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ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2003 Conference

San Diego, California
June 9-12, 2003

PODS Paper Submission Instructions

22nd ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS)

Important Deadlines

Paper Registration & Short Abstracts Due November 15, 2002
5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Papers Due November 22, 2002
5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection February 11, 2003
Camera-Ready Copies of Accepted Papers Due March 8, 2003

All deadlines are firm. There will be no exceptions.

Submission Instructions

  • Register the paper and submit a short abstract no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, November 15, 2002. Use the ConfMan interface at PODS 2003 Paper Registration.

    By filling the appropriate fields in the registration form, please also provide the contact author information, keyword information, and indicate whether the paper is eligible for the Best Newcomer Award.

  • After registering the paper, you will receive an automatic reply in which you will be provided with a URL.

    Use the URL provided in the automatic reply to upload your paper no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, November 22, 2002. Papers must be uploaded in postscript or in PDF format.

  • Electronic submission of both short abstracts and papers is strongly preferred. If an electronic submission is not possible, send one copy of the short abstract and 6 copies of the paper to:

    Tova Milo (
    78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, FRANCE

Submission Format

Titles and short abstracts: Authors are required to submit a paper title and short abstract about 100 words before submitting their paper (see the important dates).

Papers: The address, telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address of the contact author should appear on the title page of the submission. Submissions should be limited to 10 pages (with font size at least 11 pts) and may consist of extended abstracts. Each submission must provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess its merits and should include appropriate references to and comparisons with the literature. It is recommended that each submission begin with a succinct statement of the problem, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance and relevance to the conference, all suited for the non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow. If the authors believe more details are necessary to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the committee.


Best Newcomer Award: An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the program committee, written solely by authors who have never published in earlier PODS proceedings.

Best Paper Award: There will also be an award for the best of all papers submitted, as judged by the program committee.

The program committee reserves the right to give both awards to the same paper, not to give an award, or to split an award among several papers. Papers authored or co-authored by program committee members are not eligible for an award.

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