Update: We have the winners!!!


Nominations Due: 5 June 2022: fill this form to give your nomination!

Check papers eligible for nominations:

  • 1st SEBD 1993: Gizzeria Lido, Italy: papers
  • 2nd SEBD 1994: Rimini, Italy: papers
  • 3rd SEBD 1995: Ravello, Italy: papers

More information below:


SEBD (Symposium on Advanced Database System) is the major annual event of the Italian database research community. It is thought of as a gathering forum to meet, discuss, and exchange experiences among all people from academia and industry who are interested in database systems and in all their broad range of applications.

This year, SEBD reached its 30th edition, a remarkable achievement, representing a tangible trace of the scientific contributions of the Italian database community, its evolution over a long period of time, and its liveliness.

To celebrate this achievement, SEBD 2022 introduces the “Taste of Time” Award (TTA) whose purpose is to recognize seminal contributions and to retrace the history of the Italian database community by selecting significant (AND TASTY 😁) papers from past editions of SEBD.

The ultimate goal of the TTA is to keep alive the tradition of the SEBD community, to contextualize the most important research lines and make sense of their evolution, to inspire new generations of researchers by discussing how key challenges have been addressed, which ones are still open, and what can follow-up from them.


The SEBD Steering Committee will select papers based on the following impact criteria

  • impact within (a subarea of) the database research community
  • impact outside of the database research community
  • impact on the non-research community

Papers eligible for the TTA are either original research published at SEBD or extended abstracts of papers published in main venues for the community.

In both cases evidence about the impact of the paper (or related paper in case of extended abstracts) has to be provided, e.g. follow-up works (papers, systems, …), new theories and models, social and/or industrial impact, citations, …

The TTA will consider, each year, a scrolling window of 3 years, starting from the first SEBD 1993, from which to select paper for the TTA.

The SEBD community is very welcome to nominate papers deemed deserving of the TTA. Eligible papers for this round are those published in

  • 1st SEBD 1993: Gizzeria Lido, Italy: papers
  • 2nd SEBD 1994: Rimini, Italy: papers
  • 3rd SEBD 1995: Ravello, Italy: papers


Nominators are asked to fill in this form by 5 June 2022 at the latest.

The forms asks for contact details of the nominator, plus the title and authors of the nominated paper and a statement explaining the motivation for the nomination.

Each nominator can nominate more than one paper, filling in the form more than once. Similarly, the same paper can be nominated by more than one nominator.



For any questions and/or additional information, please contact Nicola Ferro.