DB&IS Seminar SS 2022

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 talk at the end of the semester. Finally, also a short report about the presented paper needs to be submitted, the latest weeks after the presentation.


  • 2022-04-29 LaTeX Template uploaded
  • 2022-04-29 Kickoff slides and the first set of deadlines published
  • 2022-04-20 Assigned papers
  • 2022-03-14 Added papers
  • 2022-02-17 Page created

Dates and Deadlines

  • 2 weeks after presentations Final report
  • 2022-07-26 Presentation days
  • 2 days before presentation Final version of the slides 
  • 2022-07-08 No-left-todo version of the slides 
  • 2022-05-27 Meeting with supervisor
  • 2022-04-29 10:00 Kickoff Meeting
  • 2022-04-15 Registration to the Seminar

Information on the Registration Process

  • This seminar is offered in the summer semester of 2022.
  • 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 (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 2022-04-15
  • 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
3 Ember: No-Code Context Enrichment via Similarity-Based Keyless Joins  Christoph Kellerhals  Sebastian Michel Link
4 A-Tree: A Dynamic Data Structure for Efficiently Indexing Arbitrary Boolean Expressions  Maria Gomez  Angjela Davitkova Link
5 UpBit: Scalable In-Memory Updatable Bitmap Indexing  Paula Fleischer  Gajendra Doniparthi Link
7 The next 50 Years in Database Indexing or: The Case for Automatically Generated Index Structures  Tiancheng Fang  Michael Hohenstein Link
8 PolarDB Serverless: A Cloud Native Database for Disaggregated Data Centers    Ghad Niyomwungeri  Patrick Hansert Link
9 Reducing Ambiguity in Json Schema Discovery  Steffen Menne  Nico Schäfer Link
10 Babelfish: Efficient Execution of Polyglot Queries   Pranaya Tomar  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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