Call for Papers

Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs) have been the predominant database systems over the last decades; they are established and mature systems with a declarative standard language SQL that offers complex operations (like joins) and their tabular data format is simple, strong, widely used and easy-to-understand. However, recent developments in distributed storage systems and large amount of data, so-called “Big Data”, have revealed some inherent weaknesses of the relational model. Consequently, new database systems called NoSQL have emerged, like for example, graph databases, key-value stores, document databases, or column family stores, and currently they have an increasing market position in data management and are applied in commercial systems by several large companies.

This year NoSQL-Net Workshop will open discussion about the possibilities of merging of NoSQL and SQL technology in relational databases, open issues and research challenges related to emerging database technologies and applications, as well as applicability of emerging databases in different type of applications (e-government, bioinformatics, social networking, Semantic Web, Internet of Things, geographical information systems, etc).

The new research challenges, that will be also addressed in this workshop, are related to:

  • the emerging methods and techniques leveraged in NoSQL databases,
  • the alternative technologies for solving different Big Data workload–related problems,
  • the emerging database technologies and applications (mobile databases, multimedia databases, geographical information systems, biological / bioinformatics databases, sensor data management),
  • the NoSQL advantages in Social networking and Semantic Web applications,
  • the emerging pan-European data infrastructure that will enable interoperability, interlinking and reuse of open data in public and also commercial services, and
  • the need for enhanced security in the forthcoming business models (e-government, e-commerce).

Areas of Interest

Areas of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in NoSQL databases (key/value, columnar, document)
  • Advances in Graph databases
  • Advances in In-Memory data management
  • NewSQL databases
  • Map/Reduce framework and its exploitation
  • Security mechanisms for Emerging database systems
  • Schema design and schema evolution for Emerging databases
  • Efficient and effective processing and management of Big Data
  • Interoperability between different knowledge organization schemas
  • Semantic Web technologies (platforms/frameworks/services)
  • Open Data standards and applications (e.g., e-Government, e-Environment, or e-Health)
  • Quality and trustworthiness of Open Data
  • Scenario-based analysis, studies, practical experiences and applications and also work in progress solutions based on public datasets and crowdsourced geospatial data (e.g. DBpedia, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames)
  • Sensor data management, Internet of Thing applications (smart cities, smart environment, smart metering, industrial control, etc)

Important Dates

  • Submission of Full Papers: March 31, 2015 extended to April 13, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2015 extended to May 25, 2015
  • Camera-Ready Version Due: June 26, 2015
  • Conference date: September 1-4, 2015
  • Workshop date: to be specified (probably September 1/2)