The PhD workshop will take place on Monday August 24th.
Papers must be
submitted electronically, in PDF format, by April 17th 2009 (5PM GMT,
10:00am PDT), using the conference management tool. Each paper must be
formatted according to the conference's camera-ready format and must be
at most 6 pages in length. Submissions must be single-author, and the
name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervised by ...") on
the paper, under the author's name.
We welcome submissions from students that are enrolled in a PhD
program and who are working on topics relevance to those covered by the
VLDB conference. We particularly encourage submissions from students who
are at the last stages of their doctoral work, and who can therefore
present a more "complete" story about their thesis, as well as students
who are in the beginning stages of their work and thus have a
significant "future work" component. The former category will have the
opportunity to showcase theses to a wider audience in preparation for a
job search, whereas the latter can obtain valuable feedback about their
upcoming research plans.