Call for papers

The 10th Spring Researchers Colloquium on Databases and Information Systems

Novgorod State University


Submission deadline: January 25 February 5, 2014
Notification: March 10, 2014
Camera-ready deadline: April 5, 2014
Colloquium: May 30-31, 2014

All deadlines assume Moscow Standard Time (UTC+04:00)


SYRCoDIS is an annual colloquium directed to researchers specializing in the area of data science. 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. We believe that the colloquium should also serve to increase collaboration between the Russian and international research communities. International participants are kindly welcome.

We are interested in original papers dealing with theory and/or applications of data science. We hope to bring researchers and practitioners together at the forum and thus reduce the ever-existing gap between theory and practice in database and information systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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


Three types of papers are encouraged:
* Full research papers (up to 8 pages): should present the accomplished research.
* Research-in-progress reports (up to 4 pages): should contain an abstract describing the problem of interest and the particular goals of the research, a short description of existing related work with the analysis of differences between the existing methods and the ones proposed by the author, a summary of the results achieved so far and future work. Submissions of this type are expected to be solely authored by undergraduate or PhD students (although the scientific supervisor should be specified).
* Industrial papers (up to 4 pages): should demonstrate novel or non-trivial applications of database and information systems.

Papers must represent original unpublished contributions and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions need to be prepared in English according to the submission instructions at page “Paper submission”.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Every paper will be thoroughly judged by at least three reviewers on the basis of its originality, technical quality, scientific or practical contribution to the state of the art, methodology, clarity, and adequacy of references. We do not define any formal age restrictions for the authors. However, in case of borderline papers, i.e. papers balancing on the acceptance / rejection boundary, preference will be given to the submissions by undergraduate or PhD students.

If accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the colloquium to present the work in English. All accepted papers will appear in the electronic Colloquium Proceedings and will be published at CEUR Workshop Proceedings (

For the camera-ready version of a paper, the authors are required to provide (in a separate file) a description of changes made to their paper and how the reviewers’ comments were taken into account. The PC is authorized to reject a paper if the submission has not been improved.

Extended versions of the “best” few papers for the colloquium will be invited for submission for the scientific journal Vestnik of Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University. This journal is recognized by the Higher Attestation Commission of Russia (VAK). Extended versions should contain at least 30% new material beyond the colloquium, clearly cite the prior publication and state what is new.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the SYRCoDIS submission and review system: Easy Chair conference system. Once you follow the link, log in to the system or, if you do not have a login, you need to sign up for an account and follow the instructions.

Natalia Vassilieva, HP Labs, Russia
Vladimir Ivanov, Kazan Federal University, Russia