The Hellenic Data Management Symposium (HDMS) is the annual forum for the Greek database community to present and discuss recent advances for data-intensive applications. The 17th HDMS will be held between July 8-9, 2019 in Athens, Greece.

In addition to state-of-the-art research from Greek researchers inside and outside of Greece, for the first time this year we will open the meeting to the Greek startup community. We have invited successful startups from Greek founders as well as successful Greek VCs to participate in the conference with presentations and posters in a dedicated “Greek startups” session and there will also be an entrepreneurship panel. Our current list of startups and VCs includes:,,,,,

Furthermore, HDMS 2019 will feature two keynotes from Alkis Polyzotis from Google and Kostas Tzoumas from Data Artisans, as well as an AI/DB panel.


We invite submissions in the following three tracks: (A) Research, (B) Working Ideas, and (C) Demos.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

The following evaluation principles will apply:

Research Track: Submissions recently accepted at top international conferences or journals are automatically accepted. Examples include SIGMOD, VLDB, PODS, ICDE, EDBT, and SIGIR. Each submission should include the DOI link of the original paper.

Working Ideas: The Working Ideas track accepts original work, ongoing work, and position/vision statements. Authors should submit a 1 page PDF in ACM SIGMOD format. Submissions will be reviewed by the PC and chosen for presentation or poster.

Demos: This track accepts demonstrations of innovative data-intensive applications, systems, algorithms, etc. Authors should submit a 1 page PDF in ACM SIGMOD format. Submissions will be reviewed by the PC. If submitting an already published demonstration at a top conference, only the DOI is needed (and it will be an automatic accept).

Conference Format:

The conference format will be optimized for interactivity. We will have few long talks and many shorter talks (10 minutes) and posters.

Submission website:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2019 May 27, 2019 (11:59pm PST)
Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2019
Camera Ready: Friday, June 7, 2019
Symposium Dates: July 8-9, 2019

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs:

Georgia Koutrika (ATHENA Research and Innovation Center, Greece)
Theodore Dalamagas (ATHENA Research and Innovation Center, Greece)

Program Chair:

Stratos Idreos (Harvard University, USA)

Program Committee:

Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL, Switzerland)
Manos Athanassoulis (Boston University, USA)
Avrilia Floratou (Microsoft Research, USA)
Alexandra Meliou (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
Timos Sellis (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Peter Triantafillou (University of Warwick, UK)



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