Instructions for Paper Content
Instructions for Panel/Tutorial/Demo Proposals
for Paper Content
We solicit original
research papers on the theory, specification, design, and
implementation of data and information management systems, including
the areas of Web, Information Retrieval and Data Mining. An
indicative list of areas of interest is available
We solicit original
submissions covering innovative commercial implementations in the
areas of database systems, Web, information retrieval and data
mining, novel applications of technology in these areas, and
experience in applying recent research advances to practical
situations. Such papers should describe innovative implementations,
new approaches to fundamental challenges, or major technical
improvements to the state-of-the-practice.
COMAD's student paper
track welcomes original submissions whose first author is a student
(the advisor or other student or non-student collaborators may be
co-authors), and once accepted which shall be presented by a
student. The goal of the student paper track is to provide a forum
for student members to present work in progress and to receive
feedback. The student paper track will be part of the main
conference's technical presentation sessions. The accepted papers
will be included in the proceedings of the main conference. Papers
should describe original, unpublished work in progress that
demonstrates insight, creativity, and promise. Topics of interest
are the same as for the main conference. Papers submitted to the
main conference cannot be considered for the student sessions.
Note that having a
student session for the presentation of ongoing work in no way
influences the treatment of student-written papers submitted to the
main conference. Rather, the student session will provide an
entirely separate track emphasizing students' "work in progress"
rather than completed work.
A paper submitted to
COMAD 2009 cannot be under review for any other conference or
journal, and has to be substantially different from previously
published work. Authors submitting papers to the COMAD conference
are expected to agree to the following terms:
"I understand that
the paper being submitted must not contain substantial overlap with
any other paper currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore,
previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently
in this submission."
will be rejected. Questions about this policy or how it applies to
your work should be directed to the program chairs, Sanjay Chawla (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Kamal Karlapalem (email@example.com).
Authors of accepted
papers will need to sign a publishers copyright release form and
present their paper at the conference. The proceedings will be
released shortly after the camera-ready copy date, so any patent
applications should be made before then.
for Panel/Tutorial/Demo Proposals
See the call for
panel proposals page for
instructions on panel proposals.
We invite the
submission of proposals for tutorials relating to all aspects of
data management, including database systems, Web, information
retrieval and data mining. We particularly encourage work on topics
of emerging interest in the research and development communities in
must clearly identify the intended audience and include enough
material to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be
covered and the depth to which it will be covered. Tutorials can run
for either 3 hours or 1.5 hours. Please indicate which of these time
periods are suitable for your proposal. If you can work with either
length, be sure that your proposal makes clear the content of both
the long and short versions.
(draft slides, etc.) may be submitted or referenced by URL, and
these materials will be considered at the discretion of the program
COMAD 2009 seeks
proposals for live demonstrations of innovative database system and
information retrieval research. Research prototypes as well as
commercial products are welcome. However, COMAD is not a forum for
marketing or sales presentations. The presenter is expected to
understand the system being demonstrated and explain the
contributions of the system to the audience. Demonstrations of
previously published systems are also welcome. All demonstration
submissions must be within four pages in COMAD proceedings style
(double-columned pages) and should provide a short description of
the demonstrated system, a summary of its novel characteristics, the
list of functions and features that are going to be demonstrated,
and state the significance of the contribution to database and
information retrieval research.
Instructions for Papers and Proposals
Research Papers and Student Papers
Submission should be
sent to the PC Co-Chair, Kamal Karlapalem (kamal [AT] iiit [DOT] ac [DOT] in) through E-mail.
Submission should be
sent to the Demo Chair, Anirban Mondal (anirban [AT] iiitd
[DOT] ac [DOT] in) through E-mail.
Submission should be
sent to the Industry Chair, Prasad Deshpande (prasdesh [AT] in [DOT] ibm [DOT] com) through E-mail.
Length and Layout
Both submissions for
refereeing and final copy for the proceedings must be laid out
according to the Camera Ready Copy format described below. It is the
author's responsibility to make the paper readable, relevant and
interesting before submission for consideration by referees. This
includes legibility of diagrams and quality of English.
Camera Ready Copy
The page format must be
double-column and single-spaced in 10pt or larger font and formatted
for Letter/A4 size paper, with at least 1 inch margins at the top
and bottom, 0.75 inch margins on the left and right sides, and 0.33
inch gap between the columns.
The submission style guide gives detailed instructions.
To help you easily
format your submissions,
this ZIP archive provides the following files:
comad.cls - Document class file for Latex users
sample.bib - Sample bibtex file for Latex users
comadFormat.tex - Sample Latex file
comadFormat.doc - For Microsoft Word users
Manuscript submission should be done through the EasyChair Conference
- Research and
Industrial Papers: Maximum of TWELVE (12) Letter/A4
pages in the above Camera Ready Copy format. This includes all
parts of the paper: title, abstract, body, and bibliography.
Up to two extra
pages of Appendix can be submitted but it will be with the
understanding that: (1) they are only appendices, (2) reviewers
might not consider these additional pages, and (3) the final
camera ready cannot be longer than 12 pages.
Papers: Maximum of FOUR (4) Letter/A4 pages in the
above Camera Ready Copy format.
- Demo Papers:
Maximum of FOUR (4) Letter/A4 pages in the above Camera
Ready Copy format.
Proposals: See the call for
panel proposals page
for size and formatting instructions.
Proposals: Maximum of FOUR (4) Letter/A4 pages using
11 pt or larger font. See the call for
proposals page for more instructions.
The submitted papers
MUST BE IN PDF. It is essential that they print without difficulty
on a variety of printers using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Therefore,
authors must be sure that any special fonts are included, etc. It is
the absolute responsibility of the authors to ensure that their
submitted paper is in PDF and will print easily.
- A search on the
web will identify a number of freely available tools that are
able to convert different file formats into pdf format. It is
particularly important that only standard fonts are used and
that bit-mapped fonts are avoided. If non-standard fonts are
needed they must be embedded in the submitted file.
- If you are
planning to generate a Postscript file and then converting it
into pdf using "ps2pdf" use the option -Ppdf with dvips, e.g., "dvips
yourfile.dvi -Ppdf yourfile.ps" and then "ps2pdf yourfile.ps".
Most systems should support the -Ppdf option; if yours does not,
consider contacting your system administrator.
Adobe Reader (which is freely available for a number of
platforms) allows one to inspect the fonts used in a pdf file
(typically under the option File/Document Info/Fonts). Before
you submit your pdf file, it is recommended that you use that
tool to make sure that all fonts used are listed as embedded.
of this material is taken from the Sigmod and VLDB CFPs.