The annual IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) is the flagship IEEE conference addressing research issues in designing, building, managing, and evaluating advanced data-intensive systems and applications. For over three decades, IEEE ICDE has been a leading forum for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and imposed travel restrictions, the 37th edition of IEEE ICDE will be transformed into a fully virtual event that will provide the community with an interactive digital forum for educational exchanges, scientific news and best practice updates while protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all congress participants.
The IEEE ICDE Virtual Conference will take place between April 19-22, 2021. In this time of uncertainty, our goal for this virtual event is to continue to meet the needs of the broad ICDE community and to ensure that we keep the scientific momentum going. To this end, we are working on developing a relevant and effective communication platform with positive impact reaching far beyond the congress. Attendees, exhibitors and presenters will be able to access a variety of programmed virtual activities, such as workshops, presentations, one-to-one meetings, virtual poster sessions, and ad-hoc meetings between attendees and exhibitors. All the sessions will become available on demand in the weeks following the conference.
Until advances against COVID-19 give us once again the opportunity to meet in person, we can enjoy our participation in a safe and fruitful online edition of IEEE ICDE. Stay tuned!
We thank you in advance for your support in making the IEEE ICDE’2021 Virtual Conference a success!
Anastasia Ailamaki, and Minos Garofalakis
23rd December 2020