Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2010

Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action



The Dutch Belgian Database Day (DBDBD) is a yearly one-day workshop organized in a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD invites submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data mining, information retrieval, data semantics, querying, ontologies etc. Based on the submissions, the workshop will be organized in different sessions each covering a particular topic. At the DBDBD, junior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the (recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop is also open to non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English). The DBDBD 2010 is organized under auspices of SIKS, the Dutch research school for information and knowledge systems. This year, DBDBD will be held in Hasselt (Belgium), on Monday November 22nd, 2010.


09h30 - 10h00 Arrival and Welcome

10h00 - 12h00

Morning Session

"Constraints in RDF: Theory and Implementation"
Waseem Akhtar (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Álvaro Cortés Calabuig (Universiteit Antwerpen), Jan Paredaens (Universiteit Antwerpen)
"Optimizing RDF Chain Queries using Genetic Algorithms"
Alexander Hogenboom, Viorel Milea, Flavius Frasincar, Uzay Kaymak (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
"Properties of real-world RDF Datasets and SPARQL Queries"
François Picalausa, Stijn Vansummeren (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
"Graphically Querying RDF using RDF-GL"
Frederik Hogenboom, Viorel Milea, Flavius Frasincar, Uzay Kaymak (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
12h00 - 13h00 Lunch

13h00 - 14h30

First Afternoon Session

"Automatic Knowledge Representation in a case study of Travel Behavior"
Maikel León, Koen Vanhoof (Universiteit Hasselt)
"Cartification: from Similarities to Itemset Frequencies"
Bart Goethals, Jilles Vreeken (Universiteit Antwerpen)
"Mining Patterns for Structural Health Monitoring"
Ugo Vespier, Arne Koopman, Arno Knobbe, Marvin Meeng (Universiteit Leiden)
14h30 - 15h00 Coffee Break

15h00 - 16h30

Second Afternoon Session

"Neogeography: The Challenge of Channeling Large and Ill-behaved Data Streams"
Mena B. Habib (Universiteit Twente)
"Unforeseen Annotations: Beyond Data Provenance"
Juan Amiguet (Universiteit Twente)
"Cache Conscious Data Layouting for In-Memory Databases"
Holger Pirk (CWI Amsterdam)

16h45 - 17h45

Guided tour of the Jenevermuseum

Ending with jenever tasting

Important Dates

Submission Deadline (1 page abstract): October 22nd, 2010
Notification and program online: October 27th, 2010
Registration deadline: November 15th, 2010
Dutch-Belgian Database Day: November 22nd, 2010


Submissions should contain:

  • the name of the author,
  • his/her university and research group with his/her position,
  • the title,
  • a one-page abstract, and,
  • if applicable: reference(s) to papers covered by the proposed presentation.

The submission should be sent as a pdf-file to  (Please use '[submission]' as the subject of your email.) Abstracts will be published on the workshop's website.


Registration in advance is necessary and is possible by filling out the registration form. It will unfortunately not be possible to register on site.  The registration fee is 50 euro. This includes hot meal for lunch, drinks & coffee, and a 45 minute guided tour in the Jenevermuseum of Hasselt (ending with a jenever tasting). The registration fee can be paid on site (cash only!), or by bank transfer (account number IBAN BE77 0010 1870 7942 , BIC GEBABEBB, Hasselt University. Please mention the code 'DBDB10'.) Due to the cooperation between SIKS and the local organization of DBDBD all SIKS-members (phd-students, research fellows, associated members, alumni) can register for free. There is a fixed number of places available for SIKS-members, therefore an early registration is required.


The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2010 will be held at the Borrelhuis. It is located in the Hasselt city center and can be reached on foot in 15 minutes from the main train station.

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Local Organizers

The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2010 is organized by the Database and Theoretical Computer Science Research Group of Hasselt University. The local organizers are Dirk Leinders and Joris Gillis.


In the hotels shown in the map above, as a DBDBD 2010 participant you will be offered a reduced rate.

These are the rates:

  • Century: single/double(single use)/double(double use) = 60/70/90 euro per room per night, breakfast included
  • Radisson BLU: single = 105 euro per room per night, breakfast included
  • Holiday Inn: single/double(double use) = 99/99 euro per room per night, breakfast included
  • Ibis: single/double(double use) = 62/73 euro per room per night, breakfast included

Steering Committee

Additional Information