16th International Conference on

Scientific and Statistical Database Management

21-23 June 2004 Santorini Island Greece

Petros Nomikos Conference Center


Information for Authors

Call for Papers[PDF]



Submission Guidelines

Submission Site

Important Dates




Information for Delegates
Accommodation and Excursions Booking


Program Officers
Program Committee
Steering Committee

Useful  Links


This international conference will bring together scientific domain experts, database researchers, practitioners and developers for the presentation and exchange of current research on concepts, tools and techniques for scientific and statistical database applications. The 16th SSDBM will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation and evaluation. This year the conference will focus on the following themes: Spatiotemporal, Sensor Databases, Bioinformatics (genomics, biodiversity informatics including biological databases), and Data Mining. The priority areas will be supplemented with invited talks and panel sessions, and illustrated demonstrations of research prototypes and industrial systems. SSDBM 2004 will continue the tradition of past SSDBM meetings in providing a stimulating environment to encourage discussion, fellowship and exchange of ideas in all aspects of research related to scientific and statistical database management in Santorini Island. This year the conference has been arranged the week after SIGMOD'04 in Paris.


Research papers discussing database issues of Spatiotemporal, Sensor Databases, Bioinformatics, Geological Databases and Data Mining are particularly welcome, however, original research papers on  any area related to scientific and statistical database management are invited. Topics include: Conceptual Models, Data Integration, Visualization, System Architectures, Metadata Management, Query Optimization, Continuous Queries over Data Streams, Data Reduction and Approximation, Data Knowledge and Management, Multimedia Data Management and Data Warehouses.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions can be either:

Original research papers of approximately 5000 words or 10 pages in IEEE US Letter Format with a minimum 10pt font.
Short papers (of 4 pages in IEEE US Letter Format minimum 10pt font) discussing new ideas or work at an early stage. Short papers will be presented during a poster session and will be included in the proceedings.
Demonstration papers (of 4 pages in IEEE US Letter Format minimum 10pt font) describing completed software or prototypes. The software is to be presented during a demonstration session. Demonstration papers will be included in the conference proceedings.
We expect to publish the proceedings with the IEEE press as in previous years. Please feel free to use the IEEE proceedings paper forma

Submission process:

All papers must be submitted electronically to the submission site: http://skyblue.csd.auth.gr/reviews/ssdbm04/

The paper submission process is in three stages on-line:

Stage 1: Abstract Submission  

Abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted along with the details of the paper and a contact person for the paper. After the abstract is submitted you will receive by email a login id and password to continue to the second phase of submission.

Stage 2: Electronic paper (PDF) Submission

All papers should be submitted in PDF format.
You can check, and where necessary change, any of the information provided at Stage 1 while you are submitting your paper.
Papers are uploaded automatically on provision of the file name on your system.

After your paper has been submitted you may edit the information at any time until the closing date for submissions.

Thereafter your paper will be sent to 3 PC Members for review. When the review period is finished and the final list of papers for the PC has been selected you will be notified of the decision after which you will be able to login and display the reviews for your paper along with the list of accepted papers.

If your paper(s) is accepted for the conference then you must ensure that a camera ready copy of the paper is uploaded to the system by the specified deadline.

Stage 3: Camera ready paper (POSTSCRIPT ONLY) Submission  

Log in with your user and password to the SSDBM2004 submission site (http://skyblue.csd.auth.gr/reviews/ssdbm04/). Select the camera ready paper submission link. For each paper you have submitted and has been accepted, follow these guidelines:


REGULAR PAPERS: You are allowed ten (10) pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

DEMONSTRATION/SHORT PAPERS: You are allowed four (4) pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

POSTER PAPERS: You are allowed two (2) pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

You can download the author kit.

Important Dates

January 19 Paper abstracts due

January 26 Full and industrial papers as well as panels, tutorials, demos due.

              Extended to February 2nd. 

March 29  Notification About acceptance

April 14 Camera Ready due