The Dutch-Belgian DataBase Day (DBDBD) is a yearly one-day workshop, organized in a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD 2023 will be held in Ghent, Belgium.

At DBDBD 2023, junior and senior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results, and meet fellow researchers in the field of data management. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the (recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop welcomes non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English). DBDBD has a tradition of favouring presentations by junior researchers.

The workshop consists of oral and poster presentations. There are no printed proceedings. Abstracts of oral and poster presentations will be published on the DBDBD 2023 website.

We invite submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data mining, artificial intelligence in data management, information retrieval, data semantics, querying, ontologies etc. Based on the submissions, the workshop will be organized in different sessions, each covering a particular topic. See the Submission Guidelines for further details.

This year, DBDBD is organized by the Database, Document and Content Management (DDCM) research group of Ghent university. This workshop is organised with the support of Flanders AI Academy (VAIA) and The Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS).


Workshop location

The event will take place at the Technicum (building T2) of Ghent university in the center of Ghent.

The address is: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent, Belgium .

Travel information


If you come by car, we recommend the parking Interparking Gent Zuid. This parking is easily accessible if you come from the highway and is only a 5 minute walk from the venue.

From train station Dampoort to venue

Walk: 30 minute walk

Public transport: Bus + 5 minute walk.

From train station Gent-Sint-Pieters to venue

Walk: 25 minute walk

Public transport: Tram + 5 minute walk


Please register through this link. The registration deadline is December 15th 2023.

The registration fee is €40 for PhD students and €50 for all other participants. This fee can be payed digitally on the registration platform and covers coffee breaks, lunch, and the networking reception. We do not accept bank transfers. After registration, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration and another e-mail confirming your payment. Further registration details can be found on the registration platform.

For questions related to your registration, contant the organisation committee at: dbdbd2023@ugent.be.


Time slot Activity
9:00-10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00-10:30 Welcome
10:30-12:00 Session 1
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Invited talk
14:15-16:15 Session 2
16:15-17:00 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Poster session
17:30-... Reception

Invited Talk

Querying Inconsistent Databases: Past Research and Future Challenges

Jef Wijsen

Professor, University of Mons

Session 1

Session 2

Poster session (also includes the subjects of the regular presentations)

Submission Guidelines

We solicit single-page abstracts of either published work or research in progress. We plan to make a selection of papers that will be presented as a talk, or poster. We invite submissions on all topics related to data management, including but not limited to:

DBDBD has a tradition of favouring presentations by junior researchers. Proposals for presentations should be made before the deadline. Each submission should contain:

The format is a one-page pdf-document, according to the provided template (download / overleaf), and should be submitted via e-mail to: dbdbd2023@ugent.be.

There are no printed proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be published on the DBDBD 2023 website and will be presented at the workshop.

Important Dates


The organisation committee:


For clarifications, issues, or any other form of information, you can contact the organising committee at: dbdbd2023@ugent.be.