Janis Bergs, Chairman of the IT Cluster Board, FMS Group, and Maris Ozolins, Tieto,  will share their views on the cooperation between the industry and academia during the panel discussion “Academic and Industrial Interactions: Models and Experiences “ on September 10, 2009, within the frame of the 13th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, taking place in Riga this week. The Conference is organized by Riga Technical University in cooperation with Latvian IT Cluster.

The main objective of the ADBIS series of conferences is to provide a forum for the dissemination of research accomplishments and to promote interaction and collaboration between the database and information systems research communities from Central and East European countries and the rest of the world. The ADBIS conferences provide an international platform for the presentation of research on database theory, development of advanced DBMS technologies, and their advanced applications. The Conference continues the ADBIS conferences held in St. Petersburg (1997), Poznan (1998), Maribor (1999), Prague (2000), Vilnius (2001), Bratislava (2002), Dresden (2003), Budapest (2004), Tallinn (2005), Thessaloniki (2006), Varna (2007), and Pori (2008).

The conference will consist of regular sessions with technical contributions reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as of invited talks and tutorials presented by leading scientists and practitioners. Doctoral consortium will be held in line with the main conference. Workshops will be held a day before the conference.

Morning events are open for industrial representatives and students:

Keynote 1, September 8, Kaļķu Street 1, Great Hall, 9:00-10:30 Matthias Brantner, Switzerland, "Sausalito: An Application Server for RESTful Services in the Cloud"

Keynote 2: September 9, Kaļķu Street 1, Great Hall, 9:00-10:30 Prof. Dr. Elzbieta Malinowski G., University of Costa Rica, "Multidimensional Model: From Conceptual to Implementation Perspectives"

Panel discussion: September 10, Kaļķu Street 1, Great Hall, 9:00-10:30 "Academic and Industrial Interactions: Models and Experiences" Chair - Gottfried Vossen, Germany

Panelists: Theo Haerder, Germany;  Hele-mai Haav, Estonia; Tadeusz Morzy, Poland; Janis Eiduks, Jānis Bergs, Māris Ozoliņš, Latvia

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