Dutch-Belgian Database Day

Brussels, Belgium (online)
Friday, 11 December 2020

Empty Grand Place - Brussels


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 2020 will be held in Brussels, Belgium online. Due to the cooperation between SIKS and the local organisation of DBDBD, registration for SIKS-members is free.

At DBDBD 2020, junior and senior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results, and meet senior researchers in the field of data management. 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 welcomes non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English).

The workshop consists of oral and poster presentations. There are no printed proceedings. Abstracts of oral and poster presentations will be published on the DBDBD 2020 website.

We invite 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. See the submission guidelines for further details.

This year, DBDBD is organized by the Software Languages Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The local organizer is Bas Ketsman.


DBDBD 2020 invites submissions (1 page abstract) on all topics related to database research, including but not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

DBDBD has a tradition of favoring presentations by junior researchers. Proposals for presentations should be made before or on November 13, 2020. Each submission should contain:

The format is a one-page pdf-document, to be sent to: bas (dot) ketsman (at) vub.be

All accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop as a talk and/or as a poster.

There are no printed proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be published on the DBDBD 2020 website.

Important dates


The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2020 is sponsored by and organized under the auspices of SIKS, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems.



The workshop will be organized completely online via Zoom (for talks) and Gather (for everything else). We intend to provide a workshop experience that is as similar as possible to previous years, including live talks, poster sessions, and the ability to have spontaneous interactions with other participants between the sessions.

Two Gather.town rooms.


The link to access the digital venue will be sent to all registrants on the day before the event.

Take note that Gather works directly in the browser (no installation required) but currently only supports Firefox and Chrome (and only on Desktop/Laptop).


Invited Talk
George Fletcher

Eindhoven University of Technology

The knowledge scientist

Schedule at a Glance
09:00 - 09:20Arrival
09:20 - 09:30Welcome
09:30 - 10:15Invited Talk
10:15 - 10:45Session 1
10:45 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:15Session 2
12:15 - 13:15Lunch Break
13:15 - 14:00Session 3
14:00 - 14:30Break
14:30 - 15:15Session 4
15:15 - 17:00Poster Session
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Poster Session


The registration deadline is December 4 December 8 (extended).

The registration fee is €10. The registration fee covers access to the Gather space for this event and the Zoom sessions. In contrast to previous years, coffee, lunch and drinks are not included. For members of SIKS, the registration fee will be covered by SIKS; however, this is only guaranteed for a fixed number of participants, so make sure to register in time. If you are a SIKS member, your membership needs to be confirmed first. Then you will have a registration confirmation e-mail. That might take some time.

For any questions regarding registration please send an e-mail to bas (dot) ketsman (at) vub.be


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