SIGMOD'10 Best-demo Award Competition

A tool for configuring and visualizing database parameters.
Vamsidhar Thummala, Duke Unviersity; Shivnath Babu, Duke University.

Honorable mention 1:
DCUBE: Discrimination discovery in databases.
Salvatore Ruggieri, University of Pisa; Dino Pedreschi, Universita di Pisa; Franco Turini, Universita di Pisa.

Honorable mention 2:
K*SQL: A unifying engine for sequence patterns and XML.
Barzan Mozafari, UCLA; Kai Zeng, UCLA; Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA.


Each demo will be evaluated based on three criteria:
  • System completeness. Full-fledged systems are preferred over half-baked ones.
  • Problem importance. Credits will be given to systems tackling novel and urgent problems.
  • Technical depth. The award-winning system is expected to have overcome certain major technical difficulties.  

The award need not be given if no system is considered to have sufficiently fulfilled the above requirements.

Assessment method
  • Each demo will be scored by at least 3 referees, including 1 global referee and 2 local referees. The difference of the two types of referees is that, a global referee will see (at least) half of all the demos, as opposed to a local one that will see only 4-5 demos of exactly one session.
  • The referees will spend at least 18 minutes on each demo. The authors may take up to 12 minutes to introduce their system, and should spend the remaining (at least) 6 minutes answering referees' questions.
  • Each referee may then use as much time as s/he deems necessary to learn more about any systems of her/his choices.

The following table shows the 18-minute time slot assigned to each demo. Note that, at any time, two demos will be evaluated simultaneously. The winner of the award will be notified via email and announced on this page, both by 12pm June 9.

Demo Session A
(10:30am-12pm, 8 Jun) 

Time Demo 1
Local referees:
Ashraf Aboulnaga, Lei Chen
Demo 2
Local referees:
Stavros Harizopoulos, Ihab Ilyas
10:30-10:47 HadoopDB in Action: Building Real World Applications DCUBE: Discrimination Discovery in Databases
10:48-11:05 Online Aggregation and Continuous Query support in MapReduce S-OLAP: an OLAP system for analyzing sequence data
11:06-11:23 MapDupReducer: Detecting Near Duplicates over Massive Datasets ProgXe: Progressive Result Generation Framework for Multi-Criteria Decision Support Queries
11:24-11:41 Large Graph Processing in the Cloud XTaGe: a flexible XML collection generator
11:42-12   K*SQL: A Unifying Engine for Sequence Patterns and XML

Demo Session B
(1:30pm-3pm, 8 Jun) 

Time Demo 1
Local referees: Chee Yong Chan, Divesh Srivastava
Demo 2
Local referees: Graham Cormode, Feifei Li
1:30-1:47 Symbiote - A Reconfigurable Logic Assisted Data Stream Management System (RLADSMS) Exploratory Keyword Search on Data Graphs
1:48-2:05 Interactive Visual Exploration of Neighbor-Based Patterns in Data Streams Integrating Keyword Search with Multiple Dimension Tree Views over a Summary Corpus Data Cube
2:06-2:23 TwitterMonitor: Trend Detection over the Twitter Stream Query Portals: Dynamically Generating Portals for Web Search Queries
2:24-2:41 Glacier: A Query-to-Hardware Compiler Creating and Exploring Web Form Repositories

Demo Session C
(3:30pm-5pm, 8 Jun)

Time Demo 1
Local referees: Chen Li, Xuemin Lin
Demo 2
Local referees: Suman Nath, Raghav Kaushik
3:30-3:47 Exploring Schema Similarity At Multiple Resolutions PAROS: Pareto Optimal Route Selection
3:48-4:05 An Automated, yet Interactive and Portable DB designer MoveMine: Mining Moving Object Databases
4:06-4:23 Midas: Integrating Public Financial Data PIQL: A Performance Insightful Query Language
4:24-4:41 Worry-Free Database Upgrades: Automated Model-Driven Evolution of Schemas and Complex Mappings DoCQS: A Prototype System for Supporting Data-oriented Content Query
4:42-5 US-SQL: Managing Uncertain Schemata  


Demo Session D
(8:30am-10am, 9 Jun) 

Time Demo 1
Local referees: Chris Jermaine, Haixun Wang
Demo 2
Local referees: Wei Wang, Xifeng Yan
8:30-8:47 QRelX: Generating Meaningful Queries that Provide Cardinality Assurance Pluggable Personal Data Servers
8:48-9:05 A Tool for configuring and visualizing database parameters Mask: A System for Privacy-Preserving Policy-Based Access to Published Content
9:06-9:23 GDR: A System for Guided Data Repair SimDB: A Similarity-aware Database System
9:24-9:41 Crescando
A Demonstration of FlexPref: Extensible Preference Evaluation Inside the DBMS Engine
9:42-10 Performing Sound Flash Device Measurements: The uFLIP Experience  


Award committee

Ashraf Aboulnaga (Waterloo)
Chee Yong Chan (NUS)
Lei Chen (HKUST)
Graham Cormode (AT&T)
Stavros Harizopoulos (HP)
Ihab Ilyas (Waterloo)
Chris Jermaine (Rice)
Chen Li (UC Irvine)
Feifei Li (Florida State Univ)
Lipyeow Lim (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Xuemin Lin (UNSW)
Chris Mayfield (Purdue)
Suman Nath (Microsoft)
Raghav Kaushik (Microsoft)
Andy Pavlo (Brown)
Divesh Srivastava (AT&T)
Yufei Tao (CUHK)
Haixun Wang (Microsoft)
Wei Wang (North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Xifeng Yan (UC Santa Barbara)
Scoring and ranking

Evaluation form (to be used by the referees) can be downloaded here.
  • A demo needs to receive at least two award nominations in order to be considered for the award (i.e., at least two referees give "yes" in column C2 of the evaluation form). If no demo receives two nominations, the award is not given.

  • A demo's final score equals the average of the "overall scores" (i.e., column C6) of all the referees evaluating it.

  • The demo (receiving at least 2 nominations) with the highest final score wins the award.