San Francisco, USA,  Sunday June 26, 2016

8:45am Opening

Eduard Dragut

9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Session

Alon Halevy: What I Wish I Knew When I Finished my PhD

10:00-10:30am Coffee break

10:30-12:00pm Session 1. Query Processing (Chaired by Mohamed Eltabakh)

  • Probabilistic Evaluation of Expressive Queries on Bounded-Treewidth Instances. By Mikaël Monet, Télécom ParisTech
  • Query Answering over Complete Data with Conceptual Constraints. By Nhung Ngo, Free University of Bolzano
  • Temporal Data Exchange. By Ladan Golshanara, SUNY at Buffalo

12:00-13:30pm (On your own)

13:30-15:00 Session 2. Towards Graduation (Chaired by Eduard Dragut)

  • Towards an Integration System for Artifact-centric Processes. By Maroun ABI ASSAF, University of Lyon
  • Techniques and Systems for Large Dynamic Graphs. By Khaled Ammar, University of Waterloo
  • TrailMarker: Automatic Mining of Geographical Complex Sequences. By Takato Honda, Kumamoto University

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Session 3. Social Media (Chaired by Eduard Dragut)

  • Understanding User Behavior From Online Traces. By Elad Kravi, Technion
  • Scalable Microblogs Data Management. By Amr Magdy, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Non-linear Time-series Analysis of Social Influence. By Thinh Minh Do, Kumamoto University

Invited Talk

Alon Halevy: What I Wish I Knew When I Finished my PhD

Abstract. You're about to finish your Ph.D and looking forward to a bright career. You might have some plans for what that career will look like, but the truth is, you're about to embark on a fascinating journey you know little about. You think that in 5 or 10 years you'll be all set, but actually, careers take interesting twists at many stages. In this talk I will share a few of the lessons I learned in the first 20+ years of my journey.

Bio. Alon Halevy is the C.E.O of the Recruit Institute of Technology. From 2005 to 2015 he headed the Structured Data Management Research group at Google. Prior to that, he was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he founded the Database Group. In 1999, Dr. Halevy co-founded Nimble Technology, one of the first companies in the Enterprise Information Integration space, and in 2004, Dr. Halevy founded Transformic, a company that created search engines for the deep web, and was acquired by Google. Dr. Halevy is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2000, and was a Sloan Fellow (1999-2000). Halevy is the author of the book “The Infinite Emotions of Coffee”, published in 2011, and serves on the board of the Alliance of Coffee Excellence. He is also a co-author of the book “Principles of Data Integration”, published in 2012. Dr. Halevy received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1993 and his Bachelors from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.