Second International Workshop on Querying Graph Structured Data

22 March 2013, Genoa, Italy

Call for Papers

Graph-based data models have recently gained much popularity as powerful means for data representation in several database application areas. 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. The largeness and complexity of datasets in these domains make their querying a really challenging task.

The overall goal of the workshop 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. GraphQ seeks at providing the opportunity for inspiration and cross-fertilization for the many research groups working on graph-structured data, with a particular focus on the querying issues.

The 2013 edition of the GraphQ workshop will take place in Genoa, Italy, March 22nd 2013.

Topics of Interest

The main topics covered by the workshop include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Query models and languages for graph-structured data
  • Managing large graphs for searching purposes
  • Graph pattern matching
  • Querying RDF graphs, ontologies, or other knowledge representations
  • Flexible query answering on graph-structured data
  • Personalization in graph search and feedback
  • Graph query processing and performance optimization
  • Keyword search on graph-structured data
  • Information retrieval on graph-structured data
  • Querying distributed and/or heterogeneous graph-structured data
  • Querying graph-structured data streams
  • Query visualization and interactive interfaces for graph-structured data
  • Querying biological databases
  • Graph query processing for Social Networks

Submission Instructions

We encourage authors to submit vision, system, original research, practical experience or position papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum.

Papers submitted should be at most ten (10) pages long. Papers must be submitted in the *ACM double-column format*. Detailed formatting instructions and samples are available here:

All submissions will be handled electronically through the EasyChair system. To register and submit papers, please, follow the link: Each submission will be refereed by at least three PC members.

The proceedings of all EDBT workshops will be published in ACM Digital Library. Depending on the number and quality of submissions, the best papers of the workshop may be selected and proposed to be published in an internationally recognized journal (subject to additional reviewing).

At least one author is expected to register for the workshop and to give a talk about the contribution.

Important Dates

Paper submission: *NEW!* December 16, 2012
Notification of acceptance: January 11, 2013
Camera-ready copy due: January 18, 2013

General Chairs


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