The Dutch-Belgian Database Day 2012 (DBDB 2012) was held in Brussels, Belgium on November 21st, 2012. Some pictures of the atmosphere and the surroundings are available, courtsey of Paul de Bra.

The Dutch Belgian Database Day  is a yearly one-day workshop organized by a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD invites submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data integration, data mining, data security, data search, ontologies, etc.

At the DBDBD, junior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results, and meet senior researchers in the field of databases. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the
(recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop is also open to non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English). The workshop consists of oral presentations. There are no printed proceedings. Abstracts of talks will be published on the workshop’s website.

In 2012, the DBDBD was organized by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in collaboration with the Royal Flemisch Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, and under auspices of SIKS, the Dutch research school for information and knowledge systems. It was held at the Bouwdewijn Room of the Palace of the Academies in Brussels (Belgium), on Wednesday November 21st, 2012.


  • 09:30 Arrival with coffee
  • 09:55 Welcome & Opening
  • 11:05 Coffee Break
  • 13:00 Lunch (Provided)
  • 15:20 Coffee Break
  • 16:55 Closing
  • 17:00 Drinks & goodbyes