NorCal DB Day is a single-day, workshop-style event where participants from academia and industry in Northern California meet to present ideas and discuss their research and experiences. Earlier NorCal DB Day events have taken place at UC Davis (2011), UC Berkeley (2012), Stanford University (2013), and IBM Almaden Research Center (2014).

The 2015 edition of NorCal DB Day will take place at UC Santa Cruz on Friday April 24, 2015.  It will feature talks by Luna Dong (Google),  Dan Suciu (University of Washington), and Wang-Chiew Tan (UC Santa Cruz), as well as a student poster session and a panel on "Database Research in Industry: Fact, Fiction, or a Thing of the Past?".

Venue:  Engineering 2 Simularium (Room E2-180) - click here for directions.

Registration is free, but it is required. Please click here to register.


09:00 - 10:00 Arrival, registration, breakfast 

10:00 - 11:00Presentations by DB research groups in academic institutions

11:00 - 11:15Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00Knowledge Vault and Knowledge-Based Trust
Speaker: Luna Dong, Google, Inc.

12:00 - 14:00Lunch and Student Poster Session

14:00 - 14:45Data Cleaning, Linking, and Integration: From Raw Data to Actionable Information.
Speaker: Wang-Chiew Tan, UC Santa Cruz. 

14:45 - 15:30Lifted inference for Symmetric First-Order Model Counting.
Speaker: Dan Suciu, University of Washington

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Panel on "Database Research in Industry: Fact, Fiction, or a Thing of the Past?"
Alon Halevy, Google, Inc.
Phil Bohannon, Facebook; Georgia Koutrika, HP Labs; Ike Nassi, UC Santa Cruz and TidalScale;  Fatma Ozcan, IBM Research - Almaden.

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