6pm - 7pm Dinner

7pm - 8pm Reception




7:30 AM – 9:00 AM BREAKFAST


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  KEYNOTE

(Session chair: Magdalena Balazinska – University of Washington and Google)

DNA Data Storage and Near-Molecule Processing for the Yottabyte Era” by Karin Strauss (Microsoft) and Luis Ceze (University of Washington)


10:00 AM – 10:30 BREAK


10:30 AM – 12:00 AM SESSION 1: Hardware-Conscious Query Processing

(Session chair: Eric Sedlar – Oracle)




1.     Raja Appuswamy (Eurecom); Kevin Lebrigand (IPMC); Pascal Barbry (IPMC); Marc Antonini (Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis); Olivier Madderson (Imperial College); Paul Freemont (Imperial College); James McDonald (Imperial College); Thomas Heinis (Imperial College): “OligoArchive: Using DNA in the DBMS storage hierarchy”

2.     Periklis Chrysogelos (EPFL); Panagiotis Sioulas (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne); Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL): “Hardware-conscious Query Processing in GPU-accelerated Analytical Engines”

3.     Alberto Lerner (eXascale Infolab); Rana Hussein (University of Fribourg); Philippe Cudre-Mauroux (University of Fribourg, Switzerland): “The Case for Network Accelerated Query Processing”

4.     Gustavo Alonso (ETHZ); Carsten Binnig (TU Darmstadt); Ippokratis Pandis (Amazon Web Services); Kenneth Salem (University of Waterloo); Jan Skrzypczak (Zuse Institue, Berlin); Ryan Stutsman (University of Utah); Lasse Thostrup (TU Darmstadt); Tianzheng Wang (Simon Fraser University); Zeke Wang (ETH Zurich); Tobias Ziegler (TU Darmstadt): “DPI: The Data Processing Interface for Modern Networks”


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  LUNCH BREAK 


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM SESSIONS 2A and 2B

(Session chair: Ippokratis Pandis – AWS)

Session 2A Cloud


1.     Joseph M Hellerstein (UC Berkeley); Jose Faleiro (UC Berkeley); Joseph Gonzalez (UC Berkeley); Johann Schleier-Smith (UC Berkeley); Vikram Sreekanti (UC Berkeley); Alexey Tumanov (UC Berkeley); Chenggang Wu (UC Berkeley): “Serverless Computing: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back”

2.     Johannes Gehrke (Microsoft); Lindsay Allen (Microsoft); Panagiotis Antonopoulos (Microsoft); Arvind Arasu (Microsoft); Joachim Hammer (Microsoft); James Hunter (Microsoft Research); Raghav Kaushik (Microsoft); Donald Kossmann (Microsoft Research); Ravi Ramamurthy (MICROSOFT); Srinath Setty (Microsoft); Jakub Szymaszek (Microsoft); Alexander van Renen (Technical University of Munich); Jonathan Lee (Microsoft Research); Ramarathnam Venkatesan (Microsoft): “Veritas: Shared Verifiable Databases and Tables in the Cloud”


Session 2B Querying Sensitive Data

1.     Ios Kotsogiannis (Duke University); Yuchao Tao (Duke University); Ashwin Machanavajjhala (Duke); Gerome Miklau (University of Massachusetts Amherst); Michael Hay (Colgate University): “Architecting a Differentially Private SQL Engine”

2.     Rajesh Bordawekar (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center); Oded Shmueli (Computer Science Department, Technion): “Exploiting Latent Information in Relational Databases via Word Embedding and Application to Degrees of Disclosure”



2:30 PM – 3:00 PM BREAK 


3:00 PM  –  5:00 PM SESSION 3 New Approaches to Building Systems and Applications

(Session chair: Fatma Ozcan – IBM)




1.     Holger Pirk (Imperial College London); Jana Giceva (Imperial College London); Peter Pietzuch (Imperial College London): “Thriving in the No Man's Land between Compilers and Databases”

2.     Alexander J Ratner (Stanford University); Braden Hancock (Stanford University); Christopher Re (Stanford University): “The Role of Massively Multi-Task and Weak Supervision in Software 2.0”

3.     Sandeep Tata ("Google, USA"); Vlad Panait (Google); Suming Chen (Google); Mike Colagrosso (Google): “ItemSuggest: A Data Management Platform for Machine Learned Ranking Services” 

4.     Stratos Idreos Stratos Idreos (Harvard University); Niv Dayan (Harvard University); Wilson Qin (Harvard University); Mali Akmanalp (Harvard University); Sophie Hilgard (Harvard University); Andrew Ross (Harvard University); James Lennon (Harvard University); Varun Jain (Harvard University); Harshita Gupta (Harvard University); David Li (Harvard University); Zichen Zhu (Harvard University): Design Continuums and the Path Toward Self-Designing Key-Value Stores that Know and Learn”

5.     Tim Kraska (MIT); Mohammad Alizadeh (MIT CSAIL); Alex Beutel (Google); Ed Chi (Google); Ani Kristo (Brown University); Guillaume Leclerc (Massachussets Institute of Technology); Samuel Madden (MIT); Hongzi Mao (MIT CSAIL); Vikram Nathan (MIT): “SageDB: A Learned Database System”


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM   DINNER


7:00 PM -  8:00 PM  GONG SHOW 1

(Session chair: Andy Pavlo – CMU

Monday presentations





7:30 AM – 9:00 AM BREAKFAST


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  KEYNOTE 2

(Session chair: Michael Stonebraker – MIT)

“Using Bots, Machine Learning & Pipelines to create a modern data management environment”, by Mark Ramsay (GSK)


10:00 AM – 10:30 BREAK


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM SESSION 4 Query Optimization

(Session chair: Olga Papaemmanouil – Brandeis University)




1.     Michael J Freitag (TUM); Thomas Neumann (TUM): “Every Row Counts: Combining Sketches and Sampling for Accurate Group-By Result Estimates”

2.     Andreas Kipf (Technical University of Munich); Thomas Kipf (University of Amsterdam); Bernhard Radke (Technische Universität München); Viktor Leis (TUM); Peter Boncz (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica); Alfons Kemper (TUM): “Learned Cardinalities: Estimating Correlated Joins with Deep Learning”

3.     Ryan C Marcus (Brandeis University); Olga Papaemmanouil (Brandeis University): “Towards a Hands-Free Query Optimizer through Deep Learning”


12:00 PM – 3:00 LUNCH & BEACH



3:00 PM – 5:00 PM SESSION 5 Multimedia and Multimodal

(Session chair: Anastasia Ailamaki – EPFL)




1.     Sanjay Krishnan (U Chicago); Adam Dziedzic (The University of Chicago); Aaron J Elmore (University of Chicago): “DeepLens: Towards a Visual Data Management System”

2.     Daniel Kang (Stanford University); Peter D Bailis (Stanford University); Matei Zaharia (Stanford and Databricks): “Challenges and Opportunities in DNN-Based Video Analytics: A Demonstration of the BlazeIt Video Query Engine”

3.     Wenbo Tao (MIT); Xiaoyu Liu (Purdue University); Cagatay Demiralp (MIT); Remco Chang (Tufts University); Michael Stonebraker (MIT): “Kyrix: Interactive Visual Data Exploration at Scale”

4.     Codi J Burley (The Ohio State University); Arnab Nandi (The Ohio State University): “ARQuery: Hallucinating Analytics over Real-World Data using Augmented Reality”

5.     Immanuel Trummer (Cornell University): “Data Vocalization with CiceroDB”



6:00 PM – 7:00 PM DINNER


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GONG SHOW – 2

(Session chair: Andy Pavlo –  CMU)

Tuesday presentations





7:30 AM – 9:00 AM BREAKFAST


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM SESSION 6 Data Integration and Evolution

(Session chair: Ziawasch Abedjan – TU Berlin)




1.     Tobias Bleifuß (Hasso Plattner Institute); Leon Bornemann (Hasso Plattner Institute); Dmitri V. Kalashnikov (AT&T Labs Research); Felix Naumann (Hasso Plattner Institute); Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Labs Research): “DBChEx: Interactive Exploration of Data and Schema Change”

2.     Zack Ives (University of Pennsylvania); Yi Zhang (University of Pennsylvania); Soonbo Han (University of Pennsylvania); Nan  Zheng (University of Pennsylvania): “Dataset Relationship Management”

3.     Zhongjun Jin (University of Michigan); Christopher Baik (University of Michigan); Michael Cafarella (University of Michigan); H. V. Jagadish (University of Michigan); Yuze Lou (University of Michigan): “Demonstration of a Multiresolution Schema Mapping System”


10:00 AM – 10:30 BREAK


10:30 AM – 12:15 AM SESSION 7 System Correctness and Performance

(Session chair: Jana Giceva – Imperial College London)



1.     Shrainik Jain (University of Washington); Jiaqi Yan (Snowflake Computing); Thiery Cruanes (Snowflake Computing); Bill Howe (University of Washington): “Database-Agnostic Workload Management”

2.     Zuyu Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Harshad Deshmukh (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Jignesh Patel (UW - Madison): “Data Partitioning for In-Memory Systems: Myths, Challenges, and Opportunities”

3.     Anastasios Arvanitis (Unravel Data Systems); Shivnath Babu (Duke University); Eric Chu (Unravel Data Systems); Adrian Popescu (Unravel Data Systems); Alkis Simitsis (Unravel Data Systems); Kevin Wilkinson (Unravel Data Systems): “Automated Performance Management for the Big Data Stack”

4.     Lennart Oldenburg (University of California, Santa Cruz); Xiangfeng Zhu (University of California, Santa Cruz); Kamala Ramasubramanian (University of California, Santa Cruz); Peter Alvaro (University of California, Santa Cruz): “Fixed It For You: Protocol Repair Using Lineage Graphs”

5.     Martin Kersten (CWI); Stefan Manegold (CWI Amsterdam); Ying Zhang (MonetDB Solutions); Panos Kuoutsourakis (MonetDB Solutions): “SQALPEL: A database performance platform”