VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. It will cover current issues in data management, database and information systems research. Data management and databases remain among the main technological cornerstones of emerging applications of the twenty-first century.
VLDB 2013 will take place at the picturesque town of Riva del Garda, Italy. It is located close to the city of Trento, on the north shore of Lake Garda, which is the largest lake in Italy, formed by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. In the 17th century, Lake Garda became a popular destination for young central European nobility. The list of its famous guests includes Goethe, Freud, Nietzsche, the Mann brothers, Kafka, and Lawrence. Lake Garda attracts many tourists every year, and offers numerous opportunities for sightseeing in the towns along its shores (e.g., Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Torri del Benaco, Sirmione), outdoors activities (e.g., hiking, wind-surfing, swimming), as well as fun (e.g., Gardaland amusement theme park).
The conference is organized by dbTrento, the Database and Information Management Group of the Information Engineering and Computer Science Department (DISI), at the University of Trento. dbTrento represents the vibrant and growing database community of DISI, which ranks in top in Italy in several scientific and funding attraction metrics. Through the recently established Trento-RISE, the University of Trento is one of the six nodes of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). It is among the most international universities in Europe, participating in many joint degree programs with academic counterparts in Europe, North America, and Asia, and several of its departments rank among the very top in Italy and Europe.