Invitation to attend VLDB'99VLDB'99, Edinburgh, UK marks the 25th anniversary of the leading international conference on databases. VLDB'87 was also held in UK (at Brighton) and was one of the largest VLDB conferences and produced some of the most cited VLDB papers. We expect VLDB'99 to be no less successful. For database technology practitioners and theorists VLDB'99 is not to be missed.
The conference has an excellent programme of Tutorials, Panels and Invited Talks, and the selection of papers to be presented from the many submitted will ensure - as usual for VLDB - the highest quality. A programme of demonstrations ensures awareness of the leading edge R&D and the exhibition provides an opportunity to see and discuss products. Furthermore, there are workshops and events organised before and after the conference, so making the travel to attend VLDB'99 even more worthwhile.
VLDB'99 is being held in Edinburgh, a city world-renowned for its beauty, style, culture and nightlife. VLDB'99 is being held just after the Edinburgh Festival - a truly amazing collection of art, drama, music, revue and cinema. Edinburgh can be reached easily - see the VLDB99 website for details. VLDB'99 attendees will find themselves not only at an interesting spatial location; the temporal location is also important as Scotland gains some level of independence from the rest of the UK through devolution. This is the time to visit Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.
The VLDB Social programme has also been carefully arranged to provide attendees not only with a taste of Edinburgh and Scotland, but also those opportunities for discussion and conversation so necessary to the advancement of database technology and to the maintenance and further building of the community.
So, on behalf of the Programme Committee led by Malcolm Atkinson and the Organising Committee led by Jessie Kennedy it is my pleasure to invite you to attend VLDB'99. Registration details, and details of travel, accommodation, programme and social programme are to be found in this Call for Attendance or on the VLDB'99 Website http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~vldb99/
I look forward to meeting you in Edinburgh
Keith G Jeffery