The Extremely Large Databases Conference at Asia

June 22-23, 2012

Beijing, China

"Thank you very much for inviting me and for hosting. I really enjoyed the conference. I think for future, I would suggest having more time for discussions -- a full poster session, for example. But in general, I thought it was very well organized, and was delighted that I could take part!"

---Laura Haas,IBM Fellow and Director,IBM Research

"Thanks for your excellent organization. The conference is very successful. The conference focus on a timely important topic in the society, and the speakers are all from the frontiers. The second day seems to be more engaged between the audience and speakers/panel."

---Xiaodong Zhang,Ohio State University

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Title:Integrating Extremely Large Data is Extremely Challenging
Laura Haas, IBM Fellow and Director, Institute for Massive Data, Analytics and Modeling, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Title: Toward Derivation, Management, and Analysis of Exascale Feature Sets
Dr. Joel Saltz, Chair of Department of Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Center for Comprehensive Informatics at Emory University, USA
Title:A Scale-out Model for Big Data Software Development in Distributed Systems
Dr Xiaodong Zhang, Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University, USA
Title:Arrays in Database Systems, the Next Frontier?
Dr. Martin Kersten,  Professor at CWI, founder of MonetDB, Netherland
Title:Extreme Data-Intensive Scientific Computing
Dr. Alexander Szalay, Alumni Centennial Professor of Astronomy, Professor of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Title:Towards Industry Standard Benchmarks for Big Data
Milind Bhandarkar, Chief Architect, Greenplum Labs, Data Computing Division, EMC
Title:Extremely Large Databases and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Kian-Tat Lim, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, USA
Title:Scalability Challenges: Hadoop Distributed File System at Facebook
Tomasz Nykiel, facebook,  USA
Title:Data Intensive Study in Geoinformatics
Dr. Guoqing Li, Director of the Center of Earth Observation and Digital Earth Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Title:The Case of Hadoop and BigData in Rakuten, the Largest e-Commerce Company in Japan
Masaya Mori, founding director of Rakuten Institute of Technology, Japan
Title:Distributed Online Machine Learning Framework for Big Data
Shohei Hido, co-leader of Jubatus, Preferred Infrastructure, Inc., Japan
Title:Google Storage Architecture and Challenges
Ms. Xuemei Gu, Director, Google Beijing
Title:Extreme Analytics at Ebay
Mr. Eddy Cai, Manager of Data Platform Engineering, eBay
Title:Managing and Mining Billion-Node Graphs
Dr. Haixun Wang, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia
Title:Data Intensive Astronomy and Astroinformatics
Dr. Chenzhou Cui, Chief Information Officer, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Title:Oceanbase: a Scalable Relational Database
Zhenkun Yang, Senior Scientist, Taobao, China

Program at a Glance
June 22 8:30-11:00AM Reference Cases from Science
June 22 11:00-12:00AM Panel Discussion: The Challenge and Requirements for Handling Extremely Large Scientific Data
June 22 1:30-5:00PM Reference Cases from Industry
June 22 5:00- 5:50PM Panel Discussion: NoSQL: the Cure for Big Data?
June 23 8:30-10:40AM Research on Big Data Management
June 23 10:40-11:40AM Panel Discussion: Evolution or Revolution: Database Research for Big Data
June 23 1:30-4:00PM LIGHTNING TALKS
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.

Registration Opens:April 28, 2012
Lightning talk proposal deadline: April 30, 2012
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 25, 2012
Meeting starts:Friday, June 22, 2012
Meeting ends:Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

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