New England Database Summit 2013

February 1, 2013

Welcome to the home page for the Sixth Annual New England Database Summit (NEDB Summit), to be held on February 1, 2013. 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 $25 for non-students, and free for students. Anyone is welcome to attend. Lunch, drinks and appetizers will be provided.

The event will feature keynotes from Phil Bernstein (Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research) and Mike Cafarella (Assistant Professor, University of Michigan).


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 1, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, including appetizers and drinks at a poster session from 4-6 PM. The technical program is available.

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 2, 2013
Author notification: January 14, 2013
Registration: January 25, 2013
NEDB Summit: February 1, 2013


This year we will be charging non-students a nominal fee ($25) to defray some of our costs and discourage registrants who are not serious about attending (so that we can better plan for food and drink allocation.) If this cost is prohibitive to you and you are a non-student, please contact us. Click here for our registration site.

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 are now available.

Poster and Paper Submission

We are no longer accepting paper or poster submissions.

List of Accepted Papers

List of Posters

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 Chair:      Samuel Madden (MIT)
Program Committee Chair:      Mirek Riedewald (Northeastern University)
Program Committee:    Alexandra Meliou (UMass Amherst) Evimaria Terzi (Boston University) Olga Papaemmanouil (Brandeis University) Tim Kraska (Brown University)