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The Principles of Database Systems (PODS) symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of data management, traditional or nontraditional (see

The 2024 conference will be held in Santiago, Chile.

PODS Mission

The PODS community aims to provide a solid scientific basis for methods, techniques, and solutions for the data management challenges that continually arise in our data-driven society. Our goal is to develop solutions that ensure a high level of efficiency, scalability, expressiveness, robustness, flexibility, security, and privacy, among others. The PODS community has a pivotal position in computer science research. It develops new ways of advancing data management that reflect the rich landscape of today’s data driven applications. PODS thus welcomes contributions that help to expand the breadth and the depth of the data management toolbox. The PODS community is an open space in which researchers from various areas related to the principles of computer science can discuss, interact, and propose solutions to pressing data management problems.


PODS seeks scientific articles that present principled contributions to modeling, application, system building, and both theoretical and experimental validation in the context of data management. Such articles might be based, among others, on establishing theoretical results, developing new concepts and frameworks that deserve further exploration, providing experimental work that sheds light on the scientific foundations of the discipline, or a rigorous analysis of both widely used and recently developed industry artifacts. At a time when computer science is increasingly data centric, it is essential to promote an active exchange of tools and techniques between PODS and other communities focused on data management. PODS thus pays special attention to those papers that help in the urgent process of integrating data management techniques within broader computer science.

Topics that fit the interests of the symposium include, but are not limited to:

Submission Site

Submission Format

Submitted papers must be formatted using the standard ACM "sigconf" proceedings stylesheet ( They can be up to 8 pages, not including references, plus unlimited space for references. Additional details may be included in an appendix that should be incorporated at submission time (online appendices are not allowed). However, such appendices will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Papers that are longer than 8 pages (without considering references) or do not cohere with the ACM proceedings style risk rejection without consideration of their merits. The results of a submitted paper must be unpublished and not submitted elsewhere, including the formal proceedings of other symposia or workshops. Authors of an accepted paper will be expected to sign copyright release forms, and one author is expected to present it at the conference. PODS will apply a double-blind reviewing process. This implies that submitted papers must adhere to the double-blind reviewing policy described below and, in addition, authors must provide a list of potential conflicts of interest at the moment of submission.

Double-blind reviewing

PODS 2024 will use a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. This means that submissions must adhere to the following:

However, authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web or give talks on their research ideas.

Merit-based acceptance

Paper selection will be merit-based. This means that we have no a priori limit on the number of accepted papers. The PC will judge the work on originality, quality of presentation, relevance to the field, and technical depth.

Important Dates


First cycle abstract deadline: June 6, 2023

Full paper submission deadline: June 12, 2023

Reviews sent to authors: August 18, 2023

Rebuttal phase: August 21 - 25, 2023

Notification: September 4, 2023


Second cycle abstract deadline:: December 4, 2023

Full paper submission deadline: December 11, 2023

Reviews sent to authors: February 16, 2024

Rebuttal phase: February 19-23, 2024

Notification: March 4, 2024

CONFERENCE: June 11-16, 2024

All deadlines end at 5 PM Pacific Time.