Intelligent Locks Against the Data Deluge

29. June 2010

22nd International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management SSDBM in Heidelberg from 30th June to 2nd July 2010 – concepts for structuring and evaluating scientific data – joint event of Heidelberg University and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

The sciences are increasingly confronted with a flood of data that they produce themselves: the amount of data that is produced by scientific experiments and observations grows from year to year. Consequently, the maintenance and structuring of scientific data has to play an ever more important role.

Against this backdrop the International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM) takes place from 30th June to 2nd July 2010. SSDBM is the only international conference which centrally deals with the management and analysis of scientific data. The topics range from data analysis and data mining to pattern detection.

SSDBM has been alternating between locations in the U.S. and Europe for nearly twenty-two years. Thanks to the dedication of the computer scientist Prof. Michael Gertz (Heidelberg University) the conference takes place in Germany for the first time in ten years. The conference is realized jointly by Heidelberg University and the HITS. About eighty scientists from ten countries will participate in the conference.

Michael Gertz is responsible for the program; Prof. Andreas Reuter (HITS, Heidelberg) holds the conference chair. Keynote speakers are Daniel Abadi (Yale University) and Roger Barga (Microsoft Research, Redmond). The conference venue is the Studio Villa Bosch.

Picture: The Organisation Committee of the SSDBM 2010 (f.l.t.r.): Wolfgang Müller, HITS (Local Organizing chair), Michael Gertz, Heidelberg University (Program Chair), Bertram Ludäscher, Univ. of California Davis, U.S. (Program Co-Chair), Andreas Reuter, HITS (General Chair), Conny Franke, Heidelberg University (Proceedings Chair), Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, U.S. (Program Co-Chair), Arie Shoshani, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. ( Chair of the Steering Committee).


Dr. Peter Saueressig
Public Relations
HITS Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
Tel: +49-6221-533-245

About HITS

HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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