.: News

- Jun 13, 2011: The DaMoN 2011 proceedings is online. You can also check out individual papers in the program page.

- Jun 8, 2011: The DaMoN 2011 program is online together with information about the keynote and panel.

- Apr 22, 2011: List of accepted papers is announced.

- Mar 25, 2011: As per author request, the final submission deadline is extended to Apr 4 Monday 6:00AM PST. Note that you still have to submit a version of your paper by Mar 30 Wednesday 5:00PM PST the original deadline. Between Mar 30 and Apr 4, you can update your submission in the CMT site.

- Mar 23, 2011: The submission site is open at:

- Feb 28, 2011: The keynote speaker will be Dr. Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan from HP Labs.
- Sept 21, 2010: The web site is up.

.: Objective

The aim of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers who are interested in optimizing database performance on modern computing infrastructure by designing new data management techniques and tools.

.: Topics of Interest

The continued evolution of computing hardware and infrastructure imposes new challenges and bottlenecks to program performance. As a result, traditional database architectures that focus solely on I/O optimization increasingly fail to utilize hardware resources efficiently. CPUs with superscalar out-of-order execution, simultaneous multi-threading, multi-level memory hierarchies, and future storage hardware (such as MEMS) impose a great challenge to optimizing database performance. Consequently, exploiting the characteristics of modern hardware has become an important topic of database systems research.

The goal is to make database systems adapt automatically to the sophisticated hardware characteristics, thus maximizing performance transparently to applications. To achieve this goal, the data management community needs interdisciplinary collaboration with computer architecture, compiler and operating systems researchers. This involves rethinking traditional data structures, query processing algorithms, and database software architectures to adapt to the advances in the underlying hardware infrastructure.

We seek submissions bridging the area of database systems to computer architecture, compilers, and operating systems. In particular, submissions covering topics from the following non-exclusive list are encouraged:

  • cost models and query optimization for novel hierarchical memory systems
  • hardware systems for query processing
  • data management using co-processors
  • query processing using computing power in storage systems
  • database architectures for low-power computing and embedded devices
  • database architectures on multi-threaded and chip multiprocessors
  • database performance analysis, algorithms, and data structures on modern hardware
  • databases and transactional memory systems
  • performance analysis of database workloads on modern hardware
  • compiler and operating systems advances to improve database performance
  • new benchmarks for microarchitectural evaluation of database workloads

.: Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Stavros Harizopoulos, HP Labs (stavros@hp.com)
  • Qiong Luo, HKUST (luo@cse.ust.hk)

.: Program Committee

  • Peter Boncz (CWI Amsterdam)
  • Shimin Chen (Intel)
  • Goetz Graefe (HP Labs)
  • Ryan Johnson (University of Toronto)
  • Christian Lang (Acelot Inc.)
  • Kenneth Ross (Columbia University)
  • Jens Teubner (ETH Zurich)
  • Dimitris Tsirogiannis (Microsoft)