VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. It will cover current issues in data management, database, and information systems research. Data management and databases remain among the main technological cornerstones of the applications of the twenty-first century. With the emergence of Big Data, data-related technologies are becoming more important than ever before.
VLDB 2015 will take place on the Kohala Coast on the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands; it is also referred to as the “Orchid Island” and more famously defined by its size as the Big Island, making it an especially appropriate setting for a conference whose concerns include Big Data.
The 20-minute drive north of the Kona International Airport (KOA), your final destination, features rugged lava rock fields from Mauna Loa – one of five volcanoes located on this island. The oldest of these volcanoes, Kohala Mountain, is estimated to have breached sea level 500,000 years ago. It is from this dominating mountain that the Kohala Coast derives its name.
Hapuna Beach State Park, located within the Kohala Coast, features the island’s largest white-sand beach with conditions perfect for snorkeling, bodyboarding, and sunbathing. In fact, this region receives less than nine inches of rain annually, making a sunny visit to the beach almost guaranteed. Hapuna Beach has frequently been featured in Condé Nast as one of the most pristine beaches in the world!
In addition to the beautiful sites and outdoor activities, visitors can have a unique cultural experience at the nearby Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, where more than a thousand, centuries-old lava rock carvings can be seen. The Kohala Coast is known for its “mana” (wisdom/history) and is rich in both cultural and environmental history.