7th LDBC Technical User Community meeting

  • Posted on: 21 April 2015
  • By: Ioan Toma

The LDBC consortium is pleased to announce its Seventh Technical User Community (TUC) meeting.

This will be a two-day event at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York on Monday 9th and 10th of November.


This will be the first TUC meeting after the finalisation of the LDBC FP7 EC funded project. The event structure will be very similar than the previous ones, and it will basically set the following aspects:

Sixth TUC Meeting: Semantic Publishing Benchmark v2.0 by Venelin Kotsev (Ontotext)

  • Posted on: 15 April 2015
  • By: Damaris Coll

Last 19th and 20th of March took place the sixth edition of the Technical User Community Meeting held in Barcelona. During these two days LDBC hosted more than 15 presentations from key members of the industry and research regarding graphs and RDF that we are going to share as independent blog posts during the following weeks.

Watch the first presentation with Venelin Kotsev presenting the details of the evolution of the SPB.

OWL-empowered SPARQL Query Optimization

  • Posted on: 18 February 2015
  • By: Irini Fundulaki

The Linked Data paradigm has become the prominent enabler for sharing huge volumes of data using Semantic Web technologies, and has created novel challenges for non-relational data management systems, such as RDF and graph engines. Efficient data access through queries is perhaps the most important data management task, and is enabled through query optimization techniques, which amount to the discovery of optimal or close to optimal execution plans for a given query.

GRADES2015 - deadline March 11

  • Posted on: 3 February 2015
  • By: Peter Boncz

At SIGMOD 2015, the third  international workshop on Graph Datamagement Experience and Systems (GRADES2015) will be organized.

See: http://event.cwi.nl/grades2015

GRADES since its inception has been one of the best attended workshops at SIGMOD, and papers published in it are getting noted.

LDBC is a co-sponsor of the GRADES workshops and is being led this year by Tedd Willke (Intel Corp.) and Josep Lluis Larriba Pey (LDBC coordinator).

The workshop will be held on Sunday May 31, in Melbourne, Australia.

Person activity subgraph features in LDBC DATAGEN

  • Posted on: 3 February 2015
  • By: Arnau Prat

When talking about DATAGEN and other graph generators with social network characteristics, our attention is typically borrowed by the friendship subgraph and/or its structure. However, a social graph is more than a bunch of people being connected by friendship relations, but has a lot more of other things is worth to look at. With a quick view to commercial social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Google+, one can easily identify a lot of other elements such as text images or even video assets. More importantly, all these elements form other subgraphs within the social network!


5th LDBC TUC meeting

  • Posted on: 27 January 2015
  • By: Ioan Toma

The 5th LDBC Technical User Community (TUC) meeting took place in Athens on 14.11.2014 being well attended by both Graph and RDF databases industry and academia. In the morning session, members of the LDBC project gave an update on the status of the project and its benchmarks: