An event in honor of Phokion Kolaitis will take place on Sunday 30 June 2019. We will celebrate Phokion for his fundamental contributions of lasting value to the principles of database systems and computational logic, as well as to mathematical logic and computer science at large. The event comprises talks by some of his closest collaborators. Please join this event to honor Phokion!
When: Sunday, 30 June 2019, from 2:00pm to ~6:15pm
Where: Amsterdam Conference Center, Beurs van Berlage Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ
Amsterdam, Netherlands (same location as SIGMOD/PODS conference).
Note: The SIGMOD organizers require that participants to the event be registered for the SIGMOD/PODS conference or for the conference workshops.
Welcome and introduction
Georg Gottlob & Wang-Chiew Tan
The logical approach to constraint satisfaction
Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University
Data exchange and beyond: What I’ve learned from Logicians
Renée J. Miller, Northeastern University
3:30pm - 4:00pm: Coffee break
4:00pm - 6:15pm (with a short break at about 5pm):
Containment of conjunctive queries with inequalities
Foto Afrati, National Technical University of Athens
Learning database queries and schema mappings
Balder ten Cate, Google
Computational social choice through the lens of databases
Benny Kimelfeld, Technion
Reinhard Pichler, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Generalized quantifiers, games and dependence logic
Jouko Väänänen, University of Helsinki
Phokion Kolaitis: My office mate for five years, collaborator, mentor and friend
Lefteris Kirousis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens