This volume contains the proceedings of the VLDB 2016 PhD Workshop, co-located with the 42nd International Conference on Very Large Database (VLDB 2016) and held on September 9, 2016, in New Delhi, India.
The established VLDB PhD Workshop series is a unique opportunity for grad- uate students to present and discuss their research in the context of a premier international conference. The workshop provides a forum that facilitates inter- actions among PhD students and stimulates feedback from more experienced researchers—not only in terms of diligent paper reviews but also at the confer- ence site.
The workshop program also featured a keynote talk by Tim Kraska (Computer Science Department, Brown University). Tim reflected on bringing Method to the Madness of structuring your research and academic career in the light of unforeseen failures (and successes).