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ADBIS 2003 in Dresden

7th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Informations Systems

09/03 - 09/06


DBPL 2003 in Potsdam

09/06 - 09/08



Workshop on Technologies for E-Services



Semantic Web and Databases in Berlin
in cooperation with VLDB 2003
09/07 - 09/08


Design And Management Of Data Warehouses in Berlin

5th International Workshop at VLDB '03


Emerging Database Research in Eastern Europe

International Workshop on Databases, Information Systems, and P2P Computing in Berlin


Multimedia and Data Document Engineering in Berlin


XML Symposium in Berlin



VLDB 2003 in Berlin

29th international Conference on Very Large Data Bases

09/09 - 09/12


PhD Workshop






CSIT in Ufa, Russia

09/16 - 09/18





Red = VLDB 2003             Green = Special Event              Blue = Colocated Workshop          Grey = Weekend

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Colocated Workshops
Note: For the program of colocated workshops please refer to the workshop web-sites or contact the workshop organizers.
go to DBPL 2003
Data Base Programming Languages
(September 6-8, 2003, Potsdam, Germany)
The 9th Biennial Workshop on Data Bases and Programming Languages (DBPL'03) is held on September 6 - 8, 2003, in Potsdam, Germany. The workshop presents recent work on modern data management topics and their interraction with programming languages: Web services, XML processing, stream data processing, and peer to peer data management. The invited talk is by Jennifer Widom (Stanford University), and is entitled "CQL: A Language for Continuous Queries over Streams and Relations". The invited tutorial is by Georg Gottlob (Technische Universitaet Wien) and Christoph Koch (Technische Universitaet Wien and Univerisity of Edinburgh), on "XPath Query Processing". Informal proceedings will be distributed at the workshop, to registered participants. On-line proceedings will be made available on the web from
Contact Person: Georg Lausen, Uni Freiburg, Germany
go to DAMDW 2003
Design And Management Of Data Warehouses
(September 8, 2003, Berlin, Germany)
Data Warehousing embraces technology and industrial practice to systematically integrate data from multiple distributed data sources and to use that data in annotated and aggregated form to support business decision-making and enterprise management. Although many database techniques have been revisited or newly developed in the context of data warehouses, such as view maintenance and OLAP, little attention has been paid to the design, management and high quality service of the management of a given enterprise. Little attention is also paid to aspects which are intrinsic to the functionality and usage of data warehouses, either in the back-stage (like data cleansing or data extraction and loading) or in the front-end (like similar and uncertain queries, or what-if analysis). This workshop is intended as a forum to fill this gap. DMDW started as a workshop (in conjunction with the CAiSE conference) in Heidelberg, 1999. Since then, the workshop has taken place on an annual basis with a big success, with special journal issues publishing best papers from past editions of DMDW. As in earlier DMDW workshops, we invite research papers covering all aspects of high quality data warehousing. Equally welcome are papers from the industry reporting on data warehouse toolkits and experiences from data warehouse implementation projects. The workshop will continue to promote a culture of vivid discussions.
Contact Persons: Hans-J. Lenz, FU Berlin, Germany
go to SWDB 2003
Semantic Web and Databases
(September 7-8, 2003, Berlin, Germany)
The objective of this workshop is to present database and information system research as they relate to the Semantic Web and more broadly, to gain insight into the Semantic Web technology as it relates to databases and information systems. The broad themes of the workshop are:
Infrastructure: These include component models (e.g., J2EE, .NET) for software development, information modeling (e.g., schemas, ontologies) and processes (e.g., web services, workflows) and issues related to their management, e.g., creation, maintenance, quality of service, etc.
Semantics: These includes approaches for inference, derivation and representation of data semantics, e.g., statistical clustering approaches; social networks analysis; logic based knowledge representation, emergent semantics, and semantic interoperability.
Applications: These include applications that capture and exploit the (domain) semantics of data.
Contact Person: Rainer Eckstein, HU Berlin, Germany
International Workshop on Databases, Information Systems, and P2P Computing
(September 8, 2003, Berlin, Germany)

The workshop DBISP2P 2003 concentrates on the impact that current database research can have to P2P computing and vice versa. P2P computing introduces the paradigm of decentralization going hand in hand with an increasing self-organization of highly autonomous peers, thus departing from the classical client-server computing paradigm. This new paradigm bears the potential to realize computing systems that scale to very large numbers of participating nodes. Taking advantage of this potential for the area of data management is a challenge that the database community itself is asked to face. The realization of the P2P computing vision is however a Herculean task freight with immense technical difficulties. As a result, it offers database theoreticians and system developers a new set of exciting open problems.
Contact Person: Klemens Böhm, Uni Magdeburg, Germany
Workshop on Technologies for E-Services
(September 7-8, 2003, Berlin, Germany)
E-Services (also called Web Services) are emerging as promising technology for the effective automation application integration across networks and organisations. The basic technological infrastructure for E-Services is structured around three major standards: SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. These standards provide building blocks for service description, discovery, and interaction. E-Services technologies have clearly influenced positively the development of integrated systems by providing programmatic access to e-services through SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. E-Services are evolving toward being able to solve critical integration issues including security, transactions, collaborative processes management, semantic aspects, and seamless integration with existing middleware infrastructures. VLDB-TES'2003 is the fourth workshop in a successful series of annual workshops on technologies for E-Services, which have been held in conjunction with the VLDB Conference. The objective of VLDB-TES'03 is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and users to exchange new ideas, developments and experiences on issues related to E-Services.
Contact Person: Ming-Chien Shan, Hewlett-Packard, USA
go to MDDE 2003
Multimedia and Data Document Engineering
(September 8, 2003, Berlin, Germany)

The 3rd international Workshop on Multimedia Data and Document Engineering is aimed to bring together experts from all aspects of multimedia data and document engineering, including experts in data mining, documents engineering, digital media content analysis, multimedia databases and domain experts from diverse applied disciplines with potential in multimedia data and document engineering.
Contact Person: Sadiye Guler, Northrop Grumman Information Technology / TASC, USA
XML Database symposium
(September 8, 2003, Berlin, Germany)

The first XML Database Symposium XSym-03 is a new forum on the combination of Database and XML Technologies. It is built on several previous XML, Web and Database-related workshops that were held at the CAiSE 2002, EDBT 2002, NODe 2002 and VLDB 2002 conferences. The goal of this symposium is to provide a high-quality platform for presentation and discussion of new research results and system developments. It is targeted at scientists, practitioners, vendors as well as users of XML and database technologies.

The call-for-papers attracted 65 submissions. After a careful reviewing process, the international program committee accepted only 18 papers of particular relevance and quality. The selected contributions cover a wide range of interesting topics, in particular XML query processing, stream processing, XML-relational mappings, index structures, change management, and new prototypes. Another highlight of the symposium will be the keynote by Mike Franklin, Univ. of Berkeley. The proceedings of the symposium will be published by Springer-Verlag as volume 2824 of the LNCS series.

Contact Person: Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM, France
VLDB 2003 PhD Workshop
(September 12-13, 2003, Berlin, Germany)

The VLDB 2003 PhD Workshop is intended to bring together PhD students working on topics related to the VLDB Conference series. It is supposed to be an opportunity for young researchers at the start of their careers to share their work with others in a similar position from all around the world, to present and to discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. Building links and person-to-person networks shall be beneficial to our science and be long lasting and rewarding for yourselves. Furthermore, we invited a few more experienced researchers, people who have had experience in supervising and examining PhD students, so as to provide feedback and advice to the participants.

The workshop addresses PhD students at any stage of their PhD work: people just starting their PhDs, those in the middle and some close to completion.

Contact Person: Torsten Grust, Uni Konstanz, Germany
Emerging Database Research in Eastern Europe
(September 8, Berlin, Germany)

This workshop is planned as a "come-together" event for those participants of VLDB 2003 funded by the VLDB 2003 East Europe initiative and other interested VLDB participants. The short talks will reflect the research activities in the area of database systems in east European countries. The
final program will be fixed by end of the month. It is planned to publish the papers as post-workshop proceedings. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to get insight into DB research in eastern countries and to set up a network of relationships between researchers from east and west. For registration contact Thomas Kobienia (tk@Informatik.TU-Cottbus.DE). No fees will be charged. The workshop will be held at the Institute of Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin.

Contact Person: Bernhard Thalheim, Technical University Cottbus, Germany
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