nystrom (RelationalAI)
- Lionel Parreaux (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
- Manuel Rigger (ETH Zurich)
- Maximilian Schleich (University of Washington)
- Kai Zeng (Alibaba)

** Important Dates **

- Paper submission:  May 2nd 2021 PT
- Notification of acceptance: June 7th 2021 PT
- Workshop: August 16th 2021 PT

** Submission **

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.  Submissions should be no more than 10 pages long using the ACM Standard proceedings template.

Short papers of at most 4 pages using the ACM Standard proceedings template describing work in progress, demos, research challenges or visions are also welcome.  Accepted short papers may be included or excluded from the formal proceedings, whichever the author(s) prefer.

Each submission should begin with a succinct statement of the problem and a summary of the main results. Authors may provide more details to substantiate the main claims of the paper by including a clearly marked appendix at the end of the submission, which is not included in the page limit and is read at the discretion of the committee.

Review is single-blind, so authors do not need to anonymize their submissions. PC submissions are allowed, except for the co-chairs.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium to present their work.

Accepted papers will be included within the informal online proceedings at the website. Additionally, all accepted papers will be published online in the ACM digital library. Therefore, the papers must include the standard ACM copyright notice on the first page.

For further information on the conference, venue, further CfPs, formatting instructions, submission guidelines, please refer to the DBPL 2021 website: https://sites.google.com/view/dbpl2021/.

We very much look forward to your submissions,

Amir Shaikhha and Norman May