Keynote for TPC benchmarking conference announced

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Got email news of the Transaction Processing Performance Council’s upcoming Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPC TC), August 24 in Lyon, France. This year’s conference will feature a keynote by Michael Stonebraker. From the release

“The TPC has been integral in shaping the landscape of modern transaction processing and database benchmarks over the past twenty years,” said Stonebraker. “The organization remains committed to developing robust benchmarks to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry, and the TPC TC is a powerful forum in which industry experts can help guide the direction of future benchmark development.”

…Researchers, industry experts and analysts are encouraged to submit innovative ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation, measurement, and characterization within, but not limited to, the following areas: appliance, business intelligence, cloud computing, complex event processing, database performance optimizations, green computing, data compression, disaster tolerance and recovery, energy and space efficiency, hardware innovations, high speed data generation, hybrid workloads or operational data warehousing, unstructured data management, software management and maintenance, virtualization and very large memory systems.

Important dates?

  • Abstracts due: June 5, 2009
  • Papers due: June 12, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: July 3, 2009
  • Workshop session: August 24, 2009

Additional information, including submission guidelines, is available at