The preparations for XLDB-2016 are well under way. In a nutshell, we have set up the usual website, formed the organizing committee, and come up with a draft program for a 3-day conference (no invitational workshop). We are working with government representatives to engage their Big Data experts. We are now opening the call for lightning talks, looking for sponsors, and asking for help with reaching out to new communities. For further details, read below and check the website at xldb.org/2016.
I formed the Organizing Committee. The committee has been actively working on the conference program since mid October. The topics we are planning to cover are aligned with suggestions we heard last year:
- real-time analytics
- decoupling compute from storage
- big data management and analytics as a cloud service
- security in big data systems
- long term storage
- late schema bindings.
The draft program can be found at Program.
We are expecting increased attendance / participation from the US Government. To allow enough time for all the above topics and to accommodate some speakers from the government, we decided to switch from a previously planned “2-day conference + 1-day workshop” to “3-day conference & no workshop”. As such, we will start in the morning on Tuesday May 24 and finish after lunch on Thursday May 26. The afternoon on Thursday is reserved for brainstorming in a smaller group about the next XLDB.
We are also accepting abstracts for lightning talks and/or posters. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 7.
We expect to open registration in mid January.
As always, we can’t organize the event without sponsors. If your company can help us offset the costs of the event, please contact me.
Further details including the draft program, links to abstract submission form, organizing committee, and information for sponsors can be found at xldb.org/2016.
We are always looking to engage new communities we haven’t talked to before, so we’d appreciate your passing along the information about XLDB-2016 to these you know who are unaware of our conference and would benefit from attending.
The list of speakers is not final, so if you happen to know any speakers that you believe would be a good fit for the topics we plan to cover, please bring them to our attention.
XLDB-2016 Organizing Committee Chair