Seventh International Workshop on the Web and Databases
WebDB 2004

June 17-18, 2004
Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France
 Colocated with ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2004

In Cooperation with ACM SIGMOD
Sponsored by
INRIA

Call for Papers

La "Toile," or the "Web," hosts ever-increasing volumes of diverse data and associated services that cannot be fully exploited unless appropriate management and integration technologies are developed. The influence of the Web has been remarkable in the areas of databases and information retrieval, where existing data models, query languages, and query evaluation strategies are constantly being revisited to account for new and heterogeneous data types, as well as for new scenarios under which the data is generated and processed.

The WebDB workshop promotes novel research on next-generation information systems and encourages interaction between the database people and other Web-related research communities.  The workshop provides a forum where researchers and practitioners can share their knowledge and opinions about problems and solutions at the intersection of data management and the Web.


Topics of Interest

Papers that bridge across the areas of databases and information retrieval are of special relevance to this edition of the workshop. Specifically, the topics of interest in WebDB 2004 include but are certainly not limited to:

  • Integration of text into XML and relational databases
  • XML query processing and data management
  • Web search and distributed information retrieval
  • Schema and data integration
  • Approximate query answering
  • Web mining, exploration, and visualization
  • Web privacy and security
  • Infrastructure for Web services
  • Peer-to-peer search networks


Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF files and be formatted using the camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Papers cannot exceed six pages in length. Accepted papers will be included in the informal proceedings to be distributed at the workshop, as well as made available on the workshop's Web site. Authors retain copyright on their papers, and the standard ACM copyright notice should be replaced with:

Copyright is held by the author/owner.
Seventh International Workshop on the Web and Databases (WebDB 2004),
June 17-18, 2004, Paris, France.


The electronic submission Web site is available at http://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/WebDB2004/.

Camera-Ready Instructions

Authors of accepted papers should submit their final camera-ready papers to http://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/WebDB2004/ by May 10, 2004 (firm deadline). Camera-ready papers should not exceed six pages in length, and should use the format and copyright notice mentioned above.

Authors of accepted papers should also submit a signed ACM Permission and Release Form, so that their papers can be included in the ACM SIGMOD DiSC and in the ACM Digital Library. (In addition, accepted papers will be included in the informal proceedings to be distributed at the workshop, as well as made available on the workshop's Web site.) This form is available as a PDF file at http://webdb2004.cs.columbia.edu/DiSC05-release.pdf and as a Word document at http://webdb2004.cs.columbia.edu/DiSC05-release.doc, and should be submitted by May 10, 2004 (firm deadline) either by mail to:

Sihem Amer-Yahia
AT&T Labs Research
Bldg.103, Room B133
180 Park Ave.
Florham Park, NJ 07932
USA

or by FAX to:

+1-973-360-8871, c/o Sihem Amer-Yahia.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions: March 22, 2004, 2:00pm PST
Notification to authors: April 27, 2004
Camera-ready version of accepted papers due: May 10, 2004
 
Registration

Registration for the workshop is via the general ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2004 registration Web site, at http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/irin/SIGMODPODS04/registration.php.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Sihem Amer-Yahia, AT&T Labs Research, USA
Luis Gravano, Columbia University, USA

Program Committee Members

Serge Abiteboul, INRIA-Futurs, France
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Sergey Brin, Google, USA
Kevin Chang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Junghoo Cho, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Juliana Freire, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Alon Halevy, University of Washington, USA
Taher Haveliwala, Google, USA
Rick Hull, Bell Labs, USA
Giansalvatore Mecca, Universitá della Basilicata, Italy
Philippe Pucheral, INRIA, France
Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Cornell University, USA
Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Labs Research, USA
Torsten Suel, Polytechnic University, USA
Wang-Chiew Tan, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Val Tannen, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Andrew Tomkins, IBM Almaden, USA
Philip Wadler, University of Edinburgh, UK

Web Chair

Panagiotis Ipeirotis, Columbia University, USA

 
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Important Dates

Deadline for submissions:
» March 22, 2004,
» 2:00pm PST
Notification to authors:
» April 27, 2004
Camera-ready due:
» May 10, 2004
Workshop:
» June 17-18, 2004

 
Sponsored by:
INRIA