VLDB 2021 PhD Workshop - Second Round
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http://vldb.org/2021/?call-for-phd-workshop

Due to the Corona situation and several requests, we are offering a second 
submission round for this year's VLDB PhD Workshop.

*** Call for Submissions ***
VLDB PhD Workshops are an opportunity for graduate students to present and 
discuss their research work  at a premier international conference. The 
workshop provides a forum that facilitates interactions among PhD students and 
stimulates feedback from more experienced researchers.

VLDB 2021 welcomes submissions from PhD students who have not yet received 
their PhD degrees. If you are in the early stages of your studies, the 
submission should clearly describe the problem you are working on, explain why 
it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and 
outline  the new solutions you are pursuing. If you are further along or close 
to completion, the submission should be more concrete, describing your 
contribution so far, and what you hope to accomplish next.

** Important Dates **
Second Round Submission Deadline: June 4, 2021
Notification of acceptance: July 9, 2021
Camera-ready copy due: July 23, 2021
Workshop date: August 16, 2021

** Submission Guidelines **
PhD workshop submissions must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, 
using CMT: 
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/VLDBPhDW2021

Submissions must be single-author and must identify any supervisors with 
"supervised by" on the paper and below the author's name.

Papers are limited to a length of 4 pages (including all material) and must be 
formatted with the same rules as VLDB papers described here: 
http://vldb.org/pvldb/vol14-formatting/ 

It is acceptable if portions of the thesis work have been published or 
submitted for publication. Since the submission is limited to 4 pages, it does 
not constitute a duplicate submission to VLDB.

We plan to publish the workshop proceedings with all accepted papers in the 
CEUR-WS series.

** Review Process **

The review and decision of acceptance will balance many factors; these include 
the quality of your proposal and where you are within your doctoral education 
program. They also include external factors, such as ensuring that the group 
of the accepted candidates exhibit a diversity of backgrounds and topics.

The program committee will give strongest consideration to candidates who have 
a clearly developed idea, who are formally considered by their institution to 
be working on their dissertation, and who still have time to be influenced by 
participation in the PhD Workshop.

** Program Chairs **
Philip Bernstein  (Microsoft Research)
Tilmann Rabl (Hasso Plattner Institute)