Critical Dates

February 24, 2017 Call For Presentations opens!
April 28, 2017 Abstracts due to IDUG. IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via e-mail.
May 31, 2017 Speakers will be selected and notified via e-mail/telephone.
August 4, 2017 Draft presentation due to IDUG
August 25, 2017 Final presentation due to IDUG

New Rules for IBM, CA and BMC Speakers to Consider

Due to the smaller size and geographic location of the Australasian IDUG Conference, the Australasian CPC has taken the step this year to solicit a list of candidate speakers from the following organisations: IBM / CA / BMC. As a result of this the CPC would like to make it clear that any submissions from representatives of those organisations not on the approved list of potential speakers will only be considered from the point of view of the topic being submitted and not the potential presenter. The CPC would like to express our regret at putting these measures in place however it was felt approved to avoid disappointment.

The committee would also like to make it clear that these rules only apply to those organisation named above and are more than happy to accept for consideration submissions from any other person but would like to remind submitters that speakers are responsible for all travel and accommodation costs.

Presentation Requirements

IDUG is soliciting presentation abstracts that dive into details of implementation, migrating to a new release, or maximizing performance from any member of the DB2 product family. In recognition of the complex requirements of today’s database implementations, presentation abstracts relating to migration from Oracle to DB2, upgrading within versions of DB2, and new hardware implementations are also being requested. Also, in a change from prior IDUG conferences, presentations for this year’s conference may cover details of DB2 tools and other ancillary DB2 products.

All presentations must be strongly technical in nature, cannot contain marketing content, and must support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of DB2 and its family of products.

Presentation Topics

The Conference Planning Committee strives to achieve a balanced conference program of business solutions relevant to today’s IT environment and usage of DB2 on one or more platforms (e.g., Windows, Linux, UNIX, z/OS). Presentation topics include: 

  Creative methods for:

  •  Managing database resource
  •  Using ancillary DB2 tools and utilities

 System management experience with:

  •  Performance or availability 
  •  Migration from a competitor DBMS to DB2
  •  Migration to a new release of DBMS (DB2)

 Database administration experiences with:

  •  Distributed, e-business and Web applications
  •  Packaged applications (e.g., SAP)
  •  New releases and features of DBMS (DB2)
  •  Federation and Replication 
  •  Oracle/SQLServer competitive topics
  •  Audit Tools
  •  Different DB format: Row based databases vs. Columnar databases

Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing

  • Business Intelligence Solutions (e.g., Cognos)
  • Business Objects / Cognos sessions that deliver solutions on DB2 as backend engine
  • Data Warehouse / ETL Solutions (e.g., Datastage)
  • SAP on BI/DW area

Big Data

  •  GreenPlum/Netezza competitive topics
  •  DB2 z/OS, LUW and Appliances
  •  Apache Pig
  •  Hive
  •  iSAS, D/W Accelerators for z/OS

 Data Architecture experiences with:

  •  New releases and features of DBMS (DB2)
  •  Distributed, e-business and web applications
  •  Data warehousing and business intelligence applications

 Emerging Technology:

  •  XML
  •  Cloud Computing 
  •  SOA
  •  Open Source topics: Hadoop, HiveQL, Cloudera/IBM partnership

 Application Development:

  •  .Net
  •  PHP
  •  Ruby On Rails
  •  Java
  •  Mobile application development
  •  Performance, Stress and QA testing methodologies

Submit Your Presentation Abstract

Abstracts can be submitted via the IDUG website using the link at the end of this page. If you do have questions, please contact IDUG at: auspeakers@idug.org.

Examples are included below to help you through the process. All presentation abstracts must be received by April 28, 2017 to be considered. Presentations received after April 28, 2017 will not be considered. If you have questions or need more information, please contact IDUG at auspeakers@idug.org. You will need to log on using your idug.org user ID to submit your abstract. If you do not have an idug.org user ID, you can register for a free membership.

If you are unable to login or have difficulty submitting an abstract, please contact IDUG at auspeakers@idug.org.

General Instructions

You may submit an unlimited number of abstracts.

IDUG will accept two-part presentations. If you have a two-part presentation from another conference, please select "Double Session" in the Call for Presentations Form.

It is very important that you provide ALL of the information requested below when submitting your presentation(s) for review. Failure to provide all requested information might impact whether or not the abstract is accepted.

Presentation Title: Titles must be clear, concise, and 50 characters or less.

Abstract: Provide a concise abstract of your presentation, not exceeding 425 characters.

Example: This presentation provides an early look at some DB2 10 features which will be important to you as the Application Developer or DBA. We will start with the basics and demonstrate how they can be an integral part of a good design strategy. This will allow you to start the planning process early and see if/how they fit in your organization.Unlike other DB2 10 Overview sessions, we will focus exclusively on those which impact application development.

If your presentation is selected, this information will be published on the IDUG Web site and in the Final Program distributed to all conference attendees. (Note: Any abstract of more than 425 characters may be edited.) Some presentations may also be selected as repeat sessions.

Speaker Biography: In 650 characters or less, recap your professional and outside experiences as they pertain to your presentation(s).

Presentation Length: Single Session presentations are 60 minutes in length. Double Sessions are 120 minutes in length.

Presentation Category: Specify the category of your presentation. Although your presentation may apply to many categories, some of the most popular are:

  • Creative methods for managing database resources
  • Managing performance or availability
  • Experience with migration from competitor RDBMS to DB2
  • Experiences with data warehousing and business intelligence applications
  • Experiences with distributed, e-business and web applications
  • Experiences with packaged applications (e.g., ERP)
  • Experiences with new releases and features of DB2
  • Information Integration (e.g., federated access, replication, etc.)
  • Emerging technology (e.g., XML, .NET, SOA, Java, Open Source)
  • Complementary tools and utilities solutions
  • Application development and implementation


Audience Experience Level: Select the single, most relevant audience level to which this presentation is geared: Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced Users or All Users. 

Presentation History: Indicate if this is a new or existing presentation. If it is an existing presentation, please indicate where it has been given and if it contains new and/or updated information.

Upcoming Conferences: If you would like your abstract to be considered for IDUG Tech Conference North America 2018, please indicate this using the online submission form.



Permissions and Release: Provide permission to electronically post speaker biography, abstract and five key bullet points on the IDUG Web site and to publish this information in any printed or electronic IDUG conference marketing materials. In addition, IDUG may edit speaker’s abstract, and five key bullet points for consistency, style, and grammar as necessary. Also, provide permissions for IDUG to post your presentation on the Conference Web Proceedings and CD ROM, as well as IDUG Insider.