Call for Tutorials

We solicit proposals for tutorials for presentation at the 2016 SSDBM conference on any of the topics relevant to the conference, either on fundamental data management techniques that are relevant to scientific data in general or on data management issues that arise in particular domain sciences. Tutorials targeted for a broader audience are highly encouraged, especially as SSDBM is attended by both database researchers and data scientists specializing in particular domains.

Proposals must be short descriptions of the tutorial contents.

Tutorials must provide an in-depth survey of the chosen topic with the option of describing a particular piece of work in detail (but the tutorial must not focus excessively on the authors’ own work). A meaningful summary of open research issues in the topic should be included. Each accepted tutorial is expected to jump-start non-experts equipping them with the crucial knowledge required to commence research in a field.

If the proposal is accepted, all presenters listed in the proposal are expected to attend SSDBM 2016 and participate in the tutorial presentation.


Tutorial proposals should be submitted by Friday, 18 March 2016, 11:59pm PST.

Each submission should include the following information:

  • the proposed tutorial title 
  • names, affiliations, email addresses, and websites of presenters 
  • the preferred duration (1.5 or 3 hours). If both options are possible, the proposal should identify which material is to be included for each length. 
  • enough detail to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered 
  • a short description of the intended audience and any prerequisite knowledge for attendees 
  • if (part of) the tutorial material or an earlier version of it has been presented elsewhere, the proposal should indicate those respective events (and dates), and describe how the current proposal differs from the previous editions

Formatting guidelines

  • up to 2 pages
  • 11pt or larger font
  • single- or double-column

A short description of the tutorial (up to 5 pages) will be included in the conference proceedings (due by 30 May). Tutorial slides are expected to be made available electronically to conference participants.


Submission: Friday, 18 March 2016, 11:59pm PST

Notification: Friday, 15 April 2016

Camera-ready: Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:59pm PST


Yannis Ioannidis
“Athena” Research Center and University of Athens

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