VLDB 2002
28th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
August 20-23, 2002
Hong Kong, China


VLDB is the premier international conference on database technology, organized every year by the VLDB Endowment. VLDB 2002 be held in Hong Kong, the "pearl of the orient," and one of the great cities of the world. Hong Kong, a city of sharp contrasts--towering skyscrapers, emerald-green mountains, bustling streets, and sandy beaches--a city where East and West meet, a city with a rich British heritage, but a city with still an overwhelmingly oriental character. A city where people, cultures and cuisine from around the world can be found, and enjoyed. Proceedings from earlier VLDB Conferences are distributed by Morgan Kaufmann. The VLDB Endowment also publishes the VLDB Journal through Springer.


VLDB 2002 Sponsors

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PC Chairs' Report

(PDF presentation slides)

Plenary Sessions
(Keynotes, 10-Year Best Paper Awards)

(PDF presentation slides)

Tutorial Sessions

(PDF presentation slides)

Panel Sessions

(PDF/PowerPoint presentation slides)

Research Sessions

(PDF/PowerPoint presentation slides)

Industrial, Applications and Experience Sessions

(PDF/PowerPoint presentation slides)

Demonstration Posters

(PDF files)

Conference Program

(1.9MB zipped PDF)

Online Proceedings (papers only)

(30 MB zipped folder)

The Entire Website (as of August 14, 2002)

(2.3MB zipped folder;
does not include above downloads)



Conference Organization

Technical Program

Local Organization

Publicity and Publications

Program Committee

Core Database Technology

Infrastructure for Information Systems

Sponsor/Exhibitor Information


Information for Sponsors

Information for Technology Exhibitors

Information for Recruitment Exhibitors

Information for Book Exhibitors

VLDB Co-located Events

1st VLDB Workshop on Efficiency and Effectiveness of XML Tools and Techniques (EEXTT 2002)

3rd VLDB Workshop on Technologies for E-Services (TES'02)

2nd Intl. Workshop on Cooperative Internet Computing (CIC 2002)

1st Intl. Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL 2002)

Other Events

Related Conferences/Workshops

Conference Program Information

Program at a Glance

Conference Program Schedule

Keynote Program

Tutorial Program

Panel Program

Research Papers Program

Industrial, Applications and Experience Papers Program

Demonstrations Program

Doctoral Posters Program

Online Proceedings

Ordering VLDB Proceedings

Information for Delegates

Conference Registration

Conference Hotel Room Reservation

Other Hotels

Preferred Carrier - Cathay Pacific

General Information

Hong Kong Information

Airport Information

Conference Hotel and Venue

Social Program


Things for Kids to Do


Information for Authors

Call for Papers

Call for Doctoral Posters

Paper Submission Site and Guidelines

Camera Ready Submission and Formatting Instructions

Poster Formatting Instructions

Presentation Guidelines and Equipment

Submission and Acceptance Statistics