Saturday, December 29, 2012

SIGMOD 2013 GRADES Graph Workshop

I got the following interesting graph workshop invitation from Peter Boncz:

At SIGMOD 2013 a new workshop will be held: Graph Data Management Experiences & Systems (GRADES). 

In the database research community, graph data management is nowadays a popular topic, though the published papers tend to be highly technically focused (e.g. on graph reachability indexing or subgraph search), and not always targeted at what we now call Big Data.
In the GRADES workshop we strive for an emphasis on Experiences and Systems, that is, we value input from practitioners on graph data management application areas and systems, and the challenges these bring when handling large-scale problems, as found e.g. in life science analytics, social network marketing, digital forensics, telecommunication network analysis and digital publishing. 
Given your interesting work on the Distributed GraphLab system, we would like to invite you to consider submitting a short paper, with this focus on experiences and systems. Note that graph data management benchmarks and RDF stores are also in scope.
Please see for more details:
The workshop will be held Sunday June 23 2013 in New York, on the day preceding SIGMOD/PODS 2013. 
The audience will be a mix of graph data management researchers from SIGMOD/PODS and industrial data management practitioners. One of the goals of the workshop is to confront the research audience with "real" open problems and challenges.
The GRADES workshop is well-poised to bring industrial practitioners and owners of graph data management problems to the workshop, as it is sponsored and co-organized by the Linked Data Benchmark Council (LDBC, aimed at industrial benchmarking in Graph and RDF database systems.  We expect to see industrial participation from Graph database and RDF data management vendors inside and outside LDBC and some of their more involved customers. Do not doubt to contact us if you wish additional information on LDBC. 
You are of course encouraged to share this call with colleagues or other people who might be interested in attending the workshop and/or submitting a paper.
best regards, thanks in advance for your participation, and wishing you a good and productive 2013, 
Peter Boncz & Thomas Neumann GRADES Co-Chairs

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