The Call for Presentations is now OPEN!. 

You can submit your abstract.

Critical Dates

April 22, 2019 Call For Presentations opens!
May 24, 2019 Abstracts due to IDUG. IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via email.
June 14, 2019 Speakers will be selected and notified via email/telephone.
July 5, 2019 Draft presentation due to IDUG
August 2, 2019 Final presentation due to IDUG

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 for 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 top of this page. You must be logged into your IDUG account to submit a presentation. If you do have questions, please contact IDUG at:

Examples are included below to help you through the process. All presentation abstracts must be received by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 2019 to be considered. Presentations received after the deadline will not be considered. If you have questions or need more information, please contact IDUG at You will need to log on using your user ID to submit your abstract. If you do not have an user ID, you can register for a free membership.

If you are unable to log in or have difficulty submitting an abstract, please contact IDUG at

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 website 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.

Permissions and Release: Provide permission to electronically post speaker biography, abstract and five key bullet points on the IDUG website 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.