Performance of Business Database Applications (PBDA’13)

Kraków, Poland, September 8-11, 2013


Modern business applications process large amounts of persistent data. Thus, a key aspect influencing the speed of such applications is the query processing time. This time can be optimized in a variety of ways, ranging from classic - such as automatic query rewriting or the usage of a variety of indexing techniques, through the variety of cashing techniques, automated database tuning, etc. On the other hand, application maintenance costs are closely related to the quality of the application architecture. Together, both those aspects lead to the search for optimization techniques that integrate with different intermediate layers and the use of alternative data persistence solutions. The development of graphics processing units and their unique computing power-price ratio also suggests searching for the acceleration of data processing based on GPUs. In addition to universal optimization techniques it is also worth looking into the use of domain knowledge in optimization mechanisms. The proposed workshop is planned to review the research on this broader query optimization process.


Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Extending the capabilities of object relational mappings
  • Usage of the GPUs in query processing
  • Indexing techniques
  • Usage of metadata and domain knowledge in optimization processes
  • Usage of fuzzy sets and rough sets in databases
  • Cashing techniques
  • Data snapshots
  • Non-relational DBMS
  • Column-oriented DBMS
  • Hybrid DBMS
  • Storage and analysis of time series
  • Automated database tuning
  • ETL optimization
  • Business Intelligence optimization

Paper Submission, Publication and Indexation

  • Authors should submit full papers in English (as Postscript, PDF, MSWord, or ODF file).
  • The total length of a paper must not exceed 8 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the conference.
  • Submitted papers must be unpublished and not under review in any other conference or journal (submissions that violate this requirement will be regarded as self-plagiarism).
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database and submitted for indexation.
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference may be published as Special Issue(s) of journal(s)to be announced later.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: May 21, 2013
  • Author notification: June 21, 2013
  • Registration opening (regular registration fee): July 5, 2013
  • Final paper submission system opening: July 5, 2013
  • Submission of the final version of the paper deadline: July 12, 2013
  • Deadline for fee payment to assure paper publication: August 12, 2013
  • Higher registration fee comes to effect: August 25, 2013
  • Conference date: September 8-11, 2013

FedCSIS is organized by :

Under auspices of :

Prof. Barbara Kudrycka

Minister of Science
and Higher Education

Dr Michał Boni

Minister of Administration
and Digitization

Prof. Michał Kleiber

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. Tadeusz Słomka

Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology

Marek Sowa

Marshal of Małopolska

Prof. Andrzej Gospodarowicz

Rector of Wroclaw
University of Economics

Prof. Jacek Majchrowski

Mayor of Kraków