32nd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering

May 16-20, 2016 · Helsinki, Finland

It is with great pleasure that the organizers of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering invite you to take part in ICDE 2016 to be held in Helsinki, Finland, from May 16 to 20, 2016. As the capital of Finland, Helsinki is a vibrant city on the Baltic Sea renowned for its design and friendly atmosphere. The venue is at Aalto University's School of Business, which is located right in the city center.
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Call for Workshops

The ICDE 2016 Conference (Helsinki, Finland, May 16 - May 20, 2016) invites submissions for workshop proposals on topics related to data engineering. The ICDE 2016 workshops will be co-located with the main conference and the duration of each workshop is either a half day or one day.

Important Dates

Workshop submission due: September 10, 2015
Notification of acceptance:October 10, 2015

Workshops:May 16 and May 20, 2016
Conference:May 17 - May 19, 2016

Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals should be submitted by email to the workshop co-chairs as a PDF attachment. The proposals must meet the above given due date. Please include 'ICDE 2016 Workshop' in the subject line.

Each workshop proposal must contain all pertinent information, including the following:

  • Workshop title
  • Short description of the topic and format of the workshop
  • Explanation of why the proposed workshop is a good match with ICDE 2016
  • Names and contact information of the workshop organizer(s)
  • Names of members of the program committee (at least 50% must be known and confirmed at the time of the proposal)
  • Special considerations regarding proceedings, if any
  • Important dates (paper submission deadline, notification deadline, etc.)
  • Expected number of participants
  • In case of previous instances of the workshop, the historical numbers of participants
  • In case of previous instances of the workshop, the historical submission and acceptance counts
  • Preferred workshop duration and date(s)

Evaluation criteria include overall quality and the fit with respect to the expected ICDE 2016 program. Note that proposals are especially encouraged on emerging topics that are relevant to data engineering and are not already covered by the main conference.

The decision about acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be made by the Workshop Chairs in consultation with the General and Research Program Chairs, taking into account several factors including venue capacity.

Organizational Details

The organizers of successful workshops will be responsible for their own review process and publicity (e.g., website). They are required to cooperate closely with the Workshop Chairs and the ICDE 2016 local organizers to finalize all details mentioned above, provide input for publicity to the ICDE 2016 organizers, etc. In particular, local organizers may require that all workshops adhere to a specific general timetable to facilitate catering.

Workshops will benefit from the registration process of ICDE 2016. Each workshop will be charged a fixed amount per workshop participant for room costs, equipment rental, coffee breaks, etc. Beyond this, if the organizers of a workshop choose to charge additional fees to cover meals, etc., they must inform the General Chairs of their intent and must manage the process on their own.

Workshop organizers must inform the Workshop Chairs of the numbers of submissions and acceptances as these numbers become available. Workshops with fewer than 15 expected registrants may be canceled at the discretion of the conference organizers. Only accepted workshops are official ICDE workshops and enjoy the support mentioned above.

Workshop timeline (deadlines for submissions, reviews, camera-ready papers): to be proposed by the workshop organizers in agreement with the ICDE 2016 Workshop Chairs.


The proceedings of the workshops will be published jointly with the conference proceedings. All papers should have the same format as conference research papers.

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs

Giovanna Guerrini (firstname.lastname@unige.it)
Georgia Koutrika (lastname@hp.com)