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The EDBT series of conferences is an established and prestigious forum for the exchange of the latest research results in data management. Held every two years in an attractive European location, the conference provides unique opportunities for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences.

The previous events were held in Venice, Vienna, Cambridge, Avignon, Valencia, Konstanz, Prague and Heraklion.
EDBT 2006 will be held in Munich - Germany.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: September 23, 2005, 2pm PST (USA)
  • Paper submission: September 30, 2005,
    2pm PST (USA)
  • Notification to authors: November 11, 2005
  • Camera-ready copy due: December 19, 2005
  • Conference: March 26-31, 2006

    All deadlines are firm.

Conference Theme

Ever since its early days, database technology has been challenged and advanced by new uses and applications and has evolved along with application requirements and hardware advances. Today's horizons of the field appear without limits. Technological trends, new computation paradigms, novel applications, sophisticated user interactions, they all require robust and flexible database technology to be deployed in a variety of environments and for several diverse purposes. Peer-to-peer architectures, the Grid, personal information systems, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, networked sensors, biomedical informatics, virtual digital libraries, virtual communities, and trust management are just a small sample of the great challenges ahead of us that drive research and development of the next generation of database technology.

The present environment is a unique opportunity for the field to move away from any narrow interpretation of databases and expand its focus to the hard problems faced by broad visions of data, information, and knowledge management. In this spirit, the banner theme chosen by EDBT 2006 is the following:

"From Database Systems to Universal Data Management"

Researchers are encouraged to send contributions that pick up on brand new challenges and explore new and exciting technical directions wherever data management issues may be found.

Topics of Interest

EDBT 2006 invites submissions of original research contributions, as well as proposals for panels, tutorials and software demonstrations. The conference covers a broad range of topics, including traditional database management as well new issues arising in any possible domain. Prospective authors are encouraged to consider novel topics and approaches rather than incremental improvements of existing results.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topices covered by the conference:

  • Ambient Databases
  • Approximation and Uncertainty
  • Audio/Visual and Multimedia Databases
  • Autonomic Databases
  • Availability, Reliability, and Scalability
  • Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
  • Biological and Medical Databases
  • Constraint and Rule Management
  • Data Curation, Annotation and Provenance
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Models and Query Languages
  • Data Preservation
  • Data Streams and Publish-Subscribe Systems
  • Data Structures and Indexing
  • Data Warehousing, OLAP, and ETL Tools
  • Data, Information, and Knowledge Management
  • Database Design and Tuning
  • Digital Libraries Museums, and Archives
  • E-<anything> and Data Management
  • Heterogeneous Databases and Semantic Interoperability
  • Metadata Management
  • Middleware and Workflow Management
  • P2P and Grid Data Management
  • Parallel, Distributed, and Mobile Databases
  • Personalization and Personal Information Systems
  • Privacy and Security
  • Query Processing and Optimization
  • Real-Time Databases
  • Replication, Caching, and Materialized Views
  • Scientific and Statistical Databases
  • Spatial, Temporal, and Geographic Databases
  • Storage and Transaction Management
  • Text Databases and Information Retrieval
  • Trustworthy Databases
  • User Interfaces and Data Visualization
  • Web Information and Services
  • XML and Semistructured Databases


EDBT 2006 submissions must be in electronic form using the Portable Document Format (PDF). All accepted research papers, industry and applications papers, and demonstration papers will appear in the proceedings of the conference. For further information regarding this topic, see Submission Instructions.

Industry and Applications Track

In addition to the traditional research track, EDBT 2006 will include sessions most relevant to industry and application as well. For submission instructions see Call for Industrial Papers and Applications.


EDBT 2006 also plans for a small number of colocated workshops around the Conference. For further information, see Call for Workshops.

Conference Officers

General Chair:
Marc H. Scholl - University of Konstanz

Program Chair:
Yannis Ioannidis - University of Athens

Executive Chair:
Florian Matthes - Technical University of Munich

Proceedings Chair:
Mihalis Hatzopoulos - University of Athens

Honorary Chair:
Joachim W. Schmidt -
Technical University Hamburg-Harburg

Panel and Tutorial Chair:
Klemens Böhm - Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

Industrial and Applications Chair:
Alfons Kemper - Technical University of Munich

Workshop Chair:
Torsten Grust - Technical University of Munich

Demonstrations Chair:
Christian Böhm - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Program Committee

  • Karl Aberer (Switzerland)
  • Serge Abiteboul (France)
  • Ashraf Aboulnaga (Canada)
  • Walid Aref (USA)
  • Paolo Atzeni (Italy)
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Spain and Chile)
  • Claudia Bauzer Medeiros (Brazil)
  • Elisa Bertino (USA)
  • Philippe Bonnet (Denmark)
  • Mokrane Bouzeghoub (France)
  • Christoph Bussler (Ireland)
  • Donatella Castelli (Italy)
  • Barbara Catania (Italy)
  • Tiziana Catarci (Italy)
  • Chee-Yong Chan (Singapore)
  • Vassilis Christophidis (Greece)
  • Sara Cohen (Israel)
  • Umesh Dayal (USA)
  • Lois Delcambre (USA)
  • Alex Delis (Greece)
  • Asuman Dogac (Turkey)
  • Amr El Abbadi (USA)
  • Wenfei Fan (UK)
  • Ed Fox (USA)
  • Mike Freeston (USA)
  • Johann Christoph Freytag (Germany)
  • Ada Fu (Hong Kong)
  • Norbert Fuhr (Germany)
  • Venkatesh Ganti (USA)
  • Minos Garofalakis (USA)
  • Johannes Gehrke (USA)
  • Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (USA)
  • Aristeides Gionis (Finland)
  • Dimitris Gunopulos (USA)
  • Joachim Hammer (USA)
  • Jayant Haritsa (India)
  • Sven Helmer (Germany)
  • Thomas Hofmann (Germany)
  • Arantza Illarramendi (Spain)
  • Leonid Kalinichenko (Russia)
  • Daniel Keim (Germany)
  • Bettina Kemme (Canada)
  • Martin Kersten (Netherlands)
  • Masaru Kitsuregawa (Japan)
  • Nick Koudas (Canada)
  • Maurizio Lenzerini (Italy)
  • Ioana Manolescu (France)
  • Yannis Manolopoulos (Greece)
  • Richard McClatchey (UK)
  • Frank Neven (Belgium)
  • Raymond Ng (Canada)
  • Beng Chin Ooi (Singapore)
  • Fatma Ozcan (USA)
  • Dimitris Papadias (Hong Kong)
  • Jan Paredaens (Belgium)
  • Evi Pitoura (Greece)
  • Neoklis Polyzotis (USA)
  • Alexandra Poulovassilis (UK)
  • Raghu Ramakrishnan (USA)
  • Krithi Ramamritham (India)
  • Tore Risch (Sweden)
  • George Samaras (Cyprus)
  • Sunita Sarawagi (India)
  • Heiko Schuldt (Austria)
  • Bernhard Seeger (Germany)
  • Kyuseok Shim (Korea)
  • Alan Smeaton (Ireland)
  • Val Tannen (USA)
  • Peter Triantafillou (Greece)
  • Agnes Voisard (Germany)
  • Wei Wang (USA)
  • Kyu-Young Whang (Korea)
  • Hugh Williams (Australia)
  • Pavel Zezula (Czech Republic)
  • Aoying Zhou (China)
  • Xiaofang Zhou (Australia)

Organisational Details

The EDBT 2006 web site www.edbt2006.de will be offering up-to-date information on all aspects of the conference.