New England Database Summit 2012

February 3, 2012

Welcome to the home page for the Fifth Annual New England Database Summit (NEDB Summit), to be held on February 3, 2012. This will be an all day conference-style event where participants from the research community and industry in the New England area can come together to present ideas and discuss their research and experiences. Registration for the event is free, and anyone is welcome to attend. Lunch, drinks and appetizers will be provided thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

The event will feature keynotes from Johannes Gehrke (Professor, Cornell University) and Mark Callaghan (Head of the MySQL Team, Facebook).


Special thanks to this year's sponsors:


Event details

The New England Database Summit 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 February 3, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, including appetizers and drinks at a poster session from 4-6 PM. Directions to the poster session are here.

We would be happy to recommend restaurants at any price level to attendees who are interested in eating in Cambridge or Boston after the event.

Important Dates

Paper or poster submission: January 4, 2012
Author notification: January 13, 2012
Registration: January 27, 2012
NEDB Summit: February 3, 2012


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 two keynote talks, a number of short (20-30 minute) presentations from you, the participants, and a poster session! Details about the program will be available after January 13.

Poster and Paper Submission

If you wish to submit a poster or short talk proposal, please use this link.
  • For posters, we require a 1 paragraph abstract.
  • For short talks, we require a 2 page maximum PDF talk abstract (any format, 10 pt font or larger.)
Submissions must be made by January 4, 2012. All reasonable posters will be accepted. Talk invitations will be made by January 13, 2012. We expect to select 5-7 short talk papers for presentation. Selection decisions will be made by the program committee (see below).

Parking and Transportation

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 $7.00.

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.

Program Committee and Organizers

General Chairs:      Samuel Madden (MIT)
Program Committee Chair:      Ugur Cetintemel (Brown University)
Program Committee:    Mitch Cherniack (Brandeis University)

George Kollios (Boston University)

Gerome Miklau (UMass Amherst)

Stan Zdonik (Brown University)