DBPL 2020

The 18th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages
September 4th in Tokyo, Japan
In conjunction with VLDB 2020

DBPL is cancelled for this year, and will hopefully be held in 2021.

Call for Papers

The 18th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages (DBPL 2020) will be held in conjunction with VLDB 2020 on September 4th, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

For over 30 years, DBPL has established itself as the principal venue for publishing and discussing new ideas at the intersection of broadly understood databases and programming languages. Many key contributions in query languages for object-oriented data, persistent databases, nested relational data, and semistructured data, as well as fundamental ideas in types for query languages, were first announced at DBPL. Today, this creative research area is broadening into a subfield of data-centric computation, currently scattered among a range of venues. DBPL is an established destination for such new ideas and solicits submissions from researchers in databases, programming languages or any other community interested in the design, implementation or foundations of data-centric computation.

The accepted papers of DBPL 2020 will be published in the EPTCS (Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science).

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation from local authorities and the World Health Organization. The symposium is half a year away, and we are confident that COVID-19 emergency will pass over and the symposium will be held in September, as planned. And, if necessary, alternative solutions, such as postponement, remote presentations, etc will be looked into and identified.

Scope and Topics

Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include:


We invite submissions in two categories: full and short papers. Submissions in either category must be written in English and submitted, by the submission deadline, as PDF files formatted according to the EPTCS style. See http://info.eptcs.org/.

Full papers are expected to present original research or development. They should be no more than 12 pages long, excluding references. Each submission should begin with a succinct statement of the problem and the summary of main results. Authors may provide more details to substantiate claims of the paper by including a clearly marked appendix at the end of the submission, which is not included in the page limit and is read at the discretion of the committee.

Short papers of at most 6 pages may describe work in progress, demos, research challenges or visions. Accepted short papers may be excluded from the formal proceedings at authors’ request.

Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted.

Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dbpl2020

Review is single-blind, so authors do not need to anonymize their submissions. PC submissions are allowed, except for the co-chairs.

Important Dates