Phokion Kolaitis Special Event

Phokion KolaitisAn event in honor of Phokion Kolaitis will take place on Sunday 30 June 2019. We will celebrate Phokion for his fundamental contributions of lasting value to the principles of database systems and computational logic, as well as to mathematical logic and computer science at large. The event comprises talks by some of his closest collaborators. Please join this event to honor Phokion!
Sunday, 30 June 2019, from 2:00pm to 6:15pm
Amsterdam Conference Center, Beurs van Berlage Damrak 243,
1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands (same location as
SIGMOD/PODS conference).
The SIGMOD organizers require that participants to the event
be registered for the SIGMOD/PODS conference or for the
conference workshops.
  • 2:00-3:30pm:
    Welcome and introduction
    by Georg Gottlob & Wang-Chiew Tan
    The logical approach to constraint satisfaction
    Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University
    Data exchange and beyond :: What I've learned from logicians
    Renée J. Miller, Northeastern University
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pmCoffee break
  • 4:00pm - 6:15pm (with a short break at about 5pm)
    Containment of conjunctive queries with inequalities
    Foto Afrati, National Technical University of Athens
    Learning database queries and schema mappings
    Balder ten Cate, Google
    Computational social choice through the lens of databases
    Benny Kimelfeld, Technion
    Enumerating repairs
    Reinhard Pichler, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
    Generalized quantifiers, games and dependence logic
    Jouko Väänänen, University of Helsinki
    Phokion Kolaitis: My office mate for five years, collaborator, mentor and friend
    Lefteris Kirousis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens