For more than 20 years now, the International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM) brings together scientific domain experts, databases researchers, practitioners and developers for the presentation and exchange of current research on concepts, tools, techniques and architectures for scientific and statistical database applications. SSDBM provides a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation and evaluation. Individual themes differ year to year with the main focus remaining on databases and application in the scientific and statistical fields. Recent themes included geospatial and sensor databases, bioinformatics (genomics, biodiversity informatics including biological databases), geological databases, data mining and analysis, metadata management, conceptual models, data integration, information visualization, scientific workflows, and system architectures. The priority areas are supplemented with invited talks and panel sessions and illustrated with demonstrations of research prototypes and industrial systems. The conference takes place in a single plenary session to facilitate the viewing of all presentations by all attendees. The conference is hosted by institutions alternating every other year between North America and abroad.
The Proceedings (LNCS 6187) for the 22nd International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management in Heidelberg, Germany are now available online. You can find information about it at http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-642-13817-1 or access the online version at http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-13817-1/.