Program at a Glance
Introduction to XLDB Asia 2012
"No papers. Only talks and discussion by big data owners from science and industry!"
The Extremely Large Databases (XLDB) series of conferences/workshops (xldb.org) have been held successfully with the leadership of Jacek Becla in recent years. The first XLDB satellite conference at Asia (XLDB Asia) will be held at Beijing, China on June 22-23, 2012.
Different from traditional technique conferences, XLDB conference is based on invited premium talks by pioneers and leaders in the field. This year we have brought together world class speakers, who are owners of real extremely large data from industries and scientific research, practitioners who are handling the real data, or DBMS researchers who are researching new solutions. Speakers include Dr. Alexander Szalay, a pioneer in astronomic data management, who builds one of the largest scientific databases in the world together with Jim Gray from Microsoft; Dr. Joel Saltz, a pioneer in biomedical informatics, founder of the virtual microscopy technology, who works extensively on high performance data analysis and queries of biomedical data; Dr Kian-Tat Lim from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, who works on designing and building the petabyte-scale data management systems for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, one of the coming largest scientific databases in the next decade; Dr. Milind Bhandarka, the Chief Architect of Greenplum Labs in EMC, who will present the proposed Big Data Benchmarking framework; Dr. Hairong Kuang, who leads the development of Hadoop Distributed File System at Facebook, and a long time contributor and committer to the Apache Hadoop project; Dr. Martin Kersten, one of the founders of MonetDB, and a pioneer of column store and array database. Other example industry speakers include Google, eBay, TaoBao, Rakuten; Example academic research speakers include Dr. Xiaodong Zhang from Ohio State University, Dr. Haixun Wang from Microsoft Research Asia, and others. Besides invited talks, the conference also accepted a set of high quality lightning talks and poster presentations about XLDB related research and systems.
Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China