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Guest Editors’ message The VLDB Journal (2008) 17:171–172 DOI 10.1007/s00778-007-0085-7 GUEST EDITORIAL Gustavo Alonso · David Lomet · Umesh Dayal Published online: 4 January 2008 © Springer-Verlag 2007 The 2006 VLDB Conference in Seoul, Korea, was another After the already highly selective process for paper accep- very successful instance of a VLDB conference and also tance, we then chose the papers that appear in this special one that set several new records. The Program Committee issue of The VLDB Journal on “Best of VLDB’06”. To select received a record number of submissions in all its tracks: 334 the papers that would be invited for this special issue, each papers in the core track, 292 in the information infrastructure track followed a similar process: from the top ranked papers, track, and 59 in the industry and applications track. To put we chose the ones that we thought were most significant, these data into perspective, VLDB 2006 got 300 more sub- were specially well written, and generated the most excite- missions in total than any of the conferences in the 1990s and ment and positive reactions from the reviewers. We selected between 200 and 300 more papers than the previous confer- a total of The VLDB Journal Springer Journals

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