DB&IS Seminar 2017/18

Seminar on Recent developments and Information Systems. 

To attend this seminar, students need to register according to the registration procedure explained below. After the end of the registration process, participants are selected and informed. Each selected student will get assigned one research paper that needs to be presented in a 45min presentation (plus 15min for questions) at the end of the semester. Finally, also a short report (4 pages) about the presented paper needs to be submitted, latest two weeks after the presentation.



Date News

Registration information is published.


Detailed information about the seminar registration will be uploaded in the 1st week of September. 


Seminar website is online


Information on the Registration Process

  • This seminar is offered in Wintersemester 2017/18.
  • The number of participants is limited.
  • Registration is not done on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In order to register, download this json template registration file, rename it to yourmatriculationnumber.json, edit it to reflect your information and send it as attachment via email to Koninika Pal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Use the paper ids from the following table to specify your preference for at least five papers. Please use your official university email account @cs.uni-kl.de or @rhrk.uni-kl.de to register and to send the email. 
  • Registration due September 30 (no extensions).
  • Soon after the end of the registration we will let you know whether or not you got a slot in the seminar.


List of papers 

Paper id  Papers
1  LiMFast: Guaranteed Results for Data Fusion and Source Reliability. Jogleka et al., SIGMOD 2017
2  Data Canopy: Accelerating Exploratory Statistical Analysis. Wasay et al., SIGMOD 2017
3  Stitching Web Tables for Improving Matching Quality. O. Lehmberg et al., VLDB 2017
4  Slalom: Coasting Through Raw Data via Adaptive Partitioning and Indexing. M. Olma et al., VLDB 2017
5  Revisiting Reuse for Approximate Query Processing, A. Galakatos et al., VLDB 2017
6  Semantic SPARQL Similarity Search Over RDF Knowledge Graphs. Weiguo Zheng et.al., VLDB 2016
7  Provenance for Natural Language Queries, D. Deutch et al., VLDB 2017
8  Quaestor: Query Web Caching for Database-as-a-Service Providers, F. Gessert et al., VLDB 2017
9  Finding Persistent Items in Data Streams, H. Dai et. al., VLDB 2016
10  PaxosStore: High-availability Storage Made Practical in WeChat, J. Zheng et al., VLDB 2017
11  SAP HANA Adoption of Non-Volatile Memory, M. Andrei et al., VLDB 2017
12  An Evaluation of Distributed Concurrency Control, R. Harding et al., VLDB 2017


Important Dates and Deadlines

Date Event


Deadline for registration

Probably in the first weeks of the semester

Mandatory kickoff meeting in 36/336

Probably in the last weeks of the semester or the first weeks of the lecture free period

Presentations in 36/336

After the presentations

Final report is submitted



  • Participants should have successfully attended the core lecture Datenbanksysteme (database systems) or equivalent.
  • Having attended the beginners course Informationssysteme (information systems), or equivalent, is assumed anyway.




(c) AG DBIS, TU Kaiserslautern, 2015