Seminar on Recent Developments in Databases and Information Systems

To attend this seminar, students need to register according to the registration procedure explained below. After the end of the registration process, participants are selected and informed. Each selected student will get assigned one research paper that needs to be presented in a talk at the end of the semester. Finally, also a short report about the presented paper needs to be submitted, the latest two weeks after the presentation.


  • Participants should have successfully attended the core lecture Datenbanksysteme (database systems) or equivalent.
  • Having attended the beginner’s course Informationssysteme (information systems), or equivalent, is assumed anyway.


  • 2023-06-27 Seminar days announced.
  • 2023-04-03 Added dates.
  • 2023-03-21 List of papers and instructions to apply added
  • 2023-03-01 Page created

Dates and Deadlines:

  • 2 weeks after presentations Final report
  • 31.07.2023 and 02.08.2023 Presentation days
  • 2 days before presentation Final version of the slides
  • 23.6.2023 No-left-todo version of the slides
  • 19.5.2023 Latest date for first meeting with supervisor
  • 19.4.2023 10:00h, room 36/336. Kickoff meeting
  • 2023-04-09 Registration deadline to the Seminar

Information on Registration Process:

  • This seminar is offered in the summer semester of 2023.
  • The number of participants is limited.
  • Registration is not done on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In order to register, download this JSON template registration file, rename it to yourmatriculationnumber.json, edit it to reflect your information, and send it as an attachment via email to Prof. Michel ( Make sure the file is valid JSON and ASCII or UTF-8 encoded, the latter without byte order mark. Use the paper ids from the following table to specify your preference for at least four papers. Please use your official university email account or or or @rptu…. to register and to send the email.
  • Registration due 2023-04-09
  • Soon after the end of the registration, we will let you know whether or not you got a slot in the seminar.


You have to be in the University’s VPN (full tunnel) for accessing some of the papers.

# Paper Title Weblink
1 Integrating Data Lake Tables
2 Indexing for Near-Sorted Data
3 Salvaging failing and straggling queries
4 SpaceSaving±: An Optimal Algorithm for Frequency Estimation and Frequent Items in the Bounded-Deletion Model
5 FILM: A Fully Learned Index for Larger-Than-Memory Databases
6 SNARF: A Learning-Enhanced Range Filter
7 A Scalable and Generic Approach to Range Joins.
8 A Learned Query Rewrite System using Monte Carlo Tree Search