3rd VLDB Workshop on

Data Management in Grids


Co-located with VLDB 2007

Vienna, Austria, 23 September 2007



VLDB'07 (Very Large Data Bases, http://www.vldb.org/) is the 33th Conference in the series: It is one of the top conferences on the management of data bases in the world.

This workshop is the second workshop organized at VLDB on the topic of Data Management in Grids, after the success of the 1st edition in 2005 in Trondheim and the 2nd edition in 2006 in Seoul.

Topics of Interest

Since the mid nineties and the emergence of Grids, many research activities have been initiated in relation to data management in these dynamic, heterogeneous and cross-organizational environments. The database community can offer her unique expertise in the management of very large, widely distributed databases. Conversely, Grids offer a novel and very exciting field of research for database scientists both in terms of application domains and fundamental research.

This workshop is intended to bring together these two communities, and thus to offer a unique workspace for researchers to discuss and exchange ideas about the emerging challenges and opportunities offered by Data Grids.

Relevant topics for the workshop include all aspects related to the management of data in a Grid (non-exhaustive list) :

-         Data Access

-         Data Interoperability

-         Semantic Grids

-         Mediation / Negotiation

-         Security: access control, policy, privacy

-         Authenticity and integrity

-         Data Placement: replication, migration

-         Data Streams

-         Metadata Management

-         Indexing

-         Query processing

-         Caching

-         Data Warehouses

-         Unique identification of data entities

-         Data Definition/Model Management

-         Data De-identification

-         Data scheduler and data-aware scheduling

-         Information sharing

-         Information dissemination

-         Infrastructure independence for data management

-         Federation of data management systems

-         Applications dealing with large databases


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF or PS files via email to : pierson at irit.fr

Research papers should not exceed 10 pages in length.

They should be formatted using the camera-ready templates of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

At least one author is required to register for the workshop and present the work. Registration is done via the VLDB registration site.

The proceedings of the 1st workshop in 2005 were published by LNCS, and a selection of the best papers of the 2nd edition in 2006 is published by Wiley in the Journal 'Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience'.

In 2007, a selection of the best papers will also be published by Wiley in the Journal 'Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience'.

Important Dates :

Submission deadline: 30 May 2007. Authors can contact the Program Chair if they have problems to reach this deadline.

Acceptance notification: 30 June 2007

Final paper due: 22 July 2007

Workshop date: 23 September 2007

Program Chair

Prof. Jean-Marc PIERSON


University Paul Sabatier

Toulouse, France

Local Chair

Prof. Harald KOSCH

University of Passau


Program Committee

Gabriel ANTONIU, INRIA, France,

Peter BREZANY, Vienna University, Austria

Lionel BRUNIE, LIRIS, France

Neil P. CHUE HONG, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh, UK

David COQUIL, University of Passau, Germany


Alvaro A.A. FERNANDES, The University of Manchester, UK

Dan FRASER, Argone National Laboratory, USA

Isao KOJIMA, AIST, Japan

Peter KUNSZT, Swiss National Supercomputer Centre CSCS, Switzerland

Stephen A. LANGELLA, The Ohio State University, USA

Marta MATTOSO, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Gianluca MORO, DEIS - University of Bologna, Italy

Manish PARASHAR, Rutgers University

Erhard RAHM, University of Leipzig, Germany


Heinz STOCKINGER, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland

Jari VEIJALAINEN, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Srikumar VENUGOPAL, University of Melbourne, Australia



The PC has finally accepted 8 papers out of 17 proposals to the workshop.

9h : Opening

9h15 – 10h30 : Session: Keynote. Chair : H. Kosch

Autonomics and Data Management

Norman Paton


11h – 12h30 : Session: Integration and Query. Chair : M. Mattoso

A Metadata Management Framework for Dynamic Information Integration

Jürgen Göres, Stefan Dessloch


OLAP Query Processing in Grids

Nelson Kotowski, Alexandre A. B. Lima, Esther Pacitti, Patrick Valduriez, Marta Mattoso


Dynamic Allocation in a Self-Scaling Cluster Database

Tilmann Rabl, Marc Pfeffer, and Harald Kosch


14h30 – 15h30 : Session: Security and Workflow. Chair : JM. Pierson

Security in Distributed Metadata Catalogues

Nuno Santos and Birger Koblitz


Workflow Parallelization by Data Partition and  Pipelining   (not presented)

Marco Antonio Casanova, Melissa Lemos


16h – 17h30 : Session: Storage and Networking. Chair : H. Kosch

Towards a Noah’s Arch for the Upcoming Data Deluge

Alessandro Bassi, Spyros Denazis, and Pierpaolo Giacomin


 XtreemFS: a case for object-based storage in Grid data management

Felix Hupfeld, Toni Cortes, Bjïrn Kolbeck, Jan Stender, Erich Focht, Matthias Hess, Jesus Malo, Jonathan Marti, Eugenio Cesario


Toward Replication in Grids for Digital Libraries with Freshness and Correctness Guarantees

Fuat Akal, Heiko Schuldt, and Hans-Jörg Schek