DB&IS Seminar SS 2020

Seminar on Recent Developments in Databases 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 45-minute talk at the end of the semester. Finally, also a short report (4 pages) about the presented paper needs to be submitted, the latest two weeks after the presentation.


  • 2020-04-16 LaTeX Template uploaded
  • 2020-04-16 Kickoff slides and the first set of deadlines published
  • 2020-04-02 Papers assigned
  • 2020-03-15 Initial Collection of Papers published, registration opened
  • 2020-03-03 Page created

Dates and Deadlines

  • 2020-07-10 Final version of slides 
  • 2020-06-26 No-left-todo version of slides 
  • 2020-05-15 Meeting with supervisor
  • 2020-03-31 Registration to the Seminar

Information on the Registration Process

  • This seminar is offered in the Summer semester of 2020.
  • 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 an attachment via email to Damjan Gjurovski (gjurovski at cs.uni-kl.de). Make sure the file is valid JSON and ASCII or UTF-8 encoded, the latter without byte order mark. 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 @student.uni-kl.de to register and to send the email. 
  • Registration due March 31st (This deadline will NOT be extended).
  • Soon after the end of the registration, we will let you know whether or not you got a slot in the seminar.


ID Paper Student Supervisor
1 Erkang Zhu, Dong Deng, Fatemeh Nargesian, Renée J. Miller: JOSIE: Overlap Set Similarity Search for Finding Joinable Tables in Data Lakes link Florian Bollig Damjan Gjurovski
2 Pengfei Xu, Jiaheng Lu: Towards a Unified Framework for String Similarity Joins link Tegeler Christian  Damjan Gjurovski
3 Maurice Herlihy, Barbara Liskov, Liuba Shrira: Cross-chain Deals and Adversarial Commerce link Marco Andres  Gajendra Doniparthi
4 Pedro Holanda, Mark Raasveldt, Stefan Manegold, Hannes Mühleisen: Progressive Indexes: Indexing for Interactive Data Analysis link Damjan Trifunovic  Nico Schäfer
5 Ryan C Marcus, Parimarjan Negi, Hongzi Mao, Chi Zhang, Mohammad Alizadeh, Tim Kraska, Olga Papaemmanouil, Nesime Tatbul: Neo: A Learned Query Optimizer link Banerji Chandralekha  Angjela Davitkova
6 Daniel Kocher, Nikolaus Augsten: A Scalable Index for Top-k Subtree Similarity Queries link Vivian Khuu  Angjela Davitkova 
7 Muhammad El-Hindi, Carsten Binnig, Arvind Arasu, Donald Kossmann, and Ravi Ramamurthy: BlockchainDB - A Shared Database on Blockchains link Tao Huang  Prof. Michel 
8 Cong Fu, Chao Xiang, Changxu Wang, Deng Cai: Fast Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search With The Navigating Spreading-out Graph link Pooja Suresh Navalgund  Michael Hohenstein 
10 Stephen Macke, Yiming Zhang, Silu Huang, Aditya Parameswaran: Adaptive Sampling for Rapidly Matching Histograms link Kapil Agnihotri  Michael Hohenstein 

You have to be in the University's VPN (full tunnel) for accessing some of the papers. 


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


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