24th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management
25-27 June 2012 Chania, Crete, Greece


Schedule [PDF version]

Research Papers

Keynote 1: D. Maier

Keynote 2: R. Baeza-Yates



Information for Authors

Author Instructions

Call for Papers [PDF version]

Call for Posters



Submission Guidelines

Submission Site

Important Dates

Information for Delegates

Conference Organization




About Chania

Useful Links

Conference Venue



The SSDBM international conference will bring together scientific domain experts, database researchers, practitioners and developer for the presentation and exchange of current research on concepts, tools and techniques for scientific and statistical database applications. The 24th SSDBM will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation and evaluation. The rich program of the research track will be supplemented with invited talks and panel sessions, as well as illustrated demonstrations of research prototypes and industrial systems.

SSDBM 2012 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 beautiful Chania, Crete.

Submission Guidelines

We solicit papers describing original work relevant to the management of scientific and statistical data and not published or under review elsewhere. SSDBM submissions can be of two kinds:

Research papers: We solicit papers up to 18 pages LNCS style (click for guidelines), which will be accepted either as full papers or as short papers. The former will tend to be descriptions of complete technical work, while the latter will tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature or descriptions of interesting applications with high practical value. There is no distinction at submission time; the distinction will be made at reviewing time and authors will be informed about the decision. *Both* full and short papers will be given a presentation slot in the conference, while some or all of the short papers may be presented as posters. All papers, regardless of size, will be given an entry in the conference proceedings.

Demonstration papers: We solicit demonstration submissions up to six pages LNCS style which should provide the motivation for the demonstrated concepts, the information about the technology and the system to be demonstrated (including a system description, functionality and figures when applicable), and should state the significance of the contribution. Selection criteria for the demonstration proposals evaluation include: the novelty, the technical advances and challenges, and the overall practical attractiveness of the demonstrated system.

Please click here to submit research and demo papers.


Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Modeling and representation of data, metadata, ontologies, and processes, e.g., array-based data models
  • Integration and exchange of data, including the federation and management of institutional data repositories
  • Design, implementation, optimization of scientific workflows
  • Cyberinfrastructure for scientific computing and eScience
  • Data-intensive and cloud computing
  • System architectures in support of scientific and statistical data management and analysis, e.g., multi-core, GPUs
  • Querying of scientific data, including spatial, temporal, spatio-temporal, and streaming data
  • Annotation and provenance of data
  • Mining and analysis of large-scale datasets
  • Security and privacy
  • Visualization and exploration
  • Data support, case studies, and applications – particularly for grand challenge science questions, e.g., sustainability, global climate change

Important Dates

January 13: Paper Abstracts due

January 20: Research and Demo papers due

March 4: Poster papers due at 5pm PST

March 29: Notifications to authors

April 16: Camera ready papers due