EDBT 2006: International Conference on Extending Database Technology
The EDBT series of conferences is an established and prestigious forum for the exchange of the latest research results in data management. Held every two years in an attractive European location, the conference provides unique opportunities for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences.
The previous events were held in Venice, Vienna, Cambridge, Avignon, Valencia, Konstanz, Prague and Heraklion. EDBT 2006 will be held in Munich - Germany.
Ever since its early days, database technology has been challenged and advanced by new uses and applications and has evolved along with application requirements and hardware advances. Today's horizons of the field appear without limits. Technological trends, new computation paradigms, novel applications, sophisticated user interactions, they all require robust and flexible database technology to be deployed in a variety of environments and for several diverse purposes. Peer-to-peer architectures, the Grid, personal information systems, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, networked sensors, biomedical informatics, virtual digital libraries, virtual communities, and trust management are just a small sample of the great challenges ahead of us that drive research and development of the next generation of database technology.
The present environment is a unique opportunity for the field to move away from any narrow interpretation of databases and expand its focus to the hard problems faced by broad visions of data, information, and knowledge management. In this spirit, the banner theme chosen by EDBT 2006 is the following:
"From Database Systems to Universal Data Management"
Researchers are encouraged to send contributions that pick up on brand new challenges and explore new and exciting technical directions wherever data management issues may be found.
Topics of Interest
EDBT 2006 invites submissions of original research contributions, as well as proposals for panels, tutorials and software demonstrations. The conference covers a broad range of topics, including traditional database management as well new issues arising in any possible domain. Prospective authors are encouraged to consider novel topics and approaches rather than incremental improvements of existing results.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of topices covered by the conference:
Approximation and Uncertainty
Audio/Visual and Multimedia Databases
Availability, Reliability, and Scalability
Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
Biological and Medical Databases
Constraint and Rule Management
Data Curation, Annotation and Provenance
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Data Models and Query Languages
Data Streams and Publish-Subscribe Systems
Data Structures and Indexing
Data Warehousing, OLAP, and ETL Tools
Data, Information, and Knowledge Management
Database Design and Tuning
Digital Libraries Museums, and Archives
E-<anything> and Data Management
Heterogeneous Databases and Semantic Interoperability
Middleware and Workflow Management
P2P and Grid Data Management
Parallel, Distributed, and Mobile Databases
Personalization and Personal Information Systems
Privacy and Security
Query Processing and Optimization
Replication, Caching, and Materialized Views
Scientific and Statistical Databases
Spatial, Temporal, and Geographic Databases
Storage and Transaction Management
Text Databases and Information Retrieval
User Interfaces and Data Visualization
Web Information and Services
XML and Semistructured Databases