EDBT - Extending Database Technology

Extending Database Technology

Promoting and supporting research and progress in the fields of databases and information systems technology and applications

Next conference: EDBT 2022 (25th Edition)

EDBT/ICDT 2022 Joint Conference

25th International Conference on Extending Database Technology

Edinburgh, UK

29th March-1st April, 2022

Local Web site

Notice that from 2022 on, the EDBT Conference switched to 3 submission/publication cycles for its papers. Details can be found below and on the 2022 Web page.

The first cycle submission deadline for 2022 is June 1, 2021.

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Welcome to the Web site of the EDBT Association (edbt.org)

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 has close relationships with other organizations in the database field, including ACM SIGMOD, IEEE TC on Data Engineering, VLDB Endowment, and the ICDT Council.

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New Publication Schedule of EDBT Conferences 2022 ff.

Starting with the 2022 edition of the EDBT Conference, we switched to a model of multiple review cycles like many other major conferences in our field. In the future, there will be 3 cycles each year. For the 2022 transition period, only 2 of them can be implemented. Accepted papers of early cycles will be published in early numbers of the Proceedings volume.

Volume Years Conference edition Cycle number Deadline Publication date
25 2021/2022 25th EDBT, Edinburgh (March 2022) 1 June 1, 2021 September, 2021
25 2 October 1, 2021 January, 2022
26 2022/2023 26th EDBT, t.b.a. (March 2023) 1 February 1, 2022 May, 2022
26 2 June 1, 2022 September, 2022
26 3 October 1, 2022 January, 2023
... and so on for future years ...

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Organization of the EDBT Association

The EDBT Association invites as members the key officers of EDBT Conferences and Summer Schools, for a duration of 5 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:

Angela Bonifati
Lyon 1 University, President
Vassilis Christophides
George Fletcher
Eindhoven University of Technology
Helena Galhardas
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Giovanna Guerrini
Università Degli Studi di Genova
Maurice van Keulen
Universiteit Twente, Enschede
Marc H. Scholl
Universität Konstanz
Genoveva Vargas-Solar
CNRS, Grenoble
Yongluan Zhou
University of Copenhagen
Wim Martens
Universität Bayreuth (ICDT representative)

Christine Collet, a Professor of Computer Science at Grenoble INP, and Head of the Heterogeneous and Adaptive Systems teamatthe Grenoble Computer Science Laboratory, was a senior member of the EDBT community, a long term member of theExecutiveBoard and past President of the EDBT Association. Christine carried out these roles with good humour anenthusiasm, whilstill making sure that things were don

Christine passed away early in 2019. We are missing her.

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Test of Time Awards

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.

Eligible Conferences Year Winner
EDBT 2004 2014
EDBT 1988 to 1994
(4 Conferences)
  • Ralf Hartmut Güting
  • Geo-Relational Algebra: A Model and Query Language for Geometric Database Systems
  • EDBT 1988
EDBT 2006 2016
EDBT 1996 to 2002
(4 conferences)
EDBT 2008 2018
EDBT 2009 2019
EDBT 2010 2020
EDBT 2011 2021

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.

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Year Location Online Proceedings PC Chair Invited Speakers
2023 tba tba tba tba
2022, March 29-April 01 Edinburgh, UK tba Julia Stoyanovich, Jens Teubner tba
2021, March 23-26 Nikosia, Cyprus Yannis Velegrakis Katja Hose, Pablo Barceló, Felix Naumann, Julia Stoyanovich
2020, March 30-April 02 Copenhagen, Denmark Angela Bonifati Benny Kimelfeld, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Juan Reutter, Neoklis (Alkis) Polyzotis
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

Most links to older editions are courtesy of the DBLP Server.
Since 2009, EDBT Conferences are held jointly with ICDT

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