Demonstration Track


The Demonstrations Track of ICDE 2020 invites exciting and highly interactive demonstrations on data engineering research. We solicit demo proposals in all areas of data and knowledge engineering, including but not limited to, database systems, data management and processing techniques, and data-intensive applications. We also encourage submissions from related areas such as DB + X, where X is ML/AI, health, education, visualization, systems, privacy, etc. All demonstration submissions must:

  • Provide the motivation behind the demonstrated concept(s)
  • Describe the system and the technology
  • Explain what features and scenarios will be demonstrated, and
  • State the novelty and significance of the contribution.
  • Video Submissions

We encourage the submission of a demonstration video (of up to 5 minutes, 50MB max. file size) together with your demonstration proposal. Both the demonstration proposal and the video will then be accessible by the reviewers. Your video should summarize your demonstration and also audio-visually highlight its most important aspects, such as the user interface, options for user interactions, the system setup, etc. The video should be submitted in MPEG/AVI/MP4 format and be playable by the common media players. Please note that you will need to first finish your demo proposal submission and then edit it to add the video as a supplementary file.



All deadlines are 11:59PM Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Demo Submission: 11/18/2020 (Wednesday)

Notification of acceptance: 1/11/2021 (Monday)

Camera-ready copy due: 3/1/2021



Demonstration proposals will be selected based on several criteria, including (i) relevance, (ii) novelty, (iii) depth, and (iv) the “wow” factor of the proposed demonstration. The proposal must clearly describe the functionality that will be demonstrated, and how the audience will be able to interact with the system.



Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the IEEE format. The length of demo papers is 4 pages, including references. Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered. Please upload your submission to the ICDE 2020 Demos Track through the CMT submission site prior to the deadline.

Demo proposals submitted to ICDE cannot be under review for any other publishing forum or presentation venue (including conferences, workshops, and journals) during the time they are being considered for ICDE. Furthermore, after you submit to ICDE, you must await our response and only resubmit elsewhere if your demo is rejected (or withdrawn at your request). This restriction applies to identical submissions as well as to submissions with a substantial overlap in scientific content and results. Submissions will be reviewed in a single-blind manner.

Accepted demo papers will be included in the conference proceedings. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a demo paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if none of the authors will attend the conference to present the demonstration.


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 on the submission site. 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 PC member is a co-author of the paper, or has been a co-author of a paper in the last 3 years or 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 two years.
  • The PC member has been a collaborator within the past two years.
  • 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 close personal friend of the author.



Srikanta Bedathur, IIT Delhi, India

Johann Gamper, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Sudeepa Roy, Duke University, USA