Eleventh TUC Meeting

by Peter Boncz / on 08 Jun 2018
Location: Austin, TX
Event date: 08 Jun 2018 08:30 (local timezone)

LDBC Technical User Community meetings serve to (1) learn about progress
in the LDBC task forces on graph benchmark development, (2) to give
feedback on these, and (3) hear about user experiences with graph data
management technologies or (4) learn about new graph technologies from
researchers or industry – LDBC counts Oracle, IBM, Intel, Neo4j and
Huawei among its members.

This TUC meeting will be a one-day event
preceding the SIGMOD/PODS 2018 conference in Houston,
Texas (not too far away, the whole next week). Note also that at
SIGMOD/PODS in Houston on Sunday 10, there is a research workshop on
graph data management technology called GRADES-NDA
well, so you might combine travel.

We welcome all users of RDF and Graph technologies to attend. If you are
interested to attend the event, please, contact Damaris Coll (UPC)
at damaris@ac.upc.edu to register;

=> registration is free, but required <=

In the agenda, there will be talks given by LDBC members and LDBC
activities, but there will also be room for a number of short 20-minute
talks by other participants. We are specifically interested in learning
about new challenges in graph data management (where benchmarking would
become useful) and on hearing about actual user stories and scenarios
that could inspire benchmarks. Further, talks that provide feedback on
existing benchmark (proposals) are very relevant. But nothing is
excluded a priori if it is related to graph data management. Talk
proposals are handled by Peter Boncz (boncz@cwi.nl) and Larri
(larri@ac.upc.edu). Local
organizer is Juan Sequeda (juanfederico@gmail.com).

Further, we call on you if you or your colleagues would happen to have
contacts with companies that deal with graph data management scenarios
to also attend and possibly present. LDBC is always looking to expand
its circle of participants in TUCs meeting, its graph technology users
contacts but also eventually its membership base.


In the TUC meeting there will be:

  • updates on progress with LDBC benchmarks, specifically the Social
    Network Benchmark (SNB) and its interactive, business analytics and
    graphalytics workloads.
  • talks by data management practitioners highlighting graph data
    management challenges and products

The meeting will start on Friday morning, with a program from


The TUC will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Computer Science in the
Gates Dell Complex (GDC): 2317 Speedway, Austin TX,
Room: GDC 6.302

The GDC building has a North and a South building. GDC 6.302 is in the
North building. When you enter the main
entrance, the North building is on the left and it is served by a pair
of elevators. You can take or the
elevator to the 6th floor. Exit the
elevator on the 6th floor. Turn left, right, left.


The following are hotels walking distance from the UT Austin.




Downtown Austin has many hotels (mainly high end hotels at $200+ a
night) and it will be a ~30 min walk to GDC. A rideshare (Uber/Lyft)
would cost approximately $10 USD.

From Austin to SIGMOD/PODS (Houston) on Saturday June 9

Many of the attendees will be going to SIGMOD/PODS which will be held in


One option is to take a MegaBus that departs from downtown Austin and
arrives at downtown

There is a bus that departs at 12:00PM and arrives at 3:00pm. Cost is
$20 (as of April 23).

If you want to spend the day in Austin, there is a bus that departs at
9:55PM and arrives at 12:50am. Cost is $5 (as of April 23).

Share your Car Rental

If you have rented a car to drive from Houston to Austin and you are
planning to drive back to Houston, please add your name to this list and
state how many open spaces you have

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