We are doing now the first stages of DEBS 2011, I have taken upon myself the role of general chair (some people never learn...). DEBS 2011 is going to be hosted by IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY.
The team has been established, and you can view it in the conference's website that has been constructed by the conference Web chair, Darko Anicic. We have started also to work with ACM about the logistics details, hopefully the CFP will be released within a couple of weeks.
DEBS 2011 will both continue the tradition of DEBS conferences (the 5th as a conference and the 10th if we include the workshops), and will also include several new components that will be advertised soon, in a title level: we plan a "DEBS challenge" demo session, and "new ideas gong show" session - more details to follow.
DEBS 2011 will also have a strong collection of keynote speakers. The four keynote speakers (who already confirmed) are:
Chris Bird - Chief Architect of Sabre airlines, who will provide talk from the point of view of an end user
Dr. Don Ferguson - CTO of CA, who will provide talk from the point of view of technology providers
Professor Johannes Gehrke - from Cornell university and
Professor Calton Pu - from Georgia Tech
both of them will provide talks from the research point of view.
More details about DEBS 2011 -- later.