Call for papers

XXIV Brazilian Symposium on Database

Promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society Fortaleza - Brazil
October 05-09, 2009

Important Dates

Paper Registration: May 09, 2009 (submission)
Paper Submission: May 18, 2009
Authors Notification: July 06, 2009
Camera Ready due: August 08, 2009


SBBD is the official database event of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). It has been the largest venue in Latin America for presentation and discussion of research results in the database domain. In its 24th edition, the symposium will be held in the city of Fortaleza, in the state of Ceara, Northeast of Brazil, in October 5-9, 2009. SBBD joins researchers, students and practitioners, from Brazil and abroad, for discussing problems related to the main topics in modern database technologies. Traditionally, SBBD has gathered nearly 500 attendees. SBBD is organized in cooperation with ACM/SIGMOD(pending approval) and partially sponsored by the VLDB Endowment. Besides the technical sessions, the symposium also includes invited talks and tutorials given by distinguished speakers from the international/national research community.  This year, we have the following keynote speakers:

- Carlos Alberto Heuser (IC-UFRGS)
- Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo, VP of Research for Europe and Latin America)
- Nelson Mattos (Google, VP of Engineering for EMEA region)
- Dan Suciu (University of Washington)

Additionally, SBBD comprises a Thesis Workshop, a Demos Session, a Poster Session and several workshops co-organized with the Brazilian Software Engineering Symposium.

Symposium Venue

Fortaleza (Portuguese for fortress) is the State capital of Ceara, located in the sunny northeastern region of Brazil. With a population of more than 2.5 million, Fortaleza is a modern metropolis with greenish-blue sea, beautiful white-sand beaches, softy wind and a vibrating nightlife. Its complete tourism infrastructure and a rapidly growing industry make it one of the most important cities in the region in economic terms. Fortaleza has been for the last 3 years one of the most searched for cities in Brazil during holidays, second only to Rio. Fortaleza has a mild to warm  temperature averaging at 27C (82F) all year around.  Fortaleza is very well served of top-class restaurants. From seafood to the famous brazilian  barbecues, from feijoada (a black beans dish) to international cuisine (French, Italian, etc), Fortaleza has restaurants for all tastes at a very reasonable price. As an example, the top seafood restaurant in Fortaleza (called “Milmares”) charges for their seafood festival R$ 32 (around US$ 15) per person. Other places are more reasonable. Top-class Brazilian barbecue locations also charge around R$ 30 (US$ 14) per person.  Apart from its many tourist and gastronomic attractions, Fortaleza holds several academic and research institutions, including three major universities (UNIFOR, UFC and UECE) and several other smaller ones. Its emerging IT industry has been attracting many IT professionals from other regions of Brazil, which has steadily increased the local demand for IT-related university courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Topics of Interest

SBBD 2009 will be organized into two separated tracks:
- Research Track
- Applications and Experiences Track

The Research Track covers all the aspects related to the development of new technologies for solving problems inherent to the database field. The topics of interest to this track include (but are not limited to):
- Active Databases
- Access methods and indexing
- Authorization, Privacy and Security
- Concurrency Control and Recovery
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Data Semantics
- Data Visualization
- Data Warehousing
- Database Design
- Digital Libraries
- Geographical Information Systems
- Information Integration and Interoperability
- Information Retrieval
- Knowledge Bases
- Mobile Data
- Multidimensional and Temporal Databases
- Multimedia Databases
- Object-Orientation and Databases
- Peer to peer, Parallel and Distributed Databases
- Performance and Benchmarking
- Query Languages and User Interfaces
- Query Processing and Optimization
- Scientific and Statistical Databases
- Semi-structured Databases and XML
- Self-managed and Autonomic Databases
- Spatial Databases
- Stream-based processing and Sensor Databases
- Textual Databases
- Web Databases
- Web Services

The Applications and Experiences Track accepts papers proposing to adapt existing database technologies in some specific context, innovative commercial database implementations as well as reports and analysis of experiences in applying recent research advances in database to practical situations. The topics of interest to this track include (but are not limited to):
- Adapting DB Technology to Industrial Settings and Requirements
- Advanced Industrial Applications in Databases
- Aplications in Finance, Government, Humanities and other Social Areas
- Bio-Informatics/Life Sciences
- Business Process Engineering and Execution Support
- Data Mining Applications
- Data Quality, Provenance and Semantics
- Digital Libraries/Document Management
- Electronic Commerce
- Embedded Databases and Mobile Computing
- Enterprise Data Management
- Environmental Management
- Geographic Information Systems
- Industrial-Strength Systems based on DB Technology
- Interoperability Applications
- Knowledge Base Applications
- Medical Systems
- Meta-data Management
- Middleware Platforms for Data Management
- System Design and Implementation using DB Technology
- Unique Experiences in Using DB Technology
- Self-Managing Systems
- Web Services Applications
- Workflow and Databases

The papers will be judged by their appropriateness for the track in which they are being evaluated. Thus, appropriate placement of papers is important. The program committee may contact the authors and suggest to move their paper to the other track in order to ensure a fairer evaluation.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers to both tracks can be written in Portuguese or English. Submission in English is strongly encouraged since the papers will be included in the ACM SIGMOD DiSC ( Authors of all accepted papers must formally allow their papers to be published with SIGMOD's DiSC, otherwise the papers will not be presented nor published. A preliminary version of the proceedings, including all the accepted papers, will be available to the symposium attendees.

Papers submitted to SBBD must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum (conference or journal), nor should they have already been published elsewhere. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the symposium to present it. Submitted papers will be reviewed based on originality, relevance, technical soundness and clarity of presentation.

Before submitting a paper, and no later than April 25th 2009, authors must register its title, list of authors, track and abstract through the submission Web page at Papers must be submitted by May 9th, 2008 using the same submission site. Authors should choose for one track at the registration phase. The chosen track will be the track to which the full version should be submitted. Submitted papers must not exceed 15 pages. Papers may be composed using the SBC template ( or with font size 12pt, 1.5 line space, and single column. Papers exceeding this limit will be automatically rejected without being reviewed by the Program Committee. In addition, papers must be submitted in PDF format. Formats other than PDF will NOT be accepted. However, exceptionally and upon request, generic postscript might be accepted.

For further inquires, please contact the Program Committee Chair at the email:

Best Paper Award

Since 1998, SBBD sponsors the Jose Mauro de Castilho (JMC) Award for the Symposium's best paper. Papers submitted to both tracks can be considered. If the final program allows, the best paper will be presented during an official cerimony. Both papers in English and Portugues will be considered for the award.


Steering Committee

- Altigran Soares da Silva, UFAM, Brazil
- Angelo Brayner, UNIFOR, Brazil
- Mario Nascimento, University of Alberta, Canada
- Marta Mattoso, UFRJ, Brazil
- Sandra de Amo, UFU, Brazil (Chair)
- Wagner Meira UFMG, Brazil

Symposium Chairs

General Chair

- Sandra de Amo, UFU, Brazil

Local Arrangements Chair

- Bernadette Farias Lóscio, UFC, Brazil

Program Committee

- Angelo Brayner, UNIFOR, Brazil

Tutorials Committee

- Wagner Meira, UFMG, Brazil

Thesis Workshop Committee

- Edleno Moura, UFAM, Brazil

Demos Committee

- Fernanda Baiao, UNIRIO, Brazil

Poster Committee

- Valeria Times, UFRGS, Brazil

Workshops Committee (joint with SBES)

- Ana Carolina Salgado, CIN-UFPe, Brazil

Program Committee

- Agma Juci Machado Traina - USP-Sao Carlos, Brazil
- Alain Pirotte - Universite Catholique de Louvain(UCL), Belgium
- Alberto Henrique Frade Laender -UFMG, Brazil
- Altigran Soares - UFAM, Brazil
- Alvaro Fernades - University of Manchester, UK
- Ana Carolina Brandao Salgado - UFPE, Brazil
- Angelo Perkusich - UFCG, Brazil
- Bernadette Farias Lóscio - UFC, Brazil
- Bernhard Mitschang - University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Caetano Traina Jr. - USP-Sao Carlos, Brazil
- Carlos Heuser - UFRGS, Brazil
- Carmem Satie Hara - UFPR, Brazil
- Cristina Dutra de Aguiar Ciferri - USP-Sao Carlos, Brazil
- Denilson Barbosa - University of Alberta, Canada
- Edleno Silva de Moura- UFAM, Brazil
- Edward Fox - Virgina Tech., US
- Fabio Porto - EPFL - IC - Database Laboratory - Lausanne Switzerland
- Fernanda Baiao - UNIRIO, Brazil
- Gilberto Camara - INPE, Brazil
- Geovane Cayres - CPqD/UNICAMP, Brazil
- Javam Machado - UFC, Brazil
- Joao Eduardo Ferreira - IME-USP, Brazil
- Jose Maria Monteiro - SEFAZ, Brazil
- Juliana Freire - University of Utah, US
- Karin Becker – Brazil
- Marcos Andre Goncalves – UFMG, Brazil
- Marco Casanova - PUC-Rio, Brazil
- Marcus Sampaio – UFCG, Brazil
- Margret Gross-Hardt - WiZAi, Germay
- Mario Nascimento - Univesity of Alberta, Canada
- Marta Lima de Queiros Mattoso - UFRJ, Brazil
- Mauro Biajiz - UFSCAR, Brazil
- Mirella Moura Moro - UFMG, Brazil
- Nicolas Spyratos - University of Paris-Sud, France
- Norbert Ritter, University of Hamburg, Germany
- Paolo Ciaccia - University of Bologna, Italy
- Pável Calado - IST, Portugal
- Philippe Lamarre - INRIA, France
- Renata de Matos Galante - UFRGS, Brazil
- Renato Fileto - UFSC, Brazil
- Ricardo Rodrigues Ciferri - UFSCAR, Brazil
- Ricardo Torres - UNICAMP, Brazil
- Richard Chbeir - University of Bourgogne, France
- Ronaldo dos Santos Mello - UFSC, Brazil
- Ronaldo Menezes - FIT, US
- Sandra de Amo - UFU, Brazil
- Sergio Lifschitz - PUC-Rio, Brazil
- Stanley Oliveira - EMBRAPA, Brazil
- Theo Haerder - University of Kaiserlautern, Germany
- Valeria Goncalves Soares -UFPB, Brazil
- Valeria Times - CIN-UFPe, Brazil
- Vanessa Braganholo - UFRJ, Brazil
- Vania Bogorny - UFRGS, Brazil
- Vania Vidal - UFC, Brazil
- Vincent Oria - New Jersey Institute Technology, US
- Wagner Meira Junior - UFMG, Brazil


Phase I
Until 31 aug

Phase II
Until 29 sept

Phase III
After 29 sept

XXIV SBBD XXIII SBES - October, 05-09 2009