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September 15, 2005: Photos from the Conference

Photos from various activities during the VLDB 2005 days are collected at the Documentation page.

September 2, 2005: Photos from the Boat Trip

We have gathered fourteen photos from the boat trip on the fjord last night. Make sure to visit the boat trip page.

September 2, 2005: VLDB 2005 T-shirts for sale

VLDB 2005 T-shirt

The red VLDB crew t-shirts are sold at the secretariate for NOK 100.

September 2, 2005: Change of Room and Starting Time

The 6th VLDB Workshop on Technology for E-services (TES-05) will be in the room Lade. Tomorrow, the Secure Data Management (SDM-05) workshop will start at 08:00.

September 2, 2005: Newsletter, Issue #4

Read today's newsletter in PDF format.

September 1, 2005: Trondheim Day by Day

Let us remind you about the Trondheim Day by Day page. The Trondheim Jazz Festival will for instance last until September 3.

September 1, 2005: 10 Year Best Paper Award

At the first session this morning, David Konopnicki and Oded Shmueli received the VLDB 2005 Ten Year Best Paper Award.

September 1, 2005: Guided Walk to the Organ Concert

The Organ Recital starts at 21:00 in the Nidaros Cathedral which is located within 15 minutes walk from the Royal Garden hotel. In the map on page 5 in the Conference Brochure, the Nidaros Cathedral is marked with blue bullet number 1.

Two VLDB 2005 crew will organize a walk from the Royal Garden hotel to the Nidaros Cathedral. If you would like to join them, please meet at the conference secretariat a few minutes before 20:30 (the walk starts at 20:30).

September 1, 2005: Swap of Rooms Thursday Morning

Sessions 15 and 16 have swapped rooms.  Research Session 16, Architectural Issues, will be in Haraldshallen while 15, New Applications, will be in Tavern.

September 1, 2005: Newsletter, Issue #3

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August 31, 2005: VLDB 2005 Best Paper Award

At tonight's Conference Banquet, Amol Ghoting, Gregory Buehrer, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Daehyun Kim, Anthony Nguyen, Yen-Kuang Chen and Pradeep Dubey were awarded the VLDB 2005 Best Paper Award for their paper Cache-conscious Frequent Pattern Mining on a Modern Processor.

In the photo you see Yen-Kuang Chen, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, and Amol Ghoting; the three of the seven award winners that were present at the Banquet.

August 31, 2005: Unavailable Web Pages

The web server at the Computer Science Department went down some time after 14:00. The web pages were unavailable until about 15:20. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

August 31, 2005: Proceedings now indexed by DBPL

Photo of the printed proceedings

The DBLP bibliography now indexes the VLDB 2005 proceedings. Please visit the DBPL bibliography.

Workshop organizers may contact Michael Ley during the conference to include the workshop proceedings into DBLP.

August 31, 2005: Results from the Orienteering Race

The results from the Orienteering Race last night are available at race results (PDF format).

The course map (PDF).

August 31, 2005: Second Day of the Conference

On the Wednesday page you find some photos from today's activities at the conference venue.

August 31, 2005: VLDB 2005 T-shirts for sale

VLDB 2005 T-shirt

The last 20 white VLDB 2005 t-shirts are sold from the secretariate for NOK 100. Use this rare opportunity to bring home a collector's item that will really impress your friends and colleagues:-)

August 31, 2005: Newsletter, Issue #2

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August 30, 2005: First Day of the Conference

On the Tuesday page you find some photos from today's activities at the conference venue.

August 30, 2005: Newsletter, Issue #1

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August 29, 2005: Conference Reception Photos

Check the photos from the Conference Reception.

August 29, 2005: Second Day of the Workshops

On the Monday page you'll find photos from today's activities at the conference; included some exclusive photos from the VLDB Endowment meeting (se photo to the right).

August 29, 2005: Extra Lunch Tickets

Photo of Monday's lunch

Extra lunch tickets can be bought for NOK 230 in the conference secretariat. Tickets for a day's lunch must be bought no later than the day before.

August 29, 2005: Guided Walk to the Conference Reception

Photo of Christian Mönch

The Conference Reception starts at 19:00 in the Archbishop's Palace which is located within 10-15 minutes walk from the Royal Garden hotel. In the map on page 5 in the Conference Brochure the Archbishop's Palace is marked with blue bullet number 2.

Two VLDB 2005 crew, one of them Christian Mönch in the photo to the right, will guide a walk from the Royal Garden hotel to the Conference Reception. If you would like to join them, please meet outside the conference secretariat a few minutes before 18:30 (the walk will start at 18:30).

August 28, 2005: First Day of the Workshops

Today the VLDB 2005 conference started with five workshops. From the early morning the conference venue was filled with expectant participants and quite a number of organizers dressed in VLDB 2005's red t-shirt (see photo to the right). Some photos from today's activities are shown in the Sunday page.

August 26, 2005: 600 Conference Bags prepared

This afternoon the first VLDB 2005 work was done at the conference venue when 600 conference bags were packed. Check the Friday August 26: Preparations page for some photos from this boring but very necessary activity.

August 26, 2005: Trondheim Day by Day

During the VLDB 2005 conference we have an exiting technical program, there's many social events available and there will be a lot of interesting people to meet. Still, you might have some time to seek out experiences outside the conference. To help you navigate in what Trondheim has to offer, we have compiled an overview of the main events that take place during the extended VLDB 2005 week; starting with Saturday August 27. Find out more at the Trondheim Day by Day page.

August 26, 2005: Social Events

While at VLDB 2005 you can partake in a number of social events, all details on this can be found on the Social Events Page. Most events are included in the conference fee and open for all registered participants. However, some events require registration and some extra cash. The boat trip on the fjord is full. For the orienteering race, the sightseeing excursion, the trip to Ringve Museum, and the conference banquet (for accompanying people), tickets will be sold at the information desk during the conference (subject to availability).

Tickets for an event will be sold until one hour before the event starts. Extra tickets (NOK 800) for the conference banquet must be bought before Wednesday at 14:00.

August 25, 2005: Conference Proceedings

Photo of the printed proceedings

Please note that the registration fee only includes Proceedings on a CD. There will be a limited number of printed proceedings for sale ($200) during the conference.

Papers will be available on the Complete Program Page from 0:00 Monday August 29. Slides will be available on the Complete Program Page at 06:00 the day the paper is presented. This will be preregistered slides; the presenter has the option of changing slides up to the start of the presentation.

August 24, 2005: Closing the Online Registration

The online registration for VLDB 2005 is closing at August 25, 2005: 15.00 local time (UTC/GMT +2). It will still be possible to register on site during the conference.

August 23, 2005: Oracle Hospitality Event Tuesday at 17:30

Oracle will host an Oracle Hospitality Event at Safari, Tuesday at 17:30 - 20:00. Use this occasion to talk to Oracle developers about their cutting edge database technology and exiting development opportunities.

Location: Safari, ground floor garden area at the Radisson SAS Royal Garden hotel.

August 18, 2005: Social Event - Google Reception Thursday at 18:00

Google will host an open reception for all VLDB'2005 participants; read the invitation from Google:

"Google wants to make sure you have a good time at the VLDB Conference! Join us for a Google hosted reception and enjoy some food, drinks, and good conversation; on us!

Who: All VLDB attendees are welcome
Where: Radisson SAS Royal Garden hotel in the Foyer outside Haraldsalen and Olav Tryggvasson classrooms
When: Thursday, September 1st 18:00 - 20:30

Need more information? Contact us at google-events@google.com"

August 17, 2005: Social Event - Boat Trip starts at 17:45

The start time for the boat trip has been advanced from 18.00 to 17.45 on Thursday, September 1.

August 16, 2005: Social Event - Sverresborg Cancelled

Due to lack of interest, the social event to Sverresborg Folk Museum has been cancelled. Those registered for the Sverreborg social event will be contacted, and get their money refunded.

It will still be possible to visit Sverresborg Folk Museum on your own, but the organized social event is cancelled.

August 15, 2005: Online Registration Changes

It is no longer possible to order hotel rooms or edit hotel reservations (through accessing existing registrations), through the online registration for VLDB 2005. Royal Garden (conference hotel) and Rainbow Gildevangen, still have available rooms. Please use the web pages of the hotels to book a hotel room.

Important: When booking hotel rooms on the web pages of the hotels, please state that you are a VLDB 2005 participant in order to get the conference price for the hotel room.

It is still possible to register for the conference (until August 26, 2005) through the registration web page, but it is no longer possible to update existing registrations.

August 9, 2005: Guidelines for presenters

The guidelines for presenters of papers at VLDB 2005 has been published.

August 8, 2005: Practical Information

Before packing and travelling to Norway it might be smart to get some practical information about Norway; AC Power (plugs, voltage, and frequency), Currency, Weather, and much more.

August 8, 2005: Workshop web page updated

The workshop program has been updated to include the start time of the workshops.

July 11, 2005: Conference and workshop program

The conference program has been published at the program web page.

June 28, 2005: VLDB City Map

Added a VLDB City map to the VLDB website. The map shows the locations of the conference hotels, attractions in Trondheim, and shopping centres. The tourist information web page have also been updated to better match the VLDB City map.

June 22, 2005: VLDB 2006 Website

Next year the VLDB conference will take place in Seoul, check the VLDB 2006 website.

June 6, 2005: Updated the accommodation webpage

The accommodation web page has been updated. Check out the hotel prices for single and double rooms.

June 1, 2005: VLDB 10 Year Paper Award for 2005

An award committee consisting of Timos Sellis (chair), Christian S. Jensen, Richard Snodgrass, Gerhard Weikum, and Kyu-Young Whang has given the VLDB 10 Year Paper Award for 2005 to David Konopnicki and Oded Shmueli for their paper "W3QS: A Query System for the World-Wide Web". The award will be presented at VLDB'2005 where the award winners will give a one-hour talk.

The annual VLDB 10 Year Paper Award is an award to be given at the VLDB conference to the co-authors of the paper from the VLDB conference ten years earlier deemed to have turned out to be the "most influential paper in the VLDB Proceedings 10 years ago".


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