The current title of the website is "The Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB)". Since the first issue of this journal will contain the papers that have been accepted for publication at
VLDB 2008, it seems that simply renaming the proceedings of VLDB was not deemed acceptable. Therefore, according to the transition plans:
All regular (research) papers selected for presentation at the VLDB Conference, beginning 2008, will be offered publication in a new Journal, called "ProceedingsThe new hybrid journal will start accepting submissions on August 1st, 2008.
of the VLDB Endowment" (PVLDB or "Proc. VLDB" for short). Volume 1 of PVLDB will appear in Aug 2008. There will be no separate VLDB Conference Proceedings.
Papers accepted for presentation to the VLDB Conference were reviewed once more, by the same set of reviewers, before being accepted for publication in PVLDB. This was a "light" review round, in this first transition year, to make sure that reviewer suggestions had been adopted in so far as practically possible.