Workshop Overview

Data centricity is playing a fundamental role in the definition of new and disruptive business models. Many organizations in public and private sectors have successfully adopted information technologies to build huge repositories of data that they can analyze to support decision making and gain competitive advantage. However, despite the paramount relevance of data-driven technologies, organizations demand alliance-driven infrastructures capable of supporting controlled data exchange across diverse stakeholders and transparent data management. Data ecosystems (DEs) are the future of data management since they allow companies to share data and collaborate in order to get valuable insights. Such benefits can be achieved only with a proper approach for generating and sharing knowledge. Thus, DEs aim to solve issues like managing unstructured and heterogeneous data, offering various data-centric services, including query processing and data analytics, exchanging and integrating data data while preserving personal data privacy, data security, and organizational data sovereignty. Hence, to implement a data ecosystem manifold challenges regarding, amongst others, data management, data quality, trust, data exchange, data integration, machine learning or knowledge-based systems have to be solved and integrated. In this workshop, we welcome innovative contributions which further the idea of data ecosystems and tackle the challenges which consequently result from the complexity of data ecosystems.

Topics of interest

The suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Important Dates


Submission Date      31.05.2023 10.06.2023, GMT
Notification      30.06.2023, GMT
Workshop Date      28.08.2023, GMT

Paper Submission


We welcome innovative, original, unpublished papers, that fall under the following two categories:

Papers must be submitted over the EasyChair conference system using the following link:
It is expected, that papers are formatted according to the VLDB formatting guidelines, which you can find here

At least one author of every accepted paper, is expected to attend the workshop and give an oral presentation.

Selected papers of the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue on Data Ecosystems.


At least one author of every accepted paper, is expected to attend the workshop and give an oral presentation.
The workshop will be held in Vancouver, Canada.

Program Structure (Preliminary)

Time (Vancouver PDT) TOP
09:00 am Welcome
09:35 am Paper Session 1
10:35 am Coffee Break
11:00 am Keynote: Matthias Jarke - Culture Data Space: A Case Study in Federated Data Ecosystems
11:30 am Paper Session 2
12:30 pm Lunch Break
02:00 pm Symposium on Data Markets

Keynote - Culture Data Space: A Case Study in Federated Data Ecosystems

Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke (RWTH Aachen University, Fraunhofer FIT)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke
In several national and even continental data strategies worldwide, the decentralized data space concept aims to address concerns of data sovereignty among organizations. A significant number of projects and a few already operational data spaces address application domains in industrial domains such as manufacturing, mobility and logistics, or health. However, data sovereignty has also become a key concern of artists and cultural institutions who are pursuing the two-pronged and sometimes conflicting goals of creating added value from data sharing, and protecting their intellectual property and personal privacy rights. Additional challenges of this sector include an orders-of-magnitude larger number of potential players compared to existing data spaces, frequently limited IT capabilities, a complex differentiated system of data types and regulations, and a strong interplay between heterogeneous data integration and creativity, among many others. Also, the different speeds of the involved sub-communities require a sophisticated concept for federated data space evolution. This keynote talk reports experiences of the "Data Space Culture", a lighthouse project of the German Chancellors Office aiming at investigating these issues and demonstrating and evaluating a suitable data ecosystem around four highly visible use cases in the fields of theaters, museums, music training, and networking of existing local culture communities. We also discuss the potential synergies and interoperation challenges with the many other culture digitization initiatives in Europe and beyond.

Short Biography
Matthias Jarke is a professor emeritus of Information Systems and Databases at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and former Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Information Technology FIT. Since the 1980s, his research has addressed multiple aspects of cooperative information systems in business, engineering, and culture, ranging from query optimization to data warehouses, meta modeling, requirements enginnering, and web community information management. He served as Editor of journals such as Information Systems, ACM TOIs, or IEEE TSE and program chair of VLDB (1994, 1997), EDBT, CAiSE, ER, and SSDBM. As president of the GI German Informatics society, he coordinated the governmental Informatics Year 2006 in which former Chancellor Merkel initiated the series of annual Digitalization Summits, and as Chairman of the Fraunhofer ICT domain, he co-founded the International Data Space Initiative in 2014. Since 2018, he co-led the National Excellence Cluster "Internet of Production" at RWTH Aachen University, and chairs the scientific board of the German national lighthouse project "Data Space Culture". Matthias is elected Fellow of the ACM and GI, and member of the acatech National Academy of Sciences and Engineering.

Workshop Chair

  • Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy,
  • Sandra Geisler, RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Germany,
  • Maria-Esther Vidal, TIB-Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany,

Program Committee

  • Sören Auer, TIB Leibniz Information Center Science & Technology and University of Hannover, Germany
  • Carlos Buil-Aranda, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Spain
  • Martin Henze, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Valentina Janev, The Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Serbia
  • Christoph Lange-Bever, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Maurizio Lenzerini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Adriana Marotta, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
  • Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Paolo Missier, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Frederik Möller, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Felix Naumann, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany
  • Elda Paja, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Fabio Porto, National Laboratory of Scientific Computation, Brazil
  • Christoph Quix, Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany
  • Louiqa Raschid, University of Maryland, USA
  • Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Juan F. Sequeda, Capsenta, USA

Diversity Statement


We believe that research and innovation is enriched and furthered by a multitude of perspectives. Hence, we want to create an inclusive, respectful workshop environment, in accordance to the VLDBCares principles. We invite the participation from persons independent of their age, education, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, and physical appearance.