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Prof. Volker Markl, Director of the BBDC, Elected President of the VLDB Endowment

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Volker Markl, Head of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) Group at the Technische Universität Berlin and Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data Research Group was elected President of the VLDB Endowment.

He will serve a four-year term starting in January 2018.

The Very Large Data Base Endowment Inc. (VLDB Endowment) is a non-profit organisation incorporated in the United States for the sole purpose of promoting and exchanging scholarly work in databases and related fields throughout the world. The Endowment serves as the steering committee for the VLDB conference series, publishes PVLDB (the Proceedings of the VLDB) and The VLDB Journal. The Endowment closely cooperates with ACM SIGMOD and sponsors various scholarly activities, including summer schools, and other training activities. For more information about the VLDB Endowment visit http://www.vldb.org/.