September 7, 2011

VLDB Luck Continues

Filed under: Uncategorized — magda balazinska @ 12:02 am

We just got back from VLDB 2011. It was not a long trip since the conference was in downdown Seattle this year.

Our UWDB group had a lot of luck at the conference this year. In addition to Jayant’s and Phil’s 10-year best paper award, our group had 2 regular research papers at the conference and 3 out 10 papers on a new and fun “Challenges and Visions Track”. There were 41 submissions, so it is very nice to see that our group managed to get 3 papers accepted.

Additionally, one of our papers, “Data Markets in the Cloud: An Opportunity for the Database Community” by Balazinska, Howe, and Suciu won 2nd place in the Best Paper Competition on this track! This vision paper discusses interesting research questions related to building organized data markets where buyers and sellers come together to sell structured data. Microsoft recently started such a market. They call it the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket.

Congrats to the whole group!





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