Last week I visited the 18th Conference on Distributed and Event Based Systems (DEBS) in Lyon. Our research team has been very active in the topics of DEBS for many years as well as contributed to the organization of many instances of DEBS in the past.

Overall, this years edition showed that there is still a very active community. I enjoyed very good talks and papers on topics covering a wide range of topics related to distributed data and event processing, such as fundamentals, systems aspects, and programming paradigms. The research program, keynotes and tutorials presented covered deep insights into recent developments of data stream processing systems and data processing applications such as IoT and the DEBS Grand Challenge competition. 

Congratulations to the winners of the DEBS 10 Years Test of Time Award to Thomas Heinze, Zbigniew Jerzak, Gregor Hackenbroich, and Christof Fetzer for their work on “Latency-aware elastic scaling for distributed data stream processing systems.”

Thanks a lot, to the organizing team around Riccardo Tommasini, Angela Bonifati, Tillmann Rabl and Avrilia Floratou.  Looking forward to another edition organized by Vincenzo Gulisano and Marina Papatriantafilou in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 10-13, 2025. 

Finally, I would like to share some recent works of our team covering serveal interesting research directions in the context of DEBS.

  1. Bochra Boughzhala and Boris Koldehofe. In-Network Management of Parallel Data Streams over Programmable Data Planes. In Proceedings of the 2024 IFIP Networking Conference, 9 pages, 2024. IFIP.
  2. Pratyush Agnihotri, Boris Koldehofe, Paul Stiegele, Roman Heinrich, Carsten Binnig, Manisha Luthra. ZeroTune: Learned Zero-Shot Cost Model for Parallelism Tuning in Stream Processing. In Proceedings of the IEEE 40th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2024), IEEE, 2024.
  3. Majid Lotfian Delouee, Victoria Degeler, Peter Amthor, and Boris Koldehofe. APP-CEP: Adaptive Pattern-level Privacy Protection in Complex Event Processing Systems. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP’24), 12 pages, SCITEPRESS.