The Fifth International Workshop on Testing Database Systems will be held on 21 May 2012, co-located with the ACM SIGMOD Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The aim of the Workshop is to bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the complexities of testing DBMS systems and applications:
There is significant interest in testing database systems and applications within both the database and the software engineering communities. The goal of DBTest 2012 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss key problems and ideas related to testing database systems and applications. We expect that this collaboration will facilitate the creation of research agendas and new techniques to address testing problems for database systems and database applications. The long-term objective of such work is to reduce the cost and time required to test and tune database products so that users and vendors can spend more time and energy on actual innovations.
The workshop program was finalized over the weekend by workshop co-chairs Eric Lo of Hong Kong Polytechnic and Florian Waas of EMC/Greenplum and the keynote talk by Oege de Moor, along with the 12 accepted papers, chosen from the 26 submissions, are all interesting and should make for a great workshop.