30th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management
Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
July 9 - 11, 2018

Call for Papers

The SSDBM international conference brings together scientific domain experts, database researchers, practitioners, and developers for the presentation and exchange of current research results on concepts, tools, and techniques for scientific and statistical databases and applications. The 30th SSDBM provides a forum for original research contributions and practical system designs, implementations and evaluations. The program of the research track will be supplemented with invited talks and demonstrations.

SSDBM 2018 will continue the tradition of past SSDBM meetings in providing a stimulating environment to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas on all aspects of research related to scientific and statistical data management.

The Proceedings of SSDBM 2018 will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series.

Topics of interest

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following, as they relate to scientific and statistical data management:

  • Modeling of scientific data
  • Exploratory analysis of scientific data
  • Managing scale and complexity in scientific data
  • GPU assisted scientific data analyses
  • Scientific data visualization
  • Indexing and querying scientific data
  • Data provenance for scientific data
  • Metadata management
  • Design, implementation, optimization of scientific workflows
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Peta-scale analytics
  • Sensor data and stream analytics
  • Trajectory analysis
  • Case studies (e.g., astrophysics, climate, energy, sustainability, biomedicine)
  • Scientific computation in the cloud
  • Security and privacy
  • Spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal scientific data
  • Geographical information retrieval
  • Location-aware recommender systems
  • Route planning on transportation networks
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Itinerary planning
  • Traffic monitoring and analysis
  • Crowdsourcing for touristic applications
  • Location-based social networks
  • System architectures

Submission guidelines

We solicit papers that describe original work relevant to the management of scientific and statistical data and not published or under review elsewhere. SSDBM submissions can be research or demo papers:

RESEARCH PAPERS (LONG and SHORT): We solicit full papers (12 pages including references and appendices) and short papers (4 pages including references and appendices). The former tend to be descriptions of complete technical work, while the latter tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. The program committee may decide to accept some full papers as short papers. Full papers will be given a presentation slot in the conference, while short papers will be presented in the form of posters. All papers, regardless of size, will be given an entry in the conference proceedings.

DEMO PAPERS: We solicit demonstration proposals (4 pages including references and appendices). Proposals 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. Demo papers will also be given an entry in the conference proceedings.

SSDBM 2018 is single-blind reviewed. Therefore, authors must include their names and affiliations on the first page.


The SSDBM 2018 Conference will be hosted at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Bozen-Bolzano is the capital city of the Province of South Tyrol located in the heart of the Alps. The city is famous for the 5000 year old iceman "Ötzi" in the archaeological museum and as an entrance to the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.