PersDB 2011

5th International Workshop on
Personalized Access, Profile Management, and Context Awareness in Databases

September 2, 2011 - Seattle, WA

PersDB News

Sep 8: Papers and presentations in PDF format are now available.

Jul 25: Instructions for student grants applications are now available.

Jul 21: The workshop program is now available.

Jul 13: Camera ready submission deadline has been extended to July 25, 2011.

Jun 10: Paper submission deadline has been extended to June 16, 2011.

Jun 1: Raghu Ramakrishnan will give the PersDB 2011 keynote.

May 25: Google offers a number of travel grants for student authors of selected papers.

May 20: Paper submission is now open.

Apr 20: CfP is now available.

Mar 24: Important dates announced.

Mar 17: PersDB website is now online.

PersDB 2011 Program

8:30-10:00        Session 1: Opening and Keynote
Keynote: It's Y!ou - Content Optimization at Yahoo! [abstract] [presentation]
Raghu Ramakrishnan (Yahoo! Research, USA) [bio]
10:00-10:30      Coffee Break (Grand Foyer)
10:30-12:00      Session 2: Personalized, Social, and Context-aware Computing and Applications
Personalization, Socialization, and Recommendations in Location-based Services 2.0 [pdf] [presentation]
Mohamed Mokbel (University of Minnesota, USA),
Jie Bao (University of Minnesota, USA),
Ahmed Eldawy (University of Minnesota, USA),
Justin Levandoski (University of Minnesota, USA),
Mohamed Sarwat (University of Minnesota, USA)
Problem-solving in collaborative social networks (Invited Paper) [pdf] [presentation]
Yi Chen (Arizona State University, USA),
Shu Tao (IBM Research, USA),
Xifeng Yan (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
KANIS: Preserving k-Anonymity Over Distributed Data [pdf] [presentation]
Katerina Doka (National Technical University of Athens, Greece),
Dimitrios Tsoumakos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece),
Nectarios Koziris (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
12:00-13:30      Lunch (Provided)
13:30-15:00      Session 3: Open Discussion
Topic: Social Sites - Challenges and Opportunities [abstract]
Moderator: Georgia Koutrika (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA) [presentation]
Sihem Amer-Yahia (Qatar Computing Research Institute - QCRI, Qatar), [presentation]
Laks Lakshmanan (University of British Columbia, Canada), [presentation]
Amr El Abbadi (University of California Santa Barbara, USA), [presentation]
Raghu Ramakrishnan (Yahoo! Research, USA) [presentation]
15:00-15:30      Coffee Break (Grand Foyer)
15:30-17:30      Session 4: Personalization and Context-aware Models and Systems
The CareDB Context and Preference-Aware Database System (Invited Paper) [pdf] [presentation]
Justin Levandoski (Microsoft Research, USA),
Mohamed Khalefa (Alexandria University, Egypt),
Mohamed Mokbel (University of Minnesota, USA)
Towards a Reference Model for Social User Profiles: Concept & Implementation [pdf] [presentation]
Elisabeth Kapsammer (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria),
Stefan Mitsch (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria),
Birgit Pröll (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria),
Werner Retschitzegger (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria),
Wieland Schwinger (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria),
Manuel Wimmer (Vienna University of Technology, Austria),
Martin Wischenbart (Vienna University of Technology, Austria),
Stefan Lechner (Netural Communication Linz, Austria)
Problems and Opportunities in Context-based Personalization (Invited Paper) [pdf] [presentation]
Letizia Tanca (Politecnico di Milano, Italy),
Cristiana Bolchini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy),
Elisa Quintarelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy),
Fabio A. Schreiber (Politecnico di Milano, Italy),
Giorgio Orsi (University of Oxford, UK)
Efficient Algorithms for Recommending Top-k Items and Packages (Invited Paper) [pdf] [presentation]
Mohammad Khabbaz (University of British Columbia, Canada),
Min Xie (University of British Columbia, Canada),
Laks Lakshmanan (University of British Columbia, Canada)