DB&IS Seminar 2016/17

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 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             

Deadline for sending the final presentation slides to the tutors is 3rd February.


Final presentation schedule is updated.


Final presentation schedule is published. As mentioned in kickoff meeting, students from Seminar II are not allowed to attend the presentations from Seminar I and vice-versa. Attending all the presentations from student's own seminar slot is mandatory.


The latex template is uploaded. 


Kickoff slides is uploaded. 


Assignment of the papers are published. Due to large number of registrations, there will be two seminar slots. 


 Registration Information Published



  • 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.


Information on the Registration Process

  • This seminar is offered in Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 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 specifiy your preference for at least three 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 

Papers Tutor Seminar I  Seminar II

"Estimating the Impact of Unknown Unknowns on Aggregate Query Results",

Yeounoh Chung et al. , SIGMOD 2016. pdf

Prof. Sebastian Michel    

 "PABIRS: A Data Access Middleware for Distributed File Systems",

Sai Wu et al., ICDE 2015. pdf

Weiping Qu    

"S-Store: Streaming Meets Transaction Processing", 

John Meehan et al. VLDB 2015. pdf

Weiping Qu    

 "How Good Are Query Optimizers, Really?",

Viktor Leis et al., VLDB 2016. pdf

Prof. Theo Härder    

 "Leveraging Lock Contention to Improve OLTP Application Performance",

C. Yan et al., VLDB 2016. pdf

Prof. Theo Härder    

 "AsterixDB: A Scalable, Open Source BDMS",

Sattam Alsubaiee et al, VLDB(2014). pdf

Prof. Stefan Deßloch     

"Closing the functional and Performance Gap between SQL and NoSQL",

Zhen Hua Liu et al., SIGMOD 2016. pdf

Prof. Stefan Deßloch    

"An Efficient MapReduce Cube Algorithm for Varied Data Distributions",

Tova Milo et al., SIGMOD 2016. pdf

Koninika Pal    

"Augmented Sketch: Faster and More Accurate Stream Processing",

Pratanu Roy et al., SIGMOD 2016" pdf

Koninika Pal    


 Organization of Seminar

Important Dates Events
30.09.2016     Deadline for registration
By 09.10.2016 Notification of assigned papers
26.10.2016     Mandatory kickoff meeting at 15:00 in 36/336. (Slides)
11.11.2016 Deadline for first meeting with tutor,  submit before a 5000-5500 character summary of the paper in own words, plus rough outline of presentation 
09.12.2016 Deadline for slide preparation (nothing left to do)
13.01.2016 Deadline for peer review 
13.02 - 15.02.2017  Final presentations in 36/336.
2 weeks after presentations Deadline for submitting final report. You can find the latex template and the preview here. (Tex file, Preview)





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