Important Dates

Workshop: August 5-6, 2014

Submission Date: May 30

Notification Date: June 20

Camera-ready: August 30



Meeting Info

WBDB’14 – Venue Information

The Fifth Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking (WBDB’14) will take place at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam. Situated directly next to the Lake Griebnitzsee metropolitan train (S-Bahn) station, the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam-Griebnitzsee is also situated in close proximity to Berlin and Potsdam’s city center. You can reach the HPI via plane, train, and car.


Profile of Hasso Plattner Institute

The Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering in Potsdam is Germany’s university excellence center for IT Systems Engineering. It is the only university institution in Germany offering the Bachelor and Master program in “IT Systems Engineering” – a practical and engineering-oriented study program in computer science, in which 450 students are presently enrolled. 

Photo: Kay Herschelmann

The HPI School of Design Thinking is Europe’s first innovation school and modeled on the Stanford It offers 240 places yearly for a supplementary study. There is a total of ten HPI professors and over 50 guest professors, lecturers, and contracted teachers at the institute. HPI carries out research noted for its high standard of excellence in its nine topic areas, as well as at the HPI Research School for PhD candidates, which has further branches in Cape Town, Haifa and Nanjing. HPI teaching and research focuses on the foundations and applications of large-scale complex and networked IT systems. The development and exploration of user-driven innovations for all areas of life is an additional field of importance. HPI always earns the highest positions in the CHE university ranking. Since September 2012, HPI has been offering its own interactive Internet learning platform – Its free, open online courses are available to everyone.

Photo: Kay Herschelmann


The City of Potsdam

Potsdam’s palaces and historical parks have been a part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1990. The most well-known sights in the city are probably the Sanssouci Palace and the Cecilienhof Palace. The historical Russian colony, Alexandrovka, the Dutch Quarter, with its red brick houses, and the former quarter of Bohemian weavers bestow a flair to the city formed by the traditions of Europe. Also widely known are the film studios in Babelsberg and the many scientific institutions in Potsdam.


Source: Foundation for Prussian Palaces and Gardens Berlin-Brandenburg Photo: Hans Bach

Hotels Nearby

Hotel am Griebnitzsee

The hotel is beautifully situated at Lake Griebnitzsee in walking distance to the Hasso Plattner Institute. The hotel also benefits from being close to the station ‘Griebnitzsee’ of Berlin’s metropolitan train.

87 well-lit, large rooms and suites, many with a splendid view of Lake Griebnitzsee, offer a four-star comfort. A limited room contingent is available (keyword „Big Data”) for the period of August 4 until August 6, 2014 (special daily rate of € 89,00 per room including breakfast).

Mercure Hotel Potsdam City

This hotel is located in the harbor of the Havel in Potsdam's city center and close to many world-famous sights. The four-star hotel is situated directly in the historical city center opposite the historical Potsdam City Palace. In walking distance you can find the station ‘Potsdam Hauptbahnhof’ of Berlin’s metropolitan train.

A limited room contingent is available (keyword „Big Data”) for the period of August 4 until August 6, 2014 (special daily rate of € 77,00 per room including breakfast).

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Quelle: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg. Fotograf: Hans Bach

Source: Foundation for Prussian Palaces and Gardens Berlin-Brandenburg Photographer: Hans Bach