Spring '08 North East DB/IR Day

Columbia University
Davis Auditorium
New York City
Friday, April 18, 2008

The North East DB/IR Day brings together database and information retrieval researchers and students from both academic and research institutions in the Northeastern United States. The DB/IR Day is a semi-annual workshop that features an exciting technical program as well as informal discussion. The DB/IR Day provides a regular forum for presenting diverse viewpoints on database systems and information retrieval, addressing current topics as well as promoting information exchange among researchers.

The Spring 2008 DB/IR Day was hosted by Columbia University on Friday, April 18, 2008. The program consisted of three technical keynote lectures from distinguished researchers in databases and information retrieval. In addition, there was a student poster session to promote awareness of current DB/IR research at universities in the Northeastern United States, and stimulate collaboration between academia and industry.


10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Registration, Coffee, and Opening Remarks
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Keynote Speech I: Mor Naaman (Yahoo! Advanced Development Research, Berkeley) [video]
12:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.Lunch (provided by Columbia) and Student Poster Session
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.Keynote Speech II: Susan Davidson (University of Pennsylvania) [video]
3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.Keynote Speech III: Jeff Naughton (University of Wisconsin, Madison) [video]
5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Student Poster Awards and Closing Remarks

Organizing Committee