21st Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems

(21mo Convegno Nazionale su Sistemi Evoluti per Basi di Dati)

June 30th - July 03rd 2013, Roccella Jonica

The 2013 edition of the SEBD Symposium will be organized by Università di Reggio Calabria (dipartimento DIIES) and by Centro di Competenza ICT-SUD and will take place in Roccella Jonica (Reggio Calabria), Italy, at Club Hotel Kennedy ****, SS.106 km 113 from the 30th June to the 3th of July 2013. This is the twenty-first edition of the symposium, which is the major annual event of the Italian database research community. The symposium is thought as a gathering forum to meet, discuss and exchange experiences among all those, both in the academy and industry, who are interested in database systems and in all their broad range of applications.


The conference covers a broad range of topics, including traditional database management, as well as new challenges for data management in any possible domain. Suggested topics include (but not limited to) the following:
  • Access Methods and Physical Design;
  • Concurrency Control and Recovery;
  • Data structures and algorithms for data management;
  • Transaction and workflow management, interoperability and Web services;
  • Distributed and parallel databases;
  • Grid, peer-to-peer databases and cloud computing;
  • Real-time, embedded, sensor, and mobile databases;
  • Scientific and Statistical Databases;
  • Multimedia Databases, Digital libraries and Information Retrieval;
  • Spatial, temporal and geographic databases;
  • Data in social networks and Graph databases;
  • Active databases;
  • Object-oriented databases;
  • Deductive Databases;
  • Data models and database design;
  • Incompleteness, inconsistency, and uncertainty in databases;
  • Query languages;
  • Query processing and optimization, approximate query answering;
  • Semi-structured data;
  • Data mining, knowledge discovery, information extraction, and machine learning;
  • Data warehousing;
  • Data integration, Heterogeneous and Federated DBMS;
  • Meta-data management;
  • Data visualization;
  • Semantic-Web data;
  • Ontology-based data management;
  • Privacy, security, and trust management;
  • Database Performance and Evaluation;


SEBD 2013 invites submissions of research, industry and application contributions as well as software demonstrations. Research papers presenting original work are solicited. Moreover, discussion papers containing descriptions of results already published are also welcomed. Research papers must be at most 12 pages long whereas discussion papers must be at most 8 pages long. Papers must be written in English. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. Research papers and discussion papers will compete on two different lists of acceptance.

SEBD 2013 submissions must be in electronic form in PDF format. Papers must be formatted in LaTex using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style available here. Papers must contain on the first page, below the authors, the label "Research Paper" or "Discussion Paper". For discussion papers, the original published paper must be referred. Papers must be submitted electronically here.

Accepted papers will be included in the informal proceedings of the symposium.
Research papers could be conditionally accepted as short papers (8 pages). After acceptance, authors are required to submit all source LaTex files. No different format is allowed.

Best Student Paper Award

Students and post-docs researchers are strongly encouraged to submit papers presenting the results of research activities in the fields covered by the conference topics. Papers must be authored only by PhD student(s) or by post-doc(s) who defended their theses after 1/1/2011. The SEBD Steering Committee will select the best research paper to be awarded. Discussion papers are not considered for the best student paper award.