EDBT - Extending Database Technology

Extending Database Technology

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

Upcoming event: EDBT 2016

EDBT/ICDT 2016 Joint Conference

19th International Conference on Extending Database Technology

Bordeaux, France

March 15-18, 2016

Important dates

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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 and ICDT 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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Organization of the EDBT Association

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
Grenoble Institute of Technology, President
Paolo Atzeni
Università Roma Tre
Giovanna Guerrini
Università Degli Studi di Genova
Torsten Grust
Universität Tübingen
Norman Paton
University of Manchester
Maurice van Keulen
Universiteit Twente, Enschede
Joachim W. Schmidt
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Marc H. Scholl
Universität Konstanz
Thomas Schwentick
Universität Dortmund (ICDT representative)

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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

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 joint with Location Online Proceedings* PC Chair Invited Speakers
2017, March 27-31 ICDT tba tba tba tba
2016, March 15-18 ICDT Bordeaux, France tba Evaggelia Pitoura tba
2015, March 23-27 ICDT Brussels, Belgium Gustavo Alonso Graham Cormode, Christoph Koch, Rasmus Pagh, Wolfgang Lehner
2014, March 24-28 ICDT Athens, Greece Sihem Amer-Yahia Frank Neven, Serge Abiteboul, Christopher Ré, Peter Boncz
2013, March 18-22 ICDT Genova, Italy Norman Paton Daniel Abadi, Jan van den Bussche, C. Mohan, Luc Segoufin
2012, March 26-30 ICDT) Berlin, Germany Elke Rundensteiner Michael Carey, Wenfei Fan, Erich Graedel, Alon Halevy
2011, March 21-25 ICDT Uppsala, Sweden Anastasia Ailamaki Susan B. Davidson, Dan Suciu, Jeff Ullman, Gerhard Weikum
2010, March 22-26 ICDT Lausanne, Switzerland Ioana Manolescu Amol Deshpande, Val Tannen, Pierre Fraigniaud, Ian Horrocks
2009, March 23-27 ICDT 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.
*) Electronic Online Proceedings are part of the ACM Digital Library International Conference Proceedings Series. The EDBT Association is grateful to ACM for the permission to replicate the content on this Web site.

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