Database Reading Group

The Database Reading Group is a Datalab-sponsored entity that exists to discuss papers related (broadly speaking) to database technology. We meet on a weekly basis, Friday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. The standard meeting place is room 130 in PSU's Fourth Avenue Building. The group welcomes anyone, inside or outside of PSU, with an interest in the subject matter. Designated group members will lead the discussion each week.

DIRECTIONS: From the building's main entrance on Fourth Ave., follow the hallway at the northeast (far left) corner of the large lobby until it ends with a set of glass doors on your right. Enter these doors into a study area. A neon sign announcing the Department of Computer Science will be in front of you. Room 130 is the second glass door on the left from the main office door. It does not require badge access and should be open.

We occasionally need to move to a different location; if we know in advance, it will be listed below.

Reading group announcements are sent to the group mailing list at To (un)subscribe to this list, use the mailman web interface.

Scheduled papers (with Web links where possible) and discussion leaders are listed below. You can also see a list of papers previously discussed.


Friday, 09 October 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Data-centric iteration in dynamic workflows

Elsevier - Future Generation Computer Systems The International Journal of eScience

Author(s): Jonas Diasa, , Gabriel Guerraa, , Fernando Rochinhaa, , Alvaro L.G.A. Coutinhoa, , Patrick Valduriezb, , Marta Mattoso

Discussion Leader: Basem Elazzabi

Friday, 30 October 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Musketeer: all for one, one for all in data processing systems

EuroSys 15

Author(s): Gog, Schwarzkopf, Crook, Grosvenor, Clement, Hand

Discussion Leader: David Maier

Friday, 06 November 2015 @ 10:00 AM

RPE Talk

Author(s): Hisham Benothman

Not available online. Pick up a hardcopy or contact group coordinator.

Discussion Leader: Hisham Benotman

Friday, 13 November 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Serving DBpedia with DOLCE More than Just Adding a Cherry on Top


Author(s): Heiko Paulheim and Aldo Gangemi

Discussion Leader: Scott Britell

Friday, 20 November 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Supervised Meta-blocking


Author(s): George Papadakis, George Papastefanatos, Georgia Koutrika

Discussion Leader: Abdussalam Alawini

Friday, 04 December 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Reducing Implicit Racial Preferences: I. A Comparative Investigation of 17 Interventions

Journal of Experimental Psychology


Discussion Leader: Lois Delcambre