31st British International Conference on Databases

10-12 July 2017, London, UK


Call for Papers

BICOD 2017 solicits original research papers on all aspects of data management, with a particular focus this year on Data Analytics. The conference proceedings will be published in a printed volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer that will be available at the time of the conference. In order to avoid no-shows, only papers for which at least one author attends the conference and pays the registration fee in full by the time of the Author registration deadline 24th April 2017 will be published.

Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in The Computer Journal.

Topics of Interest
BICOD (formerly BNCOD) is an international venue for research papers in the broad area of data management. The conference has a long tradition of presenting research from both the UK and internationally ‐ see for example BNCOD 2013 http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/bncod2013/ and BICOD 2015 http://conferences.inf.ed.ac.uk/BICOD2015/. For the last few years, every edition has been associated with a theme, acting as a focal point for keynote addresses, research papers and tutorials. The theme of BICOD 2017 is Data Analytics, that is, the process of deriving higher-level information from (usually large) sets of raw data.

BICOD 2017 especially solicits papers in the following areas:
  • Data cleansing
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Data integration and warehousing
  • Data stream processing
  • Data visualisation
  • Data wrangling
  • Graph and NoSQL databases
  • Scalability in data management
  • Statistical data management and analysis
  • System architectures for data analytics
  • Uncertainty management in databases
  • Visual analytics
Papers on other relevant topics, including but not limited to the ones below, are also welcome:
  • Approximate and flexible querying
  • Data indexing and summarisation
  • Data privacy and security
  • Data provenance
  • Large-scale data management
  • Ontology-based data access
  • Probabilistic databases
  • Query languages and query optimisation
  • Semantic search in databases
  • Supporting users' search and exploration
Types of paper
We invite submission of full-length Research papers and Student papers (both up to 12 pages). We also invite papers addressing novel Applications of data analytics techniques (of length up to 6 pages).

The first author of a Student paper must be a PhD student at the time of submission. There will be a prize awarded for the best presentation by a PhD student at the BICOD 2017 conference, generously sponsored by Neo Technology.

Work in Progress papers (NEW)
We invite submission of short "Work In Progress" (WIP) papers of at most 4 pages on all aspects of data management, with a particular focus this year on Data Analytics. In order to stimulate discussion and encourage new collaborations, these papers may be speculative and may describe research that is incomplete or even proposals for new research areas. WIP submissions will be reviewed by the program committee for their general interest to a database audience. The author(s) will be expected to present their ideas at the conference. Accepted WIP submissions will be published in the conference proceedings at the discretion of the author(s) who may not want to pre-empt a full publication. In any case, WIP submissions will be available to people attending the conference.

Authors should submit their WIP paper by 3rd April 2017 following the guidelines below.

Paper Submission Guidelines
Authors should submit full papers by 5th March 2017 and Work in Progress papers by 3rd April 2017. The conference management tool for the submission of Abstracts and Papers is accessible at


Research papers (up to 12 pages), student papers (up to 12 pages), applications papers (up to 6 pages) and Work in Progress papers (up to 4 pages) may be submitted. Submissions are reviewed in a single-blind manner. They must be in PDF and formatted according to the Springer guidelines for the LNCS series: