12th International Symposium on Database Programming
Languages (DBPL 2009)
Co-located with VLDB 2009

Lyon, France. August 24, 2009.

The DBPL 2009 Proceedings is now available online (Springer LNCS 5708) You can find information about it at http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-642-03792-4

The 12th Biennial Symposium on Data Base Programming Languages (DBPL 2009) to be held on August 23-24, 2009, in Lyon, France, continues the tradition of excellence initiated by its predecessors in Roscoff, Finistere (1987), Salishan, Oregon (1989), Nafplion, Argolida (1991), Manhattan, New York (1993), Gubbio, Umbria (1995), Estes Park, Colorado (1997), Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland (1999), Marino, Rome (2001), Potsdam, Germany (2003), Trondheim, Norway (2005) and Vienna, Austria (2007).

Over the years DBPL has established itself as the main venue for publishing and discussing new ideas at the intersection of database and programming languages research. Many key contributions in query languages for object-oriented data, persistent databases, nested relational data, semistructured data, as well as fundamental ideas in types for query languages have been first announced and discussed at DBPL. Today's emergence of new data management applications like Web services, XML processing, sensor networks and peer to peer data management has lead to a new flurry of creativity in the area lying at the intersection of data management and programming languages, and DBPL is an established destination for such new ideas.