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Policy For Inviting EDBT Papers to TODS

Approved September 16, 2002
Amended May 15, 2012

  1. Selection of the invited EDBT papers will be done by the EDBT PC chair, on the bases of high quality and perceived feasibility of being extended into submissions to TODS. A minimum of 0 and a maximum of 4 papers will be selected for invitation.
  2. The TODS EiC will then invite submission of extended versions of the selected papers, or a subset thereof.

    Note that TODS requires at least 30% new material. The new material should be content material, not just the addition of obvious proofs or a few more straightforward performance figures. (See the relevant TODS guidelines for authors).

  3. These submissions will be reviewed in the normal manner, but reviewers will be told that the submission was invited upon the recommendation of the EDBT PC chair and TODS Editor-in-Chief, and single-blind reviewing will be used. Acceptance is not guaranteed. The editor handling the paper will be responsible for choosing the reviewers; however, it is expected that at least two of the reviewers will be ones who reviewed the original EDBT submission.
  4. There will be an accelerated review and resubmission schedule with the goal of having the papers appear before the following incarnation of the EDBT conference.


    December Invite submission
    June Receive submission, 6 months later
    October First review completed, taking four months
    January Second submission, within three months of receiving the review
    May Second review completed, taking three months
    June Final revision, within a month of the review
    September Paper appears, with a production of three months

    This is a very tight schedule. Any paper not meeting this schedule can appear in a subsequent issue.

    At some point ACM will adopt a completely online publication process, in which papers can be "published" (i.e., put on the DL) as they are accepted. This will allow the schedule to be relaxed. We expect that all the papers in the issue will be in one virtual volume.

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