Vrije Universiteit Brussel

DBDBD (Dutch-Belgian Database Day) 2006

Call for abstracts

The Dutch Belgian Database Day (DBDBD) is a yearly one-day workshop organized in a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD invites submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data mining, information retrieval, data semantics, querying, ontologies etc. Based on the submissions, the workshop will be organized in different sessions each covering a particular topic.

At the DBDBD junior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the (recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop is also open to non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English).

DBDBD is organized under auspices of SIKS, the Dutch research school for information and knowledge systems.

This year, DBDBD will be organized in Brussels on Wednesday November 15th, 2006.

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline (1 page abstract): October 13th, 2006
  • Notification: October 25th, 2006
  • Registration deadline: November 5th, 2006
  • Slides submission: November 10th, 2006 (presenters only)
  • Dutch-Belgian Database Day: November 15th, 2006


Submissions should contain:

  • the name of the author,
  • his/her university with his/her position,
  • the title, and
  • a one-page abstract

The submission should be sent as a pdf-file to dbdbd2006@wise.vub.ac.be.
Presentations will be published on the Web.


Registration is necessary and is possible by sending an email on or before the 5th of November with subject "registration" to dbdbd2006@wise.vub.ac.be with your name and affiliation (and whether or not you are a SIKS PhD-student).

Registration costs will be 40 euro to be paid on site (CASH only!). This includes lunch, drinks & coffee, reception. Registration for SIKS PhD-students is free, i.e. will be covered by SIKS.


The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2006 will be held at the "Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten" (short: "Paleis der Academiën") in the "Rubenszaal", in Brussels, Belgium. The full address of the location is:

Paleis der Academiën
Hertogsstraat 1
1000 Brussel

You can find details on how to get to Paleis der Academien here (click "wegwijzer", and download "wegwijzer.pdf").

To look up any address or itinerary in Brussels (or Belgium), you can use mappy.


This is the final schedule; all speakers have confirmed.

Each speaker will present 15 to 20 minutes, followed by 5 to 10 minutes of questions.

09h15 - 10h15 Registration
10h15 - 10h20 Welcome and Opening
10h20 - 11h35 Adriana Prado (Universiteit Antwerpen) "Integrating Pattern Mining in Relational Databases"
Abstract - Slides

Jan Ramon (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) "Mining frequent subgraphs from ‘easy’ classes"
Abstract - Slides

Nele Dexters (Universiteit Antwerpen) "Mining Frequent Items in a Stream Using Flexible Windows"
Abstract - Slides
11h35 - 11h50 Coffee break
11h50 - 13h15 Mustafa Jarrar (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) "Reasoning in ORM Schemes"
Abstract - Slides
Steven Schockaert (Universiteit Gent) "Vague Spatial Information in Geographic IR"
Abstract - Slides
Angelika Kimmig (University of Freiburg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
"ProbLog: A Probabilistic Prolog and its Application in Link Discovery"
Abstract - Slides
Damien Trog (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) "A Language and Interpreter for Ontological Commitments"
Abstract - Slides
13h15 - 14h20 Lunch break
14h20 - 16h00 Ying Zhang (CWI) "Loop-lifted XQuery RPC with Deterministic Updates"
Abstract - Slides
Wim Janssen (Universiteit Hasselt) "On the tree-transformation power of XSLT"
Abstract - Slides
Virginie Sans (ETIS/CNRS Laboratory, France) "Self maintenance of materialized XML views with non-cooperative data sources"
Abstract - Slides
Arthur van Bunningen (Universiteit Twente) "Ranking Database Results Based on Context"
Abstract - Slides
16h00 - 16h20 Coffee break
16h20 - 18h00 Idreos Stratos (CWI) "Database cracking"
Abstract - Slides
Fabian Groffen (CWI) "Armada: a Model for Evolving Database"
Abstract - Slides
Robert De Groote (Universiteit Twente)
"Availability versus Confidentiality of Electronic Health Records"
Abstract - Slides

Harold van Heerde (Universiteit Twente) "Balancing smartness and privacy for Ambient Intelligence"
Abstract - Slides

From 18h00 Reception

Local Organizers

The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2006 is jointly organized by WISE and STARLab, two research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Local organizers are:


We have put all pictures taken at DBDBD2006 in an online album (thanks to Pieter De Leenheer for taking the pictures)!

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