Skip to main content

Paper wins Alberto O. Mendelzon Test of Time Award


Two Department academics, Georg Gottlob and Thomas Lukasiewicz, are co-authors on a paper which has won the Alberto O. Mendelzon Test of Time Award.

The paper is ‘A General Datalog-Based Framework for Tractable Query Answering overOntologies’ (co-written with Andrea Cali from Birkbeck, University of London).

The ACM PODS Alberto O. MendelzonTest-of-Time Award was awarded for the first time in 2008. It is awarded every year to a paper or a small number of papers published in the PODS (Symposium on Principles of Database Systems) proceedings ten years prior, that had the most impact in terms of research, methodology, ortransfer to practice over the intervening decade. Each year, thewinner(s) of the award receive plaques and the sum of $1,000 (divided equally among the winners, if more than one). The award is funded by a generous gift from IBM.

The committee handling the award for 2019 was comprised of VictorVianu, Jianwen Su, and Dirk Van Gucht.