2nd International Workshop on Data Platform Design, Management, and Optimization
Co-located with EDBT/ICDT 2023
Special Issue invitation to Information System Frontiers (IF 5.261) for best papers

What DataPlat is about

Information systems have evolved into complex data platforms supporting end-to-end data-intensive needs, such as storage, computation, and analysis of data with heterogeneous structures. However, a smart and comprehensive support for data scientists and architects to govern the data through the whole life-cycle is still necessary.

Supporting data management and governance requires the collection of metadata capturing the distinguishing features of the data; this enables advanced functionalities spanning from data research and profiling to provenance control, orchestration of data pipelines, incremental data integration, efficient querying, automated analytics, and homogeneous data access. The challenges begin with metadata management in terms of the modeling effort, storage, complexity of retrieval activities, and effective exploitation. While coping with big-data issues, the enabled functionalities must: (i) handle the heterogeneity of storage and computation engines (including DBMSs supporting multiple data models and cloud storage systems with limited control and predictability), (ii) meet suitability requirements for less-skilled users, and (iii) limit the costs of pay-as-you-go resources.

This workshop calls for innovative solutions --- from researchers and practitioners --- that address the aforementioned challenges. We welcome papers that contribute to the advancement of data platforms in engineering, optimizing, and simplifying the different aspects of data and metadata management and fruition.


The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to the following topics.

  • Metadata modeling for data platforms
  • Techniques for metadata discovery and management
  • Advanced search, exploration, and profiling of data and metadata
  • Semantic enrichment of metadata
  • Data governance
  • Data wrangling
  • Provenance and data versioning control
  • Orchestration and optimization of data transformation pipelines
  • Data integration and querying in multimodel databases, multistores, polystores
  • Query processing, optimization, and performance
  • Entity resolution and data fusion
  • Big data management and querying
  • Artificial Intelligence solutions for data platforms
  • AutoML techniques
  • Cloud computing and architectures
  • Advanced architectures for data lakes and data platforms
  • Analysis, design, implementation, and testing of data platforms
  • Case studies and project experiences


[NEW 01.08.23] Submission deadline has been extended to January 22, 2023.

[NEW 22.11.22] Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a Special Issue with Springer's Information Systems Frontiers journal (IF: 5.261).

Submissions should present original results and substantial new work not currently under review or published elsewhere. DataPlat 2023 will follow a single-blind review process to evaluate submissions on the basis of originality, relevance, quality, and technical contribution. The following submissions are accepted:

  • Regular and short research papers (up to 10 and 5 pages, respectively)
  • Vision papers (up to 5 pages)
  • Application papers (up to 5 pages)

Papers must be submitted via Microsoft CMT in PDF.

DataPlat 2023 Submission Site on Microsoft CMT

Accepted papers will be published online at CEUR. Papers should be in 2-column style (including all material) and must be formatted with the same rules as all EDBT Workshop papers using the CEUR-ART style (templates for LaTeX and DOCX are available here and on Overleaf). Please make sure to enable the two column style in the template. All accepted workshop papers will be published in the CEUR-WS series, in a joint volume will all EDBT 2023 workshops.

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop, and at least one author is required to register.

Important dates

Paper submission: January 8, 2023January 22, 2023

Authors notification: February 5, 2023February 10, 2023

Camera ready: February 19, 2023

Workshop date: March 28, 2023


Program Chairs & Organizers

Matteo Francia

DISI - University of Bologna

Enrico Gallinucci

DISI - University of Bologna

Patrick Marcel

LIFAT - Université de Tours

Veronika Peralta

LIFAT - Université de Tours

Program Committee

  • Duncan Ruiz - Escola Politécnica - PUCRS, Brazil
  • Esther Pacitti - University of Montpellier 2, France
  • Fatma Abdelhédi - TRIMANE, France
  • Franck Ravat - Université Paul Sabatier, France
  • Jérome Darmont - University of Lion, France
  • Riccardo Torlone - Università Roma Tre, Italy
  • Sana Sellami - Aix Marseille University, France
  • Sandra Sampaio - University of Manchester, UK
  • Sandro Bimonte - INRAE Clermont Ferrand, France
  • Sergi Nadal - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Sergio Lifschitz - PUC-Rio, Brazil
  • Shaleen Deep - Microsoft
  • Theodoros Toliopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Keynote speaker


Workshop program