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VLDB 2016 PhD Workshop Program, 9th September 2016

Introduction to the Workshop and Keynote by Tim Kraska
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Title: Method to My Madness

Life, research, and an academic career have one thing in common: they cannot be planned and always turn out differently than expected. At the same time, it does not mean that they have to be completely random. Using my past research as an example, I will outline how the wrong or right idea paired with random events lead to systems like CrowdDB, Tupleware, and now IDEA/Vizdom, and what I would do differently in retroperspective. Furthermore, I will tell you my most important lessons learned over the course of now 10 years in the research community.

Tim Kraska is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Brown University. Currently, his research focuses on Big Data management systems for modern hardware and new types of workloads, especially interactive analytics. Before joining Brown, Tim spent 3 years as a PostDoc in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley, where he worked on hybrid human-machine database systems and cloud-scale data management systems. Tim received his PhD from the ETH Zurich under the supervision of Donald Kossmann. He was awarded an NSF Career Award (2015), an Airforce Young Investigator award (2015), a Swiss National Science Foundation Prospective Researcher Fellowship (2010), a DAAD Scholarship (2006), a University of Sydney Master of Information Technology Scholarship for outstanding achievement (2005), the University of Sydney Siemens Prize (2005), two VLDB best demo awards (2015 and 2011) and an ICDE best paper award (2013).

Session 1: Distributed Processing
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Sergey Dudoladov (TU Berlin, Germany)
    "Efficient Fault Tolerance for Massively Parallel Dataflow Systems"
  • Shadi A. Noghabi (U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
    "Building a Scalable Distributed Online Media Processing Environment"
  • Tomas Karnagel (TU Dresden, Germany)
    "Heterogeneity-Aware Query Optimization"

Session 2: Spatio-Temporal Processing
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Hong Van Le (SOKENDAI, Japan)
    "Distributed Moving Objects Database Based on Key-Value Stores"
  • Shubhadip Mitra (IIT Kanpur, India)
    "Identifying Top-K Optimal Locations for Placement of Large-Scale Trajectory-Aware Services"
  • Yang Cao (Kyoto U, Japan)
    "Rigorous and Flexible Privacy Models for Utilizing Personal Spatiotemporal Data"

Session 3: Data Processing
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Tobias Mueller (U Tuebingen, Germany)
    "Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too: Data Provenance for Turing-Complete SQL Queries"
  • Sreyasi Nag Chowdhury (MPI Saarbruecken, Germany)
    "Commonsense for Making Sense of Data"

Open Discussion on PhD Research and Opportunities, Workshop Closing
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The electronic proceedings of this PhD workshop are available as Volume 1671 of the CEUR Workshop Proceedings at