Call For Papers

Important Dates

(all deadlines are 11:59pm Pacific Time)
August 19, 2014: abstract submission deadline
August 19, 2014: regular paper submission deadline
October 13, 2014: author notification for regular papers
November 21, 2014: camera-ready deadline for regular papers
January 4-7, 2015: conference


  • Before October 27, 2014: early registration for authors of abstracts and submitted papers.
  • After October 27, 2014: registration on first come first serve basis until capacity filled.


The biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) is a systems-oriented conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream database conferences like SIGMOD and VLDB, emphasizing the systems architecture perspective. CIDR gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field.

We invite contributions on novel approaches to data management systems, architecture, and usage. CIDR mainly encourages contributions about innovative and risky data management system architecture ideas, systems-building experience and insight, resourceful experimental studies, and provocative position statements. CIDR especially values innovation, experience-based insight, and vision.

This year, CIDR invites two kinds of contributions: (a) papers (at most 6 pages) and (b) abstracts (at most 1 page). Papers can have several authors. Abstracts have only a single author. To encourage authors to submit only their best work, each person can be an author or co-author of a single paper only. (If you are an author or co-author of a paper, you may submit an additional abstract.)

The number of participants at CIDR is limited. In the past, CIDR had to close registration several weeks before the conference because it was sold out. This year, registration will be carried out in two phases. Authors who submitted an abstract or co-authored a paper submission are invited to register before October 27 (independent of acceptance). After October 27, registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis until the conference is sold out. So, if you plan to attend the conference, please, submit at least an abstract.


Regular Submissions

Papers should be electronically submitted in pdf format to

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: database systems, storage management, cloud computing, massive data analysis, software service infrastructure, scalability and dependability, embedded and sensor databases, user interfaces, information integration and data cleaning architectures, information retrieval, declarative systems, data management in networks, benchmarking and experimental methodology. We also welcome submissions on thought-provoking applications and emerging uses of data management technology.

Submissions must be formatted using the ACM SIG style. (see ACM Template), and must not exceed SIX pages (for papers) and ONE page (for abstracts) in length.

Authors of papers on implemented systems are highly encouraged to also submit a one-page demo proposal detailing a 10-minute demonstration of the work to be given at the conference. The demo proposals should be added to the main paper as an appendix. For such paper + demo submissions, the page limit is seven pages.

Paper submissions (including demos) will be reviewed by the program committee which will make acceptance and rejection decisions. Final versions of accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings of the CIDR conference. The final versions of accepted papers have no page limit and can, thus, be significantly expanded from the submitted form. At least one author of an accepted paper will be expected to attend the conference in order to present the paper. For accepted papers with several co-authors, the program committee reserves the right to select the co-author who should present the paper at the conference as a condition of acceptance.

Abstracts will not be reviewed. Abstracts will be published on the CIDR 2015 web page (provided the author agrees). Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to give a 5-minute presentation at the gong show at the conference.