2nd IEEE International Workshop on Networking Meets Databases (NetDB'06)

in cooperation with
22nd IEEE Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2006)
April 3, 2006
Atlanta, GA, USA

The Second Workshop on Networking Meets Databases, NetDB'06, will bring together researchers in the networking and database communities. We are witnessing the blurring of the traditional boundaries between these two disciplines, most clearly in the emerging areas of peer-to-peer networks, sensor networks, and distributed information systems. The goal of the workshop is to promote discussion of ideas that will influence and foster continued research that draws heavily from both communities. The workshop will provide a venue for researchers to discuss key challenges and present new ideas that can significantly impact both communities, and perhaps give birth to a new community in the long term.

We encourage submissions across the broad range of topics that lie at the intersection of networking and databases, specifically including peer-to-peer systems, sensor networks, widely-distributed query processing, data dissemination, and networked storage. Topics of interest in this context include, but are not limited to:

   *  Architectures and applications for widely-distributed systems
   *  Data analysis for network traffic estimation and security
   *  Data mining and retrieval in widely-distributed systems
   *  Data models, query models, and query languages for networking
   *  Networked data placement and storage
   *  Distributed data structures for data management
   *  Distributed stream processing and dissemination
   *  Dynamic schema integration in peer-to-peer and sensor networks
   *  Indexing, caching, and replication techniques for wide-area storage
   *  Query planning, execution, and optimization in networked systems
   *  Transaction management for peer-to-peer networks

The selection of NetDB papers will be based primarily on their originality and potential to influence future research. This influence can be exercised in many ways, exemplified by but not limited to the following:

   *  Describing a novel approach to an old problem
   *  Describing a new problem that requires our attention
   *  Articulating a new perspective about networking and databases
   *  Debunking an old perspective about networking or databases

Submissions should be in the form of extended abstracts following the IEEE double-column format and no longer than 6 pages.

The review process is NOT blind; each contributing author should be included on the first page. Only electronic submissions in PostScript or PDF will be accepted. Submissions must be written in English, render without error using standard tools (Ghostview or Acrobat Reader) and print on US Letter paper.

Important Dates:
Submissions due: Nov 14 Nov 18, 2005
Notification of acceptance: Dec 18, Dec 21, 2005
Camera-ready copy due: Jan 13, 2006

Ugur Cetintemel (Brown)
John Jannotti (Brown)

Steering Committee
Hari Balakrishnan (MIT)
Michael Franklin (UC Berkeley)
Ramesh Govindan (USC)
Cyrus Shahabi (USC)

Program Committee:
Amr El Abbadi (UC Santa Barbara)
Karl Aberer (EPFL, Lausanne)
Magdalena Balazinska (MIT)
Alex Buchmann (Darmstadt U. of Technology)
John Byers (Boston U.)
Amol Desphande (UMD, College Park)
Minos Garofalakis (Intel Research)
Frans Kaashoek (MIT)
Peter Keleher (UMD, College Park)
Dejan Kostic (EPFL, Lausanne)
Alex Labrinidis (U. Pittsburgh)
Wang Chien Lee (Pennsylvania State U.)
Philip Levis (Stanford)
Sam Madden (MIT)
Peter Pietzuch (Harvard)
Krithi Ramamritham (IIT, Bombay)
Lakshmish Ramaswamy (U. Georgia)
Sean Rhea (MIT)
Scott Shenker (ICSI and UC Berkeley)
Oliver Spatscheck (AT&T Labs)
Ion Stoica (UC Berkeley)
Ouri Wolfson (U. Illinois, Chicago)
Jim Xu (Georgia Tech)