2nd Call for Papers

SFDI2021: Fifth Workshop on Software Foundations for Data Interoperability
August 16, 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark
In conjunction with VLDB 2021



The SFDI 2021 workshop will be held in conjunction with VLDB 2021. The workshop aims at fostering discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in software foundations for data interoperability as well as the applications in real-world systems such as data markets. SFDI 2021 invites not only contributions from the database community but also researchers and professionals from programming language, software engineering, distributed computing, and natural language processing to share their knowledge and experience. For example, bidirectional transformation has been intensively studied in both database and programming language communities to address the view update problem, and a recent trend is to use bidirectional transformation for data sharing and data interoperability. In addition, many machine learning and natural language processing models have been utilized for data management, especially for data integration tasks. We thus hope to bring together academic and industrial research in related areas for the discussion of challenges and technical solutions to software foundations of data interoperability. SFDI 2021 solicits full and short research papers describing preliminary and ongoing research results.

==Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Bidirectional Programming
* Data Catalogs
* Data Exchange
* Data Fusion
* Data Integration
* Data Interoperability
* Data Lake
* Data Market
* Data Provenance
* Data Sharing
* Data Synchronization
* Distributed Collaborative Systems
* Distributed Data Management
* Entity Resolution
* Federated Database
* Federated Learning
* Inverse Programming
* Knowledge Graphs
* Large-scale Data Analysis
* Machine Learning for Data Management and Vice Versa
* Natural Language Processing
* P2P Data Management
* Query Optimization
* Query Parallelization
* Schema Mapping
* Semantic Web

==Program Co-Chairs:
* George Fletcher (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
* Keisuke Nakano (Tohoku University)
* Yuya Sasaki (Osaka University)

==Important Dates
* Submission deadline: May 1st, 2021, AoE
* Notification: June 1st, 2021, AoE
* Camera-ready copy due: June 15th, 2021, AoE
* Workshop Date: August 16th, 2021

==Submission Guidelines
All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically. Submissions must adhere to the paper formatting instructions. Research papers will be judged for quality and relevance through single-blind reviewing, where authors MUST include their names and affiliations on the manuscript cover page. Submissions should be uploaded at easychair. Please see the workshop website for details.

==Preparing Submissions
* Please see the workshop website for information and policies on declaring Conflicts of Interest, Duplicate Submissions, and Novelty Requirements
* Length: Full papers must be no more than 14 pages in length, including all materials. Short papers must be no more than 6 pages in length, including all materials.
* Formatting: Papers must follow the Springer LNCS Format, using the template provided at LNCS author guidelines.

==Presentation and Dissemination
Accepted papers will be orally presented at SFDI 2021 (on the first day of VLDB 2021) and will be published in the Springer CCIS series.

See the SFDI2021 website for more details http://www.prg.nii.ac.jp/projects/biscuits/fifth-workshop/