Call for Contributions

Topics of interest

We invite the submission of original research contributions in the following areas as they relate to data management:
  • AI for Database Systems and Database Systems for AI
  • Benchmarking, Performance Modeling, Tuning, and Testing
  • Cloud Data Management
  • Crowdsourcing and Data Management
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery from a Data Management Perspective (where scalability and efficiency are prominent aspects of the contribution)
  • Data Models, Semantics, Query languages
  • Data Stream Systems and Edge Computing
  • Data Visualization and Interactive Data Exploration
  • Database Security and Privacy
  • Distributed Ledgers and Blockchains
  • Distributed, Parallel and P2P Data Management
  • Explainability, Fairness, and Trust in Data Systems and Analysis
  • Graphs, Networks, and Semi-structured Data Management
  • Information Integration and Data Quality
  • IoT Data Management
  • Modern Hardware and In-Memory Database Systems
  • Query Processing, Indexing, and Optimization
  • Transaction Management
  • Spatial Databases and Temporal Databases
  • Text, Semi-Structured Data Management, Multimedia Databases
  • Information Retrieval from a Data Management Perspective (where scalability and efficiency are prominent aspects of the contribution)
  • Uncertain, Probabilistic, and Approximate Databases
  • Very Large Data Science Applications/Pipelines
  • Workflows, Scientific Data Management
We also welcome any original contributions that may cross the boundaries among areas or point in other novel directions of interest to the database research community.

Important Dates

IEEE ICDE 2025 will have two rounds of research paper submissions with each round involving two reviewing phases, the first of which leads to Revise & Resubmit, Accept or Reject and the second leads to Accept or Reject to allow for revisions. Notification dates are approximate.

All deadlines are 11:59PM AoE.

First Round:

  • Submission due:  August 2, 2024
  • Notification for authors (Accept/Revise/Reject): September 24, 2024
  • Revision due: October 29, 2024
  • Notification to authors (Accept/Reject): November 26, 2024
  • Camera-ready copy due: December 10, 2024

Second Round:

  • Submission due:  November 28, 2024
  • Notification for Authors (Accept/Revise/Reject): January 21, 2025
  • Revision Due: February 25, 2025
  • Notification to authors (Accept/Reject): March 25, 2025
  • Camera-ready copy due: April 8, 2025

Paper should be submitted using the Conference Management Tool


Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the IEEE format available at

Research papers must not exceed 12 pages not including the references. No appendix is allowed. Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered.

A paper submitted to ICDE 2025 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire time it is considered for ICDE 2025, and it must be substantially different from any previously published work.

A paper submitted to ICDE 2025 must present original work not described in any prior publication that is more than 4 double-column pages in length. A prior publication is a paper that has been accepted for presentation at a refereed conference or workshop with proceedings; or an article that has been accepted for publication in a refereed journal. If an ICDE 2025 submission has overlap with a prior publication, the submission must cite the prior publication, along with all other relevant published work, even if this prior publication is at or below the 4-page length threshold.

Any author of ICDE 2025 should not be a co-author of more than 10 submitted research papers across the two submission rounds.

Submissions will be reviewed in a single-blind manner. Submissions that are rejected in the first round of the IEEE ICDE 2025 research track are not eligible for re-submission to the second round.

The best papers (as judged by the ICDE 2025 PC) will be selected for submission as an extended version to be published in the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE).

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution (e.g., remove it from IEEE Xplore) after the conference if none of the authors attend the conference to present their paper.


ICDE research track submissions that don’t meet the following requirements may be rejected without review.

Submissions must follow the aforementioned guidelines and length requirements specified in the ICDE 2025 Call for Papers.

Submissions must be in scope of ICDE 2025. Specifically, this means that a submission must align with at least one of the above topic areas defined for ICDE 2025 and situate itself within the state of the art of current and past research in the database community in general and within the selected topic(s) in particular. For example, submissions that purely advance machine learning approaches not relating to any data management aspects (e.g. scalability and efficiency) would be considered as not in scope of ICDE.

Authors must correctly declare all conflicts of interest (COI) with members of the program committee. Both, not reporting COIs as well as frivolously defining COIs, count as a violation of this requirement. The exact definition of a COI is specified in the ICDE 2025 Call for Papers.

In order to declare COIs in CMT, each author of a submission must create a CMT profile and complete it with domain and individual conflicts. If a CMT profile is missing for at least one author of a submission, the paper will be desk rejected.

Reviewing Process

Review Quality: ICDE 2025 papers will be stringently reviewed with at least 3 reviews per paper. The review process will be coordinated by the meta reviewer resulting in one of the decisions to either accept, reject, or revise the submission. A meta review will be provided based on the discussions about the paper. Paper revisions will go through an additional round of reviews before a final decision is made to accept or reject the paper.

Revisions: Papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their paper if the PC believes the papers can reasonably be improved within the allocated revision time frame. Authors will have five weeks to prepare their revisions. The revision process is intended to be a constructive interaction between reviewers and authors.


We value Diversity and Inclusion in our community and profession. Both are important in our writing as well. Be mindful in your writing of not using language or examples that further the marginalization, stereotyping, or erasure of any group of people, especially historically marginalized and/or under-represented groups (URGs) in computing. Also be vigilant and guard against unintentionally exclusionary examples. Reviewers will be empowered to monitor and demand changes if such issues arise. Going further, also consider actively raising the representation of URGs in your writing. Diversity of representation in writing is a simple but visible avenue to celebrate and ultimately help improve our community’s diversity.


During submission of a research paper, the submission site will request information about Conflicts of Interest (COI) of the paper’s authors with program committee (PC) members. It is the full responsibility of all authors of a paper to identify all (and only) PC members with potential COIs as per the definition provided here. Papers with incorrect or incomplete COI information as of the submission closing time are subject to immediate rejection.

Definition of Conflict of Interest (COI):

A paper author has a COI with a PC member when and only when one or more of the following conditions hold:

  • The author X is a co-author of another submission together with Y.
  • The PC member is a co-author of the PC member in the past three years.
  • The PC member has been a co-author of the PC member for 4 (or more) papers in the last 10 years.
  • The PC member has been a co-worker in the same company or university within the past three years.
  • The PC member has been a collaborator within the past three years (e.g., held a joint grant).
  • The PC member is or was the author’s primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The author is or was the PC member’s primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The PC member is a relative or a close personal friend of the author.
The onus for correctly declaring COIs rests with the authors who must submit their complete set of COIs for a submission to be considered for review.