New England Database Day

February 4, 2008

Update 10/27/08: NEDBDay09 will be held 1/30/2009.

Update 2/10/08: Thanks to all the participants and attendees who made the event such a success. Slides are available.

Welcome to the home page for the first New England Database Day day (NEDBDay08). This will be an all day conference-style where participants from the research community in the New England area can come together to present ideas and discuss their research. Registration for the event is free, and anyone is welcome to attend. Lunch and drinks/appetizers will be provided thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.


Special thanks to our sponsors.

Greater Boston
Chapter of the ACM

Boston / Central NE
Chapter of IEEE
Computer Society


Event details

NEDBDay08 will be held on the MIT campus, in room 32-123 of the Stata Center, located at 32 Vassar St. on the corner of Main St. and Vassar St. in Cambridge. A campus map is available here. The room is on the first floor.

The event will be held on Monday, February 4th, 2008, from 9 am to 4:15 pm, followed by appetizers and drinks at a poster session.

The technical program is available.

Directions to the poster session are here.

We had previously planned to offer dinner, but due to the overwhelming interest in the event, the logistics of planning dinner became too complex. We would be happy to recommend restaurants at any price level to attendees who are interest in eating in Cambridge or Boston after the event.


We cannot provide on-campus parking for all attendees. If you are coming from the North or West, you may find it most convenient to drive to Alewife Station and take the Red Line to Kendall Square (MIT is about 2 blocks from the Kendall Square Station, which is on Main St.) If you are coming from the South, you can park at Braintree or Quincy Station and take the Red Line as well. See this Red Line Map. Parking at these stations is $5.00.

If you are driving to MIT, there are several nearby pay parking lots. See MIT's page listing public parking facilities. The Cambridge Center lots are all a short walk to the Stata Center. Most lots charge $20.00 for one day parking.


Although the event is free, we ask that you register so that we can plan space and estimate food costs. We have set up a registration site for participants.

Technical Program

The program will consist of an invited talk from David DeWitt, from the University of Wisconsin, as well as short (20-30 minute) presentations from you, the participants, along with a poster session!

Paper submission is currently not available. The complete program is available here this link.

Program Committee and Organizers

General Chair     Mike Stonebraker (MIT)
Program Committee Chair     Samuel Madden (MIT)
Program Committee    Stan Zdonik (Brown)
Mitch Cherniack (Brandeis)
Elke Rundensteiner (WPI)