Dutch-Belgian Database Day

Delft, The Netherlands
Tuesday, 7th December 2021
Delft centre


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 2021 will be held in Delft, The Netherlands. Due to the cooperation between SIKS and the local organisation of DBDBD, registration for SIKS-members is free.

At DBDBD 2021, junior and senior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results, and meet senior researchers in the field of data management. 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 consists of poster presentations. There are no printed proceedings. Abstracts of oral and poster presentations will be published on the DBDBD 2021 website.

We invite 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. See the submission guidelines for further details.

This year, DBDBD is organized by the data management team, of the Web Information Systems group at TU Delft. The organizers are Asterios Katsifodimos and Christoph Lofi.

Who-is-Who of Dutch-Belgium Database Groups

One of the core goals of DBDBD is to get to know your fellow database researchers better. To make this easier, we will have a new special session this year: the Who-is-Who-Session. For this session, we kindly ask every group in The Netherlands or Belgium who participating at DBDBD to prepare a very brief presentation (5 slides max). In order to contribute to this session, there will be a special track in the EasyChair submission system where you can signal your willingness.

Important dates
  • Abstract submission: 12th November 2021
  • Notification: 19th November 2021
  • Registration deadline: 25th November 2021
  • Workshop: 7th December 2021

The DBDBD 2021 is sponsored by and organized under the auspices of SIKS, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems.


We solicit single-page abstracts of either published work or research in progress. We plan to make a selection of papers that will be presented as a talk, or poster. We invite submissions on all topics related to data management, including but not limited to:
  • data storage, indexing, and management;
  • database theory, data models, semantics and languages;
  • database performance and scalability;
  • data integration, data quality, data cleaning, ontologies;
  • data mining, machine learning, information retrieval;
  • data security, privacy and personalization;
  • big data and data science;
  • ...
Submission guidelines

DBDBD has a tradition of favoring presentations by junior researchers. Proposals for presentations should be made before or on 12 November 2021. Each submission should contain:

  • the title of the presentation;
  • the name and affiliation of the prospective speaker;
  • an abstract of the presentation;
  • reference(s) to papers covered by the proposed presentation.

The format is a one-page pdf-document, that can use any template. We suggest that you use this one. You should submit your one-pager to Easychair.

All accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop as a pitch and as a poster.

There are no printed proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be published on the DBDBD 2021 website.










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