ODBASE 2002 -- Call for Papers

From: Ugur Cetintemel <ugur_at_cs.brown.edu>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:43:37 -0500
Message-ID: <3C34D089.2BAE16C1_at_cs.brown.edu>

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

                        International Conference on
                Ontology's, DataBases, and Applications of
           Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE)

               October 29 - November 1, Irvine, California

               Proceedings to be published by IEEE Press

A key challenge in making the Internet and the Web a more friendly and productive place is to fill more meaning to the vast and continuously growing amount of data on the Net. This is a vision that is shared both by the Worl Wide Web community, incarnated by the notion of the ˘Semantic Web÷ coined by Tim Berners Lee, and researchers from a number of areas including data and knowledge engineering, databases, intelligent agent systems, information retrieval, information sciences and linguistics. The claim is that the emergence of meaning that is associated with data and documents found on the Internet will boost diverse applications such as e-commerce, enterprise and information integration, knowledge engineering, geographic information systems, digital libraries, ubiquitous computing, and intelligent information access. Data semantics and ontologies for large-scale information systems have become an important topic in research communities across several displines, research funding agencies, as well as various industries.

The international conference on Ontology's, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics intends to create a forum to exchange views, ideas and experiences on ontologies and data semantics from different disciplines. A goal of the ODBASE conference is to bring researchers from databases, Semantic Web, and knowledge management together to discuss specific problems and promising approaches to providing more meaning for the growing amount of data on the Internet and in ubiquitous computing. A unique character of the ODBASE conferences is its specialization on data semantic issues for very large ontology and Internet systems, and its strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and practical applicability of systems, tools and methods for supporting semantics in large-scale information systems. The program committee of ODBASE 2002 consists of leading experts from diverse discplines including formal ontology, databases, geographic information systems, library science, logic, and knowledge management. We have special interest in papers that bridge traditionally separated areas such as databases, intelligent systems, and knowledge engineering, and papers that address issues of scalability in data semantics on the Internet and ubiquitous computing systems.

ODBASE'02 is part of the Federated Symposium Event that is organized within the global theme "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing 2002". This federated event co-locates three related and complementary successful conferences in the areas of Intelligent Networked Information Systems, covering key issues in Data and Web Semantics (ODBASE'02), Distributed Objects, Infrastructure and Enabling Technology and Internet Computing (DOA'02), and Workflow, Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'02), as required for the deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organizations and for e-business. More details about this federated event can be found at http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf.

Areas of interest of ODBASE'02 include but are not limited to:

  • Representation and Storage: Information, Data and Knowledge Modeling Ontology Languages Hypertext and Hypermedia Semi-Structured Data Multimedia Data and Metadata Semantics of E-Services Management of Large Knowledge Repositories Management and Integration of Large Ontology Bases Metadata Repositories Semantic Middleware
  • Construction and Methodologies: Database Integration E-Service Integration Searching and Managing Dynamic Contents Data and Web Mining Intelligent Information Agents Information Retrieval Filtering and Summarization Multimedia Metadata Annotation Ontology Extraction and Learning Self-organization in Information Systems
  • Applications and Evaluation: Semantic Web Domain/Application Ontology Ontology of Information Processing Electronic Commerce Digital Libraries Media Archives Enterprise-wide Information Systems Web-based Information Systems Location-dependent information services Web Services and Service Interoperability Information Dissemination Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems


     Paper Submission Deadline:  May 31, 2002
     Acceptance Notification:    July 15, 2002
     Final Version Due:          August 20, 2002
     Conference:                 October 30 - November 1, 2002


     All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
     significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression.  Papers
     that bridge two or more areas should be marked as BRIDGE papers. They
     will be reviewed jointly by the appropriate PC sub-areas. All
     submissions must be in English. Research submissions must not exceed
     8,000 words. Submissions can either be in Postscript, MS Word, or Pdf
     format and should be done through the following URL


     The final proceedings will be published by IEEE Press. Failure to
     commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a
     paper from the proceedings.


           Robert Meersman       Zahir Tari            Mike Papazoglou
           STARLab               RMIT University       Tilburg University
           Free University of    Department of         Infolab
           Brussels              Computer Science      PO Box 90153
           Building F-G 10,      City Campus, GPO Box  NL-5000 LE TILBURG
           Pleinlaan 2           2476V                 The Netherlands
           B-1050 Brussels       Melbourne, VIC 3001   mikep_at_kub.nl
           Belgium               Australia
           meersman_at_vub.ac.be    zahirt_at_cs.rmit.edu.au

Program Committee Co-Chairs

           Karl Aberer           Ling Liu               Robert A. Meersman
           LSIR  (Distributed    College of             VUB (Vrije
           Information Systems   Computing,             Universiteit
           Laboratory)           Georgia Tech           Brussel)
           EPFL, CH-1015         801 Atlantic Dr.       Department of
           Lausanne,             Atlanta, GA            Computer Science
           Switzerland           30332-0280, USA         STARlab, Building
           karl.aberer_at_epfl.ch   lingliu_at_cc.gatech.edu  F-G/10
                                                        Pleinlaan 2 B-1050
                                                        Brussels Belgium

Tutorial Chair

          Vipul Kashyap
          Telcordia, USA

Organising Chair

          Douglas Schmit
          University of
          California, Irvine

Publicity Chair

           Ugur Cetintemel
           Department of
           Computer Science
           Brown University,

Program Committee Members (TBA) Received on Thu Jan 03 2002 - 22:43:37 CET

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