About AMW

The Alberto Mendelzon Workshop is an initiative of the Latin American community of researchers in data management, to which our friend, colleague and mentor Alberto so greatly contributed. It is a Latin America-based venue for research in the fundamental aspects of the area, by which we seek to honor the memory of Alberto and increment and solidify the research in the region.

This event encourages the participation of Latin American graduate students and develops specially designed activities for them.

AMW 2012

The workshop is taking place from June 27th to 30th at the Solar do Rosario Hotel, in Ouro Preto, Brazil.

The event already started! Our hashtag is #AMWBrazil

Check out our tweets and news


  • The Professional Life of Database Researchers: Juliana Freire Dan Suciu Divesh Srivastava. Obs: Pablo Barceló didn't have slides, but you can check his quotes on twitter #AMWBrazil
  • See the pictures of day 1 HERE
  • AMW Proceedings are available at DBLP


  • Check out the description of the Quartet's program here.
  • Friday is Culture Day at AMW 2012. It starts with sightseeing, then the Ouro Preto Quartet Concert and finally the workshop dinner
  • Ouro Preto sightseeing will start at 3:45 on Friday. We'll leave from the Hotel lobby and then walk to the major attractions of the city (please do wear comfortable shoes).
    1. Igreja Nossa Senhora do Pilar - Our Lady of Pilar Church: open until 4:45pm, entrance ticket R$8.00.
    2. Museu do Oratorio - Oratorium Museum: open until 5:30pm, entrance ticket R$4.00.
    3. Praça Tiradentes - Tiradentes Square.
    4. Feirinha de Pedra Sabão - Soap Stone street market: open until 5:30pm.
    5. the end :-)
  • The Ouro Preto Quartet Concert will start at 7pm, on the Municipal Theater of Ouro Preto. We'll leave the hotel at 6:20pm and 6:30pm to walk there. EVERYBODY is invited.
  • After the concert, the workshop dinner will be at Deguste Restaurant just across the street from the Theater.

  • While going upstairs/downstairs, you should look for the Itacolomi Rock, which is a landmark of Ouro Preto:

  • You can also look for one of the cutest participants at AMW 2012:

Ouro Preto

In Words

Ouro Preto


In Pictures

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  • click to enlarge it;
  • all pictures by Mirella Moro.
"Namoradeiras" at the window Inconfidencia Museum Tirandentes Square
 Tiradentes' statue at Tirandentes Square "Soap stone" Handcraft Market Craftwoman carving soap stone
Handcraft store   Historical Streets of Ouro Preto  Historical Streets of Ouro Preto
 Historical Streets of Ouro Preto  Churches of Ouro Preto  Churches of Ouro Preto
 Churches of Ouro Preto  Itacolomi Pick at the horizon  City View
 City View  Church interior  City View

The logo for AMW 2012 is a painting of Ouro Preto by Nelly Frade (1913-1988), a Belo Horizonte born artist that dedicated her career to painting and drawing. She studied with important artists such as Alberto Guignard, Franz Weissmann and Edith Bering at the Guignard School in Belo Horizonte in the 40s. In the 50s and 60s, she won several awards in editions of the Salão Municipal de Belas Artes (Municipal Modern Art Salon), Belo Horizonte. She also participated in the I Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna (National Modern Art Salon), Rio de Janeiro (1952) and the following public exhibitions: Mostra de Artistas Mineiros, Rio de Janeiro (1963); Mostra de Artistas Mineiros, Galeria Atrium, São Paulo (1964); Mostra de Artistas Mineiros, Reitoria da UFMG, Belo Horizonte (1964), Montes Claros, MG (1966) and Hotel Nacional, Brasília (1966); Consolidação da Modernidade em Belo Horizonte, Pampulha Arts Museum, Belo Horizonte (1996). She also participated in individual exhibitions in the ICBEU Galery, Belo Horizonte (1954-60). Some of her pieces can be seen in the UFMG Collection, at the UFMG Campus.
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