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Around 200 Researchers from around the world attended the 3rd International Conference on Objects and Databases (ICOODB 2010) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt, ) Around 200 researchers from around the world attended on September 28-30, 2010, the 3rd International Conference on Objects and Databases (ICOODB 2010), at the Campus West of the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

ICOODB 2010 was the third in a series of international conferences aimed at promoting the exchange of information and ideas between members of the objects and databases communities. A key feature of the conference was its goal to bring together developers, users and researchers.

Researchers at the conference and the exhibits area, engaged in lively discussion on the needs for complex data management for new database applications where large amount of data is long-lived and of up most social and economic importance.

Web-based database applications were one of the main topic of the conference.

Since the introduction of the Web in 1983, Web-based database applications have became the norm. Examples of such new database applications include Amazon for electronic commerce, Google for searching the Web, Facebook for social networks, and Twitter for posting mini blogs.

Researchers presented new software technologies and research ideas supporting the design, construction, maintenance and operation of such new Web-based applications.

The conference addressed another twenty-first century driver for new database applications: namely mobile application systems. As smart devices such as iPhones are becoming ubiquitous, they all have complex database requirements - both for local (mobile) databases and those associated with Web servers.

"This highlights the variations in scale that database systems must address - from small databases to support personal data up to large Web-based databases. We require appropriate software technologies to address both these domains and all those in between. This was exactly the main focus of the ICOODB 2010 conference", said Prof. Roberto V. Zicari, General Chair of the conference. The program consisted of 10 peer reviewed research papers, 10 industry presentations, 2 tutorials, 1 workshop, 3 keynotes and 1 keynote panel.

Among the keynote speakers:

Professor Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Vice President, Yahoo! Research, for Europe and Latin America, presented the new software developments of Yahoo! Research for advanced search of the Web.

Professor Stefano Ceri, of Politenico di Milano, illustrated Search Computing, a 4 years project for developing intelligent search for the Web. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), as part of the "IDEAS Advanced Grants", a program of the European Commission dedicated to the support of investigation-driven frontier research.

Ulf Michael (Monty) Widenius, the main author of the open-source MySQL database, presented MariaDB a new community-developed branch of MySQL. MySQL is currently the world's most popular open source database, with 33% market share in overall database usage by developers,

ICOODB 2010 was organized by the team of Database and Information Systems (DBIS) lead by Prof. Roberto V. Zicari at the Institute of Informatics, Goethe University Frankfurt.

About ICOODB 2010

ICOODB 2010 was the third in a series of international conferences aimed at promoting the exchange of information and ideas between members of the objects and databases communities. A key feature of the conference was its goal to bring together developers, users and researchers. At the same time, the conference aimed to meet the needs of the different sub-communities. The conference therefore consisted of three different tracks offered as a tutorial & workshop day, an industry day and a research day.

ICOODB 2010 was organized by the group of Database and Information Systems (DBIS) lead by Prof. Roberto V. Zicari at the Institute of Informatics, Goethe University Frankfurt, with the support of ODBMS.ORG, and sponsorships from Versant, InterSystems, IBM, and sones. Media partners were Springer, Apress, CRC Press Taylor and Francis, Linux Magazine, Objekt Spektrum.