Call for Workshops

Call for Workshops

The British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD) was established in 1980 as a venue for discussing original research in the theory and practice of database systems. BNCOD has always attracted an international audience to discuss the leading research topics in the field of data, information and knowledge management as well as their application to support businesses and public services. Besides the main technical programme, BNCOD intends to host a number of workshops on topics related to the development and adoption of novel technologies for storing, accessing, and manipulating data. The BNCOD workshops provide a context for focussed discussions and exchange of ideas among researchers interested in a particular topic. The workshops should provide the opportunity to present and discuss ongoing work and new ideas in area of data management and related technologies.

Topics of Interest

Workshop proposal should address topics that fall within the broader topics addressed by the main BNCOD conference. Topics should have a clear focus on a specific problem or application that is of interest to a clear database research community. We particularly encourage the submission of workshop proposals on:

  • Theoretical aspects and fundamental problems in data and knowledge management.
  • Methodologies for conceptual data modelling.
  • Management of Big Data on the Web.
  • Real-world applications of data and knowledge management with particular emphasis on their impact in the era of Big Data.
  • Personalised, mobile and ubiquitous data and knowledge management.
  • Document Analysis and Management.
  • Evaluation of data and knowledge management technologies. In particular, we solicit contributions on benchmarking best practices such as repeatability of results.
  • Novel aspects and research directions of data-management.
  • Experience and methodologies for teaching database-related topics.

Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair as a single PDF file of no more than 6 pages LNCS and should contain the following information:

  • The title of the workshop.
  • The abstract.
  • A Motivation section discussing why the topics of the workshop are of interest for the BNCOD community.
  • The planned format of the workshop, e.g., the planned number of long/short paper presentations, the number and possibly the names of the invited speakers, panels, etc.
  • Indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day.
  • If available, the number of past editions of the workshop, including URLs and an indication of the acceptance counts.
  • A short bio of the workshop chairs (e.g., name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short description of their expertise.

We particularly welcome workshops with creative organizations ensuring rich interactions among participants.

Proposers of accepted workshops have to prepare a workshop web page containing the call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timelines. The workshop organizers will be responsible for their own reviewing process, for publicity, and for publishing electronic proceedings (e.g., on the CEUR-WS website). They will be required to closely interact with the Workshops Chair and the BNCOD 2013 local organizer. Workhop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair at:

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal due: January 18, 2013
  • Workshop notifications: February 18, 2013
  • Workshop Days: July 7-8, 2013
  • BNCOD Conference: July 8-10, 2013


Giorgio Orsi (University of Oxford) – BNCOD Workshops Chair