The VLDB Journal (2012) 21:167–168
Special issue: best papers of VLDB 2010
Paolo Atzeni · Elisa Bertino ·
Masaru Kitsuregawa · Kian-Lee Tan
Published online: 21 February 2012
© Springer-Verlag 2012
This special issue of the VLDB Journal is dedicated to the
best papers from the 36th International Conference on Very
Large Data Bases, which took place on 13–17 September
2010 in Singapore.
The conference received 686 submissions overall. For the
• The Core Database Technology Track received 280 sub-
missions; of these, 19 were rejected without review
because of formatting violations and 48 were accepted.
The acceptance rate computed with respect to the revi-
ewed papers is 18.4%.
• The Infrastructure for Information Systems Track rece-
ived 215 submissions; of these, 11 were rejected with-
out review because of formatting violations and 33 were
accepted. The acceptance rate computed with respect to
the reviewed papers is 16.1%.
• The Experimental and Analysis Track received 15
submissions and accepted 4.
Dipartimento di Informatica e Automazione,
Università Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
E. Bertino (
CS Department, CERIAS, Cyber Center (Discovery Park),
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Institute of Industrial Science,
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Department of Computer Science, School of Computing,
National University of Singapore, Singapore 117417, Singapore
In addition to the traditional program committees, papers
were also reviewed through a “journal track”. A total of 119
submissions were received in this track during this year, of
which 30 were accepted. In addition, there were 6 accep-
tances from other submission periods.
In addition, the Industrial Applications and Experience
Track received 51 submissions, of which 12 (23.5%) were
accepted. The Demonstrations Track received 89 submis-
sions, of which 32 (36%) were accepted.
This special issue consists of journal versions of the ﬁve
best papers among the papers accepted by the program
committees of the Core Database Technology Track, the
Infrastructure for Information Systems Track, and the Exper-
imental and Analysis Track. The papers in the special issue
cover a large spectrum of topics mirroring the breadth of the
database ﬁeld and showcasing the ongoing research activi-
ties and trends in this ﬁeld. All papers have been significantly
revised, improved, and extended beyond their initial version
that appears in the proceedings of VLDB 2010. As customary
for VLDB Journal, the papers went through several rounds of
reviewing. We are grateful to the reviewers of these extended
versions for their valuable comments and to the authors for
their timely revisions of the papers.
The paper “HaLoop: Efﬁcient Iterative Data Processing on
Large Clusters”, by Yingyi Bu, Bill Howe, Magdalena Bala-
zinska, and Michael Ernst, presents HaLoop, a modiﬁed ver-
sion of the Hadoop MapReduce framework designed to serve
many applications including data mining, web ranking, graph
analysis, and model ﬁtting, which require support for itera-
tive programs. HaLoop shows interesting performances and
retains the fault-tolerance properties of MapReduce through
automatic cache-recovery and task re-execution.
The paper “MapMerge: Correlating Independent Schema
Mappings” by Bogdan Alexe, Mauricio Hernandez, Lucian
Popa, Wang-Chiew Tan studies mappings in data integration