EDBT 2004
March 14 - 18, 2004
Heraklion - Crete
Call for Papers


The EDBT series of conferences is an established and prestigious forum for the exchange of the latest research results in data management. Held every two years in an attractive European location, the conference provides unique opportunities for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences.

The previous events were held in Venice, Vienna, Cambridge, Avignon, Valencia, Konstanz, and Prague. EDBT 2004 will be held in Heraklion, in the beautiful island of Crete.

---Conference Theme - Challenging EDBT---

From its early days, database technology has always been challenged and advanced by new uses and applications, and it continues to evolve along with application requirements and hardware advances. Today's DBMS technology faces yet several new challenges. Technological trends and new computation paradigms, and applications, such as pervasive and ubiquitous computing, grid computing, bioinformatics, trust management, virtual communities, digital asset management - just to name a few, require database technology to be deployed in a variety of environments and for a number of different purposes. Such an extensive deployment will also require trustworthy, resilient database systems as well as easy to manage and flexible - to which we can entrust our data in whatever form they are.

With the purpose of devising new exciting directions for database research and development, the theme chosen for EDBT 2004 is on the

*** new challenges for database technology ***

This focus encourages researchers to take a greater interest in the current exciting technological and application advancements and to devise and address new research and development directions for database technology.

---Topics of Interest---

EDBT 2004 invites submissions of original research contributions, as well as proposals for panels and tutorials. Contributions for industry and applications sessions and software demonstrations also are solicited. The conference covers a broad range of topics, including traditional database management, as well new challenges for data management in any possible domain. Prospective authors are encouraged to consider novel topics and approaches rather than proposing incremental improvements of existing results.

The conference covers, but is not restricted to, the following topics.

  • Active Databases
  • Advanced Query Processing and Optimization
  • Ambient-aware Database Applications
  • Approximate Queries
  • Authorization and Security
  • Autonomic Databases
  • Component-based Information systems
  • Constraints and Rule Management
  • Database interaction with middleware
  • Data Models and Database Design
  • Data Warehousing and OLAP
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Database Performance and Benchmarks
  • E-Commerce, Workflow, and Databases
  • Federated Databases and Interoperability
  • Knowledge Base Management Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Image and Video Database Systems
  • Imprecise and Uncertain Information
  • Legacy Databases
  • Logic and Databases
  • Mobile Computing and Databases
  • Object-Relational Database Systems
  • Parallel and Distributed Databases
  • Privacy Techniques for Databases
  • Query Languages and User Interfaces
  • Real-Time Database Systems
  • Replication, Caching, Materialized Views
  • Scientific and Statistical Databases
  • Self-healing Databases
  • Spatial and Temporal Databases
  • Text Storage and Retrieval
  • Trustworthy Databases
  • World-Wide Web and Databases


EDBT 2004 submissions must generally be in electronic form using the Portable Document Format (PDF). Details on the submission process will become available on the EDBT 2004 web site.

In addition to the accepted research papers, the accepted industry & applications papers and demo papers will appear in the proceedings.

For submission instructions please click here.

---Conference Officers---

General Chair
Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete (Greece)

Program Chair
Elisa Bertino, University of Milano (Italy)

Executive Chair
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete (Greece)

Industrial and Applications Chair
Vassilis Christophides, University of Crete (Greece)

Panel and Tutorial Chair
Klemens Boehm, University of Magdeburg (Germany)

Proceedings Chair
Manolis Koubarakis, Technical University of Crete (Greece)

Software Demonstrations Chair
Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria-Como (Italy)

---Program Committee---

  • Suad Alagic (USA)
  • Walid Aref (USA)
  • Bernd Amann (France)
  • Paolo Atzeni (Italy)
  • Alberto Belussi (Italy)
  • Boualem Benatallah (Australia)
  • Phil Bernstein (USA)
  • Michela Bertolotto (Ireland)
  • Philippe Bonnet (Denmark)
  • Athman Bouguettaya (USA)
  • Luca Cardelli (UK)
  • Barbara Catania (Italy)
  • Wojciech Cellary (Poland)
  • Ming-Syan Chen (Taiwan)
  • Panos Chrysantis (USA)
  • Cristine Collet (France)
  • Sara Comai (Italy)
  • Theo Dimitrakos (UK)
  • Klaus Dittrich (Switzerland)
  • Max Egenhofer (USA)
  • Wei Fan (USA)
  • Fosca Giannotti (Italy)
  • Giovanna Guerrini (Italy)
  • Mohand-Said Hacid (France)
  • Cristian Jensen (Denmark)
  • Leonid Kalinichenko (Russia)
  • Daniel A. Keim (Germany)
  • Masaru Kitsuregawa (Japan)
  • Vijay Kumar (USA)
  • Alex Labrinidis (USA)
  • Alberto Laender (Brasil)
  • Ling Liu (USA)
  • Fred Lochovsky (Hong Kong)
  • David Lomet (USA)
  • Guy Lohman (USA)
  • Yannis Manolopoulos (Greece)
  • Tova Milo (Israel)
  • Bernhard Mitschang (Germany)
  • Danilo Montesi (Italy)
  • John Mylopoulos (Canada)
  • Erich Neuhold (Germany)
  • Beng Chin Ooi (Singapore)
  • Dimitris Papadias (Hong Kong)
  • Evi Pitoura (Greece)
  • Jaroslav Pokorny (Czech Republic)
  • Indrakshi Ray (USA)
  • Krithi Ramamritham (India)
  • Tore Risch (Sweden)
  • Mark Roantree (Ireland)
  • Yucel Saygin (Turkey)
  • Timos Sellis (Greece)
  • Kian-Lee Tan (Singapore)
  • Evimaria Terzi (Finland)
  • Costantino Thanos (Italy)
  • Athena Vakali (Greece)
  • Kyu-Young Whang (Korea)
  • Philip Yu (USA)
  • Donghui Zhang (USA)

---Conference Venue---

EDBT04 will take place in Heraklion, the capital of the Island of Crete. With a population of approximately 200,000 inhabitants, Heraklion lies on the north coast of Crete, on the very south of the Aegean sea. Heraklion is the home of the University of Crete (ranked 1st in research impact in Computer Science among all Greek universities), the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas which is the leading research organization in Greece and the Science and Technology Park of Crete. Heraklion is easily reachable by air from Athens and many major airports in Europe (either directly or through Athens). Fast and comfortable ferry boats also provide convenient transportation from Piraeus to Heraklion. The climate in Crete is mild year round. During spring temperatures range from 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. An abundance of archaeological sites dating to the times of the Minoan civilization can be found in the vicinity of Heraklion, with the most famous being the Minoan Palace of Knossos. The conference will take place in a seaside hotel and conference center approximately 5 kms from the center of the city.

---Organizational Details---

The EDBT 2004 web site, at http://www.edbt04.gr, will be offering up-to-date information on all aspects of the conference.

---Important Dates---

Research and industry & applications paper submission: September 27, 2003
Demo, panel, and tutorial submission: October 16, 2003
Notification to authors: November 15, 2003
Camera-ready copy due: January 5, 2004
Conference: March 14-18, 2004
All deadlines are firm.