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Workshops co-located with ICDE 2011

ICDE 2011 will host eight 8 workshops. All the workshop web sites are now online. Please check the individual web sites for details on the workshops.


6th International Workshop on Self Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2011)

Date: April 11, 2011, Monday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location: Blauer Saal

Modern data management systems support a wide range of application workloads on an equally diverse range of platforms, from OLTP and decision-support systems, to key value stores, database-as-a-service platforms, and large scale data processing engines based on the MapReduce paradigm. Managing and configuring such systems requires skilled human administrators, who are becoming increasingly expensive to hire and hard to find. Enhancing systems with autonomic capabilities (i.e., capabilities for self-configuring, self-optimizing, self-healing and self-protecting) can drastically reduce administration overhead and hence cut down the total cost of ownership by a significant factor. Autonomic data management systems acquire new importance in the emerging landscape of cloud-computing and database-as-a-service platforms, where the administrators have to deal with systems of much larger scale, while taking into account economic factors.

The Sixth International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2011) brings together researchers and practitioners in databases, machine learning and systems, to exchange and develop innovative ideas related to autonomic data management systems. SMDB 2011 will be a one-day workshop where accepted papers are presented in an informal and interactive setting. Similar to previous years, the workshop will open with a keynote presentation from a prominent researcher in the area, and will conclude in a round-table discussion with a panel of experts. Participation in the workshop is not limited to authors of accepted papers.

Previous workshops of the SMDB series focused largely on core topics in self-managing databases like automated tuning and provisioning, automated problem diagnosis and recovery, and automated data protection and integration. SMDB 2011 will explore in addition emerging research areas such as cloud computing, database testing, multi-tenant databases and data-center administration, which require or could benefit from autonomic data management features.


1st International Workshop on Managing Data Throughout its Lifecycle (DaLi 2011)

Date: April 11, 2011, Monday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location: Bonatz Saal

Data lifecycle management has become an increasingly important and interesting topic in data management. The database community has mainly focused on individual tasks such as data generation, preprocessing, storing, querying, archiving. Recently, research efforts that try to tackle the problem of managing data lifecycle as a whole are starting to appear in different areas including scientific databases, digital libraries, and business processes. The workshop on Managing Data Throughout its Lifecycle (DaLi) aims at providing a venue to discuss various issues arising when looking at data lifecycle in its integrity and automating, accelerating, and securing the process.


2nd International Workshop on Graph Data Management: Techniques and Applications (GDM 2011)

Date: April 16, 2011, Saturday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location: Blauer Saal

Recently, there has been a lot of interest in the application of graphs in different domains. They have been widely used for data modeling of different application domains such as chemical compounds, multimedia databases, protein networks, social networks and semantic web. With the continued emergence and increase of massive and complex structural graph data, a graph database that efficiently supports elementary data management mechanisms is crucially required to effectively understand and utilize any collection of graphs. The overall goal of the workshop is to bring people from different fields together, exchange research ideas and results, and encourage discussion about how to provide efficient graph data management techniques in different application domains and to understand the research challenges of such area.


3rd Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Upgrades (HotSWUp 2011)

Date: April 16, 2011, Saturday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location: Bonatz Saal

Actively-used software systems are upgraded regularly to incorporate bug fixes and security patches or to keep up with evolving requirements. Whether upgrades are applied offline or online, they significantly impact the system's performance and reliability. Recently-introduced commercial products aim to address various aspects of this problem; however, recent studies and a large body of anecdotal evidence suggest that upgrades remain failure-prone, tedious, and expensive.

The goal of HotSWUp Workshop is to identify cutting-edge research for supporting software system upgrades that are flexible, efficient, robust, and easy to specify and apply. Many diverse research areas are concerned with building large, evolving, highly-available systems. As such, HotSWUp seeks contributions from all these areas, ranging from databases to distributed systems, and from programming languages to software engineering, and separately reflected in conferences such ICDE, SIGMOD, OOPSLA, PLDI, ICSE, FSE, SOSP, and OSDI. By seeking contributions from both academic researchers and industry practitioners, HotSWUp aims to combine novel ideas with experience from upgrading real systems. The present workshop aims to build on the successes of HotSWUp'08 and HotSWUp'09 where the paper presentations and lively discussions attracted a diverse audience of researchers.

1st International Workshop on Data Engineering Applications in Emerging Areas: Health Care Informatics and Energy Informatics (DEAEA 2011) (canceled)

April 15, 2011, Friday:  14:00 – 17:30
April 16, 2011, Saturday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location: Roter Saal

There is a growing number of domains requiring the analysis of large amounts of data. However, it is often the case that a considerable amount of effort is required to pre-process the raw data and make it amenable to analysis. Data engineering,  is therefore a very important aspect of data mining and analysis. The workshop focuses on two emerging areas where data engineering plays a crucial role: Health Care and Energy Informatics.

The workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry to exchange findings and review knowledge and understanding on topics related to the data engineering aspects of the two domains addressed.


2nd International Workshop on Data Engineering meets the Semantic Web (DESWeb 2011)

Date: April 11, 2011, Monday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location: Runder Saal

Again this year, DESWeb aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the fields of Data Management and of the Semantic Web, with the intention of investigating the new challenges that semantic web technologies have introduced and the ways through which these technologies can improve existing data management solutions. On the other hand, the workshop intends to find ways that findings and developments of the data management community can be applied and become an asset to semantic web applications. New challenges like the large scale RDF data management or the query answering in social networks, can only find efficient and effective solutions through interdisciplinary techniques and consolidated research efforts.


1st International Workshop on Data Management and Analytics for Semi-Structured Business Processes (DMA4SP)

Date: April 11, 2011, Monday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location:Roter Saal

Human-centric, ad-hoc, and dynamic semi-structured processes are common in today’s business enterprises. The lifecycle of such processes is not necessarily driven by a formal process model and the execution of such processes may be very dynamic. Such processes may execute on heterogeneous platforms and involve the interchange of diverse documents  and artifacts (E.g. emails, images, PDF attachments, videos, audio files, chat transcripts). Key problems that arise as a result of the proliferation of such processes include how to integrate unstructured data (E.g. emails, execution logs, conversation transcripts, social media) for semi-structured business processes from disparate sources and heterogeneous platforms (E.g. social networking platforms, heterogeneous databases, distributed legacy workflow engines). Related challenges include mining data of such business processes to enable modeling, optimization, prediction, collaboration and community management, network analysis and visualization. The goal of this workshop is to investigate novel algorithms, systems, platforms to address such problems, discuss application case-studies that showcase the need for such solutions, and study emerging applications where such solutions may already have been deployed.


ICDE 2011 PhD Workshop

Date: April 11, 2011, Monday:  9:00 – 17:30

Location: Room 27 & 28

The ICDE 2011 Ph.D. Workshop will bring together Ph.D. students working on topics related to the ICDE Conference series. The goal is to provide a forum for Ph.D. students to present ongoing research in a collaborative environment and share ideas with other young researchers in an international atmosphere. Participants will discuss their research ideas and results, and receive constructive feedback from an audience consisting of their peers as well as more senior researchers in their respective research areas. It will be an excellent opportunity for developing links and person-to-person networks which will be beneficial to our field and rewarding to the Ph.D. students. Furthermore, the workshop will include researchers with experience in supervising and examining Ph.D. students, to provide feedback and advice to the participants.