Topic 5

Parallel and distributed databases


Advances in data exploitation (access, query, retrieval, analysis, mining) are inherent to current and future information systems. Today, accessing great volumes of information is reality; tomorrow data intensive management systems will enable huge user communities to transparently access multiple pre-existing autonomous, distributed and heterogeneous resources (data, documents, services). Existing data management solutions do not provide efficient techniques for exploiting and mining Tera-datasets available in clusters, peer to peer and Grid architectures. Parallel and distributed databases are a key element for achieving scalable, efficient systems that will both cost-effectively manage and extract knowledge from huge amounts of highly distributed and heterogeneous digital data repositories.



Global Chair Local Chair
Marta Patiņo-Martinez
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Genoveva Vargas-Solar
French Council on Scientific Research (CNRS)
Grenoble, France
Vice Chair Vice Chair
Elena Baralis
Politecnico di Torino
Torino, Italy
Bettina Kemme
McGill University
Montreal, Canada