30th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
Royal York Hotel
29 August - 3 September 2004
Toronto, Canada

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VLDB is the premier international conference on database technology, organized every year by the VLDB Endowment. VLDB 2004 will be held in Toronto, the biggest canadian city and the financial center of the country. Toronto has been called the most multicultural city in the world, hosting more than 50,000 new immigrants per year, and boasting more than 100 languages spoken by some of its citizens. Proceedings from earlier VLDB Conferences are distributed by Morgan Kaufmann. The VLDB Endowment also publishes the VLDB Journal through Springer.


Important Dates


August 29 - 30, 2004

Main Conference:
August 31 - September 3, 2004

VLDB 04 Newsletter :

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Conference Organization

Technical Program

Local Organization

Publicity and Publications

Program Committee

Core Database Technology

Infrastructure for Information Systems

Industrial and Applications

Workshop Selection




Conference Program Information

A Word from the PC Chairs

Program at a Glance

Full Program

Keynote Program

Tutorial Program

Panel Program




Full Program Brochure

eProceedings site (from Canada)

eProceedings site (from Belgium)

Information for Delegates

Welcome to VLDB'04

Conference Registration

Conference Hotel Room Reservation

Other Hotels

Conference Venue

How to Get There

Social Events

Arrival Instructions

VLDB 04 Niagara Falls Tours



Information about Toronto

Toronto for DB Researchers

Toronto General Information

Airport Information

Things to Do in Toronto

Sightseeing in Toronto

What's doing in Toronto (from the NY Times)

Information for Authors

Call for Papers

Call for Workshops

Call for Tutorials

Call for Panels

Paper Submission Site and Guidelines

Camera Ready Submission and Formatting Instructions

Conference Presentation Guidelines


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