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The Sixth Spring Young Researchers Colloquium on Databases and Information Systems, SYRCoDIS'2009. May 28 - 29, St. Petersburg, Russia


SYRCoDIS is an annual colloquium directed to young researchers specializing in the area of databases and information systems. The goal of the colloquium is to help young researchers to get acquainted with the work of their colleagues and to exchange knowledge and experience.

In recent years SYRCoDIS has become the major annual meeting of the Russian research community in the database field. We believe that it should also serve the goal of increasing the collaboration between Russian and international database research communities. We are aiming to reach a broad international auditory including, in the first place, PhD students from other countries. International participants are welcome to submit their work.

We solicit contributions of three types: full research papers, research-in-progress reports and industrial papers. We hope to bring researchers and practitioners together at the forum and thus reduce the ever-existing gap between theory and practice in database systems.

Previous SYRCoDIS colloquiums were held in Saint-Petersburg (May, 2004; June, 2005; May, 2008) and Moscow (June, 2006; May-June, 2007). Program committee selected reports covering such fields of database and information systems research as XML databases, information retrieval and data mining, query processing, model-driven approach etc. The main SYRCoDIS Web sites can be found at http://syrcodis.ispras.ru.

Topics Of Interest

We are interested in original papers dealing with theory and/or applications of database technology and information systems. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Database Theory
  • Data Integration
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Streams and Publish-Subscribe Systems
  • Data Structures
  • Indexing Techniques
  • Information Retrieval
  • Mobile Information Systems
  • Multimedia Databases
  • New Trends in Information System Design
  • Parallel and Distributed Databases
  • Query Processing and Optimization
  • Real-Time Databases
  • Replication, Caching and Materialization
  • Scientific and Statistical Databases
  • Security and Privacy
  • Semantic Web
  • Spatial and Temporal Databases
  • Transaction Management
  • Web Information and Services
  • XML and Semistructured Databases


We accept papers authored by students, PhD students or young researchers. We do not define any formal age restrictions for authors of contributions. However, in case of borderline papers, i.e. papers balancing on the acceptance / rejection boundary, preference will be given to the contributions whose authors are students or PhD students. Papers must be written and presented in English.

We admit original papers of the following types:

  • Full research papers presenting the accomplished research up to 12 pages length. Such papers do not have limits on co-authors except that at least one of the co-authors is a young researcher making a presentation at the colloquium.
  • Research-in-progress reports which should contain an abstract describing the problem of interest and the particular goals of the research, a short description of related work of other researchers with analysis of differences between the existing methods and the ones proposed by the author, a summary of results achieved and future work. Normally, such papers should be solely authored (although the scientific supervisor should be specified). The length of such papers should not exceed 6 pages.
  • Industrial papers demonstrating novel or non-trivial applications of database systems. Like full research papers, industrial papers should meet the requirement that at least one of the co-authors is a young person making a presentation at the colloquium.

Every paper regardless of its type will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee and authors will get the reviews together with the notification of acceptance/rejection.

Papers should follow double-column format on A4 paper, using 10pt Times-Roman font. Sample files are available on the colloquium web page. Papers should be submitted electronically via the Submission and Review System.

Important Dates
  • Paper Submission due: February 23, 2009 (extended)
  • Notification to authors: April 10, 2009
  • Camera-ready papers: May 4, 2009
  • Colloquium Date: May 28-29, 2009
Program Committee

  • Peter Pleshachkov, EMC Corporation, the Netherlands
  • Andrey Simanovsky, Hewlett-Packard Labs, St Petersburg, Russia
PC Members
  • Sebastian Bächle, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Andrey Balmin, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
  • Dmitry Barashev, Google, Russia
  • Alexander Boldakov, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Andrey Fomichev, Yandex, Russia
  • Maxim Grinev, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Anna Kozlova, University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Michal Kratky, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Sergey Kuznetcov, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Dmitry Lizorkin, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Pavel Loupal, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dmitry Luciv, University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Olena Medelyan, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Pankaj Mehra, HP Labs, USA
  • Irena Mlynkova, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Mikolaj Morzy, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Sascha Müller, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Boris Novikov, University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Oleg Proskurnin, University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Dmitry Shaporenkov, Hewlett-Packard Labs, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Tomas Skopal, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Vaclav Snasel, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Leonid Sokolinsky, South Ural University, Russia
  • Sergey Stupnikov, Institute for Problems of Informatics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Mikhail Tsymbler, South Ural University, Russia
  • Denis Turdakov, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Vasilis Vassalos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Natalia Vassilieva, HP Labs, Russia
  • Pavel Velikhov, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Andreas Weiner, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Conference Venue

The colloquium will be held in Saint-Petersburg - the second largest city in Russia and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Saint-Petersburg is sometimes referred to in Russia as "the Northern Capital". A former capital of Russia, the city offers a wide range of tourist attractions - numerous palaces, museums (including the celebrated Hermitage), theaters (among them is the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre), restaurants, shops. The Innovation Technologies Center of the Saint-Petersburg State University which will host the event is located in Vasilievsky island - a famous architectural and sculptural masterpiece of the city. May is the beginning of the peak tourist season. At this timer of year local weather is usually fine which allows for long walks during the day. Moreover, this is the time of beautiful White Nights, when there is enough daylight even in the middle of the night, so the most active tourists can extend their daily activities on the streets of the city without being frustrated by the darkness.


** Email:** syrcodis2009 at ispras.ru

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