20th International
Conference on
Management of

Hyderabad, India | December 17-19, 2014

Call For Papers

For the last 25 years, COMAD has served as the premier international conference on data management in India. COMAD's scope includes all areas of data management including Database Management Systems, Web and Information Retrieval, Data Mining and Big Data Systems. COMAD'14 invites the submission of original research contributions as full papers and posters, as well as proposals for demonstrations, industrial presentations, tutorials, and panels.


RESEARCH PAPERS: If you have original research work that are currently not under review or published elsewhere, you can submit them as full-length research papers to COMAD'14. All full papers have to be submitted through the link provided below, with maximum of 12-pages adhering to the formatting guidelines given at: submission instructions.

POSTER PAPERS: If you are working on bleeding-edge research ideas, and the work is still in progress or it is a research that is best communicated through interactive mode, the poster track of COMAD'14 is for you. The poster track submissions are at most 4-pages in length, formatted using guidelines at: submission instructions, and are to be submitted just like research papers.

DEMONSTRATION PROPOSALS: If you have built a system and are keen to demonstrate it to all participants of COMAD'14, you can submit a 4-page demonstration proposal that outlines the system, its novelty and a plan of demonstration.

INDUSTRIAL PROPOSALS: COMAD'14 strives to bring together the innovations in industry and the research community. The Industrial papers track covers innovative commercial data management systems, applications and database implementations, novel applications of database technology, and experience in applying recent research advances to real-world problems. Submissions to this track should not exceed 12-pages and must adhere to the formatting guidelines at: submission instructions.

TUTORIALS AND PANELS: We invite proposals for tutorials on all topics of potential interest to the COMAD attendees. The proposals should not exceed more than 4-pages in the standard formatting, and clearly indicate the target audience, duration (either 1.5 hours or 3 hours), in addition to the details of the topic. Similarly panel proposals should not exceed more than 4 pages, and should clearly state the topic of discussion in the panel, statement on the importance of the panel discussion, tentative list of panelists and the questions that will be posed to them, etc.

For the first time, COMAD'14 also features a programming challenge to encourage the active participation of graduate and undergraduate students. The details of the programming contest will be circulated separately.

This CFP is also posted on www.KDnuggets.com.


Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Data Management Systems:

Web and Information Retrieval:

Data Mining:

To ensure wide visibility for the material published at the conference, arrangements will be made with ACM SIGMOD for including the proceedings of the conference in the SIGMOD on-line archives. Two awards, for Best Paper and Best Student Paper, will be presented at the conference.


Research Papers:

August 11, 2014 August 18, 2014 (closed)

Industrial Papers:

August 11, 2014 August 18, 2014 (closed)


August 29, 2014 (closed)

Tutorial and Panel Proposals:

August 29, 2014 (closed)

Demo Proposals:

August 29, 2014 (closed)

Notification to Authors:

September 29, 2014

Camera-ready Copies:

October 20, 2014

Programming Contest

- Release of problem statement:

15th September

- Registration deadline of teams:

20th October 3rd November - New!

- Submission:

27th October 5th November - New!

- Announcement of results:

3rd November 12th November - New!


December 17-19, 2014


The proceedings will be published by the Computer Society of India (CSI) and will also be available as part of ACM online proceedings. The entries will be indexed by DBLP.


General Chair

Kamal Karlapalem, IIIT Hyderabad

Program Chairs

Srikanta Bedathur, IBM Research
Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Labs-Research

Industry Chair

Srinivasan Seshadri, Zettata

Tutorials & Panels Chair

Sameep Mehta, IBM Research

Poster & Demo Chair

Manish Gupta, Microsoft India

Programming Challenge Chair

Arnab Bhattacharya, IIT Kanpur

Web & Proceedings Chair

Satyanarayana Valluri, Oracle, USA

Local Arrangements Chair

P. Radhakrishna, Infosys, India


Srikanta Bedathur
IBM Research
Arnab Bhattacharya Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indrajit Bhattacharya IBM India Research Lab
Gautam Das University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Mahashweta Das HP Labs, Palo Alto
Prasad Deshpande IBM Research - India
Lipika Dey TCS Innovation Lab Delhi
Niloy Ganguly Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Vikram Goyal IIIT-Delhi
Manish Gupta Microsoft
Jayant Haritsa Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Katja Hose Aalborg University
Kalapriya Kannan IBM
Gjergji Kasneci Hasso-Plattner-Institute
Sameep Mehta IBM Research
Karin Murthy IBM Research
Aditya Parameshwaran UIUC
Dhaval Patel IIT Ropar
Krishna Reddy Polepalli IIIT-H
Vikram Pudi IIIT-H
Maya Ramanath IIT Delhi
Sayan Ranu IIT Madras
Ralf Schenkel Universitaet Passau
Seshadri Srinivasan Zettata
Divesh Srivastava AT&T Labs-Research
S. Sudarshan IIT Bombay

Please see COMAD 2014 website for further details including submission instructions and latest announcements.