Foundational Challenges in Data  and Knowledge Management

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Foundational Challenges in Data and Knowledge Management

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Lecture Hall EI 8, Electronics Institute, TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29 1040 Austria

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Georg Gottlob Special Event at ICDT 2018

A special event in honor of Georg Gottlob's influential and long-lasting research contributions in the fields of database systems and artificial intelligence will be held on the day before the EDBT/ICDT conferences in Vienna.

Georg Gottlob is a Professor of Computing Science at Oxford University, UK and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (TU Wien). His current research interests are algorithms and complexity issues related to graphs and hypergraphs, database query languages, and with problem decomposition methods that can be used for recognizing large classes of tractable instances of hard problems.

Time and Venue

The event will be held in the afternoon of the 25th of March 2017 at the Electronics Institute of TU Wien, where the EDBT/ICDT conferences will take place from the day afterwards.


This event is free of charge. If you plan to attend, please help us by registering, so that we can estimate the number of participants.


Location: Lecture Hall EI 8

Opening Session: 14:00-15:00

  • Christoph Koch
    Abstraction vs. Performance in Database Systems (PDF)
  • Sihem Amer-Yahia
    Human-In-the-Loop Personalization (PDF, Keynote)

Coffee Break: 15:00-15:30

Second Session: 15:30-17:00

  • Shqiponja Ahmetaj and Andreas Pieris
    On the Succinctness of Query Rewriting for Datalog+/- (PDF)
  • Francesco Scarcello
    From Hypertree Width to Submodular Width and Data-dependent Structural Decompositions (PDF)
  • Pablo Barcelo
    What are the Limits for Efficient Conjunctive Query Evaluation in the Presence of Constraints? (PDF, Keynote)

Coffee Break: 17:00-17:30

Final Session: 17:30-18:45

  • Thomas Schwentick
    Algorithmic Metatheorems for Second-Order Logic (PDF)
  • Phokion Kolaitis
    The Quest for Definitive Results: Some Examples in Georg Gottlob's Work (PDF)

Closing Remarks: 18:30-18:45


  • Workshop and Program: Michael Benedikt (University of Oxord), Reinhard Pichler (TU Wien)
  • Website and Registration: Michael Morak (TU Wien)

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