Jeffrey Yu | 1 Apr 05:42 2006
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[Dbworld] ICONIP2006 Call For Papers & Call For Proposals

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Upon the requests from numerous authors, the Organizing Committee 
of ICONIP2006 has decided to extend the deadline for papers and 
Special Session proposals to April 21, 2006.

In addition to the multi-volume proceedings published by Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), the following journals 
will have special issues featuring selected papers from ICONIP2006:

  *  Neurocomputing
  *  Journal of Intelligent Information Systems
  *  Pattern Analysis and Applications
  *  International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial
     Intelligence
  *  Neural Information Processing-Letters & Reviews

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      I C O N I P 2 0 0 6    D E A D L I N E    E X T E N D E D

                  CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS

                  13th International Conference
           on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2006)

          Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

                       October 3-6, 2006

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Magdalena Balazinska | 1 Apr 09:39 2006

[Dbworld] MobiDE 2006: The submission site is now open.

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The MobiDE 2006 submission site is now open.
Please find the submission instructions at the following URL:
http://db.cs.pitt.edu/mobide06/submission.html

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, April 5th at 4pm EST.
The deadline for papers is Monday, April 10th at 4pm EST.

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           5th ACM International Workshop on Data Engineering
               for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE'06)

            Sunday, June 25, 2006, Chicago, Illinois, USA
                 (co-located with ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2006)

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              AIMS & TOPICS OF INTEREST

Being the fifth in a series of successful workshops, MobiDE'06 aims to
act as a bridge between the data management, wireless networking, and
mobile computing communities.

The previous MobiDE workshops took place in Seattle, WA, in
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frederique laforest | 1 Apr 11:21 2006
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[Dbworld] IEEE Health pervasive systems CFP deadline extended

Health Pervasive Systems Workshop (HPS 06) in conjunction with ICPS 06

29 June 2006, Lyon, France

http://liris.cnrs.fr/hps06

 

Aims and Scope

Health care systems cannot today be imagined as closed local information systems. Patients care quality requires all care practitioners to communicate their medical data, wherever they come from: hospital, general practice, private consulting… Moreover, the medical file has to be a unique but distributed record that should be accessible from any place at any time by care practitioners. Mobility, ubiquitous access, interoperability and adaptation are thus key topics that we have to consider.

The Health Pervasive Systems workshop aims at facilitating exchanges and discussions between researches, industrials and other contributors working on these topics.

List of topics

We welcome the submission of papers from the full spectrum of issues related with health pervasive systems. Papers may focus on architectures, methods, technologies, protocols, prototype developments, case studies, applications, practical experiences on health pervasive systems. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

Care practitioner mobility

Patient mobility

Empowering patients to manage and improve their own health

Care networks and information sharing

Distributed patient record

Sensor networks

Health standards for pervasive systems

Health ontologies and pervasive systems

Information systems for emergency, ambulances, 911…

Paper submission and proceedings

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, which should be written in English and with a very precise and concise presentation of no more than 6 pages in IEEE double-column format. Authors are invited to send their manuscripts as an attachment (PDF or PS format) by email to the workshop chairs at hps06-KUL1ko4UtNZU02mba5UQdQ@public.gmane.org Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. Proceedings publication will be made by the IEEE.

Important dates

Submission of papers: April 6, 2006

Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2006

Camera-ready version of papers: April 28, 2006

Workshop date: June 29, 2006

Program chairs

General co-chairs

Frédérique Laforest, LIRIS Lab., Lyon, France

Christine Verdier, LIRIS Lab. Lyon, France

Technical program committee

Oliver J. Bott, Institute for Medical Informatics, TechnicalUniversityCarolo-Wilhelmina at Braunschweig, Germany

Antje Brandner, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Germany

Jean Charlet, STIM INSERM U729, Paris, France

Shuen Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Kay Connelly, Computer Science Department at IndianaUniversity, BloomingtonIN, USA

Jocelyne Fayn, INSERM ERM107, Lyon, France

Liza Heslop, MonashUniversity, Centre for Health Services Operations Management, Australia

Wayne Huang, KingstonUniversity, London, England

Emil Jovanov, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL, USA

Christian Lovis, Faculté de Médecine de Genève, Swizerland

Mourad Ouziri, Paris 5 University, Paris, France

Michel Simonet, TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France

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Hyoil Han | 1 Apr 19:56 2006
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[Dbworld] Last CFP: 1st Int'l Workshop on Semantic Web Applications: Theory and Practice (SWAT 2006):Tucson, AZ

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CALL FOR PAPERS 

The 1st International Workshop on 
Semantic Web Applications: Theory and Practice (SWAT 2006)
(http://www.cis.drexel.edu/faculty/hhan/swat2006/)
(http://adrg.eller.arizona.edu/ER2006/workshop.html)

in conjunction with the 25th International Conferences on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2006) 
(http://adrg.eller.arizona.edu/ER2006/) November 6-9, 2006, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Workshop topics and goals Emergence of World Wide Web made massive amounts of data available. 
Data exists in many scattered electronic data sources (e-sources) over the Web. 
Even though some of the data is in well-organized data sources, 
when it needs to be ntegrated with or be interoperable with data from other sources, 
semantic coordination and conflict resolution are required. 

The Semantic Web has been proposed as the next generation of the existing web. 
Semantic Web enabled applications can potentially produce better results 
for semantic integration, interoperability and search. Ontologies have been utilized 
for interoperability among various data sources. The role of ontology 
is one of the central points in the Semantic Web enabled applications. 
Semantics in ontologies and conceptual modelling play central roles 
to achieve interoperability among semantic web applications. 

The focus of this workshop is to present research concerning issues such as: 
1) learning/constructing ontologies and conceptual modelling 
for Semantic Web-enabled e-sources and applications; 
2) utilizing ontologies and conceptual modelling for data management, 
integration and interoperability in Semantic web applications; and 
3) arccitectures, models, nd languages for achieving Semantic Web goals. 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit theoretical, 
technical and practical research contributions regarding the methodology 
and techniques to build the Semantic Web and utilize the Semantic Web techniques. 
We are particularly interested in the e-business, medical informatics and bioinformatics domains. 

Topics include, but are not limited to: 
* Learning structures from the Web for Semantic Web-enabled applications 
* Ontology generation/learning 
* Building/utilizing ontologies and knowledge bases 
* Ontology management and maintenance 
* Semantics and ontologies in data integration 
* Conceptual and logical models for Web data sources and applications 
* Ontology-enabled search (engines) 
* Semantic Web-enabled search (engines) 
* Semantic web-enabled question answering system 
* Ontology-enabled interoperability among e-sources 
* Semantic interoperability 
* Conceptual modelling in the Semantic Web era 
* Schema mapping/matching and integration 
* Ontology-enabled information retrieval 
* Semantic Web-enabled information retrieval 
* Conceptual modelling for Semantic Web-enabled applications 
* Data management and integration for Semantic Web-enabled applications 
* Semantic annotation 
* Semantic Web personalization 
* User modelling for Semantic Web applications 
* Semantic Web-enabled user modelling 
* Semantic Web services 
* Ranking 
* Reasoning 
* Querying the Semantic Web 
* Views for the Semantic Web 
* Semantic Web mining 
* Text/data mining for Semantic Web-enabled application 
* Natural language processing for Semantic Web-enabled application 
* Applying Semantic Web techniques to e-business, medical informatics, and bioinformatics 

The volume will be published by Springer as part of its LNCS series. 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES 

Authors are invited to submit original papers via email 
to Hyoil Han (hyoil.han@...) as a PDF file.
Since the workshop papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series, 
authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. 
See www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style files and details. 
The suggested number of pages is 14, and the maximum number of pages is 16. 
Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or having more than 16 pages 
will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. 
(The final, camera-ready version must not exceed 14 pages to avoid page charges.) 

IMPORTANT DATES 

April 3, 2006	Paper abstracts       
April 10, 2006	Full papers    
June 14, 2006	Notification    
July 12, 2006	Camera Ready Papers

PROGRAM CHAIRS 

Hyoil Han (hhan AT ischool.drexel.edu)	Drexel University, USA
Ramez Elmasri (elmasri AT cse.uta.edu)	The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Palakorn Achananuparp, Drexel University, USA 
Yuan  An, University of Toronto, Canada 
Roberto  Basili, University of Roma, Italy 
Paul Buitelaar, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany 
Vadim  Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine 
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France 
Aldo Gangemi, Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technology, Italy
Raul Garcia-Castro, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain 
Stefania Ghita-Costache, L3S Research Center, Germany 
Peter Haase, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
Kenji Hatano, Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 
Stijn Heymans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Istvan Jonyer, Oklahoma State University, USA 
Esther Kaufmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
Christoph Kiefer, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
Beomjin Kim, Indiana University ? Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA 
SeungJin Lim, Utah State University, USA 
Peter Mika, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands 
Jun Miyazaki, Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA 
Olfa Nasraoui, University of Louisville, USA 
JungHwan Oh, University of Texas at Arlington, USA 
Byung-Kwon Park, Donga University, Korea 
Xiaojun Qi, Utah State University, USA 
Lawrence Reeve, Drexel University, USA 
York Sure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas, USA 
Davy Van Nieuwenborgh, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Mikalai Yatskevich, University of Trento, Italy 

For further information on this Workshop, please contact hhan AT ischool.drexel.edu 

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Wen-Chih Peng | 2 Apr 05:08 2006
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[Dbworld] CFP: Special Issue on Information Processing and Data Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

Signal Processing (Elsevier pub.)
Call for Papers 

Special Issue on Information Processing and Data Management 
in Wireless Sensor Networks

¡ <at> ¡ <at> The rapid progress of wireless communication and embedded micro-sensing 
MEMS technologies has made wireless sensor networks possible. Wireless sensor 
networks to be addressed in this special issue are preferably large-scale ones with 
many inexpensive, tiny sensor nodes, each capable of collecting, processing, and 
storing environmental information, and communicating with neighboring nodes. In 
the past, sensors are connected by wired lines. Nowadays, the advantage of ad hoc 
networking technologies is expected to much simplify the network formation task. 
Installation and configuration of a wireless sensor network are thus effortless. Many 
applications of wireless sensor networks have been proposed, including field data 
collection, remote monitoring and control, smart home, factory automation, security, 
etc. 
¡ <at> ¡ <at> Communications in wireless sensor networks are data-centric, with the objective 
of delivering collected data in a timely fashion. Also, such networks are 
resource-constrained, in terms of sensor nodes¡¦ processing power, bandwidth 
communication, storage space and energy. This gives rise to new challenges in 
information processing and data management in wireless sensor networks. In many 
applications, users may frequently query information in the network. The tradeoff 
between updates and queries needs to be addressed. In-network data processing 
techniques, from simple reporting to more complicated collective communications, 
such as data aggregation, broadcast, multicast and gossip should be developed. On the 
other hand, data collected by sensors can intrinsically be viewed as signals. By 
exploiting signal processing techniques, collective communications can be done in 
more energy-efficient ways. Moreover, distributed data management schemes are 
necessary to be devised when sensed data is collected from different sources at 
different rates. 
¡ <at> ¡ <at> In view of these challenges, we invite original papers addressing novel 
information processing and data management techniques involving in disciplines in 
signal processing, signal detection, communication protocols, networking, embedded 
computing, data management and distributed processing. Contributions related to 
algorithms, applications, systems or networking issues are welcome. Topics of interest 
include, but are not limited to: 
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - Applications of wireless sensor networks 
    - Distributed and collaborative signal processing
    - Coding, compression, and information theory
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - Network coverage, connectivity and longevity
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - Communication and networking protocols for wireless sensor networks
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - In-network data processing and aggregation
    - Distributed query processing 
    - Detection, classification and tracking
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - In-network data placement and storage in wireless sensor networks 
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - In-network data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - Location and mobility management
    - Energy and resource management in wireless sensor networks
    - Real-time scheduling of signal processing and information processing
¡ <at> ¡ <at> - Fault tolerance 

	Form of Manuscript: Not to exceed 25 double-spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch pages 
(including figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font. Number each page. 
Include an abstract, three to five keywords, and the corresponding author's e-mail 
address.  Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts through the journal¡¦s 
online submission system at http://ees.elsevier.com/sigpro; select ¡§Wireless Sensor 
Networks¡¨ as Article Type.

Important Dates 
   - Submissions due: August 31, 2006 
   - Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2007 
   - Expected publication: Third Quarter, 2007.

Guest Editors: 

Yu-Chee Tseng
Department of Computer Science
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Email: yctseng@...

Wen-Chih Peng
Department of Computer Science
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Email: wcpeng@...

Victor C. M. Leung
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Email: vleung@... 

Wen-Tsuen Chen
Department of Computer Science
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Email: wtchen@...

M. Cristina Pinotti
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Perugia, Italy
Email: pinotti@...
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Wen-Chih Peng | 2 Apr 05:46 2006
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[Dbworld] CFP: Special Issue on Information Processing and Data Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

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               Signal Processing (Elsevier pub.)
                    Call for Papers 
Special Issue on Information Processing and Data Management 
in Wireless Sensor Networks
http://db.csie.nctu.edu.tw/~leeboy/CFP/cfp.php
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    The rapid progress of wireless communication and embedded micro-sensing 
MEMS technologies has made wireless sensor networks possible. Wireless sensor 
networks to be addressed in this special issue are preferably large-scale ones with 
many inexpensive, tiny sensor nodes, each capable of collecting, processing, and 
storing environmental information, and communicating with neighboring nodes. In 
the past, sensors are connected by wired lines. Nowadays, the advantage of ad hoc 
networking technologies is expected to much simplify the network formation task. 
Installation and configuration of a wireless sensor network are thus effortless. Many 
applications of wireless sensor networks have been proposed, including field data 
collection, remote monitoring and control, smart home, factory automation, security, 
etc. 
    Communications in wireless sensor networks are data-centric, with the objective 
of delivering collected data in a timely fashion. Also, such networks are 
resource-constrained, in terms of sensor nodes¡¦ processing power, bandwidth 
communication, storage space and energy. This gives rise to new challenges in 
information processing and data management in wireless sensor networks. In many 
applications, users may frequently query information in the network. The tradeoff 
between updates and queries needs to be addressed. In-network data processing 
techniques, from simple reporting to more complicated collective communications, 
such as data aggregation, broadcast, multicast and gossip should be developed. On the 
other hand, data collected by sensors can intrinsically be viewed as signals. By 
exploiting signal processing techniques, collective communications can be done in 
more energy-efficient ways. Moreover, distributed data management schemes are 
necessary to be devised when sensed data is collected from different sources at 
different rates. 
     In view of these challenges, we invite original papers addressing novel 
information processing and data management techniques involving in disciplines in 
signal processing, signal detection, communication protocols, networking, embedded 
computing, data management and distributed processing. Contributions related to 
algorithms, applications, systems or networking issues are welcome. Topics of interest 
include, but are not limited to: 
    - Applications of wireless sensor networks 
    - Distributed and collaborative signal processing
    - Coding, compression, and information theory
    - Network coverage, connectivity and longevity
    - Communication and networking protocols for wireless sensor networks
    - In-network data processing and aggregation
    - Distributed query processing 
    - Detection, classification and tracking
    - In-network data placement and storage in wireless sensor networks 
    - In-network data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
    - Location and mobility management
    - Energy and resource management in wireless sensor networks
    - Real-time scheduling of signal processing and information processing
    - Fault tolerance 

	Form of Manuscript: Not to exceed 25 double-spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch pages 
(including figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font. Number each page. 
Include an abstract, three to five keywords, and the corresponding author's e-mail 
address.  Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts through online submission
system at http://ees.elsevier.com/sigpro; select 'Wireless Sensor Networks' as Article Type.

Important Dates 
   - Submissions due: August 31, 2006 
   - Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2007 
   - Expected publication: Third Quarter, 2007.

Guest Editors: 

Yu-Chee Tseng
Department of Computer Science
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Email: yctseng@...

Wen-Chih Peng
Department of Computer Science
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Email: wcpeng@...

Victor C. M. Leung
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Email: vleung@... 

Wen-Tsuen Chen
Department of Computer Science
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Email: wtchen@...

M. Cristina Pinotti
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Perugia, Italy
Email: pinotti@...
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York Sure | 3 Apr 00:29 2006
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[Dbworld] CfP: WoMM - 2nd Workshop on Meta-modelling and Ontologies

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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2nd Workshop on Meta-modelling and Ontologies
WoMM 2006

October 12-13, 2006

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY

http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/womm2006
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IN COOPERATION WITH:

GI SIG on Modelling Business Information Systems (MoBIS)
GI SIG on Knowledge Management (KM)
EU Network of Excellence Knowledge Web
Graduate School Information Management and
  Market Engineering(IME) at University of Karlsruhe

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OBJECTIVE:

Meta-modelling is the activity of designing languages through precise definitions of constructs and
rules needed. The result of such an activity are meta-models. Ontologies are shared conceptualisations
of domains of interest. A frequently used description of the relationship among meta-models and
ontologies is that a valid meta-model is an ontology, but not all ontologies are modeled explicitly as
meta-models. However, currently the communities of meta-modelling and ontologies only have few
overlaps and the exact relationship has still to be worked out in more detail.

A particular use case for combination of both is to use meta-modelling for defining mappings between
different ontologies expressed in the same language or even between different ontology languages. The
problem of mapping different ontology languages is essential for the success of the Semantic Web: one of
the key advantages of ontologies is to provide interoperability among heterogeneous data sources and
applications, each using potentially different ontologies and ontology languages.

The second Workshop on Meta-modelling (WoMM'06) aims at bringing together researchers and
practitioners from the field of meta-modelling as well as ontologies.

Suggested topics of this workshop include, but are not restricted to:

 - meta-modelling languages and frameworks
 - evaluation of meta-modelling languages
 - meta-modelling patterns
 - special purpose modelling languages
 - ontological support for meta-modelling
 - meta-modelling for ontologies
 - meta-modelling using ontologies
 - architectures and concepts of meta-modelling tools
 - requirements for meta modelling languages and tools
 - case studies and applications of meta-modelling

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PAPER SUBMISSION:

We invite two types of submissions for this workshop:

- short papers (maximum 3500 words)
- regular papers (maximum 7000 words)

All submissions should be formatted according to the LNI style guidelines. Latex- as well as
Word-templates can be found at http://www.gi-ev.de/service/publikationen/lni/.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format via E-mail to
sbr@...he.de and be received by May 29, 2006.

Papers submitted to WoMM will be peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee and accepted papers will be
published in a renowned series. Selected papers will additionally be published in the International
Journal on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA).

Submissions should clearly state the research contribution, their relevance to the workshop theme, as
well as their relation to prior research. We particularly welcome tool reports and practical reports.
Authors are expected to present accepted papers at the workshop.

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IMPORTANT DATES:

May 29, 2006            : Paper submission
July 17, 2006           : Notification of acceptance
August 21, 2006         : Camera-ready paper submission
October 12-13, 2006     : Workshop date

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Ziv Baida (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Saartje Brockmans (Universität Karlsruhe, DE)
Peter Fettke (Universität Mainz, DE)
Ulrich Frank (Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE)
Peter Haase (Universität Karlsruhe, DE)
Martin Hepp (Universität Innsbruck, AT)
Jürgen Jung (Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE)
Steven Kelly (Metacase, FI)
Elisa Kendall (Sandpiper Software, Inc., USA)
Lutz Kirchner (Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE)
Agnes Koschmider (Universität Karlsruhe, DE)
Thomas Kühne (Technische Universität Darmstadt, DE)
Jan Mendling (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, AT)
Boris Motik (University of Manchester, UK)
Andreas Nahr (Universität Bamberg, DE)
Ulrich Reimer (University of Konstanz + University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, CH)
Pete Rivett (Adaptive, USA)
Rudi Studer (Universität Karlsruhe, DE)
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen (MetaCase + University Jyväskylä, FI)
Evan Wallace (NIST, USA)

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

York Sure (Chair)
Institut AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel. +49 721 608 6592
sure@...

Saartje Brockmans (Contact)
Institut AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel. +49 721 608 4754
sbr@...

Jürgen Jung
Wirtschaftsinformatik und Unternehmensmodellierung, Universität
Duisburg-Essen
45141 Essen, Germany
Tel. +49 201 183 2719
juergen.jung@...

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Pankaj Garg | 3 Apr 03:10 2006
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[Dbworld] CFP: WOSP 2007: 6th International Workshop on Software and Performance

Call for Papers                        [apologies for multiple copies]

               ***   WOSP 2007   ***
6th International Workshop on Software and Performance

      Buenos Aires, Argentina, 5-8 February 2007
           http://www.wosp-conference.org/

Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS and SIGSOFT,
in cooperation with CMG, IFIP WG 6.3 and 7.3 (approval pending)

Important Deadlines

July 24, 2006 - paper submission
July 24, 2006 - tutorial proposal submission
October 14, 2006 - notification of acceptance
November, 6, 2006 - camera ready due

Submissions

- Full papers with research results and advances to the state of the
  art (up to 12 two-column proceedings pages, prepared using standard
  ACM format at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html)

- Experience papers on practical aspects (from 5 to 10 pages).

- Working session proposals, up to 2 pages explaining the issues to be
  discussed.

- Tutorial proposals, up to 2 pages outlining the coverage, syllabus
  of topics, names and background of presenters, and including the
  intended duration (90 minutes, three hours, or six hours).

The Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier) has agreed to publish a
special issue with a selection of the WOSP 2007 best papers.

Submission Details

The complexity of modern software systems (autonomous, mobile,
distributed) often induces stringent quantitative behaviour
requirements. Support is needed at every stage of development and
operation in order to ensure that such requirements (e.g. efficiency
and scalability) are met.  WOSP brings together software engineers,
developers, performance analysts and software/performance modellers
who are addressing the challenges of: increasing system complexity,
rapidly evolving software technologies, short time to market,
incomplete documentation, and less-than-adequate methods, models and
tools. The focus of WOSP is therefore in the intersection of software
and performance, and not in any of these two disciplines in isolation.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

- Performance modelling of software
    + languages and ontologies
    + methods and tools
    + composing models
    + capturing user behaviour
- Performance measurement and analysis
    + software performance testing
    + application performance measurement and monitoring
    + analysis of measured application performance data
- Performance and other quality attributes
    + relationship/integration/tradeoffs with other QoS attributes
    + relationship/integration/tradeoffs with cost and schedule
- Performance and development processes
    + software performance patterns and antipatterns
    + software/performance tool interoperability (models and data interchange
      formats)
    + performance oriented design, implementation and configuration management
- Software Performance Engineering and Model-Driven Development
    + gathering, interpreting and exploiting software performance annotations
      and data
- Performance evaluation in application domains
    + (e.g. Web Services, Middleware,
      Component-Based/Autonomous/Mobile/Intelligent/Adaptive/Embedded
      Systems)

WOSP 2007 encourages contributions describing basic research, novel
applications and experience reports. Experience papers are
particularly fostered, as they contribute to fill the gap between
theory and practice in the WOSP domain.  In all cases, papers should
carefully articulate the relevance of their contributions to software
performance engineering.

WOSP 2007 Committees

General Chair:
Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton Univ. (CA)

Program Co-Chairs:
Vittorio Cortellessa, Univ. L'Aquila (IT)
Sebastian Uchitel, Imperial College (UK)
Daniel Yankelevic, Pragma Consult. (ARG)

Finance Chair:
Greg Franks, Carleton Univ. (CA)

Tutorial Chair:
Virgilio Almeida, Univ. Minas Gerais (BR)

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College (UK)
Pankaj Garg, Zee Source (USA)

Programme Committee:
Virgilio Almeida, Univ. Minas Gerais (BR)
Simonetta Balsamo, Univ. Venezia (IT)
Antonia Bertolino, CNR Pisa (IT)
Andre Bondi, Siemens Corp. Res. (USA)
Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College (UK)
Antonio Carzaniga, Univ. of Lugano (CH)
Paul Clements, Software Eng. Inst. (USA)
Bojan Cukic, West Virginia Univ. (USA)
Susanna Donatelli, Univ. Torino (IT)
Tony Field, Imperial College (UK)
Pankaj Garg, Zee Source (USA)
David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon Un. (USA)
Holger Giese, Univ. Paderborn (DE)
Ian Gorton, NICTA (AUS)
Vincenzo Grassi, Univ. TorVergata (IT)
Gunter Haring, Univ. Vienna (AU)
Peter Hughes, Norv. Univ. of S.&T. (NO)
Paola Inverardi, Univ. L'Aquila (IT)
Valerie Issarny, INRIA (FR)
Carlos Juiz, Univ. Illes Baleares (ES)
Catalina Llado, Univ. Illes Baleares (ES)
Nenad Medvidovic, UCI (USA)
Daniel Menasce, George Mason Un. (USA)
Jose Merseguer, Univ. Zaragoza (ES)
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico Milano (IT)
Alfredo Olivero, Univ. Buenos Aires (ARG)
Dorina Petriu, Carleton Univ. (CA)
Rob Pooley, Heriot-Watt Univ. (UK)
Jerry Rolia, HP Labs (USA)
David Rosenblum, UCL (UK)
Branislav Selic, IBM (USA)
Connie Smith, Performance Eng. Ser. (USA)
Kishor Trivedi, Duke Univ. (USA)
Inkeri Verkamo, Univ. Helsinki (FI)
Murray Woodside, Carleton Univ. (CA)

Local Arrangement Committee:
Victor Braberman (Chair)
Nicolas Kicillof
Alfredo Olivero
Fernando Schapachnik

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Magdalena Balazinska | 3 Apr 09:00 2006

[Dbworld] MobiDE 2006: Final CFP

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message]

This is the final call for papers for MobiDE 2006.

Please note that the submission site is now open and that
abstracts are due by Wednesday, April 5th 2006, at 4pm EST.
Papers are due by Monday, April 10th 2006, at 4pm EST.

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               F I N A L  C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

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           5th ACM International Workshop on Data Engineering
               for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE'06)

            Sunday, June 25, 2006, Chicago, Illinois, USA
                 (co-located with ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2006)

                     http://db.cs.pitt.edu/mobide06
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              AIMS & TOPICS OF INTEREST

Being the fifth in a series of successful workshops, MobiDE'06 aims to
act as a bridge between the data management, wireless networking, and
mobile computing communities.

The previous MobiDE workshops took place in Seattle, WA, in
conjunction with MobiCom 1999; in Santa Barbara, CA, together with
SIGMOD 2001; in San Diego, CA, together with MobiCom 2003; and in
Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with SIGMOD 2005.

MobiDE'06 will serve as a forum where researchers and technologists
discuss the state-of-the-art, present their contributions, and set
future directions in the general area of data management for mobile
and wireless access, including sensor networks. The specific focus of
MobiDE'06 is on novel mobile applications and services including
games, entertainment, and infotainment.

The topics of interest related to mobile and wireless data engineering
include, but are not limited to, the following.

* ad-hoc networked databases
* consistency maintenance and management
* context-aware data access and query processing
* data caching, replication and view materialization
* data publication modes: push, broadcast, and multicast
* data server models and architectures
* database issues for moving objects: storage, indexing, etc.
* location-based and context-aware services
* m-commerce
* mobile agent models and languages
* mobile database security
* mobile databases in scientific, medical, and engineering applications
* mobile peer-to-peer applications and services
* mobile transaction models and management
* mobile web services
* mobility awareness and adaptability
* mobile services: in transportation, agriculture, industries, etc.
* pervasive computing
* prototype design of mobile data management systems
* quality of service for mobile data management
* sensor network data management
* small footprint data management
* transaction migration, recovery and commit processing
* wireless multimedia systems
* wireless web

As in the past, the workshop will be organized in a manner that
fosters interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants. In
addition to paper presentations, time will be allocated for open
discussion forums, informal discussions or panels.

               IMPORTANT DATES

    Abstract Submissions:        Wed, Apr  5, 2006 (4:00 p.m. EST)
    Regular Paper Submissions:   Mon, Apr 10, 2006 (4:00 p.m. EST)
    Notification of acceptance:  Mon, May  1, 2006
    Camera-ready version due:    Mon, May 15, 2006
    Workshop date:               Sun, Jun 25, 2006

           SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

In addition to regular, scientific papers reporting on original
research results, vision and work-in-progress papers that have the
potential to stimulate debate on existing solutions or identify novel
challenges are especially encouraged. Proposals for panels on emerging
or controversial topics are also especially welcome.

Submissions will be handled electronically. Research paper submissions
should be formatted in the ACM proceedings format and must not exceed
8 pages in that format. Each paper will be assigned for reviewing to
at least three members of the program committee.

Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and will appear in
the workshop proceedings, which will be published by ACM. Electronic
versions of the papers will be included in the ACM DL and DiSC'07.

Detailed submission information will be posted on the workshop web
site, db.cs.pitt.edu/mobide06.

             ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Workshop Chairs:

   Vijay Kumar                            Alexandros Labrinidis
   School of Computing and Engineering    Department of Computer Science
   University of Missouri-Kansas City     University of Pittsburgh
   kumarv  <at>  umkc.edu                      labrinid  <at>  cs.pitt.edu

Program Chairs:

   Panos K. Chrysanthis                   Christian S. Jensen
   Department of Computer Science         Department of Computer Science
   University of Pittsburgh               Aalborg University
   panos  <at>  cs.pitt.edu                    csj  <at>  cs.aau.dk

Publicity Chair:

   Magdalena Balazinska
   Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
   University of Washington
   magda  <at>  cs.washington.edu

STEERING COMMITTEE

   Sujata Banerjee        HP Labs
   Ugur Cetintemel        Brown University
   Mitch Cherniack        Brandeis University
   Panos K. Chrysanthis   University of Pittsburgh
   Alexandros Labrinidis  University of Pittsburgh
   Evaggelia Pitoura      University of Ioannina

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

   Amr El Abbadi           University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
   Walid Aref              Purdue University, USA
   Magdalena Balazinska    University of Washington, USA
   Sujata Banerjee         HP Labs, USA
   Christian Becker        University of Stuttgart, Germany
   Ugur Cetintemel         Brown University, USA
   Nigel Davies            Lancaster University, UK
   Maggie Dunham           Southern Methodist University, USA
   Takahiro Hara           Osaka University, Japan
   Ravi Jain               Google, USA
   Vana Kalogeraki         University of California, Riverside, USA
   Dimitris Katsaros       University of Thessaloniki, Greece
   Dik Lun Lee             Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
   Mong Li Lee             National University of Singapore, Singapore
   Wolfgang Lehner         Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
   Ling Liu                Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
   Sanjay Madria           University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
   Pedro Jose Marron       University of Stuttgart, Germany
   Daniela Nicklas         University of Stuttgart, Germany
   Maria Papadopouli       University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
   Evi Pitoura             University of Ioannina, Greece
   Claudia Lucia Roncancio Lab. LSR-IMAG/University of Grenoble, France
   George Samaras          University of Cyprus, Cyprus
   Joerg Sander            University of Alberta, Canada
   Bernhard Seeger         University of Marburg, Germany
   Jianwen Su              University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
   Yufei Tao               City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
   Vassilis Tsotras        University of California, Riverside, USA
   Anthony K H Tung        National University of Singapore, Singapore
   Wai Gen Yee             Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
   Vladimir Zadoroshny     University of Pittsburgh, USA
   Arkady Zaslavsky        Monash University, Australia
   Donghui Zhang           Northeastern University, USA

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Jos de Bruijn | 3 Apr 10:24 2006

[Dbworld] CfP: RuleML 2006 - Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web

                          RuleML-2006:
               Second International Conference on
        Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web
                     http://2006.ruleml.org

                     Athens, Georgia, U.S.A.
                        9-10 November 2006 

Call For Papers 

Semantic Web technologies have matured to the point where they are
being adopted by many organizations for applications as diverse as
data integration, optimized search, and decision support. The
increasing use of the technology has resulted from mainstream
commercial software vendors providing solutions that support Semantic
Web technologies, and W3C making RDF and OWL standard recommendations.

It is widely recognized that rules are the next layer of focus within
the Semantic Web technology stack, and consequently interest and
activity in this area has grown rapidly over recent years. Semantic
Web rules would allow the integration, transformation and derivation
of data from numerous sources in a distributed, scalable, and
transparent manner.

The rules landscape features theoretical areas such as knowledge
representation (KR) and algorithms; design aspects of rule markup;
engineering of engines, translators, and other tools; standardization
efforts, such as the recent Rules Interchange Format activity at W3C
(http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg.html); and applications.

Rules complement and extend ontologies on the Semantic Web. They can
be used in combination with ontologies, or as a means to specify
ontologies.  In these settings, rules can be used either in
conjunction with or as an alternative to description logics. Rules are
also frequently applied over ontologies, to draw inferences, express
constraints, specify policies, react to events, discover new
knowledge, transform data, etc. Rule markup languages enrich Web
ontologies by supporting publishing rules on the Web, exchange rules
between different systems and tools, share guidelines and policies,
merge and maintain rulebases, and more.

Meeting Format

The RuleML-2006 Conference is aimed to be the premier scientific
forum for exchanging ideas on all aspects of rules for the Semantic
Web.  It follows on the heels of three successful workshops on the
topic, in 2002, 2003, and 2004, and the first RuleML conference that
took place in 2005.  Like its precursors, RuleML-2006 will be held in
collaboration with the International Semantic Web Conference
(http://iswc2006.semanticweb.org/) and will be co-located with it. The
RuleML-2006 Conference will consist of both an academic track and an
industry track.

- Academic Track
Papers submitted to the academic track are expected to focus on
research related to the development and advancement of rule formalisms
for the Semantic Web. The work reported should be of foundational or
conceptual nature and will be judged according to the usual criteria
of novelty, significance, technical quality, etc.

- Industrial Track 
The industrial track is designed to encourage participation from
builders of rules engines and of practitioners who use rules for
e-business, information integration, and other areas of the Semantic
Web. It is not necessary for a Semantic Web rule engine to have been
deployed, although preference will be given to systems that have
adopted or are exploring the adoption of new rules technology such as
SWRL, RuleML or hybrid approaches to using DL or Datalog with Semantic
Technology. If systems have been deployed, preference will be given to
papers that have determined and measured figures of merit.

Topics of interest

We encourage submissions on all topics related to rules and rule
markup languages for the Semantic Web, including (but not limiting to)
the following:

  o  Rule-based policies: their specification, execution, and
     management
  o  Combining rules (including active rules) with ontologies
  o  Reactive rules for the Semantic Web
  o  Complex event processing
  o  Event-driven/action rule languages and models
  o  Semantic Rule Management
  o  Extraction of rules from unstructured data sources
  o  Semantics of rule frameworks, which interoperate with RDF and OWL
  o  Rules and nonmonotonic reasoning
  o  Querying the semantic Web with rules
  o  Complexity of reasoning problems involving rules
  o  Languages, including standards (RuleML, SWRL, Jess, N3, F-logic,
     etc.)
  o  Execution models, rule engines, and environments 
  o  Implemented tools and systems for rules on the Semantic Web 
  o  Active rules for Semantic Web Services
  o  Uncertainty and fuzziness in rule-based systems
  o  Modeling of business rules and event-driven/active rules
  o  Rule-based software agents and the Semantic Web 
  o  E-contracting and automated negotiations with rule-based
     declarative strategies 
  o  Connecting event-driven and reactive rules to legacy knowledge
     bases
  o  Distributed rule bases
  o  Rule base validation, verification and exception handling on
     the Semantic Web

Submission

We invite articles of no more than 15 pages in length (the exact
format will be announced later) describing original completed work,
work in progress, or interesting problems or use cases. The page limit
includes title, abstract, and all figures, and references.  Submitted
papers will be fully refereed based on the originality and
significance of the ideas presented as well as on technical aspects.
Publication of the proceedings is planned by a major publisher.

Submissions should be made online in PDF format on the conference
submission site, which will be announced, by 22 May 2006 midnight
Hawaii time. Multiple submission is not allowed. Submissions should
clearly indicate the appropriate track (academic or industrial).

Important Dates 

  o   15 May 2006       -- Deadline for abstracts.
  o   22 May 2006       -- Deadline for paper submissions. 
  o   15 July 2006      -- Notification of acceptance. 
  o   21 August 2006    -- Final version of paper (camera-ready) due.
  o   16 September 2006 -- Early registration deadline for conference
                           authors.
  o   9-10 November 2006 - RuleML 2006

Conference Program Co-Chairs

  o Academic track

    *  Thomas Eiter, Technical University, Vienna, Austria
    *  Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

  o Industrial track

    *  Susie Stephens, Oracle, USA
    *  Ralph Hodgson, TopQuadrant, Inc., USA

Conference General Chair

    o  Michael Kifer, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

Conference Publicity Chair

    o  Jos de Bruijn, DERI Innsbruck, Austria

Steering Committee

    o  Asaf Adi, IBM, Israel
    o  Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete, FORTH, Greece
    o  Harold Boley, National Research Council and University of
       New Brunswick, Canada
    o  Benjamin Grosof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    o  Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
    o  Dieter Fensel, Digital Enterprise Research Institute,
       Ireland and Austria
    o  Michael Kifer, State University of New York at Stony Brook
    o  Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
    o  Steve Ross-Talbot, Pi4 Technologies, USA
    o  Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens
    o  Suzette Stoutenburg, The MITRE Corporation, USA
    o  Said Tabet, RuleML Initiative and Macgregor Inc., USA
    o  Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus,
       Germany

Program Committee  

    o Academic track

       Jose Alferes, University Nova Lisbon, Portugal
       Chitta Baral, Arizona State University, USA
       Leo Bertossi, Carleton University, Canada
       Jos de Bruijn, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
       Andrea Cali, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
       Tran Cao Son, University of New Mexico, USA
       Carlos Damasio, Universtiy Nova Lisboa, Portugal
       Juergen Dix, TU Clausthal, Germany
       Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
       Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
       Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy
       Georg Lausen, Freiburg University, Germany
       Nicola Leone, University of Calabria, Italy
       Thomas Lukasiewicz, University Roma La Sapienza, Italy
       Jan Maluszynski, Linkoping University, Sweden
       Massimo Marchiori, University of Venice, Italy
       Alberto Martelli, University of Torino, Italy
       Wolfgang May, University of Goettingen, Germany
       Boris Motik, University of Manchester, UK
       Marie-Laure Mugnier, LIRMM, France
       Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S, Germany
       Axel Polleres, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
       Riccardo Rosati, University Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
       Marie-Christine Rousset, University of Grenoble, France
       Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester, UK
       Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria
       Michael Sintek, DFKI, Germany
       Umberto Straccia, CNR, Pisa, Italy
       VS Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, USA
       Terrance Swift, XSB, Inc., USA
       Hans Tompits, TU Vienna, Austria
       Dirk Vermeir, University of Brussels, Belgium
       Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
       Guizhen Yang, SRI, USA

    o Industrial track

       Alain Leger, France Telecom, France
       Allen Ginsberg, Mitre, US
       Bill Andersen, Ontology Works, US
       Christian de Sainte Marie, ILOG, France
       Christine Golbreich, University Rennes, France
       Con Kenney, US FAA Agency, US
       Eric Neumann, Teranode, US
       Harold Solbrig, Mayo Clinic, US
       Jeff Pollock, Cerebra, US
       Jos De Roo, AGFA, Belgium
       Juergen Angele, Ontoprise, Germany
       Leo Obrst, Mitre, US
       Michael Bodkin, Lockheed Martin, US
       Ora Lassila, Nokia, US
       Parsa Mirhaji, University of Texas Medical Center, US
       Rachel Yager, Citigroup, US
       Ralph Traphoener, Empolis, Germany
       Ruediger Klein, Daimer-Chrysler, Germany
       Sidney Bailin, Knowledge Evolution, US
       Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, The Netherlands
       Yaser Bishr, Image Matters, US
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