Fachgruppe Datenbanksysteme (GI Special Interest Group on Databases)

The autumn meeting of the Fachgruppe Datenbanksysteme (GI Special Interest Group on Databases) in cooperation with LWDA 2022 will be held from October 5-7, 2022 at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Depending on the situation, the meeting will probably be held as a virtual conference.

Research on databases and information systems is the fundamental ingredient that brings novel machine learning applications and heterogeneous data sources together. At the same time, novel ethical concerns with regard to AI are rooted in the handling of the data before and within machine learning pipelines.  With the help of scalable and efficient algorithms tailored to domain specific tasks or modern hardware, database research opens gateways to be able to tame the various dimensions of big data.

In summary, for LWDA 2022 we are especially interested in reports on research at the borderline of large-scale data management, Big Data processing, and domain-specific data management solutions coupled with data analytics and machine learning technology. Accordingly, topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Solutions for large-scale data management and Big Data
  • Analytics and data processing in data-intensive applications
  • Streaming Data, dataflow engines and distributed data processing
  • Intelligent data analysis techniques, machine learning, deep learning
  • Data analysis with human interaction (e.g., crowdsourcing)
  • Data integration, ETL, and interoperability
  • Data Quality,
  • Ethics in Data Handling
  • Domain-specific solutions from all fields, covering business (eCommerce, IoT, industry 4.0, …) and application sciences (geosciences, biomedicine, digital health, physics, …)
  • Data visualisation

Submission guidelines

We solicit submissions under four different models:

  • full research papers (up to 10 pages +1 page of references and appendix, peer-reviewed and to be published by LWDA).
  • short papers (4 pages including references, peer-reviewed and to be published by LWDA) to present visionary ideas, work in progress, projects etc.
  • Open source projects (2 pages, peer-reviewed and to be published by LWDA): for the presentation of visible and impactful open source projects.
  • A* conference abstracts (1-2 pages) referring to existing successful research already described in full papers published at the core database venues SIGMOD, VLDB, and ICDE in 2020 or 2021. The purpose of these abstracts is to give successful PhD students and Postdocs additional visibility within the German database community. These abstracts will be selected for presentation without additional review.

For all submission models, authors will have the opportunity to give a presentation at LWDA, and all three modes will be published in the LWDA proceedings. All submissions should be in English. All papers have to be formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines and are to be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. All papers should follow the CEUR-WS formatting guidelines. Please select the track ‘LWDA 2022, FG-DB’. Please also indicate your submission type at the end of your paper title, e.g. [Open Source Project], [Abstract], etc.

At least two independent reviewers will review all submissions. The conference proceedings will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings and will be indexed by DBLP. All workshop participants have to register for the LWDA 2022 conference.

Topics of interest

Submissions from all areas contributing to the development and application of intelligent knowledge and experience management systems are welcome. We explicitly encourage paper submissions that solve domain-specific database problems.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • New frontiers in Knowledge Management and Experience Knowledge
  • Reasoning approaches, for example case-based reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, logic-based approaches and text-based reasoning
  • Knowledge representation, for example cases, semantic networks, ontologies, context, and logics
  • Knowledge engineering, for example acquisition methods, quality assessment, versioning, maintenance, and visualization
  • Applications of Knowledge Management, for example semantic web applications, linked data, smart companion technologies, diagnosis, configuration, agent-based applications
  • User experience management and usability knowledge
  • Design and evaluation of knowledge systems
  • Practical experiences (“lessons learned”) with IT-aided KM approaches
  • Integration of Knowledge Management and business processes
  • Combination of Knowledge Management with other systems and concepts (e.g. decision support, cloud computing, Big Data)

Official workshop languages are German and English. In particular, contributions can be in English or German but presentations should be in English to ensure that English speaking participants can always follow.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: June 21, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: July 13, 2022
  • Camera-ready copy: August 17, 2022
  • LWDA 2022 Conference: October 7-9, 2022

Workshop organisation

  • Ziawasch Abedjan (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Wolfgang Nejdl (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Program committee

  • Carsten Binnig (TU Darmstadt)
  • Matthias Weidlich (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Matthias Boehm (TU Graz)
  • Stefanie Scherzinger (Universität Passau)
  • Tilmann Rabl (Hasso Plattner Institute)
  • Thorsten Papenbrock (Universität Marburg)
  • Jorge Arnulfo Quiane Ruiz (TU Berlin)
  • Wolfgang Lehner (TU Dresden)
  • Marcus Paradies (DLR)