SEBD 2020
28th Symposium on Advanced Database Systems

June 21-24, 2020 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy

Due to COVID-19 pandemia, as many other conferences worldwide, SEBD 2020 will take place as a virtual (online) conference on the original dates, June 21-24, 2020.
Certificate of Attendance Conference Program Keynote Speakers Tutorial and Panel

The 2020 edition of SEBD Conference will be jointly organized by University of Cagliari and ICT-SUD Cosenza, and will take place in Villasimius (Sardinia), Italy, at Tanka Village Resort from the 21st to the 24th of June 2020. This is the 28th edition of the symposium, which is the major annual event of the Italian database research community at large (English is the official language of the conference). The symposium is thought as a gathering forum to meet, discuss and exchange experiences among all those, both in the academy and industry, who are interested in database systems and in all their broad range of applications.

SEBD 2020 conference will be located in Villasimius, Italy, at the Tanka Resort, by the crystal-clear sea of Simius beach. Villasimius is a highly renomated turistic village on the southern coast of Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean famous for its white-sand beaches and clean waters. The closest airport is Cagliari Elmas international airport, connected with about 70 direct flights (including many low-cost flights) to Italy and Europe.

You can read more info on Villasimius at Sardegna Turismo.

Call for Papers

The conference covers a broad range of topics, including traditional database management, as well as new challenges for data management in any possible domain. An number of suggested topics include (but not limited to) those listed in the following


  • Big Data and Smart Computing
  • Data integration, Heterogeneous and Federated DBMS
  • Data mining, knowledge discovery, information extraction, and machine learning
  • Data visualization
  • Data warehousing
  • Distributed and parallel databases
  • Grid, peer-to-peer databases and Cloud Computing
  • Incompleteness, inconsistency, and uncertainty in databases
  • Keyword-based and natural language access to structured data
  • Ontology-based data management
  • Privacy, security and trust management
  • Query processing and optimization, approximate query answering
  • Real-time, embedded, sensor, and mobile databases
  • Scientific and Statistical Databases
  • Semantic Web and Open Linked data
  • Social networks and Graph databases
  • Transaction and workflow management, interoperability and Web services


SEBD 2020 invites submissions of research, industry and application contributions as well as software demonstrations. Regular papers presenting original work are solicited. Moreover, discussion papers containing descriptions of results already published are also welcomed. There are 3 submission formats:

  • Regular papers (up to 12 pages): original research works in the above areas
  • Discussion papers (up to 8 pages): results and ideas of interest to the SEBD audience, including extended abstract of recent own publications, position papers, system and application descriptions, and presentations of preliminary results
  • Student papers (up to 4 pages): authors must be all students and if accepted it will be presented at the PhD session
Papers must be written in English. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. SEBD 2020 submissions must be in electronic form in PDF format. Papers must be formatted in LaTex using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style, and must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system.

All accepted works will be included in the proceedings, with Discussion Papers clearly marked as such. Proceedings will be published on and indexed in Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar. After acceptance, authors are required to re-submit the final PDF. No different format is allowed. All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference and at least one author is required to register to the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Gerhard Weikum

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

15 Years of Knowledge Graphs: Lessons, Challenges, Opportunities

Tova Milo

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Getting Rid of Data

Carlo Zaniolo

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Usability, Performance and Scalability for Expressive Data Languages via Cardinality-Based Aggregates

Important Dates

  • Abstract and Paper submission deadline (Regular, Short, Student): March 3, 2020 March 10, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20 April 30, 2020
  • Camera ready deadline: May 15 May 22, 2020
All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC-12 standard time.


General Chairs

Program Chairs

Program Committee Members

List of SEBD 2020 PC Members

Contacts and Visa Application

For questions related to workshops and paper submissions, please use the link below. For visa and travel related inquires, please visit the Official Italian Visa Site. Invitation letters will not be provided until registration is completed.

Authors of accepted papers who need an invitation letter for visa application please contact Prof. Maurizio Atzori (