Call for papers


SYRCoDIS is an annual colloquium directed to researchers specializing in the area of databases and information systems. The goal of the colloquium is to help young researchers to be acquainted with the work of their colleagues, to exchange experiences and to practice in delivering reports at international conferences.

In recent years, SYRCoDIS has become the major annual meeting of the Russian research community in the database and information systems fields. Best papers of the colloquium are published in journals recommended by Higher Attestation Commission of Russia.

Since this year program committee decided to remove limits for the participants’ age. We hope this will increase size of conference community and make presentations more interesting.

We believe that it should also serve to increase the collaboration between Russian and international research communities. For this, we are aiming to reach a broad international audience including, in the first place, PhD students from other countries. International participants are kindly welcome.

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 (2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009) and Moscow (2006, 2007, 2011). Program committee selected reports covering such fields of database and information systems research as XML databases, information retrieval and data mining, query processing, natural language processing applications, etc. The Web sites of the previous SYRCoDIS colloquiums can be found at the main SYRCoDIS Web Site.

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
  • Integration of mixed data (relational, hierarchical, key value and text)
  • Information Extraction and Natural Language Processing
  • 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
  • The Data Cloud and its infrastructure
  • The NoSQL stack (key value stores, linguistic and textual indices)
  • Transaction Management
  • Web Information and Services
  • XML and Semi-structured Databases


We accept papers authored by students, PhD students or any other 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.
  • 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 4 pages.
  • Industrial papers intended for demonstrating novel or non-trivial applications of database and information systems.

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.

For the camera-ready version of paper, authors are required to provide (in a separate file) a description of changes made to their paper and how the reviewer’s comments were taken into account. Then PC chairs can reject a paper if the submission was not improved.

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.

Program committee will select best papers and will publish them in one of journals recommended by Higher Attestation Commission of Russia.

Program Committee

  • Ilya Taranov, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Denis Turdakov, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
PC Members
  • Alexander Kalinin, Brown University, Providence, USA
  • Andrey Balmin, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
  • Andrey Fomichev, Yandex, Russia
  • Andrey Simanovsky, HP Labs, Russia
  • Boris Novikov, University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Dmitry Lizorkin, Google, Russia
  • Dmitry Luciv, University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Ivan Shcheklein, Yandex, Russia
  • Maxim Lukichov, Whodini, USA
  • Michal Krátký, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Mikołaj Morzy, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Natalia Vassilieva, HP Labs, Russia
  • Pankaj Mehra, Whodini, USA
  • Pavel Loupal, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Peter Chardin, Google, Switzerland
  • Peter Pleshachkov, EMC Corporation, Netherlands
  • Sascha Müller-Feuerstein, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Václav Snášel, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Conference Venue

Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation and the most populous city in Europe. It is a city with very long history dating back to 12th century. The city was the residence of Russian Tsars before the first Emperor Peter I moved the capital to Saint Petersburg, and has been serving as the capital since March 1918. Moscow has many historical attractions, numerous architectural monuments, theatres, museums and other places for active cultural life. Among them the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, which is the current residence of Russian president; Bolshoi theatre with many world celebrities of opera and ballet; Tretyakov gallery which is the national treasure of Russian fine art.

The colloquium will be hosted by Moscow State University, which is arguably the oldest university in Russia and a recognized academic institution in the world. It will take place in the modern building of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics Department where many famous Russian professors are doing excellent research in various areas of modern mathematics and computer science.


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