The International Db2 Users Group (IDUG®) is accepting user presentation abstracts for the 2019 IDUG & IBM Data Tech Summit in Toronto, Canada September 23-24. This is your opportunity to share your Db2 experience and expertise with an audience of your peers. If your presentation abstract is selected to be delivered at the conference, you will receive one complimentary conference registration to the 2019 IDUG & IBM Data Tech Summit in Toronto Canada.

Critical Dates

August 26, 2019 Deadline for submission(s). IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via e-mail.
September 1, 2019 Speakers will be selected and notified via e-mail/telephone.
September 5, 2019 Draft presentation due to IDUG
September 15, 2019 Final presentation due to IDUG

User Presentation Requirements

IDUG is soliciting user presentation abstracts that explore 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. Presentations may cover details of Db2 tools, Big Data and other ancillary Db2 products.

All presentations must be strongly technical in nature, cannot contain marketing themes, and must support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of the Db2 and its family of products.

Submit your presentation abstract

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

>p>You will be using your idug.org user ID for submitting an abstract. If you do not have an idug.org user ID, you can register for a free membership.

General Instructions

You may submit an unlimited number of abstracts. IDUG will accept two-part presentations. 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 150 characters or less.

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

Example: Performance is a key database requirement. Achieving high performance depends on selecting the right hardware for the job, a physical database design suitable for the hardware, appropriate auxiliary database structures, and correct settings for configuration parameters and register settings. This presentation will cover these various stages of performance tuning. 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.  Seminars can be Full Day or Half Day 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
  • Experiences with Big Data
  • 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 DBMS
  • 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 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.