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DBML 2024 : International Workshop on Databases and Machine Learning


When May 13, 2024 - May 13, 2024
Where Utrecht, Netherlands
Submission Deadline Jan 5, 2024
Notification Due Feb 1, 2024
Final Version Due Feb 16, 2024
Categories    db for ml   ml for db   databases   machine learning

Call For Papers

DBML2024 - International Workshop on Databases and Machine Learning in conjunction with ICDE 2024
May 13, 2024 - Utrecht, Netherlands

About the workshop:

After the increased adoption of machine learning (ML) in various applications and disciplines, a synergy between the database (DB) systems and ML communities emerged. Steps involved in ML pipelines, such as data preparation and cleaning, feature engineering, and management of the ML lifecycle can benefit from research conducted by the data management community. For example, the management of the ML lifecycle requires mechanisms for modeling, storing, and querying ML artifacts. Moreover, in many use cases pipelines require a mixture of relational and linear algebra operators, raising the question of whether a seamless integration between the two algebras is possible.

In the opposite direction, ML techniques are explored in core components of database systems, e.g., query optimization, indexing, and monitoring. Traditionally hard problems in databases, such as cardinality estimation, or problems with high human supervision like DB administration, might benefit more from learning algorithms than from rule-based or cost-based approaches.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the intersection of DB and ML research, providing a forum for DB-inspired or ML-inspired approaches addressing challenges encountered in each of the two areas.
In particular, we welcome new research topics combining the strengths of both fields.

Submission Guidelines:

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.
The workshop will accept both regular papers (6 pages) and short papers (4 pages) - work in progress, vision/outrageous ideas.

Workshop website:
Submission Website:

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: Jan 05, 2024
Authors notification: Feb 01, 2024
Camera ready version: Feb 16, 2024
Workshop day: May 13, 2024

List of Topics:

ML for Data Management:
- Learned data discovery, cleaning, and transformation
- ML-enabled data exploration and discovery in data lakes
- Learned database design, configuration, and tuning
- ML for query optimization, indexing, partitioning
- Natural language enablement (e.g., queries, result summarization, chatbot interfaces, etc.)
- Pretrained models for databases and data management, e.g. (Large Language Models).
- Representation learning for data cleaning, preprocessing, and management
- Benchmarking ML-oriented data management (data augmentation, data cleaning, etc) or DBMSs

Data Management for ML:
- Data collection and preparation for ML applications
- Data quality and provenance for ML
- Novel data management systems for accelerating training and inference of ML models
- Data and metadata management for the ML lifecycle
- DB-inspired techniques for modeling, storage, and provenance of ML artifacts

Workshop Chairs:

Ziyu Li (TU Delft)
Gerardo Vitagliano (HPI)
Carsten Binnig (TU Darmstadt)


The workshop will take place in conjunction with ICDE 2024 in Utrecht, Netherlands.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to

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