The Fifth Spring Young Researchers Colloquium on Databases and Information Systems, SYRCoDIS'2008

May 29 - 30, St. Petersburg, Russia


SYRCoDIS is an annual colloquium directed to young researchers specializing in the area of databases and information systems. The goal of the colloquium is to help young researchers to get acquainted with the work of their colleagues and to exchange knowledge and experience.

In recent years SYRCoDIS has become the major annual meeting of the Russian research community in the database field. We believe that it should also serve the goal of increasing the collaboration between Russian and international database research communities. We are aiming to reach a broad international auditory including, in the first place, PhD students from other countries. International participants are welcome to submit their work.


Previous SYRCoDIS colloquiums were held in Saint-Petersburg (May, 2004; June, 2005) and Moscow (June, 2006; May-June, 2007). Program committee selected reports covering such fields of DB&IS research as XML databases, information retrieval and data mining, query processing, etc. The Web sites of the previous SYRCoDIS conferences can be found at the main SYRCoDIS Web site.

Originally, the colloquium was organized by professors Boris Novikov (University of Saint-Petersburg), Sergei Kuznetsov (Institute for System Programming of Russian Academy of Sciences) and Leonid Sokolinky (South Ural State University), and was encouraged by scientists from other Russian and European universities.