Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2007

The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2007 is over now. It was organized in Eindhoven on November 29th, 2007. There were 67 participants. For an overview of this day, see the webpage below, some pictures, and the program brochure. The abstracts and many of the presentations given at the DBDBD are available; follow the links in the program below.

We thank all people who contributed to the DBDBD. We hope to see you again at next year's DBDBD in Namur.

Toon and Mykola

Call for Abstracts

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 2007 was organized under auspices of SIKS, the Dutch research school for information and knowledge systems. This year, DBDBD will be organized in Het Academisch Genootschap in Eindhoven, on Thursday November 29th, 2007.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline (1 page abstract): November 5th, 2007
Notification: November 12th, 2007
Program online: November 16th, 2007
(Extended) registration deadline: November 22nd, 2007
Dutch-Belgian Database Day: November 29th, 2007


    Submissions should contain:
    • the name of the author,
    • his/her university and research group with his/her position,
    • the title,
    • a one-page abstract, and,
    • if applicable: reference(s) to papers covered by the proposed presentation.
    The submission should be sent as a pdf-file to dbdbd07@gmail.com.
    Abstracts and presentations will be published on the workshop's website.


    Registration is necessary and is possible by sending an email on or before the 19th of November with subject "registration" to dbdbd07@gmail.com with your name and affiliation (and whether or not you are a SIKS PhD-student). Registration costs will be 30 euro to be paid on site (CASH only!). This includes lunch, drinks & coffee, and a reception. Registration for a fixed number of SIKS PhD-students is free, i.e. will be covered by SIKS (first come, first served).


    The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2007 will be held at the "Academisch genootschap" in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The full address of the location is:

    Academisch genootschap
    Parklaan 93
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    The Netherlands

    (How to get there)


    09:00->09:50 Registration
    09:50->10:00 Opening
    10:00->11:15 E. Liarou, R. Goncalves, M. Kersten (CWI Amsterdam)
    "A column oriented data stream engine"

    Sandor Heman (CWI Amsterdam)
    "Positional delta trees for updating column scores"

    S. Evers (University of Twente)
    "Composable Markov building blocks" (pres.)
    11:15->11:35 Coffee
    11:35->13:15 B. Goethals, W. Le Page (Antwerp University)
    "Mining Association rules of simple conjunctive queries" (pres.)

    I. Assent, R. Krieger, E. Mueller, T. Seidl (RWTH Aachen University)
    "Removing dimensionality bias in density-based subspace clustering"

    A.J.J.M. Weijters (Eindhoven University of Technology)
    "The challenges of process mining" (pres.)

    A. Koopman, A. Siebes (Universiteit Utrecht)
    "Efficient mining of relational data"
    13:15->14:15 Lunch
    14:15->15:30 M. Mrissa, P. Thiran (University of Namur)
    "Using Context to improve data semantic mediation in web services composition" (pres.)

    G. Hurtado Martin, C. Cornelis (Ghent University)
    "PAS: a personal alert system for information retrieval in CRISs" (pres.)

    M. Ivanova, N. Nes, R. Goncalves, M. Kersten (CWI Amsterdam)
    "MonetDB/SQL meets skyserver: the challenges of a scientific database" (pres.)
    15:30->15:50 Coffee
    15:50->17:05 D. Leinders, J. van den Bussche (Hasselt University)
    "The semijoin algebra" (pres.)

    L. Afanasiev, M. Marx (University of Amsterdam) T. Grust, J. Rittinger, and J. Teubner (Technische Universitaet Muenchen)
    "An inflationary fixed point operator in XQuery"

    A. Cortes Calabuig, M. Denecker, O. Arieli, M. Bruynooghe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
    "Using deductive databases technology for approximate query answering in partially complete databases" (pres.)
    17:05->17:15 Closing
    17:15->18:15 Drinks

    Local Organizer

    The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2007 is organized by the Information Systems research group of the department of Mathematics and computer Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The local organizers are dr. Toon Calders and dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy.

    Additional Information

    DBDBD 2006