Submission Instructions
Research Papers
We solicit original research papers on the theory, specification, design and implementation of data and information management systems, including the areas of Web Information Retrieval and Data Mining.

For detailed instructions on formatting your paper submission, please see Formatting Instructions.

Submission should be done through the EasyChair System  here.

Industry Papers
W e solicit original submissions covering innovative commercial implementations in the areas of database systems, Web, information retrieval and data mining, novel applications of technology in these areas and experience in applying recent research advances to practical situations. Such papers should describe innovative implementations, new approaches to fundamental challenges or major technical improvements to the state-of-the-practice.

For detailed instructions on formatting your paper submission, please see Formatting Instructions.

Submission should be done through the EasyChair System here.

Work in Progress Papers
We solicit original submissions of work in progress. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper formatted according to the instructions for research papers described in the section Formatting Instructions. However, only abstracts of accepted submissions will be included in the proceedings and authors can use the feedback received from the conference audience (including senior researchers) to prepare a revision of the paper and submit it to any other conference.

Submission should be done through the EasyChair System here.

If you have questions please contact Do not use this email ID to submit papers.

Tutorial Proposals
We invite the submission of proposals for tutorials relating to all aspects of data management, including database systems, Web, information retrieval and data mining. We particularly encourage work on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities in these areas.

Tutorial proposals must clearly identify the intended audience and include enough material to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered. Tutorials can run for either 3 hours or 1.5 hours. Please indicate which of these time periods are suitable for your proposal. If you can work with either length, be sure that your proposal makes clear the content of both the long and short versions.

Please include a short bio-sketch and information about previous offerings of the tutorial, if any. Additional materials (draft slides, etc.) may be submitted or referenced by URL, and these materials will be considered at the discretion of the program committee.

Submission should be sent to through E-mail.

Demo Proposals
Home seeks proposals for live demonstrations of innovative database system and information retrieval research. Research prototypes as well as commercial products are welcome. However, COMAD is not a forum for marketing or sales presentations. The presenter is expected to understand the system being demonstrated and explain the contributions of the system to the audience. Demonstrations of previously published systems are also welcome. All demonstration submissions must be within four pages in IEEE proceeding style (double-columned pages) and should provide a short description of the demonstrated system, a summary of its novel characteristics, the list of functions and features that are going to be demonstrated, and state the significance of the contribution to database and information retrieval research.

Submission should be sent to through E-mail.
Duplicate Submissions Policy
A paper submitted to COMAD 2012 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal and has to be substantially different from previously published work. Authors submitting papers to the COMAD conference are expected to agree to the following terms:

"I understand that the paper being submitted must not contain substantial overlap with any other paper currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in this submission."

Duplicate submissions will be rejected. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the program chairs.

Copyright Information
Authors of accepted papers will need to sign a publisher�s copyright release form and present their paper at the conference. The proceedings will be released shortly after the camera-ready copy date, so any patent applications should be made before then.
Formatting Instructions
Format and Layout
Both submissions for refereeing and final copy for the proceedings must be laid out according to the Camera Ready Copy format described below. It is the author's responsibility to make the paper readable, relevant and interesting before submission for consideration by referees. This includes legibility of diagrams and quality of English.

The page format must be double-column and single-spaced in 10pt or larger font and formatted for Letter/A4 size paper, with at least 1 inch margins at the top and bottom, 0.75 inch margins on the left and right sides, and 0.33 inch gap between the columns. The submission style guide gives detailed instructions.

To help you easily format your submissions, the following files are provided:
comad.cls - For Latex users
sample.bib - Sample bibtex file for Latex users
comad_format.doc - For Microsoft Word users
A sample Latex file that conforms to the formatting guidelines is also available.
Page Limits
Research and Industry Papers: Maximum of TWELVE (12) Letter/A4 pages in the above Camera Ready Copy format. This includes all parts of the paper: title, abstract, body, and bibliography.
Demo Papers: Maximum of FOUR (4) Letter/A4 pages in the above Camera Ready Copy format.
Tutorial Proposals: Maximum of FOUR (4) Letter/A4 pages using 11 pt or larger font.
Submission Document Type
The submitted papers MUST BE IN PDF. It is essential that they print without difficulty on a variety of printers using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Therefore, authors must be sure that any special fonts are included. It is the sole responsibility of the authors to ensure that their submitted paper is in PDF and will print easily.
Additional Hints (courtesy VLDB)
A search on the web will identify a number of freely available tools that are able to convert different file formats into pdf format. It is particularly important that only standard fonts are used and that bit-mapped fonts are avoided. If non-standard fonts are needed they must be embedded in the submitted file.
If you are planning to generate a Postscript file and then converting it into pdf using "ps2pdf" use the option -Ppdf with dvips, e.g., "dvips yourfile.dvi -Ppdf" and then "ps2pdf". Most systems should support the -Ppdf option; if yours does not, consider contacting your system administrator.
Adobe Reader (which is freely available for a number of platforms) allows one to inspect the fonts used in a pdf file (typically under the option File/Document Info/Fonts). Before you submit your pdf file, it is recommended that you use that tool to check that all fonts used are listed as embedded.
Submissions are reviewed in a single-blind manner.