Welcome to GraphQ 2013
With the proliferation of structured, semi-structured, and variously interlinked data in several database application areas, graphs have recently regained much attention by the database research community as a powerful abstract representation for data modeling. Notable examples of application domains where data is naturally represented in graph-based form are biological and chemical databases, Web-scattered data, healthcare, personal information management (PIM) and enterprise information management (EIM) systems, social networks, just to mention a few. One of the demanding needs in these contexts is a satisfactory support to query answering, which is a really challenging task because of the largeness and the complexity of the datasets.
The GraphQ workshop aims at being a meeting point for researchers working on graph-structured data, with a particular focus on query answering. The overall goal is to bring people from different fields together, exchange research ideas and results, and encourage discussion about how to efficiently and effectively support graph queries in different application domains.