Dear All,

The 15th COMAD is organized by the International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore during December 9-11, 2009 at Infosys Technologies campus, Mysore. Similar to previous years, COMAD   2009’s scope  will  include  all   areas  in  the  data  management  space  including database management  systems, Web and Information  Retrieval and Data Mining. For details:

For close to two decades COMAD – the International Conference on Management of Data, modeled along the lines of ACM SIGMOD, has been a premier international database conference hosted in India. The first COMAD was held in 1989, and it has been held on a nearly annual basis since then. COMAD always had significant international participation with about 30% of the papers from outside India including Europe, USA, and East/South East Asia.

Call for Papers   

Original  research  submissions are  invited  not  only  in  traditional database areas  but also  in Data Quality, Web,  Information  Retrieval and Data Mining.

We invite submission of original research   contributions as well as proposals   for demonstrations, tutorials,   industrial presentations, and panels.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
Data Management Systems:
   * Benchmarking and performance evaluation
   * Data exchange and integration
   * Database monitoring and tuning
   * Data privacy and security
   * Data quality, cleaning and lineage
   * Data warehousing
   * Managing uncertain, imprecise and inconsistent information
   * Multilingual data management
   * Novel Data Types
   * Parallel and distributed databases
   * Peer-to-peer data management
   * Personalized information systems
   * Storage and transaction management

Web and Information Retrieval:
   * Categorization, Clustering, and Filtering
   * Document Representation and Content Analysis
   * Information Extraction and Summarization
   * IR Theory, Platform, Evaluation
   * Question Answering and Cross-Language IR
   * Web and IR
   * Social Network Analysis

Data Mining
   * Novel data mining algorithms and foundations
   * Innovative applications of data mining
   * Data mining and KDD systems and frameworks
   * Mining data streams and sensor data
   * Mining multi-media, graph, spatio-temporal and semi-structured  data
   * Security, privacy, and adversarial data mining
   * High performance and parallel/distributed data mining
   * Mining tera-/peta-scale data
   * Visual data mining and data visualization

To ensure wide visibility  of  material  published at  the  conference, we plan
to make arrangements with ACM SIGMOD  for including  the proceedings  of the conference in the SIGMOD on-line and CD-ROM  archives.  Two awards- for  Best Paper and Best Student Paper, will be presented at the conference.

Important Dates:

•   Research and Student Papers-July  31, 2009
•   Industrial Papers, Demo, Panel and Tutorial Proposals-August 28, 2009
•   Notification to authors-September 25th, 2009
•   Camera-ready copy due-October 30, 2009
•   Early-Bird Registration Deadline-December 1, 2009
•   Conference-December 9-11, 2009

Conference Organization: 

General Chair
•   Shalini Urs, ISiM, University of Mysore, India

Organizational Chair
•    Srinath Srinivasa, IIIT-Bangalore, India

Program Chairs
•   Sanjay Chawla, University of Sydney , Australia
•   Kamal Karlapalem, IIIT-Hyderabad, India.

Contact Details:
Dr. Shalini Urs
COMAD 2009 – General Chair
Executive Director and Professor
International School of Information Management
University of Mysore, Manasagangotri
Mysore – 570 006
Tel: +91-821-2514699; +91-821-2411417
Fax: +91-821-2519209,