Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2014


The Dutch Belgian Database Day (DBDBD) is a yearly one-day workshop organized in a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD invites submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data mining, information retrieval, data semantics, querying, ontologies etc. Based on the submissions, the workshop will be organized in different sessions each covering a particular topic. At the DBDBD, junior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the (recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop is also open to non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English). The DBDBD 2014 is organized under auspices of SIKS, the Dutch research school for information and knowledge systems. This year, DBDBD will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, on October 17th at Elzenveld.


9:30 - 10:00 Arrival and Welcome  
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote: Search Engines that Learn from their Users abstract
  by: Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam)
11:00 - 12:00 First Session  
  Towards Online Relational Schema Transformations abstract slides
  by: Lesley Wevers, M. Hofstra, M. Tammens, M. Huisman, M. Van Keulen
  How to stay CALM while seeing what is not there abstract slides
  by: Bas Ketsman
  Extending the MultiDim conceptual model to enable the design of vague spatial data warehouses abstract
  by: Thiago L. L. Siqueira, R. R. Ciferri, E. Zimányi
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 14:30 Second Session  
  Messy: Multivariate Event Sequence SummarY abstract slides
  by: Roel Bertens, J. Vreeken
  Finding Subspace Clusters by Using Local Neighborhoods abstract slides
  by: Emin Aksehirli
  Mining Exceptional Models with Rank Correlation abstract slides
  by: Lennart Downar
  Interactive Correlation Clustering abstract slides
  by: Reuben Ndindi
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break  
15:00 - 16:30 Third Session  
  On the Primitivity and Satisfiability of SPARQL abstract slides
  by: Xiaowang Zhang
  A Dichotomy in the Complexity of Counting Database Repairs abstract slides
  by: Dany Maslowski
  Efficient Query Processing with the Earth Mover’s Distance abstract slides
  by: Merih Seran Uysal, C. Beecks, J. Schmücking, T. Seidl
  GQS: A graph query system for pattern mining under iso- and homomorphism abstract slides
  by: Thomas Fannes, J. Ramon

Important Dates

Submission Deadline (1 page abstract): September 17th, 2014
Notification and program online: September 20th, 2014
Registration deadline: October 10th, 2014
Dutch-Belgian Database Day: October 17th, 2014


Registration in advance is necessary and is possible by filling out the registration form. It will unfortunately not be possible to register on site. The registration fee is 50 euro per person. This includes lunch meal, drinks & coffee. The registration fee can be paid on site (cash only!), or by bank transfer (account number BE57735007997535 -- BIC: KREDBEBB. Please mention the code 'SC140042 - [Name of Participants]', e.g., 'SC140042 - Bart Goethals, Floris Geerts, Thomas Van Brussel'.) Due to the cooperation between SIKS and the local organisation of DBDBD, all SIKS-members (phd-students, research fellows, associated members, alumni) can register for free. There is a fixed number of places available for SIKS-members, therefore an early registration is required.


The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2014 will be held at Elzenveld. It is located in the city center of Antwerp and can be reached on foot in less than 20 minutes from the main train station.


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DBDBD is sponsored by the WOG Declarative Methods in Computer Science.

Local Organizers

The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2014 is organized by ADReM, the Advanced Database Research and Modelling group of the University of Antwerp. The local organizers are


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