DB&IS Seminar WS 2018/19

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, latest two weeks after the presentation.


  • 2019-01-16 Presentations scheduled and remaining deadlines published.
  • 2018-10-24 Kickoff held (slides), supervisors and first set of deadlines published.
  • 2018-10-01 Assignment finished, Kickoff scheduled.
  • 2018-09-05 Complete set of papers listed and registration opened.
  • 2018-09-04 Preliminary list of papers announced.

Dates and Deadlines

  • 2018-10-24 13:45 Mandatory Kickoff Meeting in 36/336 .ics
  • 2018-11-09 First meeting and summary submission (template.ics
  • 2018-12-07 Submission finished slides .ics
  • 2019-01-11 Peer review .ics
  • 2019-02-01 Camera-ready version of slides .ics
  • 2019-02-{07,08} Presentations .ics
  • 2019-02-22 Submission final report (template.ics

Presentation Schedule

  • Thursday, 2019-02-07
    • 09:00: M Tahmid Ekram
    • 10:00: Jonas Reinheimer
    • 11:00: Gajendra Doniparthi
    • Lunchbreak
    • 13:30: Praveen
    • 14:30: Judith Traschütz
  • Friday, 2019-02-08
    • 09:00: Nils Altenhofen
    • 10:00: Li Li
    • 11:00: Shalini Bani
    • Lunchbreak
    • 13:30: Florian Haubold
    • 14:30: Tobias Horst

Information on the Registration Process

  • This seminar is offered in Wintersemester 2018/19.
  • 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 Manuel Dossinger (dossinger 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 September 30st (no extensions).
  • 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 Ilya Kolchinsky, Assaf Schuster: Join Query Optimization Techniques for Complex Event Processing Applications, VLDB 2018, pdf Jonas Reinheimer Manuel Dossinger
2 Tim Kraska, Alex Beutel, Ed H. Chi, Jeffrey Dean, Neoklis Polyzotis: The Case for Learned Index Structures, SIGMOD 2018, pdf Gajendra Doniparthi Evica Milchevski
3 Caetano Sauer, Goetz Graefe, Theo Härder: FineLine: Log-Structured Transactional Storage and Recovery, VLDB 2019, pdf Judith Traschütz Prof. Härder
4 Thomas Kissinger, Dirk Habich, Wolfgang Lehner: Adaptive Energy Control for In-Memory Database Systems, SIGMOD 2018, pdf Tobias Horst Prof. Härder
5 Wenbo Tao, Dong Deng, Michael Stonebraker: Approximate String Joins with Abbreviations, VLDB 2018, pdf Shalini Bani Evica Milchevski
6 Kai Sheng Tai, Vatsal Sharan, Peter Bailis, Gregory Valiant: Sketching Linear Classifiers over Data Streams, SIGMOD 2018, pdf M Tahmid Ekram Prof. Michel
7 Rundong Li, Mirek Riedewald, Xinyan Deng: Submodularity of Distributed Join Computation, SIGMOD 2018, pdf Praveen Manuel Dossinger
8 Stratos Idreos, Kostas Zoumpatianos, Brian Hentschel, Michael S. Kester, Demi Guo: The Data Calculator: Data Structure Design and Cost Synthesis from First Principles and Learned Cost Models, SIGMOD 2018, pdf Li Li Prof. Michel
9 Meraj Ahmed Khan, Larry Xu, Arnab Nandi, Joseph Hellerstein: Data Tweening: Incremental Visualization of Data Transforms, VLDB 2017, pdf Florian Haubold Michael Hohenstein
10 Divy Agrawal, Sanjay Chawla, Bertty Contreras-Rojas, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Yasser Idris, Zoi Kaoudi, Sebastian Kruse, Ji Lucas, Essam Mansour, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Nan Tang, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Anis Troudi: RHEEM: Enabling Cross-Platform Data Processing - May The Big Data Be With You! -, VLDB 2018, pdf Nils Altenhofen Prof. Deßloch

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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