DB&IS Seminar SS 2021

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.


  • 2021-04-26 Uploaded Kickoff Slides and LaTeX Templates
  • 2021-04-26 Assigned first set of deadlines.
  • 2021-04-14 Assigned papers
  • 2021-03-15 Added papers
  • 2021-03-03 Page created

Dates and Deadlines

  • TBD Final version of slides 
  • 2021-06-20 No-left-todo version of slides 
  • 2021-05-21 Meeting with supervisor (submitted summary)
  • 2021-04-26 11:30 Kickoff Meeting
  • 2021-04-11 Registration to the Seminar

Information on the Registration Process

  • This seminar is offered in the Summer semester of 2021.
  • 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 Nico Schäfer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 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 2021-04-11
  • Soon after the end of the registration, we will let you know whether or not you got a slot in the seminar.


ID Paper Title Student Supervisor Link
1 NoDB: efficient query execution on raw data files   Ashfaqul Haque Nico Schäfer Link
2 Database Cracking  Suchetana Dey Nico Schäfer Link
3 Robust Query Processing through Progressive Optimization  Shi Chen Sebastian Michel Link
4 Tuple Routing Strategies for Distributed Eddies  Alexander Zapp Sebastian Michel Link
7 A Quantitative Analysis and Performance Study for Similarity-Search Methods in High-Dimensional Spaces  Alexander Nachtigall Angjela Davitkova Link
8 Optimizing Queries Using Materialized Views: A Practical, Scalable Solution  Sophia Chiara Porcher Angjela Davitkova Link
9 Tree-Encoded Bitmaps  Manuel Weis Gajendra Doniparthi Link
10 Fast Scans on Key-Value Stores  Gianna Lisa Nicolai Gajendra Doniparthi Link
11 Online Aggregation  Tim Nicolas Otto Michael Hohenstein Link
12 Robust and Fast Similarity Search for Moving Object Trajectories  Jonathan Petri Michael Hohenstein Link
13 Serializable isolation for snapshot databases.  Eichi Teramachi Stefan Deßloch Link
14 Dremel: interactive analysis of web-scale datasets  Steven Euschen Stefan Deßloch Link

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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