Patrick Valduriez

Campus Saint-Priest - Bâtiment 5
860 rue de St Priest
34392 Montpellier Cedex 5
Tel : +33 4 67 14 97 26
Fax : +33 4 67 41 85 00

Research interests

Key-words: data management, distributed data, scientific data, distributed and parallel databases, scientific workflows, P2P computing, cloud computing.


Patrick Valduriez is a senior researcher at INRIA, heading the Zenith team in Montpellier. He has also been a professor of Computer Science at University Paris 6 (1999-2002) and a researcher at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. in Austin, Texas (1985-1989). He received his Ph. D. degree and Doctorat d'Etat in CS from University Paris 6 in 1981 and 1985, respectively. His research focuses on big data management, in particular distributed and parallel data management. He has authored and co-authored over 250 technical papers and several textbooks, among which “Principles of Distributed Database Systems”. He has been a member of the SIGMOD board, a trustee of the VLDB endowment and an associate editor of several journals, including ACM TODS, the VLDB Journal, Distributed and Parallel Databases, and Internet and Databases. He has served as PC chair of major conferences such as PDIS93, SIGMOD97, VLDB98 (industrial chair), VLDB99 (European chair). He was the general chair of SIGMOD04, EDBT08 and VLDB09. He was the recipient of the 1993 IBM scientific prize in CS in France. He obtained the best paper award at VLDB00. He was awarded the 2014 Inria - Académie des Sciences - Dassault Systems Innovation Prize. He is a Fellow of the ACM.


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  1. T. Özsu, P. Valduriez: Principles of Distributed Database Systems. 1rst and 2nd Editions, Prentice Hall (1991 and 1999). 3rd edition, Springer 2011.
  2. M. Bouzeghoub, G. Gardarin, P. Valduriez: Objects: concepts and methods. International Thomson Computer Press, London, 1997.
  3. M. Bouzeghoub, G. Gardarin, P. Valduriez: Objects: concepts, languages, databases, methods and interfaces . in French, Eyrolles, Paris, 1994.
  4. T. Özsu, U. Dayal, P. Valduriez (eds.): Distributed Object Management. Morgan Kaufmann, 1993.
  5. P. Valduriez (ed.): Data Management and Parallel Processing. Chapman and Hall, London, 1992.
  6. T. Özsu, P. Valduriez: Principles of Distributed Database Systems. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 540 pages, 1991.
  7. G. Gardarin, P. Valduriez, Relational Databases and Knowledge Bases, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 448 pages, 1990.
  8. P. Valduriez, G. Gardarin, Analysis and Comparison of Relational Database Systems. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 280 pages, 1990.

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