The Call for Presentations is Closed. 

Critical Dates

December 6, 2019 Call For Presentations opens!
January 18, 2020 Call for Presentations closes. Abstracts due to IDUG.
IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via email.
March 6, 2020 Speakers will be selected and notified via email.
March 10, 2020 Final presentation due to IDUG

Presentation Template

Download the presentation PowerPoint template.

Presentation Requirements

IDUG is soliciting presentation abstracts that explore the 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, Db2 and mobile, Cloud, big data projects, and new hardware implementations are also being requested. Presentations may also 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). Some typical sample presentation topics might 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 Db2
 Database Administration Experiences with:
  •  Data warehousing and business intelligence applications
  •  Distributed, e-business, and web applications
  •  Packaged applications (e.g., SAP)
  •  New releases and features of Db2
  •  Federation and replication 
 Data Architecture Experiences with:
  •  New releases and features of Db2
  •  Distributed, e-business, and web applications
  •  Data warehousing and business intelligence applications
 Emerging Technology:
  •  XML
  •  Cloud Computing 
  •  SOA
  •  Open Source
  •  Mobile
 Application Development:
  •  .Net
  •  PHP
  •  Ruby On Rails
  •  Java
  •  Mobile application development
  •  Performance, Stress, and QA testing methodologies  

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 to exceed 425 characters.
Example: This presentation provides an early look at some Db2 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 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 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.

Contact information

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

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 abstracts 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.