PhD Course - Readings in Database Systems
Philippe Bonnet, Matias Bjørling, Javier González, Niv Dayan
Day 1 is 30 May 2013, the following dates will be established in agreement among the course participants.
The course takes place at the IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaardsvej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark (www.itu.dk)
This course aims to acquaint participants with classical papers in database systems. The papers are be selected from the book “Readings in Database Systems” by editors Joseph M. Hellerstein and Micheal Stonebreaker. This collection of papers “provides both students and professionals with a grounding in database research and a technical context for understanding recent innovations in the field. The readings included treat the most important issues in the database area -- the basic material for any DBMS professional.”
The goal is for the participants to become better-versed in the culture and ground knowledge of the field, and to inspire their research.
A secondary purpose of this workshop is to develop the participants' presentation and teaching skills. Participants will be expected to deliver long presentations about complex material and handle challenging, provocative questions from the other participants.
The programme will span 4 days. Each day will consist of 3 sessions, each lasting
2 hours. During each session, one of the participants would deliver a 1-hour long
lecture about a paper. This will be followed by 1 hour of hard questions and
Participants are expected to have completed at least an introductory course to
database systems, and preferably more advanced courses in database systems
covering tuning, algorithms, architecture, etc.
Participation in the course is free. Please sign up by sending an e-mail to Niv Dayan (firstname.lastname@example.org).