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Highlights

February 15th 2019

Since 2017, after a long pause, there has been another DFG Priority Programme (SPP) in the Database Area. The DFG-SPP "Scalable data management for future hardware" ("Skalierbares Datenmanagement für zukünftige Hardware", SPP 2037) will be presented at the BTW both in an overview lecture (at the Thursday afternoon) and a subsequent inspection of the SPP poster session in the atrium of the central conference building. On Tuesday of the conference week there will be a thematically fitting workshop (NoDMC) and also an internal working session of the SPP employees. In this priority programme, the DFG will support a total of 10 projects with 18 project managers and 22 employees.

February 14th 2019

At the BTW, three tutorials selected by the program committee will be held. These take place on Monday and Tuesday of the conference week. In the tutorial StaRAI or StaRDB? explains how database systems can benefit from methods of statistical relational artificial intelligence. The Tutorial Data Analytics with Graph Algorithms A Hands-on Tutorial with Neo4J solves graph analysis problems with Neo4j (this hands-on tutorial is restricted to participation; a pre-registration can be made on this website). On Tuesday, the tutorial NoSQL & Real-Time Data Management in Research & Practice will complete the tutorial program of BTW.

February 13th 2019

On Wednesday afternoon of the BTW week, a panel discussion on database systems in the age of AI and Data Science will take place. The panel will be moderated by Volker Markl (TU Berlin).

Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently the buzzword on everyone's lips. Companies are investing heavily in AI research; the German government has also adopted an AI strategy. What is hype, what is real? What role do database systems play in AI and data science? Which technological challenges need to be solved? How does database research contribute to national centers of excellence in big data and machine learning? AI requires data - how does the research of the community to solve the problems in AI applications? Which research results already exist? Which topics offer new research and innovation potential? These and other questions about effects of trend and hype issue of "AI" on education, research and innovation will discuss the panel.

February 12th 2019

Traditionally, the award ceremonies take place on the final day of the BTW. The department DBIS of the GI awards the dissertation award for the best dissertation in the database area of the last two years. For the first time in the history of this award, three dissertation awards will be awarded this year, honoring equivalent, outstanding research in the areas of data profiling, DBMS architectures for storage class memory, and database recovery.

February 11th 2019

At the BTW 2019, two system-oriented tutorials from sponsors on database platforms for big data analytics will take place: The companies Actian and Exasol will be presenting the systems Actian Vector and Exasol on Thursday, March 7, in 90-minute tutorials.

February 8th 2019

A highlight in its own right: On this day, the billing and payment options for already registered participants have been activated. All BTW participants who have already registered can pay by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card. Please go to the "Registration" section and use the ConfTool.

The payment methods (account details, etc.) and the invoice can be viewed via the ConfTool. These can be updated under Zahlungsdetails eingeben oder bearbeiten. After selecting the selected payment mode, the appropriate invoice is generated.

If you wish to receive a discount, for example as part of a group application or as a sponsor's representative, please do not select a payment option within the ConfTool, but only after the discount has been granted.

February 7th 2019

The demo program presents the results of research in an interactive way to a broad audience. The broad range of topics in the demo program includes tools to illustrate relational algebra, Linked Data Analysis, Efficient Data Processing, NoSQL Database Profiling, Methods for Interactive Clustering, Graph Pattern Matching, Big Graph Analysis, and eLearning tools for database topics. A special focus in the demo program is on articles using database technologies, such as software demonstrations on reliable delay forecasts, precision oncology and movie recommender systems.

February 6th 2019

On Monday, March 4, 2019, the Workshop Digitale Lehre im Fach Datenbanken will take place within the BTW. All those who work in universities or vocational education in the field of databases and are involved in the digitization of teaching, as well as students are invited to join in the discussion. Topics include the implementation and application of tools for the development of databases, the creation and use of learning environments for databases as well as the creation of e-learning, animations and videos for database systems.

February 5th 2019

At the BTW 2019, a total of 16 systems and prototypes will be presented in the Demo Program. On Wednesday and Thursday of the conference, eight exhibits will be presented in two sessions. Before the demonstrations, the presenting groups of the day introduce themselves each in a Flash-Session and point to their exhibit.

February 4th 2019

Just in time for a multi-jubilee, the German database conference BTW visits the Baltic coast for the first time in its history: the city and University of Rostock celebrate a double anniversary (800 years Rostock in 2018, 600 years University of Rostock in 2019). In addition, the Rostock computer science celebrates some anniversaries in 2019: Computer Graphics have been around for 50 years at the university, Computer Science for 35 years, the chair for Database and Information Systems for 25 years.

February 1st 2019

The contributions of the scientific program and the industrial program will be presented for the first time at the BTW 2019 in joint, mixed sessions. Fifteen of 37 submissions will be presented at the BTW 2019. The industry program selected nine out of twelve submissions. The total of 24 presentations take place from Wednesday noon to Friday morning, partly in parallel sessions.

January 31th 2019

The central meeting place of the BTW 2019 will be the atrium of the Konrad-Zuse-Haus on the Rostock Südstadt campus. Here you will find the conference office, the cloakroom with luggage storage space, the poster exhibition of BTW participants and project partners of the current database priority program of the DFG, as well as the information stands of the sponsors. The coffee breaks and the Get Together on the Wednesday evening of the conference week will also take place in this atrium. In addition to many bar tables, benches with tables and "lummel benches" on a green plant island are also available for recreation.

January 30th 2019

Lighthouses of the BTW program on the Baltic Sea are the three invited keynotes. Stefanie Rinderle-Ma (University of Vienna) will build a (LEGO) bridge between database research and practice right from the start with "From LEGO to the Shopfloor: Driving Digitalization Through Process Technology". Ihab Ilyas (University of Waterloo) embodies a new, broader understanding of database technology in "Building Scalable Machine Learning Solutions for Data Cleaning". This is exactly what Frank Renkes and Christian Sommer (SAP Walldorf) underline with "Blockchain in the Contexts of Business Applications and Enterprise Databases".

January 29th 2019

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the conference week, three evening events will be held in the social program of the conference. On Tuesday evening, we will have a "Welcome Event" on a boat tour on the Warnow (including buffet). On wednesday evening (thanks to our platinum sponsor SAP) there will be a get-together (including buffet) in the atrium of the Konrad-Zuse-Haus. On Thursday evening, the official conference dinner will take place at the Hotel Radisson Blu in Rostock.

January 28th 2019

For the second time, the Data Science Challenge will take place at the BTW conference series, where five research groups will compete against each other this year. In the final round starting on 4th February 2019, within one month they will have to relate the particulate matter in their region to other external data. The five approaches will be presented on March 5th at BTW 2019. The award ceremony will take place on March 7th.

January 25th 2019

In a one-day student program on March 5th 2019, nine students from the German database research groups present their student work. The topics range from power data processing to time series analyzes to the fusion of heterogeneous graph structures.