7th July 2009
Every year BNCOD organises a pre-conference PhD forum to provide help and advice for PhD Students currently engaged in database research. This is meant to be informal, providing an environment where PhD students may share their research experience and receive advice from experienced researchers.
The forum aims to provide an opportunity for researchers at the start of their careers to meet and share their work with their peers and, hopefully, help them to build up research networks for the years to come. Another aim is to provide an opportunity for PhD students in the database and related research areas to liaise with and receive advice from experts in the field who have a wealth of experience in supervising and examining PhD students.
The forum will start with a number of talks, which will focus on various aspects of a student's journey from start to completion, such as managing your supervisor and surviving the viva. The second half will be dedicated to the delivery of accepted papers, which will be presented in front of a panel of experts and other PhD Forum participants. Each presentation will be followed by questions from the audience and comments/feedback from the panel members.
Papers should be submitted by, and, if accepted, presented by PhD students. Submissions should be a maximum of four (4) pages in length including all figures, tables and references, and should be submitted in PDF format according to guidelines used by Springer Verlag for their LNCS series. This format can be found at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0 . Final camera ready copy versions of the papers should be submitted to be included in a PhD Forum proceedings, which will be available at the conference.
|PhD Forum paper submission:||8th May 2009 22nd May 2009|
|Notification of Acceptance:||22nd May 2009 27th May 2009|
|Author Registration:||1st June 2009 15th June 2009|
|Final camera ready copy:||7th June 2009 15th June 2009|
PhD Forum Programme
From 08:30: Registration
09:00–09:05: Introduction and Welcome
Prof Alex Gray, Cardiff University
Managing your Supervisor
Prof Mike Jackson, Birmingham City University
Surviving the Viva
Prof Keith G Jeffery, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Preparing Your Career
11:20–11:40: Coffee Break
Alan P. Sexton and Conglun Yao
Qanat: Compile-Time Type Safe and Loosely Coupled Data Persistence
Query Processing on Multi-Core Architectures
Quality Verification in Data Integration Systems
A Goal driven Approach to Data Warehouse Design
Hmood Al-Dossari, Alun Preece and Jianhua Shao
Improving QoS Assessment Involving Multiple Attributes
Controlled Vocabulary Matching in Distributed System
Amer Ibrahim and José Samos
Management of Ontology Views in an Evolving Environment