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   CFP: XML Database Symposium at VLDB2003 (fwd)

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(posted by Professor Erhard Rahm on DBWORLD)

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Call for Papers: 

XML Database Symposium (XSym 2003)
  September 8, 2003 
  In Conjunction with VLDB 2003, Berlin, Germany 

The new XML database symposium builds upon the success of several 
previous workshops related to XML, Web and Databases
that were held at VLDB 2002, EDBT 2002 and CAiSE 2002.

Deadline for  submissions:  May 19, 2003 

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the 
LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series and will
be available at the symposium. 
The theme of the XML Database Symposium (Xsym) is the combination 
of Database and XML Technologies. 
Today, we see growing interest in using these technologies together 
for many web-based and database-centric applications. XML is being 
used to publish data from database systems to the Web by providing 
input to content generators for Web pages, and database systems are 
increasingly used to store and query XML data, often by handling 
queries issued over the Internet. As database systems increasingly 
start talking to each other over the Web, there is a fast growing 
interest in using XML as the standard exchange format for distributed 
query processing. As a result, many relational database systems 
export data as XML documents and import data from XML documents and 
provide query and update capabilities for XML data. In addition, 
so called native XML database and integration systems are 
appearing on the database market, whose claim is to be especially 
tailored to store, maintain and easily access XML-documents. 
The goal of this symposium is to bring together academics, 
practitioners, users and vendors to discuss the use and synergy 
between the above-mentioned technologies. Many commercial systems built 
today are increasingly using these technologies together and it is 
important to understand the various research and practical issues. 
The wide range of participants will help the various 
communities understand both specific and common problems. 
This symposium will provide the opportunity for all involved to debate 
new issues and directions for research and development work in the future. 
Symposium Format: 
The symposium format will be a 20-minute presentation, followed by 
10-minutes discussion and debate. We encourage demos or other novel 
presentation techniques if they are a better format to describe the 
work being undertaken. 
Topics of Interest:

In order to foster a lively exchange of perspectives on the conference 
topics, the program committee encourages contributions from both 
researchers and practitioners. Topics of interest include, but are 
not limited to: 

- Design and Integration
- Methodology and tools for designing DTDs and XML schemas 
- Large scale XML data integration 
- Information integration techniques and aggregators 
- Interchange and integration of XML data 
- Generation of XML data from legacy applications 
- Database support for Web-applications 
- Data modelling concepts for data in the Web 
- Management of meta-data in the internet 
- Web mining 
- Web interfaces for database systems 
- P2P database systems 
- Applications of XML
- XML-based data models for product description (XML, XML schema, XML clones) 
- Business ontologies 
- XML and e-commerce 
- XML and business (XML/EDI) 
- Web-based models for business knowledge representation (RDF, semantic markup) 
- Security and privacy with XML 
- Models and Languages
- XML query languages 
- XML-related languages like XSL, XQL, XPointer 
- Convergence of XML and Database technology 
   (queries, views, updates, data warehouses, etc.) 
- Convergence of XML and Decision support 
   (visualization, expert systems and business rules, etc.) 
- XML Technology
- Storage of XML data 
- Compression of XML data 
- Indexing and retrieval of XML data 
- Query processing over XML data 
- Benchmarks and performance using XML/Web-databases 
- XML server technology 
- XML-based middleware 
- XML grammars and streams 
- XML as an integral part of larger software systems 
Paper Submission:

Workshop submissions must  be in electronic form using 
Portable Document Format (pdf),
PostScript (.ps) or WinWord (.doc). Papers should not be more than 
15 pages in length. 
Papers should be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) guidelines. 
LNCS formatting guidelines and templates can be found at 
All submitted papers will be judged on their quality and relevance. 
At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium 
to present their work. More details on the submission process 
will be posted on http://www.lirmm.fr/~bella/XSym/ 
Important Dates:  
19 May 2003:  Paper Submission Deadline 
16 June 2003: Notification of Acceptance 
7 July 2003:  Camera Ready Copy 
8 Sep. 2003:  Symposium 
Organizing Committee

General Chair: Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM (France) 

Michael Rys, Microsoft (USA) 
Akmal B. Chaudhri, IBM developerWorks (USA) 

Local Chair:  
Agnes Voisard, Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) 

Publications Chair:  
Rainer Unland, University of Essen (Germany) 

Publicity and Communications Chair:  
Erhard Rahm, University of Leipzig (Germany) 
Program Committee: 
Bernd Amann, CNAM & INRIA (France) 
Valeria De Antonellis, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) 
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM (France) 
Elisa Bertino, University of Milan (Italy) 
Timo Boehme, University of Leipzig (Germany) 
Akmal B. Chaudhri, IBM developerWorks (USA) 
Istvan Cseri, Microsoft (USA) 
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland (New Zealand) 
Mary F. Fernandez, AT&T Research (USA) 
Daniela Florescu, BEA (USA) 
Irini Fundulaki, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, (USA) 
Donald Kossmann, Technical University of Munich (Germany) 
Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore (Singapore) 
Eng Wah Lee, Gintic (Singapore) 
Stuart Madnick, MIT (USA) 
Ioana Manolescu, INRIA (France) 
Jim Melton, Oracle (USA) 
Alberto Mendelzon, University of Toronto (Canada) 
Laurent Mignet, University of Toronto (Canada) 
Tova Milo, Tel Aviv University (Israel) 
Allen Moulton, MIT (USA) 
M. Tamer Oszu, University of Waterloo (Canada) 
Shankar Pal, Microsoft (USA) 
Erhard Rahm, University of Leipzig (Germany) 
Marie-Christine Rousset, LRI (France) 
Michael Rys, Microsoft (USA) 
Jerome Simeon, Bell Labs (USA) 
Zahir Tari, RMIT (Australia) 
Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo (Canada) 
Hiroshi Tsuji, Osaka Prefecture University (Japan) 
Rainer Unland, University of Essen (Germany) 
Agnes Voisard, Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) 
Osamu Yoshie, Waseda University (Japan) 
Jeffrey Xu Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 


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