openCypher Implementers Meeting

By Mats Rydberg & Petra Selmer  |  17 January 2017

We are very pleased to announce the First openCypher Implementers Meeting (oCIM)

This is the first face-to-face meeting for people, projects and companies who are interested in

  • implementing part or whole of the Cypher language, including current implementers (there are now approaching ten projects or products, commercial and research)
  • the design of a standard declarative query language for graph databases, and want to see how Cypher could evolve to help that goal


We will be releasing the full programme in the next few days, which will comprise talks in areas such as:

  • Demonstrations and talks by implementers
  • Cypher conformance testing with the Technology Compatibility Kit
  • Round table discussions on how to approach possible new major features in areas such as
    • Named graphs, multiple graphs and views
    • Improved schema and constraints
    • Stronger typing
    • Conjunctive regular path queries (CRPQs)
  • Cypher gaps, annoyances and improvements
  • How to broaden involvement in the Cypher Improvement Proposal process, and how to progress towards a formal standard, e.g. work on semantic specification.

Please view further details and the conference programme at the events page.

Date and location

The meeting will be kindly hosted by SAP, in their HQ in Walldorf, Germany, on Wednesday the 8th of February 2017.

This is in the same location as the Linked Data Benchmark Council (LDBC) Technical User Committee (TUC) meeting which is being held on the following two days (9-10 February).