25th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium    
                          IDEAS 2021
                     Concordia University
               July 14 - 16, 2021, Montreal, Canada
     TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY DUE TO THE CONTINUED CONCERN WITH COVID

             CALL FOR PAPERS- REGULAR/TRACKS


DUE TO THE CONTINUING CONCERN WITH COVID AND THE FACT THAT THE
VACCINATION PROGRAM IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN SLOW, THE
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED TO MAKE IDEAS 2021 INTO A
VIRTUAL/ON-LINE MEETING.

THE DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

The annual IDEAS conference is a top international forum for data
engineering researchers, practitioners, developers, and application
users to explore revolutionary ideas and results, and to exchange
techniques, tools, and experiences. We invite participation of all
interested in this meeting which provides an insight into original
research contributions relating to all aspects of database engineering
defined broadly, and particularly topics of emerging interest
describing work on integrating new technologies into products and
applications, on experiences with existing and novel techniques, and
on the identification of unsolved challenges.

TRACK (TARGETED SESSION)

As in the past, IDEAS 2021 will include tracks/targeted sessions on
current topics of interest to the community. This year, we would be
organizing several: some of which are proposed below. These special
tracks/themes will form part of the program along with the main event:
the following tracks are currently in place:

Data Sharing, Security and Privacy, Bipin C. Desai,
Software Engineering for Data Science, Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego and Olga Ormandjieva.

All paper submission for IDEAS’2021 would be via the corresponding
pages on ConfSys. Authors should sign up as user of the system at:
https://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/ConfSys/jsp/index.jsp

TOPICS:

A list of non-exhaustive topics can be found at:
http://confsys.encs.concordia.ca/IDEAS/ideas21/ideas21_topics.php

COVID-19:

We are hoping that by the time of the IDEAS 2021 meeting, the
vaccination program for COVID-19 would have ensured the ability of the
participants to travel in security. To accommodate any issues, we
would make arrangements to have an on-line option(as we have done for
IDEAS2020, the last meeting). However, we are looking forward to a
return to open skies and face-to-face meeting.

IMPORTANT DATES

April 23, 2021: EXTENDED Papers submission deadline: ++plus grace period
May 31, 2021: Notification of acceptance
June 27, 2021: Camera-ready deadline (Final Version of accepted submissions)
When submitting a paper, pl. select the appropriate track
unless you are submitting to the main event (indicated
by "General Pool").

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION

The conference proceedings will be published by ACM in their digital
library: the ISBN assigned by ACM to IDEAS'2021 is: 978-1-4503-8991-4

A commemorative hard copy version of the proceedings, to mark the silver
anniversary of IDEAS, would be prepared by BytePress: this would be
mailed to the registered conference participants and invited speakers.


ORGANIZED BY
Concordia  University with the cooperation of ACM, BytePress.org, ConfSys.org 

GENERAL CHAIRS: 
Bipin C. Desai, Concordia University, Canada
Jeffrey Ullman, Stanford University, USA

Program Chairs:
Richard McClatchey, Univ. Of West England, U.K
Motomichi Toyama, Keio University, Japan

Track Chairs :
Jorge Bernardino	ISEC, Portugal
Jaroslav  Pokorny	Charles University, Czech Rep.
 
Publicity Chair:
Elio Masciari		Univ.Federico II Napoli, Italy
Peter Revesz		Univ. of Nebraska, USA

 IDEAS Steering Committee
 Desai, Bipin C. (Chair)	Concordia University
 McClatchey, Richard	        Univ. of the West of England, 
 Ng, Wilfred		        HKUST
 Pokorny, Jaroslav	        Charles University
 Toyama, Motomichi 	        Keio University
 Ullman, Jeffrey		Stanford University