PhD Workshop

Preliminary Call for Submissions

The VLDB PhD Workshop is a unique opportunity for graduate students to present and discuss their research work in the context of a premier international conference. In 2018, the VLDB PhD Workshop will be held on August 27, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil co-located with the main VLDB conference. The workshop provides a forum that facilitates interactions among PhD students and stimulates feedback from more experienced researchers.

We welcome submissions from PhD students at any stage of their PhD work. If you are in the early stages of your studies, the submission should clearly describe the problem focused on, explain why it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of the new solutions that are being pursued. If you are in the middle or close to completion, the submission should be more concrete in describing your contributions, but still in the context of the doctoral work.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Notification: May 20, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Camera-ready copy: June 10, 2018 (Sunday)

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervised by") on the paper, under the author's name.

The paper should be no longer than 4 pages (including references) and should be formatted with the same rules as VLDB papers. You will find these rules summarized on the VLDB 2018 web site:

It is fine if specific portions of the thesis work have been published or submitted to publication; the page limit is 4 pages, so this does not constitute a duplicate submission to VLDB. We plan to publish the workshop proceedings with all accepted papers in the CEUR-WS series.​

Further submission instruction including the submission website will be announced in subsequent calls.

Review Process

The review and decision of acceptance will balance many factors. This includes the quality of your proposal, and your current standing in your doctoral program program. 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 will receive the strongest consideration.

Program Chairs

  • Senjuti Basu Roy (New Jersey Institute of Technology - NJIT)
  • Altigran Silva (Universidade Federal do Amazonas - UFAM)

Program Committee

To be announced