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Fifth International Workshop on
Data Management on New Hardware
(DaMoN 2009)

Providence, Rhode Island

June 28, 2009

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Important Dates

Submission Deadline:
 April 22, 2009
 1:00pm PST
 May 15, 2009
Camera-Ready Due:
 June 6, 2009
 5:00pm PST
 June 28, 2009

.: News

- June 14, 2009: The presentation schedule has been determined.

- May 15, 2009: List of accepted papers posted.

- Apr 16, 2009: the submission deadline was extended to
Wednesday April 22, 1:00pm PST (21:00 GMT).

- Apr 15, 2009: Prof. Maurice Herlihy will give a keynote talk at DaMoN'09.

- Nov 19, 2008: The web site is up.

.: Objective

The aim of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers who are interested in optimizing database performance on modern computing infrastructure by designing new data management techniques and tools.

.: Topics of Interest

The continued evolution of computing hardware and infrastructure imposes new challenges and bottlenecks to program performance. As a result, traditional database architectures that focus solely on I/O optimization increasingly fail to utilize hardware resources efficiently. CPUs with superscalar out-of-order execution, simultaneous multi-threading, multi-level memory hierarchies, and future storage hardware (such as MEMS) impose a great challenge to optimizing database performance. Consequently, exploiting the characteristics of modern hardware has become an important topic of database systems research.

The goal is to make database systems adapt automatically to the sophisticated hardware characteristics, thus maximizing performance transparently to applications. To achieve this goal, the data management community needs interdisciplinary collaboration with computer architecture, compiler and operating systems researchers. This involves rethinking traditional data structures, query processing algorithms, and database software architectures to adapt to the advances in the underlying hardware infrastructure.

We seek submissions bridging the area of database systems to computer architecture, compilers, and operating systems. In particular, submissions covering topics from the following non-exclusive list are encouraged:

  • cost models and query optimization for novel hierarchical memory systems
  • hardware systems for query processing
  • data management using co-processors
  • query processing using computing power in storage systems
  • database architectures for low-power computing and embedded devices
  • database architectures on multi-threaded and chip multiprocessors
  • database performance analysis, algorithms, and data structures on modern hardware
  • databases and transactional memory systems
  • performance analysis of database workloads on modern hardware
  • compiler and operating systems advances to improve database performance
  • new benchmarks for microarchitectural evaluation of database workloads

.: Important Dates

  • Paper submission: April 22, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2009
  • Camera-ready copies: June 6, 2009
  • Workshop: June 28, 2009

.: Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Kenneth Ross, Columbia University (kar@cs.columbia.edu)
  • Peter Boncz, CWI (boncz@cwi.nl)

.: Program Committee

  • Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL Lausanne and Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Qiong Luo (HKUST)
  • Bishwaranjan Bhattacharjee (IBM Research)
  • Stavros Harizopoulos (HP Labs)
  • Bongki Moon (University of Arizona)
  • Amr El Abbadi (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Andreas Moshovos (University of Toronto)
  • Naga Govindaraju (Microsoft)
  • Keshav Pingali (Univ. Texas)

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