The Second ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Databases and Social Networks (DBSocial 2012), to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2012, is a venue for database research applied to the problems of extraction, querying, and analysis of social networks. DBSocial aims at disseminating results founded on database research and practice that advance the state-of-the-art in the observation, management, and analysis of inherently networked data originating primarily from social phenomena.

DBSocial welcomes both theoretical and practical papers whose approaches are within the scope of databases and very closely related areas (e.g., data mining and information retrieval), and whose validation are on par with the high standards in the database community.


The proceedings for DBSocial 2012 are now at


The DBSocial 2012 Best Paper Award :
    Querying Subgraph Sets with G-Tries
          Pedro Ribeiro and Fernando Silva (University of Porto)

The DBSocial 2012 Best Student Paper Award:
    Gumball: A Race Condition Prevention Technique for Cache Augmented SQL Database     
    Management Systems
       Shahram Ghandeharizadeh and Jason Yap (USC)


DBSocial 2012 will offer support for a PhD student to travel and attend SIGMOD/PODS and DBSocial, in partnership with ACM SIGMOD.




DBSocial 2011 was held in Athens, Greece.