PODS 2017: Update & Call for Participation

Submitted by Floris Geerts on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 09:03

Following up on my previous blog post on the PODS 2017 accepted papers, please find below the titles of the talks by the keynote, invited tutorial and Gems of PODS speakers.

Keynote Speaker

  • Susan Davidson (University of Pennsylvania): Data Citation:  a Computational Challenge

Invited Tutorial Speakers

  • Dan Suciu (University of Washington): Communication Cost in Parallel Query Processing -- A Tutorial
  • Lise Getoor (University of California Santa Cruz): Statistical Relational Learning: Unifying AI & DB Perspectives on Structured Probabilistic Models

Gems of PODS Speakers (see also https://databasetheory.org/gems)

  • Alon Halevy (Recruit Institute of Technology): Data Integration: From the Enterprise into Your Kitchen
  • Val Tannen (University of Pennsylvania): The Semiring Framework for Database Provenance

In addition, on behalf of the PODS PC, I am also pleased to announce the best paper and student best paper award recipients:

Best Paper Award

  • André Hernich, Carsten Lutz, Fabio Papacchini and Frank Wolter: Dichotomies in Ontology-Mediated Querying with the Guarded Fragment

Student Best Paper Award

  • Sepehr Assadi: Tight Space-Approximation Tradeoff for the Multi-Pass Streaming Set Cover Problem

Finally, the Test-of-Time Award committee, consisting of Leonid Libkin and Moshe Y. Vardi, decided to select the following paper as the award winner for the ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award 2017:

(see also https://databasetheory.org/PODS/acm-pods-alberto-o-mendelzon-test-of-time-award for the corresponding citation.)

Congratulations to all of them!

I do hope that this interesting scientific program entices you to come to Chicago, May 14-May 19, 2017, and participate in the conference.

In view of the recent change in location to Chicago, no details are available yet regarding the registration etc. This information will be available shortly at http://sigmod2017.org/. I'll keep you updated on this as well.

Floris Geerts, PC Chair PODS 2017