Advances in Database Research 5

German (English on request)
WS 2023/2024



Questions and discussions

For questions and discussions (also among students) regarding course specific topics please use the Slack channel #advances-in-database-research (Workspace

Slack registration: Students register with their university email here:

Procedure and Evaluation

The seminar consists of presentations given bei the students and discussions on the presentations.

Presentations: The students choose a current research paper (from a given list), which they prepare and present during the seminar. The presentation should be very detailed and didactically well prepared. Students should not just recite the explanations in the research paper, but acquire the necessary background knowledge and build their own understanding. Students should be able to respond to detailed questions and create and solve examples on their own.

Discussion: students listen to presentations by fellow students and young researchers and engage with the content in discussions.

The quality of the presentation, the participation in the discussions, and the quality of the contributions to the discussion will be evaluated.

Research Papers

The papers are grouped by topic.

Semantic and Syntactic Token Matching

Data Processing Using Fast Networks

Multi-Core and Main-Memory Database Systems

Graph Edit Distance Bounds

Process Mining

Discovering JSON Schemas


Location: Seminar room T06

Date Time Presenter Titel
2023-10-12 14:00-15:00 Nikolaus Augsten Kickoff meeting (compulsory)
2023-12-07 14:00-16:00 Samy Dafir Efficient String Similarity Joins with the Jaro-Winkler Similarity Metric
2023-12-14 14:00-16:00 Manuel Widmoser Design Guidelines for Correct, Efficient, and Scalable Synchronization using One-Sided RDMA (SIGMOD 2023)
2023-12-21 14:00-15:00 Bianca Löhnert Answering Two-Way Regular Path Queries over Knowledge Bases
2023-12-21 15:15-16:15 Michael Peter Brunauer Comparing stars: on approximating graph edit distance (VLDB 2009)
2024-01-18 14:00-15:00 Begüm Tosun Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Compiled and Vectorized Queries But Were Afraid to Ask (VLDB 2018)
2024-01-18 15:15-16:15 Thomas Hütter How to extract ‘high quality’ JSON schemas?
2024-01-25 14:00-16:00 Daniel Schmitt InfiniFilter: Expanding Filters to Infinity and Beyond (SIGMOD 2023)