The Call for Presentations is closed now.

Critical Dates

October 5, 2017 Call For Presentations opens
April 16, 2018 Abstracts due to IDUG. IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via e-mail.
May 21, 2018 Speakers will be selected and notified via e-mail/telephone (for Non-IBM speakers).
Sept 10, 2018 Draft presentation due to IDUG
October 8, 2018 Final presentation due to IDUG

Presentation Requirements

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 it’s family of products.

Presentations may cover details of Db2 tools and other ancillary Db2 products. In case a technical demo is incorporated, the presentation must be able to convey the same information in absence of it.

Speakers Guide

IDUG strongly encourages speakers to read through the IDUG Speakers Guide.

Submission 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.

An user ID is required to submit your abstract. Please register for a free membership if you don't have one already.

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 for z/OS 12 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 for z/OS 12 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.

Objectives: Describe in a few bullet points what the attendee will take home from your presentation.

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.

Audience Experience Level

Presentation Category
: Specify the category that applies most to your presentation.

The presentation material is already available: Indicate if this is a new or existing presentation.

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). 

We are also looking to empower data professionals in a changing marketplace and open up to new members by extending the presentation offerings into new areas. We are looking for your presentations on:

  • New Db2 releases: migrating and effective usage
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • New Technologies: Mobile Applications, Cloud, xAAS, …
  • Performance, Availability & Security
  • Application Development and Data Modelling
  • Db2 and Packaged Applications (ERP, ...)
  • User Experiences and Best-Practices: what did you achieve with Db2?

Please consider forwarding this invitation to speakers who you believe could contribute to this goal.

Speaker Marketing Kit

Utilize the Speaker Marketing Kit to increase your visibility and to promote the conference.

Presentation Templates

All presentations must use the IDUG EMEA Template for 2018 in 16:9 format. You can download this template here.

Contact information

If you do have questions regarding the presentations or abstract submissions, please contact IDUG at: 

IDUG EMEA 2018 Conference Planning Committee , Thread Chair Listing :

Track A - Db2 for z/OS I Steven Goedertier
Track B - Db2 for z/OS II Tatjana Bele
Track C - Db2 I Roland Schock
Track D - Db2 II Sebastian Zok
Track E - AppDev and Analytics I Philip Nelson
Track F - AppDev and Analytics II Erwin Hattingh
Track G - Data Tech Summit Frederik Engelen

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.