Summary Schedule

Date Time Events
December 20 9:00-10:30am Keynote 1
11:00am-12:30pm Tutorial 1 Tutorial 2  
2:00-3:30pm Tutorial 3a R1:Query Processing  
4:00-5:30pm Tutorial 3b Industrial 1  
December 21 9:00-10:30am Keynote 2
11:00am-12:30pm Sponsor Session Demo 1  
1:30-3:00pm R2:XML Industrial 2 Panel 1
3:30-5:30pm R3:Mining Industrial 3  
December 22 9:00-10:30am Keynote 3
11:00am-12:30pm Tutorial 4a R4:Web & IR  
2:00-3:30pm Tutorial 4b Tutorial 5 Demo 2
4:00-5:30pm   Tutorial 6 Panel 2


  1. December 20, 9:00-10:30am:
    HiFi. Network-centric query processing in the physical world
    Michael J. Franklin (University of California, Berkeley)
  2. December 21, 9:00-10:30am:
    Drawing Out the Artistic Talents of Database Query Optimizers
    Jayant R. Haritsa (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
  3. December 22, 9:00-10:30am:
    The Next Stage in Web IR: From Query based Information Retrieval to Context driven Information Supply
    Andrei Z. Broder (Yahoo! Research)


  1. December 20, 11:00am-12:30pm:
    Using Weak isolation Levels in Database Applications
    Prof. Alan Fekete (University of Sydney, Australia)
  2. December 20, 11:00am-12:30pm:
    Probabilistic Queries and Uncertain Data Management
    Prof. Sunil Prabhakar (Purdue University)
  3. December 20, 2:00-3:30pm, 4:00-5:30pm:
    From DNA to Tissue: Mining the Data In the Process
    Prof. Anthony Tung (National University of Singapore)
  4. December 22, 11:00am-12:30pm, 2:00-3:30pm:
    Indexing Methods for Biological Sequences
    Prof. Srinivas Aluru (Iowa State University)
  5. December 22, 2:00-3:30pm:
    Text Mining: Techniques and Applications
    Prof. Rohini Srihari (State Univ. of New York)
  6. December 22, 4:00-5:30pm:
    Adaptive Query Processing
    Dr. Vijayshankar Raman (IBM Almaden Research, USA)
    Dr. Amol Deshpande (University of Maryland)


  1. December 21, 1:30-3:00pm:
    Text Mining: Are the Promises being Delivered?
    Moderator: Padmini Srinivasan (University of Iowa)
  2. December 22, 4:00-5:30pm:
    DB Research in India: Future Directions (tentative title)
    Moderator: Srinath Srinivasa (IIIT, Bangalore)

Research Sessions

    R1: Query Processing (December 20, 2:00-3:30pm)

  1. Best-First Based Parallel Nearest Neighbor Queries
    Yunjun Gao (Zhejiang University, China)
    Gencai Chen (Zhejiang University, China)
    Ling Chen (Zhejiang University, China)
    Chun Chen (Zhejiang University, China)
  2. A Semantic-aware RDF Query Algebra
    Li Chen (Univ. California, San Diego)
    Amarnath Gupta (Univ. California, San Diego)
    M. Erdem Kurul (Univ. California, San Diego)
  3. A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model
    Haibin Wang (Georgia State University),
    Rajshekhar Sunderraman (Georgia State University)
  4. R2: XML (December 21, 1:30-3:00pm)

  5. Evaluating an XPath Query on a Streaming XML Document
    Prakash Ramanan (Wichita State University)
  6. MQEB: Metadata-based Query Evaluation of Bi-labeled XML data
    Rajesh Kumar (IIT Madras) Sreenivasa Kumar P (IIT Madras)
  7. Handling Updates in Sequence Based XML Query Processing
    Hima Prasad K (IIT Madras)
    Rajesh Ch (IIT Madras)
    Sreenivasa Kumar P (IIT Madras)
  8. R3: Data Mining (December 21, 3:00-5:30pm)

  9. Hierarchical Online Mining for Associative Rules
    Naresh Jotwani (Dhirubhai Ambani Inst. for Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar)
  10. h1-max: A Domain Independent Heuristic for Real-Time Frequent Pattern Mining
    Rajanish Dass (IIM Ahmedabad)
    Ambuj Mahanti (IIT Calcutta)
  11. Sequential Pattern Mining with Constraints on Large Protein Databases
    Joshua Ho (University of Sydney)
    Lior Lukov (University of Sydney)
    Sanjay Chawla (University of Sydney)
  12. Collusion Set Detection using Graph Clustering
    Girish Palshikar (Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Pune)
    Manoj Apte (Tata Consultancy Services, Pune)
  13. R4: Web and IR (December 22, 11:00-12:30am)

  14. Integrating Code and Fragment Caching to Speedup Dynamic Web-Page Construction
    Suresha (IISc, Bangalore)
    Jayant Haritsa (IISc, Bangalore)
  15. Leadership resources in the World Wide Web
    Ravi Shankar D (TCS, Hyderabad)
    Pradeep Beerla (IIIT Hyderabad)
    Krishna Reddy P (IIIT Hyderabad)
  16. Mining Data Regions from Web Pages
    Siddu Algur (S.D.M. College of Engg & Tech., Dharwar)
    Renuka Udapudi (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum)
    P.S Hiremath (Gulbarga University, Gulbarga)
    S.S Benchalli (K.U.D., Dharwar)

Industrial Sessions

    Industrial Session 1 (December 20, 4:00-5:30pm)

  1. Hardware Assisted Sorting in IBM's DB2 DBMS
    Balakrishna R. Iyer (IBM Silicon Vally Lab, USA)
  2. DataBank: A Blueprint for efficient privacy-preserving personalized user data management worldwide
    Anirban Mondal (Univ of Tokyo, Japan) Pankaj Garg (Intel, Japan)
    Masaru Kitsuregawa (Univ of Tokyo, Japan)
  3. VisualRDR: A general framework for creating, maintaining and learning of ripple down rules for Information Extraction
    Delip Rao, Sachindra Joshi, Sreeram Balakrishnan and Gamesh Ramakrishnan (IBM India research Lab, India)
  4. Industrial Session 2 (December 21, 1:30-3:00pm)

  5. Large-scale Behavioral Targeting of Users
    Ravish Sinha (Yahoo, India)
  6. SQL Server Mobile: A Database for Pocket PCs and Smartphones
    Sitaram Raju (Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India)
  7. Using Presence Information to Develop Converged Telecom Services: Standards and Challenges
    Bharat Kumar (Bell Lab, USA),
    Parijat Garg (IIT Bombay, India)
  8. Industrial Session 3 (December 21, 3:30-5:30pm)

  9. Gaining Insights from the world's largest user-activity database: Methodology & Challenges of Internet Data Research
    Mekin Maheshwari (Yahoo, India)
  10. Knowledge Discovery System for Cost-Effective Composite Polymer Selection-Data Mining Approach
    Doreswamy (Mangalore Univ, India),
    S. C. Sharma (R. V. Engg College, India),
    M. Krishna (R. V. Engg College, India)
  11. EVENTBASE: Organizing and Accessing Events and Information
    Ramesh Jain (UC, Irvine USA),
    V R Govindarajan (AzTec, India)

Demo Sessions

    Demo Session 1 (December 21, 11:00am-12:30pm)

  1. Picasso: A Tool for Analyzing Plan Diagrams of Database Query Optimizers
    Akshat Nair and Jayant R. Haritsa (IISc Bangalore)
    [This is a follow up of Jayant's keynote address on the same topic]
  2. SPIN: Searching in Personal Information Networks
    Soumen Chakrabarti, Harsh Jain and Srivatsa Iyengar (IIT Bombay)
  3. aAqua: A Database-backended Multilingual, Multimedia Community Forum
    Anil Bahuman, Subhasri Duttagupta, Krithi Ramamritham and the aAQUA Team (IIT Bombay)
  4. Demo Session 2 (December 22, 2:00-3:30pm)

  5. Intelligent Data Mining for Detecting Tax Evasion using an Innovative Approach for Name Search
    G.T.Venkateswar Rao, Bhavanishanker Chitoor, Venkat Reddy K and G Venugopal Rao (Income Tax Department, Hyderabad)
  6. A Holistic XML-to-RDBMS Mapper
    Priti Patil and Jayant R. Haritsa (IISc Bangalore)
  7. GRACE: A Graph Database System
    Srinath Srinivasa and Mistry Harjinder Singh (IIIT Bangalore)

Sponsor Session (December 21, 11:00am-12:30pm)

  1. Yahoo!
  2. Sybase
  3. Google