Call for Papers

The 14th COMAD will be held in December 2008, in Mumbai, India. Similar to previous years, COMAD 2008 's scope will include not only traditional database areas but also add emphasis on Web, Information Retrieval and Data Mining. We invite the submission of original research contributions as well as proposals for demonstrations, tutorials, industrial presentations, and panels.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

* Benchmarking and performance evaluation
* Data exchange and integration
* Data quality, cleaning and lineage
* Database monitoring and tuning
* Data privacy and security
* Data warehousing
* Data mining: foundations and algorithms
* Mining text, Web, and semi-structured data
* Security and privacy in data mining
* Innovative applications of data mining
* Embedded, sensor, mobile databases and applications
* Managing uncertain, imprecise and inconsistent information
* Metadata management
* Multilingual data management
* Multimedia data management and mining
* Novel Data Types
* Parallel and distributed databases
* Peer-to-peer data management
* Personalized information systems
* Query processing and optimization
* Replication, caching, and publish-subscribe systems
* Information retrieval: Formal models and algorithms
* IR in text, structured and semi-structured data
* Privacy issues in IR
* IR applications: Web search, enterprise search, collaborative filtering, Genomics
* Text search and database querying
* Semi-structured data
* Social Networks
* Storage and transaction management
* Web services

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 Student Papers August 7, 2008 5pm PST
Industrial Papers, Panel and Tutorials September 1, 2008
Demo Proposals October 1, 2008
Notification to authors October 3, 2008
Notification to authors for demos October 7, 2008
Camera-ready copy due October 31, 2008 5pm PST
Early-Bird Registration Deadline December 1, 2008
Conference December 17-19, 2008