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CFP: XML Database Symposium at VLDB 2003

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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 00:19:57 +0000 (UTC)
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Call for Papers:

XML Database Symposium (XSym 2003)
  September 8, 2003
  In Conjunction with VLDB 2003, Berlin, Germany

The new XML database symposium builds upon the success of several previous workshops related to XML, Web and Databases that were held at VLDB 2002, EDBT 2002 and CAiSE 2002.

Deadline for submissions: May 19, 2003

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series and will be available at the symposium.


The theme of the XML Database Symposium (Xsym) is the combination of Database and XML Technologies.

Today, we see growing interest in using these technologies together for many web-based and database-centric applications. XML is being used to publish data from database systems to the Web by providing input to content generators for Web pages, and database systems are increasingly used to store and query XML data, often by handling queries issued over the Internet. As database systems increasingly start talking to each other over the Web, there is a fast growing interest in using XML as the standard exchange format for distributed query processing. As a result, many relational database systems export data as XML documents and import data from XML documents and provide query and update capabilities for XML data. In addition, so called native XML database and integration systems are appearing on the database market, whose claim is to be especially tailored to store, maintain and easily access XML-documents.


The goal of this symposium is to bring together academics, practitioners, users and vendors to discuss the use and synergy between the above-mentioned technologies. Many commercial systems built today are increasingly using these technologies together and it is important to understand the various research and practical issues. The wide range of participants will help the various communities understand both specific and common problems. This symposium will provide the opportunity for all involved to debate new issues and directions for research and development work in the future.

Symposium Format

The symposium format will be a 20-minute presentation, followed by 10-minutes discussion and debate. We encourage demos or other novel presentation techniques if they are a better format to describe the work being undertaken.

Topics of Interest

In order to foster a lively exchange of perspectives on the conference topics, the program committee encourages contributions from both researchers and practitioners. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Paper Submission

Workshop submissions must be in electronic form using Portable Document Format (pdf), PostScript (.ps) or WinWord (.doc). Papers should not be more than 15 pages in length. Papers should be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) guidelines. LNCS formatting guidelines and templates can be found at All submitted papers will be judged on their quality and relevance. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium to present their work. More details on the submission process will be posted on

Important Dates

19 May 2003: Paper Submission Deadline
16 Jun 2003: Notification of Acceptance
 7 Jul 2003: Camera Ready Copy
 8 Sep 2003: Symposium

Organizing Committee

General Chair:
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM (France)

Michael Rys, Microsoft (USA)
Akmal B. Chaudhri, IBM developerWorks (USA)

Local Chair:
Agnes Voisard, Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany)

Publications Chair:
Rainer Unland, University of Essen (Germany)

Publicity and Communications Chair:
Erhard Rahm, University of Leipzig (Germany)

Program Committee

Bernd Amann, CNAM & INRIA (France)
Valeria De Antonellis, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM (France)
Elisa Bertino, University of Milan (Italy) Timo Boehme, University of Leipzig (Germany) Akmal B. Chaudhri, IBM developerWorks (USA) Istvan Cseri, Microsoft (USA)
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland (New Zealand) Mary F. Fernandez, AT&T Research (USA)
Daniela Florescu, BEA (USA)
Irini Fundulaki, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies (USA) Donald Kossmann, Technical University of Munich (Germany) Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore (Singapore) Eng Wah Lee, Gintic (Singapore)
Stuart Madnick, MIT (USA)
Ioana Manolescu, INRIA (France)
Jim Melton, Oracle (USA)
Alberto Mendelzon, University of Toronto (Canada) Laurent Mignet, University of Toronto (Canada) Tova Milo, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Allen Moulton, MIT (USA)
M. Tamer Oszu, University of Waterloo (Canada) Shankar Pal, Microsoft (USA)
Erhard Rahm, University of Leipzig (Germany) Marie-Christine Rousset, LRI (France)
Michael Rys, Microsoft (USA)
Jerome Simeon, Bell Labs (USA)
Zahir Tari, RMIT (Australia)
Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Hiroshi Tsuji, Osaka Prefecture University (Japan)
Rainer Unland, University of Essen (Germany)
Agnes Voisard, Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany)
Osamu Yoshie, Waseda University (Japan)
Jeffrey Xu Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Received on Fri Mar 14 2003 - 18:19:57 CST

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