30th British International Conference on Databases

July 6-8, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland


Call for Papers

BICOD solicits original research papers on all aspects of databases. Accepted papers will be published in a LNCS volume by Springer that will be available at the time of the conference. In order to avoid no-shows, only those papers will be published for which at least one author attends the conference and pays the registration fee in full by the time of the first deadline.

Journal Issue (NEW)
A selected set of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions to an issue of The Computer Journal featuring the best work from BICOD 2015.

Work in Progress Papers (NEW)
In order to stimulate discussion and encourage new collaborations, BICOD invites short "Work In Progress" (WIP) submissions of at most 4 pages. These 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 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.

Topics of Interest
It is a tradition of the BNCOD conference series to select a main theme, acting as a focal point for keynote addresses, tutorials, and research papers. The theme of BICOD 2015 is Data Science. By Data Science we broadly mean the extraction of meaning from big data. We especially welcome papers within the realm of this theme. Relevant topics include the following:
  • Data stream processing
  • Index and synapsis structures
  • Probabilistic databases
  • Data privacy and security
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Data visualisation
  • NoSQL databases
  • Graph databases
  • Data integration
  • Data cleaning
  • Data provenance
The wider range of relevant topics for BICOD includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Data system architecture
  • Management of very large data systems
  • Data models and languages
  • XML and semi-structured data
  • RDF and graph-structured data
  • Multi-media, temporal and spatial data
  • Management of web and heterogeneous data
  • User interfaces and social data
  • Ontology-based data access
  • Ontology querying
  • Semantic query optimization

Submission Guidelines
The conference management tool for the submission of papers will be accessible at


Full papers (up to 12), short papers (up to 6 pages), system descriptions and demonstrations (up to 6 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: