For over 20 years, DBPL has established itself as the principal venue for publishing and discussing new ideas at the intersection of databases and programming languages. Many key contributions in query languages for object-oriented data, persistent databases, nested relational data, semistructured data, as well as fundamental ideas in types for query languages were first announced at DBPL. Today, the emergence of new data management applications such as Semantic Web and Web services, XML processing, Social and Sensor Networks, Cloud Computing and Peer-to-peer data management has lead to a new flurry of creative research in this area. DBPL is an established destination for such new ideas.
The 13th Biennial Symposium on Data Base Programming Languages (DBPL 2011) continues the tradition of excellence initiated by its predecessors in Roscoff, Finistere (1987), Salishan, Oregon (1989), Nafplion, Argolida (1991), Manhattan, New York (1993), Gubbio, Umbria (1995), Estes Park, Colorado (1997), Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland (1999), Marino, Rome (2001), Potsdam, Germany (2003), Trondheim, Norway (2005), Vienna, Austria (2007), and Lyon, France (2009). DBPL has been affiliated with VLDB since 1999.