VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The annual conference consists of a mix of research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. Its topical coverage includes current issues in data management, database, and information systems research. Data management and databases remain among the main technological cornerstones of the applications of the twenty-first century. With the emergence of Big Data, data-related technologies are becoming more important than ever before. VLDB 2015 is taking place at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the beautiful Kohala Coast on the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands; it is also referred to as the “Orchid Island” and more famously defined by its size as the Big Island, making it an especially appropriate setting for a conference whose concerns include Big Data.
The VLDB 2015 conference received a large number of submissions to its various tracks. The research track received 710 high-quality submis-sions, with 139 papers accepted for presentation at the conference. In addition to those papers above, we also have 21 roll-over papers from VLDB 2014, resulting in a research program with 160 papers in total. The industrial track received 68 submissions, of which 20 were accepted. The demonstration track received 148 submissions, of which 49 were accepted. We are glad to see that the VLDB community is continuously devel-oping new technologies in the space of data management to make an impact on businesses, the sciences, and society as a whole. We see a variety of topics ranging from traditional index-ing, query processing and optimization, search, graph data management, to crowd-sourcing and big data management. VLDB 2015 also features 6 tutorials, 4 keynote speeches, and 2 panels, a variety of exciting workshops, as well as the presentation of the 2015 Turing Award Lecture. The result for VLDB 2015 is an exciting technical program with many interesting presentations, including poster sessions featuring all of the research papers presented at the conference as well as papers from the VLDB Journal.
VLDB 2015 General Chair
Chen Li and Volker Markl
VLDB 2015 Program Committee Chairs