August 29, 2011 marks the date for the 3rd TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, co-located with the 37th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) which will be held in Seattle, Washington from August 29th through September 3 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle.
TPCTC 2011 is organized again this year by Miekel Poess of Oracle and Raghunath Nambiar of Cisco. The workshop’s goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners who together can help set the agenda for the study of database system performance analysis that will drive the research and development of commercial and open source database systems over the next few years. Topics to be addressed at the workshop include cloud computing, business intelligence, complex event processing, database query optimization, hardware innovations, and enhancements to existing TPC standard benchmarks.
The workshop’s proceedings will be published in a future edition of Springer-Verlag’s LNCS series. Keynote speakers featured at the workshop include HP’s Umesh Dayal and IBM’s Karl Huppler, the current chairman of the TPC.
While the notification date for authors has passed, at the time of writing the workshop agenda has yet to be published. However, this year’s workshop will undoubtedly include a thought-provoking list of presentations that will help set the database performance analysis agenda over the next few years.