Call for Tutorials

VLDB 2018 invites submissions for tutorial proposals on all topics of potential interest to the conference attendees.

Tutorials targeted for a broader audience are highly encouraged. VLDB conferences draws audiences from both academia and industry, and this should be taken into consideration while defining the scope and coverage of the tutorial.

Further, proposals that focus on open research problems are highly encouraged and they must not focus neither excessively, nor exclusively, on the authors' own work.

Content and Format templates

Tutorial proposals should be formatted using the PVLDB style templates, with a maximum length of 5 pages, inclusive of ALL material.

Proposals should include:

  • Title of tutorial
  • Names, affiliations and email addresses of presenters
  • Overview of tutorial, with justification of its relevance and timeliness
  • Target audience and assumed background
  • Scope and structure: enough detail to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered
  • Intended length of the tutorial (one session of 1.5 hours, or two sessions with a total of 3 hours on the same day). If the tutorial can be of either length, please identify which material is included for each option
  • References: include at least 10 primary and relevant bibliographic references on the core material of the tutorial.
  • Brief professional biographies of presenters, with a note on their background in the area of the tutorial
  • Identification of any other venues in which all or part of the tutorial has been or will be presented, with an explanation of how the tutorial proposal for VLDB 2018 differs from these previous or forthcoming editions.
  • Identification of topically related tutorials by other people in major data-centric research venues in recent years.

Accepted Tutorials

Presentation slides will be made available to VLDB 2018 participants and will be published on the VLDB website. Slides must be made available two weeks before the conference starts, for publication at the conference website.

A four-page extended abstract, with an overview including bibliographic references, will appear in PVLDB's VLDB 2018 issue.

The camera-ready version should be an updated version of the original submission that retains only the material directly related to the tutorial's presentation, considering suggestions from the tutorial chairs and possibly other reviewers. That is, it should omit any supporting material provided solely for the evaluation process, such as other venues where the tutorial or related tutorials that have been presented.

Authors must agree to standard PVLDB copyright releases for the tutorial abstract overview as well as for their slides. Authors will retain the rights to reuse all their material in any form.

If the proposal is accepted, at list one of the authors listed in the proposal is expected to attend VLDB 2018 and present the tutorial.

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline: March 12th, 2018

Decision Notification: April 9th, 2018

Abstract overview camera ready: June 4th, 2018

Slides availability: August 13th, 2018

Tutorial Submissions

Tutorial Chairs

Nick Koudas (U. Toronto, Canada)

Sérgio Lifschitz (PUC-Rio, Brazil)