A blog on the Theoretical Foundations of Data Management

Submitted by Victor Vianu on Thu, 12/15/2016 - 21:32

In the spirit of building bridges between database theory and other communities, the following workshop will take place in conjunction with POPL 2017. You are warmly invited to attend. Note that early registration ends December 17.



Workshop on Reasoning about Declarative Programs

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Submitted by Floris Geerts on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 08:47

To get you all excited about the next edition of PODS and to invite you to make that edition even more interesting, I like to announce the following updates on PODS 2017:

First of all, we have some excellent invited speakers lined up:

  • Keynote speaker: Susan Davidson
  • PODS tutorial speakers: Lise Getoor, Dan Suciu.

Second, I am pleased to announce the results of the…

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Submitted by Jan Van den Bussche on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 14:11

motone bird

Let me begin with a call for blog posts: if you do research work on the principles of data management, please consider registering and contribute a blog post! It is really not the intention that this blog…

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Submitted by Pablo Barcelo on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 17:03

For more than a year already, I have been collaborating with people from industry and academia on the standardization of the data model and query language for graph-structured data. This group includes participants from world-leading graph database engines, in particular, Neo Technologies, SAP, Oracle, Sparsity Technologies, and IBM. It also includes graph database researchers from different academic institutions around the world, with interests ranging…

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Submitted by Jan Van den Bussche on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 16:33

Hagenberg CastleJust came back from a visit to Flavio Ferrarotti in Hagenberg, Austria. Hagenberg is an inspirational mixture of a traditional countryside village and a high-tech software campus. Flavio works in finite model…

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Submitted by Marcelo Arenas on Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:16

For the first time in PODS, there was a session devoted to some papers that were published in this conference and have been very influential. In PODS 2016 this session included two talks:

  • Optimal Score Aggregation Algorithms by Ron Fagin
  • Hypertree Decompositions: Question and Answers by Georg Gottlob

The first talk was about the paper [1] published in PODS 2001, while the …

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Submitted by Jan Van den Bussche on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:37

SIGMOD Record logoSIGMOD Record now accepts nominations for papers on data management that you think deserve to be placed in the spotlight. We should nominate theory papers from ICDT as well as from PODS! I just submitted the…

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Submitted by Jan Van den Bussche on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 18:47

Golden Gate bridge

On Sunday 26 June 2016, the 35th edition of the annual ACM symposium on the theoretical foundations of data management, known as PODS, will kick off. PODS is held in its usual constellation, side-by-side with our friends and colleagues who do…

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Submitted by Jan Van den Bussche on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 17:23

Welcome to this community blog on the principles of data management.  In the IT development world, "database theory" refers to an established set of normal forms for designing relational database schemas.  In the computer science research world, however, database theory has been growing for decades as a lively and active field of research in computer science.  The two annual flagship conferences, PODS and…

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