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For more than three decades, the BTW conference has been used for networking both scientists from the German-speaking database community and practitioners from industry. Through the mutual exchange with the core topics of database and information system technology, such as the efficient processing of large amounts of data, information integration, knowledge processing and text mining, but also more recent topics such as data protection, data science and data stream management on distributed infrastructures, the database research is constantly driven forward.

A central topic will not be present at this year's BTW conference Rather, the diversity of the "database world" is in the foreground. The focus is therefore on the topics:

  • Query processing and index structures
  • Implementation and architecture of database systems
  • Parallel and distributed data processing in database systems
  • Data management for scientific applications
  • Performance analyzes and benchmarks
  • Database systems and programming languages
  • Knowledge Management and Data Mining
  • Text mining and text analysis
  • Workflow systems
  • Data cleaning and data integration
  • Main memory databases
  • Privacy and security
  • Database systems for data streams, web and graph data
  • Big Data and NoSQL databases
  • Interactive data analysis and visualization
  • Data management in the cloud
  • Provenance management
  • Machine learning for and with databases

Both theoretical and application-oriented scientific contributions on the advancement of databases and information systems are accepted in the BTW 2017 scientific program. Contributions concerning the commercial use of database and information system technology, experiences and current trends in the industry are accepted in the industrial program, whereby both modern database architectures and also examples of data-intensive applications are desired!

As already at the BTW 2017 in Stuttgart, the BTW hosts a Data Science Challenge, where students (PhD, master and bachelor) can compete with their cloud-based data analysis approach. Results from student theses can be presented in the student program. Furthermore, the best dissertations of the last two years in the BTW topics of interest will be honored at the conference. Recommendations for these awards are most welcome. In addition, selected research groups and chairs will present their work.

As with previous BTW conferences, both full papers (original contributions or surveys) and short papers (about current projects and preliminary results of ongoing research) are welcome. Contributions are accepted in German or English and have to comply with the layout guidelines. Full papers may be up to 20 pages, short papers up to 10 pages. In addition, the industrial program also allows "extended abstracts" of 4 pages. Papers beyond the page limit will be rejected without review. A novelty in the reviewing process is the second round of reviews to ensure that the recommendations of the reviewers will be regarded in the final versions. Accepted contributions will be published in GI Edition "Lecture Notes in Informatics" (LNI).

The submission of research papers is made via the Easychair:

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