DBPL 2013

The 14th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages


Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy
August 30, 2013
co-located with VLDB 2013


Call for Papers

Deadline extended to June 14th, midnight GMT

For over 25 years, DBPL has established itself as the principal venue for publishing and discussing new ideas at the intersection of 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, the emergence of new data management applications such as cloud computing and “big data,” social network analysis, bidirectional programming, and data privacy has lead to a new flurry of creative research in this area, as well as a tremendous amount of activity in industry. DBPL is an established destination for such new ideas.


DBPL solicits practical and theoretical papers in all topics at the intersection of databases and programming languages. Papers emphasizing new topics or emerging areas are especially welcome. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include:

  • Bidirectional programming languages
  • Data exchange and data integration
  • Data privacy
  • Data provenance
  • Databases and the semantic web
  • Databases and social networking
  • Databases and cloud computing
  • Databases in electronic commerce
  • Deductive databases and logic programming
  • Information-flow type systems
  • Language-integrated query mechanisms
  • Managing uncertain and imprecise information
  • Programming language support for databases
  • Streaming data processing
  • Schema mappings and metadata management
  • Security in data management
  • Semi-structured data and XML
  • Validation and type-checking
  • Web services

Author Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions should be no more than 10 pages long in the ACM SIGPLAN format.

Each submission should begin with a succinct statement of the problem and a summary of the main results. If the authors believe more details are necessary to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the committee. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium to present their work.

Papers must be submitted online at the following URL:


Important Dates

  • Submission: June 14, 2013 (midnight GMT) (was June 7, 2013)
  • Notification: July 12, 2013
  • Final versions due: August 2, 2013
  • Symposium: August 30, 2013


Accepted papers will appear in a formal electronic proceedings, using the Computing Research Repository (CoRR).

Program Committee

Program Co-Chairs Todd J. Green LogicBlox, USA
  Alan Schmitt Inria Rennes, France
Program Committee Yanif Ahmed Johns Hopkins University, USA
  William Cook University of Texas-Austin, USA
  Ezra Cooper Google, USA
  John Field Google, USA
  Torsten Grust Universität Tübingen, Germany
  Dan Olteanu University of Oxford, UK
  Dan Suciu University of Washington, USA
  Philip Wadler University of Edinburgh, UK
  Geoffrey Washburn LogicBlox, USA
  Till Westmann 28msec, USA


The 14th Symposium on Data Base Programming Languages (DBPL 2013) continues the tradition of excellence initiated by its predecessors in Roscoff, Finistere (1987), Salishan, Oregon (1989), Nafplion, Argolida (1991), Manhattan, New York (1993), Gubbio, Umbria (1995), Estes Park, Colorado (1997), Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland (1999), Marino, Rome (2001), Potsdam, Germany (2003), Trondheim, Norway (2005), Vienna, Austria (2007), Lyon, France (2009), and Seattle, Washington (2011). DBPL has been affiliated with VLDB since 1999.