The Database Research Self-Assessment Meeting 2018

The peer reviewed version of the Seattle Report on Database Research appeared in the August 2022 issue of the CACM. Unfortunately, the pandemic delayed the publication of the final report. The feedback we received from anonymous reviewers & other database colleagues greatly helped us improve the article over the draft version in the December 2019 issue of SIGMOD Record.

Full Report

Supplemental Information


Gates Commons Room CSE691
Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
185 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle WA 98195-2350


Tuesday, October 9th 2018 - Wednesday, October 10th 2018


Daniel Abadi, Anastasia Ailamaki, David Andersen, Peter Bailis, Magdalena Balazinska, Phil Bernstein, Peter Boncz, Surajit Chaudhuri, Alvin Cheung, Anhai Doan, Luna Dong, Mike Franklin, Juliana Freire, Alon Halevy, Joe Hellerstein, Stratos Idreos, Donald Kossman, Tim Kraska, Sailesh Krishnamurthy, Volker Markl, Sergey Melnik, Tova Milo, C. Mohan, Thomas Neumann, Beng Chin Ooi, Fatma Ozcan, Jignesh Patel, Andy Pavlo, Raluca Popa, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Christopher Re, Mike Stonebraker, and Dan Suciu.


Surajit Chaudhuri

Magdalena Balazinska


The Seattle meeting was supported financially by donations from Microsoft, Google, and Megagon Labs (formerly Recruit Institute of Technology).

Meeting Agenda


8:00 am - 8:30 am: Light Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:15 am: Invited Talks

10:15 am - 10:45 am: BREAK

10:45 am - 12:30 pm: Breakouts

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: LUNCH

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Discussion

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: BREAK

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Discussion

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: RECEPTION

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm: Transportation to Dinner

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: DINNER

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm: DRINKS


8:00 am - 8:30 am: Light Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:15 am: Breakouts

10:15 am - 10:45 am: BREAK

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Anti-conference

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: LUNCH

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Discussion

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: BREAK

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Discussion

4:15 pm : Closing Remarks and Next Steps (Magda & Surajit)

5:30 pm : Shuttle back to the hotel

THANK YOU for your participation!

Logistics Information

Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle, University District

Our group rate at the Silver Cloud is $215/night+taxes with complimentary breakfast and internet. Individual reservations should be made by calling the hotel directly and using the group name: 2018 Database Meeting.

We have 20 standard king rooms and 20 standard double queen rooms for October 8th, 9th, and 10th 2018.

The deadline to book a room at our group rate is September, 7th 2018. Beyond that, reservations will be at non-group rate and subject to availability.

To get to and from the airport to the hotel:

To get from the hotel to the Paul G. Allen Center for CSE:

We will use a shuttle to go from the hotel to the building and back. On both days morning, our shuttle is at 8am sharp. Please be in the hotel lobby before 8am. If you miss the shuttle, you can walk (it takes 20 min, with one part uphill) or please use your favorite taxi or ride sharing service.

Driving and parking information for those coming on their own:

If you are not staying at the Silver Cloud Inn and will be getting to campus directly, please use the following directions: How to get to the Paul G. Allen Center for CSE