Call for Research Paper

Original research papers on database theory, technology and practice are solicited. Areas of interests include, but are not limited to:

* Advanced database and Web applications

* Big data

* Crowdsourcing

* Cloud data management

* Data archive and digital library

* Data mining

* Data model and query language

* Data quality and credibility

* Data semantics and data integration

* Data streams and time-series data

* Data warehouse and OLAP

* Databases for emerging hardware

* Database usability and HCI

* Graph data management

* Indexing and storage systems

* Information extraction and summarization

* Multimedia databases

* Parallel, distributed and P2P systems

* Probabilistic and uncertain data

* Query processing and optimization

* Real-time data management

* Recommendation systems

* Search and information retrieval

* Security, privacy, and trust

* Semantic web and knowledge management

* Sensor data management

* Social network analytics

* Statistical and scientific databases

* Temporal and spatial databases

* Transaction management

* Web information systems

* XML, RDF and semi-structured data

Authors should submit papers reporting original work that are currently not under review or published elsewhere. Instructions for submitting research papers, workshop and tutorial proposals can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (approval pending). 


Submissions must not exceed 15 pages in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format. We encourage authors to cite related work comprehensively, and when citing conference papers please also consider to cite their extended journal versions if applicable.

DASFAA 2017 will employ double-blind reviewing process, every research paper submitted to DASFAA 2017 will undergo a "double-blind" reviewing process: the PC members and referees who review the paper will not know the identity of the authors. To ensure anonymity of authorship, authors must prepare their manuscript as follows:

· Authors' names and affiliations must not appear on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.

· Funding sources must not be acknowledged on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.

· Research group members, or other colleagues or collaborators, must not be acknowledged anywhere in the paper.

· The paper's file name must not identify the authors of the paper. It is strongly suggested that the submitted file be named with the assigned submission number. For example, if your assigned paper number is 352, then name your submission file 352.pdf.

· Source file naming must also be done with care, to avoid identifying the authors' name in the paper's associated metadata. For example, if your name is Jane Smith and you submit a PDF file generated from a .dvi file called Jane-Smith.dvi, your authorship could be inferred by looking into the PDF file.

It is the responsibility of authors to do their very best to preserve anonymity. Papers that do not follow the guidelines here, or otherwise potentially reveal the identity of the authors, are subject to immediate rejection. 

All papers should be submitted through the Conference Management Tool at:

Call for Industry Paper

The Industrial & Practitioner Track of the 22nd International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2017) seeks submissions covering innovative industry database systems and applications, novel implementation of data management technologies, and experience in applying recent advances in Big Data to real-world problems. The goal of this track is to discuss emerging trends and challenges with practical implications, and to facilitate interactions between academia and industry in this vital area with growing interests.


Contributions from both industry R&D groups and the academia are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Advanced Analytics of Database Systems

  • Application Areas in Data Management (e.g. Finance, Government, Retail, Telecommunications, Health and Life Sciences)

  • Big Data

  • Mining Industrial/Business Data

  • Cloud Computing

  • Context-Aware Computing

  • Mobile Data Management

  • Graphs and Social Networks

  • Web Data Management

  • Exploitation of New Hardware Trends

Authors should submit papers reporting original work that are currently not under review or published elsewhere. We will accept full papers (up to 12 pages) and extended abstracts (up to 4 pages) in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format. Industrial track submissions must be submitted electronically, in pdf format, using the Conference Management Tool below. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


Use one of the following templates for the LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format:

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)

Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)


Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)


Submission site (Industry Track):

Call for Workshop Proposal

DASFAA (Database Systems for Advanced Applications) is an annual international database conference, typically located in the Asia Pacific region, aiming at showcasing the state of the art and the broad range of activities in database-related research and development. It provides a forum for technical presentations and discussions among database researchers, developers and users from academia, business and industry.


The 22nd DASFAA conference will be held Suzhou, China, March 27-30 2017, and it continues the practice of having co-located workshops. Workshops provide a focused environment for exchanging ideas and experiences, discussing controversial issues and identifying impacts of problems – and have proven to be very vibrant events.


We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with DASFAA 2017. Proposals should include the following information:

  • workshop title and acronym

  • brief description about the workshop, including a list of topics

  • name and contact information of the organizer(s)

  • proposed duration of the workshop (half or full day)

  • potential PC members for the workshop

  • important dates of the workshop

  • expected number of attendees

  • brief introduction of the organizer(s) and his/her/their credentials


The papers accepted by any DASFAA 2017 co-located workshop will be will be published in a combined volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science series published by Springer, and indexed by both LNCS and DBLP. All workshops will benefit from the registration process of DASFAA 2017 (there will be a single  registration for conferences, workshops and tutorials).


The workshop organizer(s) will be responsible for advertising the workshop, ensuring the quality of the review process and the final selection of accepted papers.


Proposals and enquiries should be sent as email attachments to: and


Please make sure that the subject-field of your email is: DASFAA 2017Workshop  Proposal.


Important Dates:

  • Workshop proposal due: November 4, 2016

  • Acceptance notification: November 10, 2016


Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Goce Trajcevski (Northwestern University)

  • Zhifeng Bao (RMIT) 

Dowload the CFP in pdf version: CfWP-DASFAA-2017.pdf

Call for Tutorial Proposals

The goal of the DASFAA 2017 tutorial track is to offer conference attendees an introduction to the state of the art on cutting-edge database technologies and on advanced data management, processing, and analysis systems and applications. We invite tutorial proposals from active researchers, engineers, and practitioners on topics (big data. etc.) of potential interest by the main conference. Each tutorial will have a length of 1.5 hours.

Instructions for submission:

Tutorial proposals should be submitted as a PDF file by email to by December 8, 2016 (23:59 Pacific Time).

Each tutorial proposal should include the following information:

- tutorial title

- contact information of the presenters: names, affiliations, addresses, and email addresses

- motivation for the tutorial

- brief outline of the tutorial content

- whether the tutorial was presented elsewhere in the past (and if so) what the attendance was

- references to relevant literature

- short biographies of the presenters

The page limit for a proposal is 2 pages using the LNCS style. In case of questions, please send an email to 

Acceptance notifications will be sent by December 20, 2016. After acceptance, a two-page tutorial summary will be published in the conference proceedings. Tutorials will be presented during the main DASFAA conference as parallel sessions. The tutorial slides will be made available on the conference website.

The honorarium for an 1.5-hour tutorial is 1000 US dollars (to be split among speakers) plus a waiver of one conference registration fee.

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline:    December 8, 2016

Acceptance notification:              December 20, 2016

Camera ready copy:                     January 10, 2017

Tutorial co-chairs

Katja Hose (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Huiping Cao (New Mexico State University, USA)

Important Dates

Research Track

Paper Submission: Oct 31st, Nov 9th, 2016

Acceptance Notification: December 22nd, 2016

Industry & Practitioner Track

Paper Submission: Dec 5th, 2016

Acceptance Notification: Jan 5th, 2017

All Tracks

Camera Ready Due: Jan 10th, 2017

All time refer to 11:59pm PST time


  • Deadline

Conference author registration deadline: Jan 8th, 2017

Workshop author registration deadline: Jan 20th, 2017

Early bird registration deadline: Feb 1st, 2017

  • General Information

There is no separate conference-only/workshop-only registration. The flat registration allows you to access entire conference program.

  • For a participant who pays a full/student registration, she/he can:

Obtain a copy of  DASFAA 2017 Proceedings;

Participate in all sessions in DASFAA 2017;

Participate in all events including: keynotes, tutorials, workshops, reception, and banquet

  • For DASFAA 2017 authors

Each accepted paper requires at least one full registration, even if all authors are students.

If you have more than one accepted papers, you have to register for each one individually. There is no discount if you have two or more papers accepted.

Conference authors of an accepted paper must complete a full registration before Jan 8th, 2017 for their paper to be included in the proceedings.

Workshop authors of an accepted paper must complete a full registration before Jan 20th, 2017 for their paper to be included in the proceedings.

  • Registration Fees

  •    For overseas participants:

Registration Type

Author/Early Registration

Normal/On-site Registration (After Feb 1st, 2017)

Full registration

US $720

US $850

Student registration

US $450

US $600

  • 境内参会者:



普通注册/现场注册 (2017年2月1日后注册)


RMB 5040

RMB 5950

学生注册 (非作者)

RMB 3150

RMB 4200

  • Payment Method

    Credit Card Payment: By law, websites hosted within China (Mainland) cannot accept credit card payment without registration and authorization of relevant government department to avoid fraud transactions. Therefore bank transfer is the only payment method accepted. However, if credit card payment is only option for you, please send your registration form first to indicate your interest of attending conference and pay by credit card upon your arrival to conference venue. The early bird registration rate will apply in this case. 

  • Overseas participants, please transfer the proper and exact amount in US Dollars to the following bank account. Kindly take into account the charge from your bank and intermediary bank (which you may need to consult your finance provider).

Bank Name

Hua Xia Bank, Suzhou Branch



Bank Address

1296 Ganjiang West Road, Suzhou, P. R. CHINA

Account Name

Gusu District Hua Ren Business Service Center

Account Number


Note: Please include "DASFAA2017", your name and company name on your bank transfer. Please send a scanned copy of the transaction receipt, registration form (DASFAA2017_registration_form.docx) and student identity copy (if you have) as a single zipped file to . Please make sure the compress file is named “DASFAA2017_name_company name”and the email is entitled “DASFAA2017+name+company name”.


  • 境内参会者汇款账号(如需要国内会务费发票,请选择此汇款方式):








Please send your enquiries regarding registration to

Camera Ready

Authors of accepted papers should read the following pertaining to the publication process of their DASFAA contribution. 

Deadline: 10 January 2017. The camera-ready copy of your paper (together with source files, signed copyright form and a readme file) must be uploaded through DASFAA CMT Website. 

This is absolutely firm deadline; missing it means your paper will not be included in the conference proceedings. 

For any question regarding camera-ready, please send your email to  

To prepare for your camera-ready submission, please read the following instructions carefully. 

Your paper will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer as a volume of its Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series. LaTeX and Word templates, camera-ready and copyright instructions are to be found here: 

Please note that: 

(a) Camera-ready papers should NOT have page numbers. All numbering will be done by the proceedings editor. 

(b) The page limit is strict and final:

·       regular paper: 15 pages

·       industrial paper: 12 pages for full paper, and 4 pages for extended abstract

·       demo paper: 4 pages

·       tutorial: 2 pages 

(c) Submissions should be identifiable through the filename convention: DASFAA17_PaperType_XXX.pdf. Here, the PaperType is regular, industrial, or tutorial and XXX is the paper number assigned to your submission by CMT (e.g.: a regular paper with ID 267 should be named DASFAA17_regular_267.pdf) 

(d) Download and fill the Copyright form by clickinghere. The file has to be named copyright_XXX.pdf (e.g., copyright_267.pdf). Camera-ready paper must be accompanied by a signed copyright form. It is sufficient for one of the authors to sign the copyright form. Please note that digital signatures are not accepted and the form needs to be signed in ink and then scanned. Papers whose copyright has not been transferred on time will not be included in the proceedings. 

(e) Download thereadme_XXX.xml file and fill it (please see a sample file if you are unsure how to fill it). The file has to be named readme_XXX.xml (e.g.,  readme_267.xml). The publication chair will use these details to automatically compile a list for Springer production department. 

(f) Create a folder named source_XXX where XXX is the paper number assigned by CMT (e.g., source_267). The folder must contain all of your source (input) files necessary to compile it correctly: For example, 

1.     LaTeX2e files for the text and PS/EPS or PDF/JPG files for all figures.

2.     Any further style files and fonts you have used together with your source files and that are not generally available at CTAN.

3.     Final DVI file (for papers prepared using LaTeX/TeX).

4.     Final PDF file (for reference).

5.     RTF files (for word-processing systems other than LaTeX/TeX).

6.     The texts in all files (e.g., DVI, PDF and source files) must be identical. 

Please make sure that your files compile successfully. Failure to compile may result in delays and, in some cases, exclusion from the final proceedings. 

(g) Compress the following files in a ZIPed file and submit through the CMT web interface. The ZIPed file has to be named (e.g., 

1. Camera-ready paper (DASFAA17_PaperType_XXX.pdf file).

2. Completed copyright form (copyright_XXX.pdf).

3. A readme giving the name and email address of the contact author (readme_XXX.xml).

4. The folder containing source files (source_XXX).


1. Suzhou Nanlin Hotel (苏州南林饭店)

Conference venue and also our best recommended hotel. The rooms with conference price will be on first come first served basis. Please indicate your intention to reserve a room when you complete registration form. 

The following hotels are around Nanlin hotel but do not have conference rate. You need to book those hotel and secure rooms by yourself. 

2. Glorial Plaza Hotel (Suzhou) 苏州凯莱酒店 

3. Youngor Central Hotel (Suzhou)  苏州雅戈尔富宫大酒店 

4. Sanyuan Hotel  苏州三元宾馆 

Invitation Letter

For those who need a visa to travel in China, we can issue an invitation letter for your visa application.

This is issued by the conference organization committee, which is an ordinary conference invitation letter. This is a quick and easy method, and the experiences indicate that this is good enough for most situations and most locations for applying for the visa. 

You may request this invitation letter by email ( with "invitation letter request" in title and provide the following:

(1)Your name, organization, birthday, gender, and passport number.

(2)Your registration payment proof


Transportation to Suzhou

By Air:

The most convenient airport is Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (上海虹桥机场), from where you can take High Speed Train to Suzhou directly within 30 minutes. If you arrive at Pudong Airport, there is shuttle bus (No. 1 Airport bus line) running between Pudong and Hongqiao Airport. 

By Train: 

Most major cities in China have direct high-speed railway connection to either Suzhou Railway Station (苏州火车站) or Suzhou High-Speed Train Station (苏州高铁北站). 

Local transportation to conference venue and hotels:

The conference venue is loated in Gu Su District, the traditional CBD of Suzhou. 

By taxi

Upon your arrival to Suzhou Railway Station, please follow the sign to taxi rank. It normally (depending on traffic) takes 20-30 minutes from Suzhou Railway Station, and 40-50 minutes from Suzhou High-Speed Train Station to Nanlin Hotel. 

By subway

You can take subway Line 2 (二号线) at both Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou High-Speed Train Station, exchange for Line 1 at Guangji South Road Station (广济南路站) and get off at Leqiao Station (乐桥站). It takes about 15 minutes walking from Leqiao Station to Nanlin Hotel. 

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