Call for Papers


The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to Saturday 22 October at 23:59!

The Call for Papers for the tenth edition of the Italian PGDay is now open. The conference will be held on 13 December 2016 in Prato.

We accept two types of proposals (duration 45 minutes):

  • Talk
  • Tutorial

Other types of proposals may be considered if adequately motivated.

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 . The deadline for submissions is 23:59 (UTC+2) on Saturday 22 October 2016; proponents of selected talks will be notified by Saturday 29 October 2016.

Each proposal must include the following information:

  • Proposal type (talk/tutorial)
  • Title
  • Abstract, including notes for the committee, if any
  • 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 information (website, credentials) that will be communicated in due course.

Proposals will be evaluated by a committee composed by Matteo Beccati, Matteo Durighetto (President), Torello Querci, Andrej Sossi and Emanuele Zamprogno.

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