30th IEEE International Conference on
Data Engineering

Chicago, IL, USA | March 31-April 4, 2014



The ICDE 2014 Ph.D. Symposium is a forum where PhD students have an opportunity of presenting their research ideas, receiving feedback from and interacting with senior members of the community. The focus of the Symposium is on mentorship and providing constructive feedback to the students. The Symposium fosters a collaborative environment, encouraging constructive discussions and sharing of ideas. We expect the members of the Program Committee to attend the symposium. This will provide ample opportunities for discussions and feedback. Students whose submissions are accepted for presentation will be paired with a member of the PC for mentorship and one-on-one discussions. The Symposium will be co-located with ICDE 2014 and held along with the ICDE 2014 workshops. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE, as an ICDE workshop, and will be indexed by DBLP and IEEE Xplore.

We encourage submissions from all students who have not yet received their Ph.D. degrees. The Symposium is organized in two tracks, according to the stages of the Ph.D. work: Junior Ph.D. Track and Senior Ph.D. Track. The Junior Ph.D. Track is for students who are in early stages of their studies. A submission in this track should clearly state the problem the student plans to address during her/his Ph.D. study and the outline of the methodology that the student plans to follow. The Senior Ph.D. Track is for students who expect to graduate in 2014-2015. A submission in this track must state the contributions made so far and the work lying ahead. This is an opportunity for senior Ph.D. students to showcase their results to a wider audience in preparation for a job search.


Only active Ph.D. students are eligible to submit their contributions to ICDE 2014 PhD Symposium. Authors should not have received their Ph.D. degree nor submitted their thesis before the Symposium. Submissions must be single-authored by the student and should specify in addition to the student's name (i) the expected graduation date and (ii) the name of the supervisor. The name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervised by...") on the paper, under the author's name. The submission should be primarily written by the student and must be presented by the student.

Authors should prepare their submissions in PDF format typeset in IEEE format, as specified by ICDE, and are limited to four (4) pages of content, with one (1) additional page of references. For submission guidelines see this page.




Bo ZhaoMSR
Christoph FreytagHumboldt-University zu Berlin
Jeong-Hyon HwangState University of New York at Albany
Nan ZhangGeorge Washington University
Ninghui LiPurdue University
Ouri WolfsonUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Panos ChrysanthisUniversity of Pittsburgh
Prasad SistlaUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Ramon LawrenceUniversity of British Columbia Okanagan
Ulf LeserHumboldt-University zu Berlin
Weiyi MengBinghamton University
Wilfred NgHKUST