The 31st International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management will be held in Santa Cruz, CA, USA on July 23-25, 2019. The SSDBM international conference brings together scientific domain experts, database researchers, practitioners, and developers for the presentation and exchange of current research results on concepts, tools, and techniques for scientific and statistical database applications. The 31st SSDBM will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation and evaluation, and, for the first time, reproducibility studies of previous publications. The program of the research track will be supplemented with invited talks and demonstrations. SSDBM 2019 will continue the tradition of past SSDBM meetings in providing a stimulating environment to encourage discussion, fellowship and exchange of ideas in all aspects of research related to scientific and statistical data management.
Tanu Malik (Program Chair)
Ivo Jimenez (Reproducibility Chair)
Carlos Maltzahn (General Chair)
General: Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz - Program: Tanu Malik, DePaul University, Chicago - Reproducibility: Ivo Jimenez, University of California, Santa Cruz - Demos: TBD - Local Arrangements: Lavinia Preston and Stephanie Lieggi, University of California, Santa Cruz - Proceedings: Tanu Malik - Web: Ivo Jimenez
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Arie Shoshani, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (chair)
Torben Bach Pedersen, Aalborg University
Magdalena Balazinska, University of Washington
Amarnath Gupta, University of California San Diego
Ioana Manolescu, Inria-Paris
Gagan Agrawal, Ohio State University
Peter Baumann, Jacobs University, Bremen
Khalid Bellhajahme, University Paris-Dauphine
Souvik Bhattacharjee, University of Maryland, College Park
Tamas Budavari, Johns Hopkins University
Amit Chavan, Amazon Web Services
Lazlo Doblos, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Shawfeng Dong, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Ahmed Eldawy, University of California, Riverside
Thomas Heinis, Imperial College, UK
Ashish Gehani, SRI International
Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Pascal Grosset, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ian Foster, University of Chicago, Chicago
Verena Kantere, University of Ottawa, Ontario
Jeff LeFevre, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Qing Gary Liu, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor
Hui Miao, University of College Park, Maryland
Paolo Missier, Newcastle University
Beth Plale, Indiana University, Bloomington
Neolkis Polyzotis, Google, Inc.
Dave Pugmire, Oakridge National Laboratory
Maya Ramanath, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Alexander Rasin, DePaul University, Chicago
Tore Risch, Uppsala University
Florin Rusu, University of California, Merced
Iulian Sandu-Popa, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin and INRIA
Galen Shipman, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame
Srikanta Tirthapura, Iowa State University
Yicheng T,u University of South Florida, Tampa
Jon Woodring, Los Alamos National Laboratory
K. John Wu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hongfeng Yu, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Xuechen Zhang, Washington State University
Ming Zhao, Arizona State University, Phoenix
Qiang Zhu, University of Michigan, Dearborn
The SSDBM international conference brings together scientific domain experts, database researchers, practitioners, and developers for the presentation and exchange of current research results on concepts, tools, and techniques for scientific and statistical databases and applications. The 31st SSDBM provides a forum for original research contributions and practical system designs, implementations and evaluations. The program of the research track will be supplemented with invited talks and demonstrations.
SSDBM 2019 will continue the tradition of past SSDBM meetings in providing a stimulating environment to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas on all aspects of research related to scientific and statistical data management.
All accepted papers will be published by ACM – International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library.
SSDBM 2019 will have a focus on high-performance data analysis tools and techniques for large data sets, with a special emphasis on genomics, astrophysics, and high-energy physics. The conference encourages authors to make their experimental results reproducible and include reproducibility experiences in their submissions .
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following, as they relate to scientific and statistical data management:
We solicit papers describing original work relevant to the management of scientific and statistical data and not published or under review elsewhere. SSDBM 2019 is single-blind reviewed. Therefore, authors must include their names and affiliations on the first page. SSDBM submissions can be research, reproducibility study, or demo papers (all page limits including everything):
Research Papers (LONG and SHORT): We solicit both full papers (12 pages) and short papers (4 pages). The former tend to be descriptions of complete technical work, while the latter tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. The program committee may decide to accept some full papers as short papers. Full papers will be given a presentation slot in the conference, while short papers will be presented in the form of posters. All papers, regardless of size, will be given an entry in the conference proceedings. Authors may optionally include reproducibility information that allows for automated validation of experimental results (see artifact evaluation criteria). Accepted submissions passing automated validation will earn a prestigious “Results Replicated” Badge in the ACM DL in accordance with ACM’s artifact review and badging policy.
New! Reproducibility Study Papers: We also call for reproducibility studies (12 pages) that for the first time reproduce experiments from papers previously published in SSDBM or in other peer-reviewed conferences with similar topics of interest (see reproducibility study instructions). Reproducibility study submissions are selected by the same peer-reviewed competitive process as regular research papers, except these submissions must pass automated validation of experimental results (see artifact evaluation criteria). Accepted submissions passing automated validation will earn the prestigious ACM “Results Replicated” Badge and, if the work under study was successfully reproduced, the associated paper will earn the ACM “Results Reproduced” Badge in the ACM DL in accordance with ACM’s artifact review and badging policy.
Demo Papers: We solicit demonstration proposals (4 pages) which should provide the motivation for the demonstrated concepts, the information about the technology and the system to be demonstrated (including a system description, functionality and figures when applicable), and should state the significance of the contribution. Selection criteria for the demonstration proposals evaluation include: the novelty, the technical advances and challenges, and the overall practical attractiveness of the demonstrated system. Demo papers will also be given an entry in the conference proceedings.
The submission website is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssdbm19. Submissions are accepted in PDF format using the new ACM proceedings LATEX or Word templates. Authors should use the sigconf proceedings template. Please see instructions at the ACM web site: http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html. If you are encountering any problems using the LATEX templates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions, please contact email@example.com.
The following deadlines apply to long, short, reproducibility study, and demo papers:
March 4 March 11, 2019, 11:59pm AOE (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2019
Camera ready copy: June 3, 2019
All accepted papers will be published by ACM – International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library.
IMPORTANT: ACM now requires conference organizers to collect and submit the source files for each paper – all files which were used to create the final output (PDF), be they Word, LaTeX, image files, etc. Submission of source files was always a requirement, albeit one that was hardly enforced in the past. In anticipation of serving both accessibility compliant PDF and responsive HTML5 formatted files from the ACM Digital Library, ACM is now enforcing this requirement.
The deadline for submitting the camera-ready paper is June 3rd. This is a hard deadline; late submissions will not be included in the proceedings. To prepare the camera-ready version, please follow these steps:
ACM now requires conference organizers to collect and submit the source files for each paper – all files which were used to create the final output (PDF), be they Word, LaTeX, image files, etc. Submission of source files was always a requirement, albeit one that was hardly enforced in the past. In anticipation of serving both accessibility compliant PDF and responsive HTML5 formatted files from the ACM Digital Library, ACM is now enforcing this requirement.
For any questions regarding your camera-ready version, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The original Cowell Ranch Hay Barn was built in the early 1860s as part of the Cowell Lime Works operation. The Hay Barn was an integral part of the Cowell Ranch, housing feed and the animals that hauled logs, limestone, and finished lime. Today the Hay Barn and the many nearby historic structures from the lime works period are part of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District.
The original Hay Barn was completely disassembled and renovated in 2015 to serve as a space for public use and headquarters of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems.
The reconstructed Hay Barn incorporates some of the historic barn’s heavy timbers and siding, and features traditional mortise-and-tenon framing juxtaposed with modern materials and contemporary design, to achieve a rustic yet visually distinct building. The award-winning result is a beautiful and dramatic signature building with a soaring, spacious interior offering a unique setting for weddings, banquets, concerts, conferences, and much more. See https://cowellhaybarn.ucsc.edu/ for more information about the Hay Barn and its history.
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a community-supported marine science education center of the University of California, Santa Cruz. It resides on the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus, a dynamic hub for research, education, and policy programs that address coastal and ocean conservation and management issues. Here, some of the world’s best coastal and marine scientists, government and non-government experts, and public education leaders create synergies that result in discovery and effective conservation solutions. The Center in the public face of this work.
Through our breathtaking seaside learning center, we bring the adventures and explorations of ocean science to life. Powered by the Long Marine Laboratory, a world-renowned university research facility, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center offers hands-on immersion into the world of ocean exploration and discovery. With a 20,000-square-foot visitor center, guests can touch a shark, explore the latest discoveries in ocean science, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay, called the “Serengeti of the Sea,” for its incredible diversity of marine life.
The Center offers a deeper dive into the research conducted at Long Marine Lab and a chance for everyone to find their inner scientist through rich experiential learning programs including school field-trips, summer youth programs, Science Sundays, volunteer opportunities, internships, and more. SSDBM attendees will enjoy appetizers and drinks from 5:30 to 6:30 on the Shipwreck Deck overlooking the ocean. The exhibits will be open just for us and docents will be available at the seawater table. A buffet dinner will follow from 6:30-8:30 in the La Feliz Room.
For more information on the Seymour Center, please go to https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu
SSDBM 2019 discounted room blocks are available at several local hotels for conference attendees (interactive map coming soon).
Attendees need to make reservations directly and will be responsible for their own room, tax and incidental charges.
SSDBM 2019 discount rates are available from July 22 through July 25 (checkout July 26) or a portion thereof. If you wish to arrive before or after those dates, you must make arrangements directly with the hotel.
Please make your reservations early. The special rate cut-off dates range from June 1 to June 22, which is an entire month before the SSDBM Conference. Summer is high season for tourists in Santa Cruz, and your chances of booking a hotel room anywhere after June 20th are very slim, and if you do, it will be much more expensive than the SSDBM 2019 rates.
Individual hotels have different requirements for registration and slightly different registration codes and cut-off dates, so please read the following instructions for each hotel below.
Please note: all rooms in all hotels are non-smoking.
611 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
A discount rate of $189/night is available. Cut-off date is June 21, 2019.
To reserve, call +1-844-236-8186 and ask for the “UCSC SSDBM Conference Room Block Discount Rate.”
Or go to: UCSC SSDBM 2019 - Reservation-link
Reservations must be confirmed by or before June 21 to be eligible for the discount. Discount rates are only available for accommodations July 22 through July 26 for a single KING bed-type or a double QUEEN bed-type.
If you experience any technical challenges or wish to book outside the block dates, please contact Collin Cowsill at Hotel Paradox at +1-831-600-4510.
1410 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
A two-night minimum stay is required. A discount rate of $219/night is available. Cut-off date is June 21, 2019.
To reserve a room, go to: SSDBM Santa Cruz 2019 - Online Booking Link. To show two queen bedded rooms in the search, adjust the date range to July 22 to July 24.
2956 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Discount rates are: $199/night for a QUEEN, $209/night for a Double QUEEN (no KING rooms were offered). Cut-off date is June 21, 2019.
To reserve rooms please contact the hotel directly at +1-831-420-0777. Once you reach a reservations agent, inform the agent that you are calling for the SSDBM-UCSC conference. It is also listed as SSDO for the group rate code. Either piece of information will allow the agent to make the reservation.
The Fairfield Inn cannot accommodate group reservations online, but if you are unable to make your reservation by phone, please contact Lavinia at email@example.com and she will send a credit card form and tell you how to make a reservation via email.
6001 La Madrona Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
A discount rate of $189/night is available. Cut-off date is June 22, 2019.
To reserve rooms by phone, please call +1-831-440-1000 and press the option for reservations. Be sure to mention the Group Code UCSSD.
For online reservations go to www.santacruzscottsvalley.hilton.com
Please note: the Hilton is about 6.5 miles north of Santa Cruz. However, it is a wonderful hotel situated on Hwy 17, the main route from Santa Cruz to San Jose, and can be very convenient for those who might need to get to the airport quickly. It takes approximately 15 minutes to drive to or from UCSC, depending on the time of day.
407 Broadway Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Discount rates are: $213/night for a single or double room. $233/night for a triple or quad room. Cut-off date is June 1, 2019.
To reserve rooms by phone, please call +1-888-492-8847 and use the Group Code G-USOE. If they need more information, tell them you are with SSDBM.
For online booking go to www.hyatt.com and make the reservation as follows:
2250 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Discount rates are: $269/night for a QUEEN room, $296/night for a Double QUEEN room, $278/night for a KING room. Cut-off date is June 22, 2019.
To reserve rooms, please call +1-831-425-5455 and use the Group Name SSDBM 2019.
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Since its founding in 1965, the University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.
A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz offers rigorous academic programs and cutting-edge research opportunities that teach students how to think, not what to think. Commitments to environmental stewardship and community engagement are central to UCSC’s core values.
From 652 students in 1965, the campus has grown to its current (2017-18) enrollment of more than 18,000 students. Undergraduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in 65 different majors supervised by divisional deans of arts, engineering, humanities, physical & biological sciences, and social sciences.
Graduate students work toward graduate certificates, master’s degrees, or doctoral degrees in 41 academic programs under the supervision of the divisional and graduate deans.
The 10 UC Santa Cruz undergraduate colleges — each a separate community with its own buildings and administration — are built around a core of shared university facilities. These include the main and science/engineering libraries, performing arts buildings, visual arts studios, classrooms, computer facilities, and a complex of highly specialized buildings for the physical and biological sciences, and for engineering. Athletic facilities are provided on the east and west sides of the campus.
UC Santa Cruz is increasing both its enrollment and resources and diversifying its educational and research opportunities. New academic programs are considered and added when desirable and feasible. The campus’s physical growth is guided by its most recent Long-Range Development Plan which is being updated. In 2013-14 the campus initiated a strategic planning process to identify priorities and published its final report in March 2017.
A number of state-of-the-art buildings have been completed on campus in recent years, including the Biomedical Sciences Building, the Humanities and Social Sciences Facility, the Digital Arts Research Center, and the McHenry Library expansion. A restored and updated Quarry Amphitheater reopened in fall 2017.
UC Santa Cruz continues to move forward with its Silicon Valley Campus, a multi-disciplinary teaching and research hub that is home to a master’s degree program in games and playable media, engineering faculty, the new office of industry alliances and technology commercialization, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, and UC Scout.
Go to https://www.ucsc.edu/visit/index.html to find out more about visiting UC Santa Cruz.
Located on Empire Grade one-half mile west of the main entrance to the campus, the Arboretum has extensive collections of plants from the South Pacific and South Africa, other exotic flora, a rock garden, and a eucalyptus grove. Call 831-502-2998 for more information; 502-2999 for Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop; or go to the Arboretum web site.
The 30-acre organic Farm, where the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems does much of its work, is located west of the main entrance road. Fruit trees, vegetables, flowers, herbs, berries, and other research crops are used to study nonchemical, organic methods of sustainable agriculture. Similar work is done at the three-acre Alan Chadwick Garden established in 1967 just below Merrill College. Produce from the Farm is marketed from late spring through early fall. Both facilities are open year-round. Open houses and public talks on techniques for growing plants and trees are also offered. For general information, call 831-459-4140; for group tours, call 831-459-3240.
The approximately 100-acre UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus — at the western end of Delaware Avenue in Santa Cruz — is at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, three miles from the main campus. Facilities include UCSC’s Long Marine Laboratory and its Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Center for Ocean Health; the National Marine Fisheries Service Santa Cruz Laboratory; and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife lab.
The newly constructed Coastal Biology Building is home to UCSC’s department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and provides state of the art classroom and lab facilities for undergraduates, graduates, researchers and faculty focused on the study of biology, marine sciences, ecology and evolution, and plant sciences.
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open to the public. Visitors may learn about marine life in Monterey Bay and the Pacific through aquaria and other exhibits, including the skeleton of an 87-foot blue whale. Tours offer glimpses of research projects involving bottle-nosed dolphins, California sea lions, sea otters, elephant seals, and harbor seals. For more information, call 831-459-3800 or visit the Seymour Center web site.
The SSDBM Banquet will be held at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center on July 24th. At that time the Exhibit Hall will be open to SSDBM guests only from 5:30-6:30pm. Docents will be available at the Seawater Table to talk about the marine life and the uniqueness of the Monterey Bay.
Unlike a traditional aquarium, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center takes you behind the scenes to learn more about scientific research in our oceans. Learn more about elephant seal behavior, understand the role of sea otters in their ecosystem, observe the differences in plant and animal life in different tidepools, or learn more about the hearing of sea lions and harbor seals.
Blue Whale skeleton – this 87-foot blue whale skeleton is one of the largest skeletons of any kind, displayed anywhere in the world. When she died in 1979, she washed ashore north of Santa Cruz near Pescadero, and her skeleton was assembled in 1985. For more, see https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/exhibits/outdoor-giants/
Google Maps provides the best directions to get from San Jose (SJC, closest), San Francisco (SFO), and Oakland (OAK) International Airports to Santa Cruz. We recommend to use the most direct flight to any of these three airports and then rent a car to get to Santa Cruz. The best routes and driving times can vary significantly depending on day of week and time of day. Use the desktop web browser version of Google Maps to get access to its “Depart at” and “Arrive by” functionality to plan your trip. Also, during your trip watch for new route recommendations to avoid significant traffic delays.
NOTE ON SUMMER TRAFFIC: On the weekends, Santa Cruz is a major destination for travelers from the San Francisco Bay Area, and traffic on Highway 17 that travels through the Santa Cruz Mountains from San Jose to Santa Cruz can be extremely congested. If you are driving and arrive on a weekend, please be aware that until about 1:00 or 2:00pm each day, it could take over 2 hours to reach Santa Cruz from San Jose.
Traffic is also heavy in Santa Cruz itself. Your hotel concierge should be able to suggests good ways to get around town without having to drive and park.
If you are comfortable bicycling, look for bright red Jump bicycles that come with battery assist, especially helpful when heading the long uphill from downtown to campus. We strongly recommend bringing a bicycle helmet if you plan to use this mode of transportation.
We strongly urge those of you who are driving to consider carpooling with other attendees. Traffic, even in summer, can be heavy on campus and it might be easier and simpler to carpool wherever possible.
With that in mind we have set up a Google sheet where you can sign up to offer a ride or request a ride.
If you are looking for riders, enter your information for each day in the green “Looking for Riders” sections on the list. If you are looking for a driver, then enter your information for each day in the blue “Looking for Drivers” sections on the list.
The local public transportation system is also a fine way to get around and has regularly scheduled buses with multiple stops on UC Santa Cruz campus, including “Science Hill (UCSC)” which is where the conference takes place. It costs $2 cash (need to have exact amount) for one ride. You can also order and buy passes online (Fares, Map, Schedule).
In addition to the Santa Cruz Metro buses, UCSC runs campus shuttle buses. The shuttles (aka “UCSC Loop Bus”) are free and useful for getting around within campus (Map and Schedule). The bus stop closest to the conference is “Science Hill (UCSC)”, the one closest to Physical Sciences and Jack Baskin Engineering buildings near the upper left of the map. Buses operate in both directions and both directions are about the same distance from the campus main entrance.
Should you choose to drive to campus, Google Maps driving directions are available for “UCSC Core West Structure”. Also, starting at the campus main entrance there will be small black & white signs that say “SSDBM” to help guide you to Core West parking.
Parking permits are required for parking (you will get a ticket if you do not display one).
Parking permits can be picked up at the Core West parking structure each morning of the conference between 7:30 and 9:30am. Event parking attendants will meet you on the second or third floor of the garage; keep driving until you see them. Attendants will have a list of registered attendees, so be prepared to identify yourself as an SSDBM participant. They will give you a permit to display on your car dashboard and direct you to a parking space.
IMPORTANT: The parking attendants leave the garage promptly at 9:30 am. If you need a parking permit, but arrive after 9:30am or you did not request one when you confirmed your attendance (and therefore are not on the parking attendant’s list of registered attendees), then instead of entering the Core West structure, drive to the Baskin Circle (see map below). Follow the road around to the curb area, park in the green loading zone and call or text Lavinia at +1-408-505-4729. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR. If there is no space to park, just keep circling or pull over out the way somewhere. Lavinia will quickly send someone to you with a permit, after which you can retrace your steps and park in Core West.
After you park, proceed to the North Stairwell and walk across the street to the Baskin Engineering Building. Walk through the Baskin Engineering Building and to the courtyard behind it. The check-in desk will be set up next to a big tent.
The SSDBM 2019 Conference will take place at the Baskin School of Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA.
The conference will be held in Room 180, on the ground floor of the Engineering 2 building, which is located off the Courtyard Area between Engineering 2 and the Baskin Engineering Building (see map below). We will have a tent and check-in desk set up outside the room.
In 1769 the Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola discovered the land area which is now known as the City of Santa Cruz. When he came upon the beautiful flowing river, he named it San Lorenzo in honor of Saint Lawrence. He called the rolling hills above the river Santa Cruz, which means holy cross.
Twenty-two years later, in 1791, Father Fermin de Lasuen established a mission at Santa Cruz, the twelfth mission to be founded in California. Across the San Lorenzo River, in what is now known as East Santa Cruz, Villa de Branciforte was established It was founded by the Spanish as one of three civil settlements or pueblos in California. The other pueblos were San Jose and Los Angeles. Villa de Branciforte later merged with the Mission Santa Cruz community across the river.
By the 1820’s Mexico had assumed control of the area and within the next twenty years, Americans began to arrive in great numbers. California became a state in 1850 and Santa Cruz County was created as one of the twenty-seven original counties.
By the turn of the century logging, lime processing, agriculture, and commercial fishing industries prospered in the area. Due to its mild climate and scenic beauty Santa Cruz also became a prominent resort community.
Santa Cruz was incorporated in 1866 as a town under the laws of the State of California and received its first charter as a city in 1876. [More Santa Cruz History…]
Santa Cruz is a bustling small city of about 65,000 people located at the northern end of Monterey Bay. It is about 32 mi (51 km) south of San Jose and 75 mi (120 km) south of San Francisco.
Santa Cruz is known for its moderate climate, natural environment, coastline, redwood forests, alternative community lifestyles, and socially liberal leanings. It is also home to the University of California, Santa Cruz, a premier research institution and educational hub, as well as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park operating continuously since 1907.
Pacific Avenue is the main downtown street, and it’s loaded with shops, restaurants and great movie theaters. See http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/about/ for details about some of the shops, restaurants and sights.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park located along a beautiful sandy beach. The Boardwalk features more than 40 rides and attractions including two National Historic Landmarks: the world- famous 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster and the beautiful 1911 Looff Carousel, plus many scream- inducing thrill rides, gentle kiddie rides, casual restaurants, gift shops, games, indoor arcades, and miniature golf. See https://beachboardwalk.com/FAQs for details about visiting this iconic amusement area.
Natural Bridges State Beach is a 65-acre California state park in Santa Cruz, California in the United States. The park features a natural bridge across a section of the beach. It is also well known as a hotspot to see monarch butterfly migrations. Their website provides details on visiting.
The Santa Cruz Wharf is known for fishing, boat tours, viewing sea lions, dining, nightlife and gift shops. The current wharf was built in 1914, the last of six built on the site, and is operated by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Office. Details are available on their website.
The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is a museum which was established in May 1986 to document the history of surfing. With collections dating back to the earliest years of surfing on mainland United States, the museum houses a historical account of surfing in Santa Cruz. It is located on West Cliff Drive on the cliff above the well-known surfing spot, Steamer Lane.
Steamer Lane is a famous surfing location in Santa Cruz just below the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. There are paths and walkways on top of the cliff that provide great views of the waves and the surfers.
West Cliff Drive is a scenic, 3-mile walking and biking path along the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz. Watch surfers, observe wildlife or just admire the incredible ocean views.
Start your walk at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and head past the iconic Santa Cruz Dream Inn to watch some of the best surfers in the world catch a wave at world-renown Steamer Lane. Stop in for a little surfing history at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum or watch for whales and dolphins at Lighthouse Point. West Cliff Drive ends at Natural Bridges State Beach, winter home of the Monarch butterfly. Turn around and head back, for a hike that covers almost 6 miles round-trip. West Cliff Drive is wheelchair accessible and is popular with locals and tourists alike.
For a comprehensive list of things to see and do in Santa Cruz go to https://www.santacruz.org/things-to-do
In addition to the beaches in Santa Cruz itself there are numerous other city and state beaches both north and south of Santa Cruz, each one unique in its own way.
515 Kitchen & Cocktails –California Cuisine
Alderwood – Seasonal Local Cuisine
Gabriella Café – Local Cuisine
Laili - Mediterranean/Afghan Cuisine
El Palomar – Mexican Cuisine
Oswald – California Cuisine
Sawasdee – Thai Cuisine overlooking Wharf Olita’s – Mexican restaurant on the Wharf Woodstock’s Pizza – Pizza and salads
These restaurants are further away (15-30 minutes), but are highly recommended.
Café Cruz - 2621 41st Ave., Soquel – California Cuisine
Persephone – 7945 Soquel Drive, Aptos – Seasonal Fine Dining
Gayle’s Bakery and Rosticceria – 504 Bay Avenue, Capitola – Bakery and Deli/hot foods to go
Shadowbrook Restaurant – Traditional Dinner House overlooking river in Capitola (Note: they have a dining room dress code)
We are seeking the sponsorship of companies for the 31st International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2019) to be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.
The SSDBM international conference brings together scientific domain experts, database researchers, practitioners, and developers for the presentation and exchange of current research results on concepts, tools, and techniques for scientific and statistical database applications. The 31st SSDBM will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation and evaluation, and, for the first time, reproducibility studies of previous publications. The program of the research track will be supplemented with invited talks and demonstrations. SSDBM 2019 will continue the tradition of past SSDBM meetings in providing a stimulating environment to encourage discussion, fellowship and exchange of ideas in all aspects of research related to scientific and statistical data management.
In order to keep registration fees low and attract especially students and young researchers, we would appreciate the financial support of companies and foundations. Sponsors for recent SSDBM conferences include Teradata, SDSC, NSF, Ericsson, and Rasdaman.
We offer the following sponsorship packages:
For sponsorship, please contact:
University of California, Santa Cruz