CALL FOR PAPERS                              

SEBD 2021            
The 29th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems
Joint with Seminar on "Reminiscence of TIDB 1981"

TUI Magic Life Calabria (,
Pizzo Calabro (VV), Italy
September 5-9, 2021

The twenty-ninth edition of the Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems 
(SEBD - Sistemi Evoluti per Basi di Dati) is organized by Università della Calabria,
and will take place in Pizzo Calabro (Italy) from the 5th of September to the 9th of September 2021.

The symposium is the major annual event of the Italian database research community at large (English is 
the official language of the conference). The symposium is thought of as a gathering forum to meet, 
discuss and exchange experiences among all those, both in the academy and industry, who are interested in 
database systems and in all their broad range of applications.


The conference covers a broad range of topics, including traditional
database management, as well as new challenges for data management in any
possible domain. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the

- Big Data and Smart Computing;
- Data integration, Heterogeneous and Federated DBMS;
- Data mining, knowledge discovery, information extraction, and machine learning;
- Data visualization;
- Data warehousing;
- Distributed and parallel databases;
- Grid, peer-to-peer databases and Cloud Computing;
- Incompleteness, inconsistency, and uncertainty in databases;
- Keyword-based and natural language access to structured data;
- Knowledge representation and reasoning;
- Ontology-based data management;
- Privacy, security and trust management;
- Query processing and optimization, approximate query answering;
- Real-time, embedded, sensor, and mobile databases;
- Scientific and Statistical Databases;
- Semantic Web and Open Linked data;
- Social networks and Graph databases;
- Transaction and workflow management, interoperability and Web services


Submissions must be written in English, prepared in Springer's LaTeX style
llncs (, and formatted in

SEBD 2021 invites submissions of research, industry and application contributions as well as software 
demonstrations. Regular papers presenting original work are solicited. Moreover, discussion papers 
containing descriptions of results already published are also welcomed.

There are two submission formats:

- Regular Papers (up to 12 pages)
  Original research works in the above areas

- Discussion Papers (up to 8 pages)
  Results and ideas of interest to the SEBD audience, including extended
  abstract of recent own publications, position papers, system and
  application descriptions, and presentations of preliminary results

Regular papers and discussion papers will compete on two different lists
of acceptance.

Submissions can be made in EasyChair:

Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality.
All accepted works will be included in the proceedings, with Discussion
Papers clearly marked as such. After acceptance, authors are required to
re-submit the final PDF. No different format is allowed. 

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference and 
at least one author is required to register to the conference.


Forty years ago, on September 13-19 of 1981, Gran Hotel San Michele hosted the progenitor of ICDT: the 
Advanced Seminar on Theoretical Issues in Databases (TIDB), organized by Giorgio Ausiello, François 
Bancilhon, Domenico Sacca' and Nicolas Spyratos.
TIDB program included invited talks by outstanding scientists such as: Catriel Beeri, Ron Fagin, Seymour 
Ginsburg, Bob Kowalski, Witold Lipski, John Mylopoulos,  Jean-Marie Nicolas, Christos Papadimitriou, Jan 
Paredaens, Yehoshua Sagiv, Mihalis Yannakakis, Carlo Zaniolo. Besides the main lectures, short talks were 
also given by a young (at that time) Italian scientist Carlo Batini and two promising postdocs Maurizio 
Lenzerini and Paolo Atzeni.
In the report about TIDB written for the EATCS Bulletin, Christos Papadimitriou said: “There was an 
extensive mosaic of topics covered, reflecting the state of wild fermentation in which database theory 
appears to be. Relational theory, concurrency control, and logic in databases were three areas that were 
represented quite heavily in the list of speakers. Voices of the null value problem, schema design theory, 
the operational approach, conceptual modeling, and software engineering issues, were also heard”.

A joint seminar on "Reminiscence of TIDB 1981" will be held on the 9th of September. The seminar will be 
organized in mixed online/in-presence sessions of invited lectures.


While we are looking forward to welcoming you in Pizzo Calabro, the pandemic could make it difficult or 
impossible for some, if not all, participants to travel to Italy. For this reason, we commit to allowing 
authors of accepted papers to present virtually, even in the case where SEBD 2021 will be a hybrid event.


Abstract submission:  April 19, 2021, before 23:59 UTC
Paper submission:  April 23, 2021, before 23:59 UTC
Notification of acceptance:  May 21, 2021
Camera-ready submission:  May 28, 2021
Author registration:  May 31, 2021


General Chairs:
- Sergio Greco (Università della Calabria)
- Elio Masciari (Università Federico II di Napoli)

Program Chairs:
- Maurizio Lenzerini (Sapienza Università di Roma)
- Andrea Tagarelli (Università della Calabria)

Local Chair:
- Antonella Guzzo (Università della Calabria)