The III Alberto Mendelzon International Workshop on Foundations of Data Management was held in Arequipa, Peru, between May 12-15, 2009.
This is an initiative of the Latin American community of researchers in data management, to which our friend, colleague and mentor Alberto so greatly contributed. In this way we expect to create a periodical Latin America-based venue for high level research in the fundamental aspects of the area. This is a way to honor the memory of Alberto, and to increment and solidify the research in the region. This event, as the previous ones, encourages the participation of Latin American graduate students and develops some activities specially designed for them.
The technical program for the main workshop as well as for the co-located graduate student workshop can be found here.
As part of the workshop, the following tutorials will be given:
- Claudio Gutierrez (Universidad de Chile): RDF Databases
- Leonid Libkin (University of Edinburgh): Schema mappings and data exchange for XML
- Laks Lakshmanan (U. British Columbia): Social Networks: Is there more in them for us Database Types than just Poking?
- Peter Wood (University of London, Birkbeck): Query languages for graph databases
Graduate Student Workshop
Graduate students will have an opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their ongoing research in a constructive and academic atmosphere. More information here.
The two previous workshops were held at:
- Laguna San Rafael, Chile, November 2006 (http://grupoweb.upf.es/bd-web/)
- Punta del Este, Uruguay, November 2007 (http://www.fing.edu.uy/inco/grupos/csi/AMW07/index.php).