About BOSS

The workshop BOSS'20 will be held in conjunction with the

46th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
Held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, August 31 - September 4, 2020

UPDATE: Important Message on Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and BOSS 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the VLDB Conference 2020 will not be taking place in Tokyo. Following VLDB, BOSS 2020 will take place virtually on September 4.

Workshop Date
  September 4th, 2020

Following the great success of the previous BOSS workshops collocated with VLDB since 2015, the sixth Workshop on Big Data Open Source Systems (BOSS'20) will again give a deep-dive introduction into several active, publicly available and open-source systems.

  • The systems will be presented in tutorials by experts in the presented systems.
  • The tutorials will give details on installation and non-trivial usage and examples of the presented system.

There is an open call for tutorials.

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chairs:

  • Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, TU Berlin, eleni.tziritazacharatou@tu-berlin.de
  • Pedro Silva, HPI, pedro.silva@hpi.de

Advisory Committee:
  • Tilmann Rabl, HPI
  • Michael Carey, UC Irvine
  • Volker Markl, TU Berlin

Call for tutorials
  • Important Dates:

    Proposals for tutorials are accepted until June 5, 2020 (Extended!)

    Accepted presenters will be notified by July 3, 2020

    In order to propose a tutorial, please email
    • a short abstract with a brief description of the system,
    • an outline of the planned tutorial,
    • the technology used for the hands on tutorial,
    • a list of presenters involved,
    • and a link to the website of your system

    to vldb.boss.workshop@gmail.com

    Note that the standard tutorial duration is 1.5 to 2 hours.
Selection Process for Tutorials
The proposals will be evaluated by the chairs and the advisory committee for the system readiness, relevance, timeliness, and perceived interests from the conference participants.

Previous Editions

BOSS'15 on September 4, 2015, in conjunction with VLDB 2015

BOSS'16 on September 9, 2016, in conjunction with VLDB 2016

BOSS'17 on September 1, 2017, in conjunction with VLDB 2017

BOSS'18 on August 27, 2018, in conjunction with VLDB 2018

BOSS'19 on August 26, 2019, in conjunction with VLDB 2019