11th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD 2005)

January 6 - 8, 2005 - Goa, India




Comad 2005 Proceedings


- Submissions Site

Call for Papers



- Registration Site [new]


Important Dates [new]

- Accepted Papers [new]

- Conference Program [new]

Conference Venue

Conference Committee

Program Committee

Visa Invitation Letters

Travel Information

- Hotel Tariffs [new]

- Guest House & International Centre Accomodation Status[new]

About Goa

Goa safe from Tsunami [new]

More about Tsunami [new]

Goa Tourism

India Tourism


 Call for Papers


For over a decade, the COMAD Intl. Conf. on Management of Data, modeled  along the lines of ACM SIGMOD, has been the premier database conference  hosted in India. It was held on a close-to-annual basis until December 2000, after which various national and international database events, including ICDE in March 2003, have been hosted in India. We are now reviving the COMAD series with COMAD 2005, which will be held at the International Centre, Goa, India, from January 6-8, 2005. Goa is among the foremost tourist destinations in India, attracting an international clientele, due to its wonderful natural environment, including a variety of exquisite beaches, and a unique Indo-Portugese cultural flavor.


COMAD 2005 will focus on new developments in the principles and practices related to data management. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, developers and users to present and discuss emerging trends, concepts, techniques, technologies and experiences in data management.


We solicit original research papers on the theory, specification, design, and implementation of data and information management systems. We also encourage case studies and experiences in the design and implementation of such systems. We invite industrial papers, as well as proposals for tutorials and panels. The submission instructions are available at the conference web-site.


To ensure wide visibility of material published at the conference, we plan to make arrangements with ACM SIGMOD for including the proceedings of the conference in the SIGMOD on-line and CD-ROM archives. Two awards, for Best Paper and Best Student Paper, will be presented at the conference



Important Dates

Research and Industrial Papers

July 17, 2004 : 9 PM PST

Panel and Tutorial Proposals

July 17, 2004 : 9 PM PST

Notification to authors

September 17, 2004

Camera-ready copy due

October 10, 2004

Early-Bird Registration Deadline [new]

November 30, 2004

Pre-Conference Registration Deadline [Extended]

December 31, 2004


January 6-8, 2005


Conference Committee

General Chair

Krithi Ramamritham (IIT Bombay, India)

Organizational Chair

Anand Deshpande (PSPL Pune, India)

Program Committee Chair

Jayant Haritsa (IISc Bangalore, India)

Industrial Program Chair 

V. Govindarajan (Aztec Software, Bangalore, India)

Tutorials Chair

Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay, India)

Panels Chair

Kamal Karlapalem (IIIT Hyderabad, India)

Publicity Chair

Prasan Roy (IBM IRL Delhi, India)

Local Arrangements Chair

Venkatesh Kamat (Goa University, Goa, India)

Proceedings Chair

T. M. Vijayaraman (PSPL Pune, India)


Program Committee


Divyakant Agrawal (UC Santa Barbara, USA)

Sourav Bhowmick (NTU, Singapore)

Angela Bonifati (ICAR-CNR, Italy)

Sharma Chakravarthy (UT Arlington, USA)

Chee-yong Chan (NUS, Singapore)

Vassilis Christophides (U Crete, Greece)

Gautam Das (Microsoft, USA)

Umeshwar Dayal (HP Labs, USA)

Narain Gehani (NJIT, USA)

Jonathan Goldstein (Microsoft, USA)

Sudipto Guha (UPenn, USA)

S K Gupta (IIT Delhi, India)

Rushikesh Joshi (IIT Bombay, India)

Leonid Kalinichenko (RAS, Russia)

Martin Kersten (CWI, Netherlands)

P. Sreenivasa Kumar (IIT Madras, India)

Kam-Yiu Lam (CUHK, Hong Kong)

Young-Koo Lee (KAIST, Korea)

Ee Peng Lim (NTU, Singapore)

Qiong Luo (HKUST, Hong Kong)

Sanjay Kumar Madria (U Missouri-Rolla, USA)

Ioana Manolescu (Inria, France)

Sharad Mehrotra (UC Irvine, USA)

Xiaofeng Meng (Renmin U, China)

Laurent Mignet (IBM IRL, India)

Mukesh Mohania (IBM IRL, India)

Sham Navathe (Georgia Tech, USA)

Sriram Padmanabhan (IBM SVL, USA)

Norman Paton (U Manchester, UK)

Dimitris Papadias (HKUST, Hong Kong)

Jignesh Patel (U Michigan, USA)

Torben Pedersen (Aalborg U, Denmark)

Neoklis Polyzotis (UC Santa Cruz, USA)

Sunil Prabhakar (Purdue, USA)

Vikram Pudi (IIIT Hyderabad, India)

D. Janaki Ram (IIT Madras, India)

C. V. Ravishankar (UC Riverside, USA)

P. Krishna Reddy (IIIT Hyderabad, India)

Tore Risch (Uppsala U, Sweden)

N. L. Sarda (IIT Bombay, India)

Ralf Schenkel (MPI, Germany)

S. Seshadri (Yahoo, India)

Prashant Shenoy (UMass, USA)

Kyuseok Shim (SNU, Korea)

Ambuj Singh (UC Santa Barbara, USA)

Anoop Singhal (George Mason Univ, USA)

V. Sridhar (Satyam Services., India)

Srinath Srinivasa (IIIT Bangalore, India)

Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Labs, USA)

Jaideep Srivastava (U Minnesota, USA)

Alexander Thomasian (NJIT, USA)

Anthony Tung (NUS, Singapore)

Mohammed Zaki (RPI, USA)


Visa Invitation Letters


All the participants to COMAD 2005 will require a VISA that will be issued by the Indian Consulate in their respective countries.


The VISA application needs an Invitation letter from the organizers. In case you are participating in the conference please write to Anand Deshpande providing  the following information so that the appropriate Invitation Letter will be sent to you:

Full Name

Name of the Organization/University


Title of the Paper Submitted (if applicable)

Passport Number

Postal Address or Fax Number


Travel Information


Travel Visa for India


Visitors to India should obtain Visas of the appropriate type. It can be obtained from the Indian Embassy/Consulate in your country or the one nearest to your geography.

Please also see Visa Invitation Letters for more information on how to obtain visa for this specific conference.



Some of the Airlines flying into India


          Air India

          Indian Airlines

          Air France - via Paris

          Alitalia - via Rome

          British Airways - via London

          KLM - via Amsterdam

          Lufthansa - via Frankfurt

          Swiss Air - via Zurich

          American Airlines - via European Gateways

          Continental - via European Gateways

          Delta - via European Gateways

          Northwest Airlines - via European Gateways

          Cathay Pacific - via Hong Kong

          Eva Air - via Taipei

          Malaysian Airlines - via Kula Lumpur

          Nippon Airways - via Tokyo

          Singapore Airlines - via Singapore

          Emirates - via Dubai



Coming to Goa


You can come to Goa from at least 4 international airports in India


          New Delhi




The domestic airlines that operate flights between these destinations are:

          Indian Airlines

          Jet Airways

          Air Sahara


Hotel Tariffs


Contact detail

Distance from venue (Approx.)


Cidade de Goa


1 km

Rs. 8000

$ 210 (USD)

Villa Sol


1 km

Rs. 2000 + Tax

Goa Marriott


5.5 km

$ 180 (USD) Garden view + Tax

$ 190 (USD) Bay View + Tax

$ 210 (USD) Exe.Garden view + Tax

Goa International


5 km

Rs. 900 (A/C) + Tax

Rs. 750 (Non A/C) + Tax

Hotel Mandovi



7.5 km

Rs. 1800 (Standard) + Tax

Rs. 2100 (Premium) + Tax

Rs. 2700 (Deluxe) + Tax

International Centre

(conference venue)


0 km

Per person per day (Incl. BF & Din)

Single AC Rs. 1300, Double AC Rs. 900

Per person 4 nights / 5 days

(Incl. BF & Din)

Single AC Rs. 5200, Double AC Rs. 3500

Hotel Nova Goa


7 km

Rs. 2150 (Standard) + Tax

Rs. 2300 (Superior) + Tax

Rs. 2500 (Deluxe) + Tax

Bambolim Resort


6 km

Rs 2700 + Tax



2 km

Rs.2600 + Tax

Goa University Guest House


1.5 km

Rs. 300


          All the above rates are on a per night double room basis only

          Taxes will be applicable extra on above rates.