Invited Keynotes

EDBT Keynote 1

Title: The Quest for Knowledge

Katja Hose, Aalborg University, Denmark

Abstract: TBA

About the speaker: Katja Hose is a professor in Computer Science at Aalborg University. Prior to joining Aalborg University, she was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, and earned her PhD in Computer Science from Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany. Her research is rooted in databases and Semantic Web technologies and spans theory, algorithms, and applications of Data Science and Web Science incl. knowledge management, querying, analytics, publishing, and extracting. She has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and regularly serves as a reviewer for databases and Semantic Web conferences and journals. She has served in many different roles for a broad range of international conferences incl. VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, TheWebConf/WWW, and ISWC. More details are available at

EDBT Keynote 2

Title: Data Profiling – A look back and a look forward

Felix Naumann, Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Germany

Abstract: TBA

About the speaker: Prof. Felix Naumann studied mathematics, economy, and computer sciences at the University of Technology in Berlin. After receiving his diploma (MA) in 1997 he completed his PhD thesis in the area of data quality at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2000. In 2001 and 2002 he worked at the IBM Almaden Research Center on data integration topics. From 2003 – 2006 he was assistant professor for information integration, again at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Since 2006 he holds the chair for information systems at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) at the University of Potsdam in Germany. He has been visiting researcher at QCRI, AT&T Research, IBM Research, and SAP. His research interests include data profiling, data cleansing, and data integration with over 200 scientific publications. Next to numerous PC memberships for international conferences, he has organized several conferences in various roles including VLDB 2021 as PC co-chair, and he is trustee of the VLDB Endowment. More details are at