Industrial, Applications, Experience Track

VLDB’s Industrial, Applications, and Experience Track covers innovative commercial data management systems, applications and implementations, novel applications of data technologies, and experiences in applying research advances to real-world problems.

Topics of Interest

The topics addressed may include consumer, enterprise, and societal data management problems. Description of products or product lines must have a strong technical component, with a clear description of use cases and the technology behind it. New applications, challenging use cases, and in depth analysis of technology trends are highly welcomed. This year, we are particularly interested in experience and applications of applying data technology to areas with a strong social impact component.

Specifically, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • High Performance Query Processing
  • Data Preparation and Data Wrangling
  • Data and Text Analytics
  • Big and Streaming Data
  • Database and Software as a Service
  • Database Appliances and Self-Managing Systems
  • Distributed and Cloud Computing
  • Sensor Data and Time Series Analysis
  • New Hardware Trends
  • Social Networking and Graph Databases
  • Web Data Management and Data Lakes
  • Application Areas where data management technologies are being applied
    • Journalism and Media
    • Education
    • Government and Nonprofits
    • Health and Life Sciences
    • Sharing economy
    • Internet of Things
    • Emerging AI technologies such as self-driving car, fact recognition, etc.
    • Finance and Commerce
    • Networking and TeleCom

Paper Formatting

Industrial track submissions must be in camera-ready format using the PVLDB formatting instructions, and are limited to 12 pages, inclusive of ALL material. Industrial track submissions must be submitted electronically, in pdf format, by March 1, 2018 (5 PM PST) using the

Conference Management Tool for VLDB 2018. Notification will be sent on April 15, 2018. When creating a new paper submission, you will be given the option to choose a track. Choose the “Industrial” track for your submission.

Please see the submission guidelines for more information about formatting, the submission process, handling conflict of interest, and originality requirements.

In addition to choosing talks for presentation at VLDB 2018 from the submitted papers, the chairs plan to invite industrial talks for presentation at their discretion.

  • Rakesh Agrawal (Data Insight Laboratories)
  • Alan Halverson (Microsoft Gray Systems Lab)
  • Cong Yu (Google Research NYC)