2nd International Workshop on Benchmarking of Database Management Systems and Data-Oriented Web Tech (BenchmarX'10)

Venue: Tsukuba

Location: Tsukuba, Japan

Event Date/Time: Apr 04, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 04, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 01, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Dec 01, 2009
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The successful first year of the workshop (BenchmarX'09) was devoted to benchmarking
of XML and Semantic Web applications. However, since the amount of related approaches
is wide and, at the same time, new technologies occur while the obsolete ones vanish,
the general strategy of BenchmarX is to extend and modify the target areas and topics
to follow the modern trends. XML still is one of the most common data formats, however,
there are applications that are not based on it or use it only marginally. On the other
hand, Semantic Web is only part of a bigger research area of web technologies oriented
on data. Hence, this year we want to go beyond the borders of pure XML and Semantic Web.

BenchmarX'10 is aimed at benchmarking (and related issues) of all stages of data
processing in the context of up-to-date database management systems and data-oriented
web technologies in general. Typical (but not the only) representatives of such
applications and technologies can be web services and semantic web services, Web 2.0
applications, social networks etc. Similarly, new data types, such as data streams,
sensor data or imprecise/uncertain data, triggered proposal and implementation of new
strategies for their storage, processing and management that need to benchmarked, tested
and compared specifically.

Even though data management and data-oriented applications are involved in topics of
many conferences around the world, the community dealing with benchmarking of such
applications and related issues is still scattered. The aim of BenchmarX is to bring
it together and provide a platform for common discussion of all the related topics.

We invite submission from both research and industrial communities dealing with different
theoretical and applied aspects of benchmarking of database management systems and
data-oriented web applications. Areas of interests include, but are not limited to:

- Benchmarking:
* Benchmark projects and suites
* Benchmarking metrics, criteria and methodologies
* Analysis and/or comparison of performance of selected applications
* Experiences and lessons learned
* Exploitation of benchmarking results
- Gathering of testing data:
* Data synthesis
* Inference of schemas, integrity constraints etc.
* Data/operation repositories
- Real-world requirements:
* Analysis of real-world data, operations etc.
* Evolution of real-world data
* Synthetic vs. real data
* Specific requirements of real-world applications

Important Dates

* Abstract and paper submission: December 1, 2009
* Author notification: February 2, 2010
* On-site paper deadline: February 16, 2010
* Camera-ready paper submission: April 26, 2010
* Author registration: To be specified...
* Workshop: April 4, 2010
* Main conference: April 1 - 4, 2010


* Jiri Dokulil, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
* Irena Mlynkova, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
* Martin Necasky, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Program Committee Chairs

* Martin Necasky, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
* Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia

Program Committee

* Radim Baca, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
* Geert Jan Bex, Hasselt University, Belgium
* Martine Collard, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
* Sven Hartmann, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
* Agnes Koschmider, Institute AIFB, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany
* Kazuhiro Inaba, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Michal Kratky, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
* Sebastian Link, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
* Sebastian Maneth, University of New South Wales, Australia
* Alexander Paar, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany
* Incheon Paik, The University of Aizu, Japan
* Sherif Sakr, University of New South Wales, Australia
* Dmitry Shaporenkov, University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Authors should submit papers reporting original works that are currently not
under review or published elsewhere. The paper should be submitted in PDF
format, with maximum length twelve (12) pages, following Springer-Verlag's
LNCS manuscript submission guidelines, available at

The review process will be two-round. During the first round each paper
will be reviewed by 2-3 PC members for its technical merit, novelty and
relevance to the workshop. On the basis of the reviews the PC chairs will
prepare the list of accepted, borderline and rejected papers. During the
second round the PC members will be asked to comment the list as well as
all reviews. On the basis of this discussion the PC chairs will make the
final decision.

All papers accepted by BenchmarX'10 will be published in a combined volume
of Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series published by Springer in the
form of conference post-proceedings. At the workshop site, informal on-site
proceedings will be handed out as well.