2 OPEN POSTDOC/PHD POSITIONS ON TEMPORAL QUERY PROCESSING IN DATABASES FREE UNIVERSITY OF BOZEN-BOLZANO (UNIBZ), ITALY The Database Systems Group at UNIBZ has 2 open research positions (1 PostDoc and 1 PhD) in the area of temporal query processing in relational DBMSs. The research is funded by the iStep project and aims at boosting the efficiency and scalability of the Temporal Alignment (TA) framework (http://tpg.inf.unibz.it/), which is the first relational implementation with comprehensive temporal query support for interval-timestamped data. The research topics include: - customized temporal alignment primitives; - advanced cost estimates for temporal data; - equivalence rules between temporal primitives and RA operators. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a good background in databases and a deep interest to work on algorithmic problems in a database context. In addition, good language skills in English, oral and written, are expected. The positions shall be filled asap. The duration is initially 1 year, plus an extension up to 2 years for the PostDoc and 4 years for the PhD. Interested candidates should send an (informal) email including CV to Prof. Johann Gamper (firstname.lastname@example.org). The official application must be uploaded here: - PostDoc position: https://www.unibz.it/en/home/position-calls/positions-for-academic-staff/4972-informatics-prof-gamper-pos-4?group=18 - PhD position: https://www.unibz.it/en/home/position-calls/positions-for-academic-staff/4971-informatik-prof-gamper-pos-3?group=18 The application deadline for both positions is December 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon).