Promoting and supporting research and progress in the fields of databases and information systems technology and applications
The EDBT Association is a non-political and non-profit organization for promoting and supporting research and progress in the fields of databases and information systems technology and applications. It was formed in 1990 to provide a stable structure to support the continuity of the EDBT Conference series; it changed its legal status in 1995, assuming the current legal form of an association according to Italian laws.
Our major activity is the promotion of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), which has been held every two years since 1988. From 2008 on, the Conference is being held annually. In the beginning, the Conference Proceedings have been published by Springer-Verlag as part of the LNCS Series. We have also promoted a series of Summer Schools, started in 1991.
From 2008 to 2013, the Conference Proceedings have been published in the ACM Digital Library (part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series, AICPS); Open Access copies are located on this EDBT.org server in Germany.
In the year 2014, EDBT Proceedings moved to a new, fully Open Access publication platform they started in cooperation with the University of Konstanz Library: OpenProceedings.org. From this publication site, copies of all papers can be freely (re-)distributed under a Creative Commons License.
The EDBT Association invites as members the key officers of EDBT Conferences and Summer Schools, for a duration of 3 years.
The EDBT Association has an Executive Board (EB), elected by the members. The EB membership term is 4 years. The Association is represented by its President, who is elected by the EB. The current Executive Board members are:
Christine Collet, a Professor of Computer Science at Grenoble INP, and Head of the Heterogeneous and Adaptive Systems team at the Grenoble Computer Science Laboratory, was a senior member of the EDBT community, a long term member of the Executive Board and recent past President of the EDBT Association. Christine carried out these roles with good humour and enthusiasm, while still making sure that things were done.
Christine passed away early this year 2019. We will miss her.
In her memory, the Christine Collet EDBT/ICDT Student Participation Awards have been made available for the 2019 Conference in Lisbon, reflecting Christine's interest in computing education and her track record in supporting others. For details see the conference Web site.
In 2014, EDBT began to give a Test-of-time Award for the paper (or a small number of papers) that has had the most impact in terms of research, methodology, conceptual contribution, or transfer to practice since it appeared in the proceedings of EDBT.
In years with even numbers and from 2018 on in all years, it is given to the best such paper of the EDBT conference that took place ten years ago. However, in 2015 and 2017 it will be given to papers that appeared before 2004 as detailed below.
|EDBT 1988 to 1994
|EDBT 1996 to 2002
Decision: the PC chair appoints a small committee (3 persons max) for the selection of some papers candidates for the award. The EDBT executive board will make the final decision based on this list.
|Year||Location||Online Proceedings||PC Chair||Invited Speakers|
|(2021, March 22-26)||tba||tba||tba||tba|
|2020, March 30-April 02||Copenhagen, Denmark||tba||Angela Bonifati||tba|
|2019, March 26-29||Lisbon, Portugal||Melanie Herschel||Dan Olteanu, Ioana Manolescu, Lise Getoor, Wang-Chiew Tan|
|2018, March 26-29||Vienna, Austria||Michael Böhlen||Chris Jermaine, Virginia Vassilevska Williams, Ke Yi, Thomas Zeume|
|2017, March 21-24||Venice, Italy||Volker Markl||Carsten Lutz, Tova Milo, Christopher Ré, Shivakumar Vaithyanathan|
|2016, March 15-18||Bordeaux, France||Evaggelia Pitoura||Gustavo Alonso, Elisa Bertino, Floris Geerts, Yufei Tao|
|2015, March 23-27||Brussels, Belgium||Gustavo Alonso||Graham Cormode, Christoph Koch, Rasmus Pagh, Wolfgang Lehner|
|2014, March 24-28||Athens, Greece||Sihem Amer-Yahia||Frank Neven, Serge Abiteboul, Christopher Ré, Peter Boncz|
|2013, March 18-22||Genova, Italy||Norman Paton||Daniel Abadi, Jan van den Bussche, C. Mohan, Luc Segoufin|
|2012, March 26-30||Berlin, Germany||Elke Rundensteiner||Michael Carey, Wenfei Fan, Erich Graedel, Alon Halevy|
|2011, March 21-25||Uppsala, Sweden||Anastasia Ailamaki||Susan B. Davidson, Dan Suciu, Jeff Ullman, Gerhard Weikum|
|2010, March 22-26||Lausanne, Switzerland||Ioana Manolescu||Amol Deshpande, Val Tannen, Pierre Fraigniaud, Ian Horrocks|
|2009, March 23-27||St. Petersburg, Russia||Martin Kersten||Victor Vianu, Umeshwar Dayal, Georg Gottlob|
|2008, March 25-30||Nantes, France||Alfons Kemper||Eric Simon, Dennis Shasha, Donald Kossmann|
|2006, March 26-30||Munich, Germany||Yannis Ioannidis||Martin Kersten, Alan Smeaton, David Maier|
|2004, March 14-18||Crete, Greece||Elisa Bertino||Rick Hull, Keith G. Jeffery, Elena Ferrari & Bhavani M. Thuraisingham|
|2002, March 25-27||Prague, Czech Republic||Christian S. Jensen||Hans-Jörg Schek, Ian Harrocks, Jari Ahola|
|2000, March 27-31||Konstanz, Germany||Carlo Zaniolo||Ashish Gupta, Stefano Ceri, Andreas Reuter|
|1998, March 23-27||Valencia, Spain||Hans-Jörg Schek||Gerhard Weikum|
|1996, March 25-29||Avignon, France||Peter M.G. Apers||Jennifer Widom, Keith van Rijsbergen, Francois Bançilhon|
|1994, March 28-31||Cambridge, UK||Matthias Jarke||Christopher M. Stone, Andrew Herbert|
|1992, March 23-27||Vienna, Austria||Alain Pirotte||Francois Bançilhon, Raymond Reiter|
|1990, March 26-30||Venice, Italy||Francois Bancilhon||Carlo Zaniolo|
|1988, March 14-18||Venice, Italy||Joachim W. Schmidt||Luca Cardelli|
|2017||Genova Nervi (Italy)|
|2015||Mas Gorgoll, Palamos (Spain)|
|2013||Center Paul-Langevin, Aussois (France)|
|2011||Saint Petersburg (Russia)|
|2009||Presqu'île de Giens (France)|
|1999||La Baule, France|