Call for Papers (English) [CLOSED]

The Call for Papers for PGDay.IT 2014 is now closed.

The conference will be held on 7 November in Prato, Italy.


We accept two types of proposals:

  • Talk (max 30 minutes)
  • Tutorial (max 60 minutes)

There will also be a session for Lightning Talks (max 5 minutes each). Lightning talks will be submitted during the conference.

We are looking forward to proposals on any topic related to PostgreSQL. For instance:

  • Developing applications with PostgreSQL
  • Managing systems based on PostgreSQL
  • PostgreSQL success stories
  • PostgreSQL tools
  • Products related to PostgreSQL
  • Migrating to PostgreSQL
  • Optimisation
  • Scalability
  • Replication
  • Benchmarks

To submit your proposal(s), write an e-mail to [email protected] . The deadline for submissions is 23:59 (UTC+2) on 9 August 2014; proponents of selected talks will be notified by 25 August 2014.

Each proposal must include the following information:

  • Proposal type (talk/tutorial)
  • Title
  • Abstract, including the motivation
  • Language (Italian/English)
  • Author names and affiliations
  • A short profile of each author
  • Speaker(s) name(s)
  • Other conferences (past or future) to which the same proposal has been submitted
  • Resources required for the presentation (internet access, video, audio, etc.)
  • Additional resources provided to attendees, if any (slides, code, etc.)

Confirmed speakers will be offered a free entrance to the conference, including lunch and coffee breaks. Normally we do not refund other expenses, such as travel or accommodation; however we may consider specific cases, in which case a detailed request must be included in the submitted proposal.

Speakers will prepare all the resources required for their presentation(s); slides must be made available to the conference attendees using a suitable licence (e.g. Creative Commons).

Confirmed speakers will register to the conference using the credentials that will be communicated by ITPUG in due course.

Proposals will be evaluated by a technical committee led by Matteo Durighetto (ITPUG, Miriade); the other components of the committee are Marco Maggesi ( Department of Mathematics “Ulisse Dini” University of Florence ) , Gabriele Bartolini (ITPUG, 2ndQuadrant ), Matteo Beccati ( ITPUG ), Denis Gasparin ( ITPUG ).

The committee may request additional information wherever appropriate. All presentations must be prepared according to the guidelines which will be sent to confirmed speakers.