This year’s edition of the CWI Lectures revolves around database research and the work of CWI research fellow Martin Kersten. He joined CWI in 1985 and established a world-renowned database research group before retiring in February 2020.
The Lectures are aimed towards a general academic public and the program committee consists of Stefan Manegold and Peter Boncz.
Due to restrictions to curb the spread of the corona virus, this event is held via a live video stream.
The program of the CWI Lectures:
- Peter Boncz and Stefan Manegold (CWI, Netherlands) Welcome and Introduction (video)
- Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL, Switzerland) - Nothing is for granted: Making wise decisions using real-time intelligence (pdf / video)
- Gerhard Weikum (MPI, Germany) - Machine Knowledge: How I Stopped Worrying about Databases and Started Loving the Web (video)
- Gustavo Alonso (ETH, Switzerland) - Data Processing in the Era of Specialization (pdf / video)
- Patrick Valduriez (Inria & LeanXcale, France) - Distributed Database Systems: the case for NewSQL (pdf / video)
- Royal decoration for Martin Kersten, by Hilde van Garderen (deputy mayor of Almere) (video)
- Martin Kersten (CWI & MonetDB, Netherlands) - The loose ends of my CWI career (pdf / video)
- Virtual drinks
More information about the speakers and their presentation can be found here.
For inquiries and further details about the Lectures, please contact event coordinator Daniëlle Kollerie (D.C.Kollerie@cwi.nl) .