Thursday 19 November 2020
Live video stream

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica invites you to the 'CWI Lectures on Database Research' on Thursday 19 November 2020.
This year’s edition of the annual 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.

Program (all times in Central European Time (CET), UTC +1):
16.00-16.10 Welcome by Stefan Manegold & Peter Boncz (CWI, Netherlands)
16.10-16.40 Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL, Switzerland) - Nothing is for granted: Making wise decisions using real-time intelligence
16.40-17.10 Gerhard Weikum (MMPI, Germany) - Machine Knowledge: How I Stopped Worrying about Databases and Started Loving the Web
17.10-17.20 break
17.20-17.50 Gustavo Alonso (ETH, Switzerland) - Data Processing in the Era of Specialization
17.50-18.20 Patrick Valduriez (Inria & LeanXcale, France) - Distributed Database Systems: the case for NewSQL
18.20-18.30 Martin Kersten (CWI & MonetDB, Netherlands) - The loose ends of my CWI career
18.30-19.00 virtual drinks

Due to restrictions to curb the spread of the corona virus, CWI has taken the decision to hold this event via a live video stream only.
Please register ( and we will share the details about the live video stream (using "Zoom") as soon as possible.

For inquiries and further details about the Lectures, please contact event coordinator Daniëlle Kollerie ( or check our website

Best regards on behalf of CWI,
Martin Kersten, Stefan Manegold and Peter Boncz

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