Denilson Barbosa | 1 Mar 01:34 2012

[Dbworld] Second ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Databases and Social Networks (DBSocial 2012) Call For Papers

                             LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

        Second ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Databases and Social Networks
                              (DBSocial 2012)
                         Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
                               May 20, 2012


The Second ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Databases and Social Networks, to be held
in Scottsdale, Arizona in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2012, is a venue for
database research applied to the problems of extraction, querying, and
analysis of social networks. DBSocial aims at disseminating results founded
on database research and practice that advance the state-of-the-art in the
observation, management, and analysis of inherently networked data
originating primarily from social phenomena.

DBSocial welcomes both theoretical and practical papers whose approaches
are within the scope of databases and very closely related areas (e.g.,
data mining and information retrieval), and whose validation are on par
with the high standards in the database community.


The DBSocial 2012 Best Paper Award will be given to a paper judged as 
outstanding by the program committee. A separate award will also be given
to a paper whose main contribution comes from a student. 

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Ahmet Sacan | 1 Mar 01:35 2012

[Dbworld] Issue 6 of PVLDB Volume 5 (February 2012) is now available: papers for VLDB2012

Issue 6 of PVLDB Volume 5 (February 2012) is now available: papers for VLDB2012

The February 2012 issue of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB) is now available electronically
at the vldb web site:

This issue consists of the 8 papers that have been accepted for the research track of VLDB 2012 in Istanbul,
Turkey, next year:

1. "Stochastic Database Cracking: Towards Robust Adaptive Indexing in Main-Memory Column-Stores"
    by Felix Halim, Stratos Idreos, Panagiotis Karras, Roland H. C. Yap.

2. "An Adaptive Mechanism for Accurate Query Answering under Differential Privacy"
    by Chao Li, Gerome Miklau.

3. "SharedDB: Killing One Thousand Queries With One Stone"
    by Georgios Giannikis, Gustavo Alonso, Donald Kossmann.

4. "Pushing the Boundaries of Crowd-enabled Databases with Query-driven Schema Expansion"
    by Joachim Selke, Christoph Lofi, Wolf-Tilo Balke.

5. "A Bayesian Approach to Discovering Truth from Conflicting Sources for Data Integration"
    by Bo Zhao, Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein, Jim Gemmell, Jiawei Han.

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Terry Halpin | 1 Mar 02:05 2012

[Dbworld] ORM 2012 Workshop: Call for Papers

First Call for Papers

International Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling

(ORM 2012)


Rome, Italy

September 12-14, 2012


Held in conjunction with OTM’2012 (Sep. 10-14)


Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


Paper Submission Deadline: 2012 May 18

(abstracts due May 25)






Following successful workshops held in Cyprus (2005), France (2006), Portugal (2007), Mexico (2008), Portugal (2009), and Crete (2010 and 2011) this is the eighth in a series of fact-oriented modeling workshops run in conjunction with the OTM conferences. Fact-oriented modeling is a conceptual, natural-language-based approach to modeling and querying the information content of business domains in terms of the underlying facts of interest, where all facts and rules may be verbalized in language readily understandable by users of those business domains.


Unlike Entity-Relationship (ER) modeling and UML class diagrams, fact-oriented modeling treats all facts as relationships (unary, binary, ternary etc.). How facts are grouped into structures (e.g. attribute-based entity types, classes, relation schemes, XML schemas) is considered a design level, implementation issue that is irrelevant to the capturing of essential business semantics. Avoiding attributes in the base model enhances semantic stability and populatability, as well as facilitating natural verbalization and thus more productive communication with all stakeholders. For information modeling, fact-oriented graphical notations are typically far more expressive than those provided by other notations. Fact-oriented textual languages are based on formal subsets of native languages, so are easier to understand by business people than technical languages like OCL. Fact-oriented modeling includes procedures for mapping to attribute-based structures, so may also be used to front-end other approaches.


Fact-oriented modeling has been used successfully in industry for over 30 years, and is taught in universities around the world. The fact-oriented modeling approach comprises a family of closely related “dialects”, the most well known being Object-Role Modeling (ORM), Cognition enhanced Natural language Information Analysis Method (CogNIAM) and Fully-Communication Oriented Information Modeling (FCO-IM). Though adopting a different graphical notation, the Object-oriented Systems Model (OSM) is a close relative, with its attribute-free philosophy. The Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) proposal adopted by the Object Management Group in 2007 is a recent addition to the family of fact-oriented approaches.


Commercial tools supporting the fact-oriented approach include the ORM solution within Microsoft’s Visio for Enterprise Architects, the CogNIAM tool Doctool, the FCO-IM tool CaseTalk, and the Collibra ontology tool suite. The NORMA (Natural ORM Architect) tool for ORM 2 is available as a free, open-source plug-in to Visual Studio; a commercial, professional version of NORMA is also under development. Free ORM tools include InfoModeler, Infagon, ActiveFacts, and ORM-Lite. DogmaStudio is an ORM-based tool for specifying ontologies. Various SBVR tools are also currently under development. General information about fact-orientation may be found at The ORM Foundation site


Goals and Topics:


The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for practitioners and researchers interested in fact-oriented modeling methods to meet, and exchange research and implementation ideas and results. It also provides this group of practitioners/researchers an opportunity to present their research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to) theoretical and/or empirical exploration of fact-oriented modeling methods, as well as case studies and experience reports related to:


  • Theory/principles of fact-oriented modeling (ORM, CogNIAM, SBVR, FCO-IM etc.)
  • Application of fact-oriented modeling to data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Fact-oriented integration of business information, processes and events
  • Fact-oriented modeling of ontologies
  • Metamodels for fact-oriented modeling and business practice
  • Fact-oriented metamodeling best practices
  • Fact orientation, communication and understandability
  • Industrial experience with fact-oriented modeling
  • Fact-orientation and terminology science and practice
  • Fact-oriented application generation
  • Educational experience with fact-oriented modeling
  • Fact-oriented modeling and business rules
  • Temporal issues in fact-oriented modeling
  • Fact-oriented modeling and business service modeling
  • Fact-oriented modeling and workflow modeling
  • Fast-oriented modeling and data integration
  • Agent-oriented extensions to fact-oriented modeling
  • Tools to support fact-oriented modeling and business practice
  • Fact-orientation and verbalization of business rules
  • Fact-orientation and validation of business rules
  • Fact-oriented query languages
  • Transforming fact-based models to/from attribute-based models
  • Comparing fact-orientation with other approaches


Intended Audience:


The workshop is primarily aimed at researchers and practitioners interested in conceptual modeling approaches for the analysis and design of information systems and ontologies, including modeling of data, processes and events. Attendees familiar with fact-oriented approaches have the opportunity to update and deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area. Attendees less familiar with fact-oriented approaches have an ideal opportunity to learn about the approach from world experts in the area, and adopt or adapt the many benefits of the approach.


Workshop co-chairs:


Terry Halpin

LogicBlox, Australia and

INTI International University, Malaysia

Herman Balsters

University of Groningen,

The Netherlands



Important Dates (2012):


Abstracts due:                                 May 18

Papers due:                             May 25

Acceptance Notification:       July 2

Camera-ready copies:            July 16

Registration due:                    July 16

OTM Conferences:                  September 10-14


Submission Guidelines:


All submitted papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee, based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions must be in English, and may discuss industrial experience and/or academic research. The first page should begin with the title of the paper followed by author names and affiliations and an abstract of no more than 150 words. Papers should not exceed 5,000 words (excluding references and appendices), and should not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format (see later). Papers are normally allocated 45 minutes for presentation. Only electronic submissions in Adobe PDF format are acceptable. Abstracts and papers should be submitted to the following site:


The proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in their LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series. The final paper (if accepted) should be formatted using the Springer LNCS style, as described at Failure to commit to presentation at the workshop automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.


Program committee:


Herman Balsters

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Linda Bird

Independent Contractor, Australia

Anthony Bloesch

Microsoft Corporation, USA

Peter Bollen

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Andy Carver

INTI International University, Malaysia

Matthew Curland

LogicBlox, USA

Dave Cuyler

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Necito Dela Cruz

Boston Scientific, USA

Ken Evans

ORM Foundation and University of Lincoln, UK

Pat Hallock

InConcept, USA

Terry Halpin

LogicBlox, Australia and INTI International University, Malaysia

Clifford Heath

Data Constellation, Australia

Stijn Hoppenbrouwers

Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Mike Jackson

Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

Mustafa Jarrar

Birzeit University, Palestine

Inge Lemmens

PNA, The Netherlands

Dirk van der Linden

Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Tony Morgan

INTI International University, Malaysia

Maurice Nijssen

PNA, The Netherlands

Baba Piprani

MetaGlobal Systems, Canada

Erik Proper

Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Gerhard Skagestein

University of Oslo, Norway

Peter Spyns

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Serge Valera

European Space Agency, The Netherlands

Theo van der Weide

Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Jos Vos

ABP/AMC, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Jan Pieter Wijbenga

TNO, The Netherlands


For more information on the workshop, please contact:


Dr Terry Halpin

e-mail: terry.halpin <at>

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DBWorld User | 1 Mar 02:52 2012

[Dbworld] Publishing Master and PhD works in ODBMS.ORG

Dear Colleagues,

Please distribute this as you see proper.

To help disseminating the work of students and young researchers in the area of
databases, I will start publishing Master and PhD works in ODBMS.ORG
Published Master and PhD works will be available for free download (as. pdf) to all
visitors of ODBMS.ORG (50,000+ visitors/month).  Copyright of the works will remain
by the authors.  
The process of submission is quite simple.
Please send to: editor@... 
1) .pdf of your work 
2) filled in template (see below):
Title of the work: Language (English preferable):Author: Affiliation:Abstract (max 2
sentences of text):Type of work (PhD, Master):No of Pages:Year of completion:Name of
To qualify for publication in ODBMS.ORG, the work should have been completed and
accepted by the respective University/Research Center in 2011 or later, and it
should be addressing one or more of the following areas:
Big Data and Analytical Data PlatformsCloud Data StoresEntity Framework (EF) Graphs
and Data StoresIn-Memory DatabasesObject DatabasesNewSQL Data StoresNoSQL Data
StoresObject-Oriented ProgrammingObject-Relational TechnologyRelational Databases:
Benchmarking, Data Modeling
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards
Prof. Roberto V. ZicariEditor
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Elhadi Shakshuki | 1 Mar 04:07 2012

[Dbworld] MobiWIS-2012: Submission Deadline Extended: March 12, 2012 (Firm)

             -------------- Call for Papers  (Deadline Extended)-----------------------

The 9th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS)

            Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, August 27-29, 2012

Advances in the Web and mobile technologies offer new and exciting services to users in every walk of life
including commerce, business, entertainment, education and science among others. These new
developments however introduce many new challenging problems as users demand fast, easy and reliable
access to the high volume of web information and services from anywhere, on any device and any platform.
The International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS) aims to promote the state of
the art in scientific and practical research of the mobile Web and information systems. It provides a
forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and public sector
in an effort to present their research work and share knowledge and experiences of the tool
 s, techniques, technologies, models and methodologies that lead to better information and service
provisioning in the mobile Web and information systems. The conference comprises various tr!
 acks which feature recent research relating to the theme of the conference. 

MobiWIS-2012 will be held in conjunction with the 3rd International Conferenceon Ambient Systems,
Networks and Technologies (ANT-2012) <>.

Conference Tracks:

* Context-aware services
* Mobile cloud services
* Data management in mobile web
* Mobile Internet of things
* Mobile web and social networks
* Mobile networks, protocols and applications
* Mobile security, trust and privacy
* Mobile commerce and business services
* Mobile web design and development
* Location-based services
* HCI in mobile applications
* Mobile web P2P applications
* Middleware for mobile applications
* Mobile web for social and economic development
* Mobile web searching
* SOA and mobile web information systems
* General track

Important Dates: 

Submission Deadline: March 12, 2012 (Extended & Final)
Author Notification: April 10, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: May 10, 2012 

For details on paper submission guidelines, please check the conference website.

All MobiWIS-2012 accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier
Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line and CD). Procedia Computer
Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect
(, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be
indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This
includes EI Compendex ( The papers will contain linked references, XML
versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your
conference website visitors to your proceedings. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (http://dblp.uni-tr

Selected papers of MobiWIS-2012 will also be published in the special issues of the international journals.

Organizing Committees:

General Chair:
Victor C.M. Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada

Program Chairs:
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia

Advisory Committee:
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Salima Benbernou, Universit? Paris Descartes, France
Athman Bouguettaya, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University, Japan

Program Vice Chairs:
Mohamed Bakhuoya, Helsinki University, Finland
Pascal Bihler, Universitat Bonn, Germany
Debmalya Biswas, Nokia Research, Switzerland
Ralph Deters, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Zhiming Ding, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Ming Li, Deakin University, Australia
Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Satish Narayana Srirama, University of Tartu, Estonia
Jakob Svensson, Karlstad University, Sweden
Philippe Thiran, University of Namur, Belgium
Yeliz Yesilada, University of Manchester, UK
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Hamidah Ibrahim, University Putra, Malaysia
Jingyu Zhou, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Workshops Chairs:
Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria
Do van Thanh, Telenor Corporate Development, Norway

International Journals Coordinator:
Jian Yu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 

Local Arrangements Chairs:
Ramiro Liscano, University of Ontario, Canada
Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada

Publicity Chairs:
Kaori Fujinami, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Verdi March, HP Labs, Singapore

International Liaison Chairs:
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Jarek Gryz, York University, Canada

Awards Chairs:
Irfan Awan, Bradford University, UK
Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
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Jia Zhang | 1 Mar 04:07 2012

[Dbworld] Final CFPs: IEEE CLOUD 2012

Apologies for cross-postings. Please send it to interested colleagues and students. Thanks.

Final Call for Papers
The Fifth IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2012)
June 24-29, 2012, Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Important Dates:
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 8, 2012
Notification: April 8, 2012
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Nicola Ferro | 1 Mar 07:00 2012

[Dbworld] Call for Bids to Host CLEF 2013 - The Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum - September 2013


The CLEF Initiative (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum, formerly known as Cross-Language
Evaluation Forum) is a self-organized body whose main mission is to promote research, innovation, and
development of information access systems with an emphasis on multilingual and multimodal information
with various levels of structure.

The CLEF Initiative is structured in two main parts:
- a series of Evaluation Labs, i.e. laboratories to conduct evaluation of information access systems and
workshops to discuss and pilot innovative evaluation activities;
- a peer-reviewed Conference on a broad range of issues, including
  - investigation continuing the activities of the Evaluation Labs;
  - experiments using multilingual and multimodal data; in particular, but not only, data resulting from
CLEF activities;
  - research in evaluation methodologies and challenges.

Since 2000 the CLEF has played a leading role in stimulating investigation and research in a wide range of
key areas in the information retrieval domain, becoming well-known in the international  IR community.
It has also promoted the study and implementation of appropriate evaluation methodologies for diverse
types of tasks and media. Over the years, a wide, strong, and multidisciplinary research community has
been built, which covers and spans the different areas of expertise needed to deal with the spread of CLEF activities.


The CLEF Steering Committee solicits proposals from groups interested in organizing the CLEF conference
and labs in September 2013.

Guidelines on submitting a bid can be found in the Template for Bids available at:

Bids must be submitted by Monday, April 2nd 2012 by email to the Steering Commitee Chair Nicola Ferro

The Steering Committee will review and select the proposals. The Steering Committee can ask for
modifications and changes to the proposals, if deemed necessary.

Interested parties can contact the Steering Committee Chair Nicola Ferro
(chair@...) to receive further details.


- Bid submission deadline: April 2nd, 2012
- Feedback to bidders and discussion: April - May 2012
- Bid selection: June 2012


- Martin Braschler, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- Khalid Choukri, Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency (ELDA), France
- Paul Clough, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
- Julio Gonzalo, National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain
- Donna Harman, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
- Jaana Kekäläinen, University of Tampere, Finland
- Carol Peters, ISTI, National Council of Research (CNR), Italy
- Emanule Pianta, Centre for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies (CELCT), Italy
- Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland
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Uwe Zdun | 1 Mar 11:12 2012

[Dbworld] PhD position in software component modeling and model-driven development at University of Vienna

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 3 centres, about 180 fields of study, approx. 8.600 members of
staff, approx. 85.000 students) the position of a Scientific Project Staff / Doctoral Candidate in  the
Software Architecture Research Group is vacant. Identification number of advertisement: 2960

The Software Architecture Research Group (headed by Prof. Dr. Uwe Zdun) at the Faculty of Computer Science
is looking for highly motivated research assistants (doctoral candidates). We are offering an
excellent working environment in a young, creative, highly motivated, and international team.

Degree of Employment: 30 hours/week for 3 years

Duties include: Participation in research projects; project management, if qualified; publication of
research results; contributing to research proposals; development of scientific prototypes;
empirical evaluation.

Research topics are: Software Architecture and Software Design, in particular Software Component
Modeling and Model-driven Development

Successfully completed master in Computer Science, Business Informatics, or a related area.

Excellent English language skills. Strong motivation to work in a team environment. Strong motivation to
publish in top refereed conferences/journals.
Perseverance, focus, integrity, ability to get things done, leadership in organization and
partnership/communication with other project teams.
Excellent knowledge and interest in programming and software design.
Excellent knowledge and interest in one or more of the research topics listed above.
Proven interest in scientific work and in scientific publishing.
Knowledge in empirical evaluation and statistics.

Applications including a letter of motivation, current CV, current photo, and certificates  (German or
English) should be sent via email to or via the Job Center to the University
of Vienna ( no later than 21.03.2012 and be referenced to  the
identification number 2960.

For further information please contact Zdun, Uwe, +43-1-4277-39691.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in
high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally
qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna

Identification number of advertisement: 2960
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Jean-Charles LAMIREL | 1 Mar 11:52 2012

[Dbworld] First Call For papers : ECAI 2012 - Workshop AIL Active and Incremental Learning (AIL)

ECAI 2012 - Workshop AIL
Active and Incremental Learning (AIL)
Montpellier, France,
August 27 or 28, 2012

This workshop aims to offer a meeting opportunity for academics and industry for industry-related researchers, belonging to the various communities of Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Experimental Design and Data Mining to discuss new areas of active and incremental learning, and to bridge the gap between data acquisition or experimentation and model building. How active sampling, incremental learning and data acquisition, can contribute towards the design and modeling of highly intelligent autonomous learning systems?

Example 1: Imagine a simple problem which is to supervise a node in a telecommunication network which using a binary classifier. The first step is to train incrementally (and perhaps using active learning) the classifier using a data stream and then to maintain this classifier without any “human” interaction. The classifier has to be completely autonomous. Papers which will propose new elements to go to this direction will be in the scope of the workshop.

Example 2: The diachronic analysis of a large and evolving information source for detecting stable, emerging or vanishing topics could be done with the help of clustering methods. However, to provide satisfying detection accuracy, the exploited methods must altogether deal with the plasticity stability dilemma and be able to manage an evolving data description space. Paper that will propose efficient solutions that respect these constraints will be also in the scope of the workshop.

Topics of interest to the workshop include (but are not limited to):
• Experimental Design
• Active Learning
• Autonomous Learning
• Incremental Learning
• Autonomous intelligent systems
• On-line learning Novelty and Drift Detection
• Adaptive clustering methods
• Case Studies of AIL Learning (railway stations, airport, bank branches, etc)
• Autonomous Robots

• Vincent Lemaire, Orange Labs, 2 avenue Pierre Marzin, 22300 Lannion
• Pascal Cuxac, INIST – CNRS, 2 allée du Parc de Brabois, CS 10310, 54519 Vandoeuvre les Nancy  
• Jean-Charles Lamirel, INRIA-LORIA, Campus Scientifique, BP. 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy

Invited speaker(s):
• Manuel Roveri (
• Zhi-Hua Zhou (

 Important Dates:
• 28 May 2012: Workshop paper submission deadline
• 28 Jun 2012: Notification of acceptance
• 15 Jul 2012: Camera-ready version deadline
• August 27 or 28, 2012: Workshop

Paper format and proceedings:
Papers must not exceed SIX (6) pages (and at least 3 pages) in camera-ready format for ECAI. Overlength submissions will be rejected without review. Papers for ECAI-AIL should be submitted using the ECAI-AIL formatting style; details of the style are available at:

Reviewing for ECAI-AIL 2012 will be blind: reviewers will not be presented with the identity of paper authors. To allow for blind review, author names in a submitted paper should be replaced by the unique tracking number assigned by the conference website at the submission of an electronic abstract. Authors should avoid writing anything that makes their identity obvious in the text.

The papers will have to be submitted via Easy Chair:

Proceedings: The organizers will provide a single pdf file to be posted on the ECAI website + on the ECAI-AIL workshop website. Workshop proceedings will be also distributed to the participants on an usb key. After the workshop, if the quantity and quality of submissions justifies a special journal issue, authors of selected papers will be invited to re-submit their work to be considered for inclusion in a special issue of a journal.

Organizing committee:
• Mahmoud Abou-Nasr (Ford Motor Company,USA),
• Shadi Al Shehabi (Allepo University,Aleppo,Syria),
• Cesare Alippi (Politecnico di Milano,Milano,Italia),
• Tomas Arredondo (U.T.F.S.M. Valparaíso,Chile),
• Vassilis Athitsos (University of Texas at Arlington,Texas,USA),
• Albert Bifet,(University of Waikato,Hamilton,New Zealand),
• Alexis Bondu (EDF R&D),
• Fazli Can (Bilkent University,Ankara,Turkey),
• Laurent Candillier (Wikio Group / Nomao),
• Chaomei Chen (Drexel University,Philadelphia,USA),
• Jung-Chen Chiang (NCKU,Tainan,Taiwan),
• Fabrice Clérot (Orange Labs) ,
• Pascal Cuxac (INIST-CNRS,Vandoeuvre les Nancy),
• Abdoulaye B. Diallo (UQAM,Montreal,Canada),
• Gideon Dror (Academic college of Tel-Aviv Yaffo,Israel),
! 8226; Hugo Jair Escalante, (National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico),
• Françoise Fessant (Orange Labs),
• Dominic Forest (EBSI Univ. Montreal,Montreal,Canada),
• José García-Rodríguez (University of Alicante,Spain),
• Wolfgang Glanzel (KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgia),
• Jing-Hao He (University of Rhode Island,Kingston,USA),
• Pascale Kuntz-Cosperec (Polytech'Nantes),
• Jean-Charles Lamirel (Talaris Loria),
• Vincent Lemaire (Orange Labs),
• Bin Li (University of Technology (UTS),Sydney,Australia),
• Gaelle Losli (Polytech Clermont-Ferrand),
• Florin Popescu (Fraunhofer Institute,Berlin,Germany),
• Vikram Pudi (IIIT Hydeabad,Hyderabad,In dia),
• Manuel Roveri (Politecnico di Milano,Milano,Italia),
• Christophe Salperwyck (Orange Labs),
• Tony C. Smith (University of Waikato,Hamilton,New Zealand),• Danny Silver (University of Acadia,Wolfville,Canada! ),
8226; Alexander Statnikov (New York University,New-York,USA),
• Dan Tamir (Texas State University,San Marcos,USA),
• Fabien Torre (Université Lille 3),
• Ioannis Tsamardinos (University of Crete,Greece),
• Vincent Tseng (NCKU,Tainan,Taiwan),
• Zhi-Hua Zhou (Nanjing University,Nanjing,China),
• Xingquan Zhu (University of Technology (UTS),Sydney,Australia),
• Djamel Zighed (Louis Lumiere University,Lyon).
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Gabriela Wagner | 1 Mar 12:25 2012

[Dbworld] Extended deadline : CfP Journal TLDKS regular papers

Call for Journal Papers

“Transactions on Large- Scale Data and Knowledge-Centered Systems”


(LNCS Journal Subline)


Data management, knowledge discovery as well as knowledge processing are core and hot topics in computer science. They are widely accepted as enabling technologies for modern enterprises enhancing their performance, especially in the decision making process. Since the 1990s the Internet has been the outstanding driving force for application development in all domains.

An increase in the demand of resource sharing (e.g. computing resources, services, metadata, data sources) across different sites connected through networks leads to an evolvement of data and knowledge management systems from centralized systems to decentralized systems enabling large scale distributed applications providing high scalability. Current decentralized systems still focus on data and knowledge as their main resource characterized by:

heterogeneity of nodes, data and knowledge

autonomy of data and knowledge sources and services

large scale data volumes, high numbers of data sources, users, computing resources

dynamics of nodes


Considering these characteristics recognize:

(i)          limitations of methods and techniques developed for centralized systems

(ii)        requirements to extend or design new approaches and methods enhancing efficiency, dynamics and scalability

(iii)      development of large scale, experimental platforms and relevant benchmarks to evaluate and validate scaling


Feasibility of these systems relies basically on P2P (peer-to-peer) techniques and agent systems supporting with scaling and decentralized control. Synergy between Grids, P2P systems and agent technologies is the key to data and knowledge centered systems in large scale environments.

The objective of the international journal on Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems is to provide an opportunity to disseminate original research contributions and a high quality communication platform for researchers and practitioners. The journal contains sound peer reviewed papers (research, state of the art and technical) of high quality.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·       Data Storage and Management

·       Data Integration and Metadata Management

·       Data Stream Systems

·       Data/Web Semantics and Ontologies

·       Knowledge Engineering and processing

·       Sensor Data and Sensor Network

·       Dynamic Data Placement Issues

·       Flexible and Adaptive Query Processing

·       Query Processing and Optimization

·       Data Warehousing

·       Cost Models

·       Resource Discovery

·       Resource Management, Reservation, and Scheduling

·       Locating Data Sources/Resources and Scalability

·       Workload Adaptability in Heterogeneous Environments

·       Transaction Management

·       Replicated Copy Control and Caching

·       Data privacy and Security

·       Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

·       Mobile Data Management

·       Data Grid Systems

·       P2P Systems

·       Web Services

·       Autonomic Data Management

·       Large Scale Distributed Applications and Experiences

·       Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking.


Abdelkader Hameurlain, Paul Sabatier University, IRIT, France

Josef Küng, University of Linz, FAW, Austria

Roland Wagner, University of Linz, FAW, Austria

Paper Submission Details

Authors are invited to electronically submit original research contributions or experience reports in English.

For paper registration and electronic submission see

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline : March 31, 2012
  • Final decision : July 31, 2012
  • Final submission : Aug. 31, 2012
  • Publication : Oct. 30, 2012



Editorial Board:

  • Reza Akbarinia, INRIA, France
  • Stéphane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Francesco Buccafurri, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Qiming Chen, HP-Lab, USA
  • Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • Dirk Draheim, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Johann Eder, Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Stefan Fenz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
  • Anastasios Gounaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Theo Härder, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Philippe Lamarre, University of Nantes, France
  • Lenka Lhotská , Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vladimir Marik, Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
  • Mukesh Mohania, IBM India, India
  • Tetsuya Murai, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Torben Bach Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe, University of Linz, Austria
  • Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University Tokyo, Japan
  • David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
  • A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


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