14th International Conference on

Database and Expert Systems Applications
DEXA 2003


September 1-5, 2003
Prague, Czech Republic

The aim of DEXA 2003 is to present both research contributions in the area of data base and expert systems and a large spectrum of already implemented or just being developed applications. DEXA will offer the opportunity to extensively discuss requirements, problems, and solutions in the field. The workshop and conference should inspire a fruitful dialogue between developers in practice, users of database and expert systems, and scientists working in the field.

Suggested Topics

The main topics of DEXA 2003 will include, but are not limited to:

* Active and Deductive Databases
* CIM - Applications
* Client Server and Open Network Databases
* Connectionist Models
* Constraint Based Reasoning
* Databases in the Humanities
* Digital Libraries
* Distributed and Parallel Database Systems
* Expert Systems Architecture
* Hypertext / Hypermedia
* Information Modelling
* Information Retrieval
* Interoperable Databases
* Knowledge Acquisition
* Knowledge Engineering
* Legal Information Systems
* Mobile Information Systems
* Multimedia Databases
* Natural Language Interfaces/Processing
* Object-Oriented Databases
* Office Information Systems
* Qualitative Reasoning
* Realtime Databases
* Reverse Engineering
* Scientific/Engineering Applications
* Security
* Social/Governmental Information Systems
* Statistical Databases
* Temporal and Spatial Databases
* Uncertainty Handling
* Uncertainty Reasoning
* User Interfaces to Databases
* Workflow and Process Automation
* WWW Interfaces

General Chairperson:
Valdimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Conference Program Chairpersons:
Olga Stepankova, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Werner Retschitzegger, University of Linz, Austria

Workshop Chairpersons:
A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Roland R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria

Paper Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or experience reports in English. Papers should not exceed 10 pages (i.e. 10 LNCS formatted pages). Paper submission in LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) would be highly appreciated. For paper registration and electronic submission please click here or see http://www.dexa.org
Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
Authors are requested to send the abstract of their paper to be received by February 21, 2003 and to submit their paper electronically before February 28, 2003.

For further inquiries, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Roland R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, A-4040 Linz, Austria
or the Conference Organisation Office (gabriela@faw.uni-linz.ac.at)

All accepted conference papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.



* Submission of abstracts: February 21, 2003 new: March 12, 2003

* Submission of full papers: February 28, 2003 new: March 12, 2003

* Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2003 new: May 15, 2003

* Camera-ready copies due: June 1, 2003


Program Committee Members:

Michel Adiba, IMAG - Laboratoire LSR, France
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ala Al-Zobaidie, University of Greenwich, UK
Bernd Amann, CNAM, France
Frederic Andres, NII, Japan
Kurt Bauknecht, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Alfs Berztiss, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
Jon Bing, University of Oslo, Norway
Christian Böhm, UMIT, Austria
Alex Borgida; Rutgers University, USA
Omran Bukhres, Purdue University, USA
Luis Camarinah-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Antonio Cammelli, IDG-CNR, Italy
Fabio Casati, HP Laboratories, USA
Wojciech Cellary, University of Economics at Poznan, Poland
Elizabeth Chang, Curtin University, Australia
Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Panos Chrysanthis, Univ. of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
Paolo Ciaccia, University of Bologna, Italy
Rosine Cicchetti, IUT, University of Marseille, France
Carlo Combi, University of Udine, Italy
Don Cowell, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Misbah Deen, University of Keele, United Kingdom
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nina Edelweiss, University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Thomas Eiter, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Peter Fankhauser, GMD-IPSI, Germany
Ling Feng, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Simon Field, Matching Systems Ltd., Switzerland
Burkhard Freitag, University of Passau, Germany
Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Antonio L. Furtado, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Georges Gardarin, University of Versailles, France
Alexander Gelbukh, CIC, IPN, Mexico
Parke Godfrey, York University, Canada
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
William Grosky, Wayne State University, USA
Le Gruenwald, University of Oklahoma, USA
Abdelkader Hameurlain, IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
Igor T. Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Mohamed Ibrahim, University of Greenwich, UK
Yahiko Kambayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Magdi N. Kamel, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Nabil Kamel, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Gerti Kappel, University of Technology Vienna, Austria
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Randi Karlsen, University of Tromsö, Norway
Rudolf Keller, Zühlke Engineering AG, Switzerland
Latifur Khan, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Myoung Ho Kim, KAIST, Korea
Masaru Kitsuregawa, Tokyo University, Japan
Gary J. Koehler, University of Florida, USA
Donald Kossmann, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Petr Kroha, Technical University Chemnitz-Zwickau, Germany
John Krogstie, SINTEF, Norway
Josef Küng, University of Linz, Austria
Lotfi Lakhal, University of Marseille, France
Jiri Lazansky, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Michel Leonard, University of Geneve, Switzerland
Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mengchi Liu, Carleton University, Canada
Fred Lochovsky, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Peri Loucopoulos, UMIST, United Kingdom
Sanjai Kumar Madria, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Akifumi Makinouchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Simone Marinai, University of Florence, Italy
Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Subhasish Mazumdar, New Mexico Tech, USA
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
Robert Meersman, Free University Brussels, Belgium
Elisabeth Metais, CEDRIC/CNAM of Paris, France
Zoran Milosevic, University of Queensland, Australia
Mukesh Mohania, IBM-IRL, India
Tadeusz Morzy, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Noureddine Mouaddib, University of Nantes, France
Günter Müller, University of Freiburg, Germany
Waseem Naqvi, Raytheon Inc, USA
Erich J. Neuhold, Fraunhofer-IPSI, Germany
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, University Case Western Research, USA
Francois Pacull, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Georgios Pangalos, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Stott Parker, University of Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
Oscar Pastor, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Marco Patella, University of Bologna, Italy
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Günter Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Fausto Rabitti, CNUCE-CNR, Italy
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
Isidro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
P. Krishna Reddy, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Harald Reiterer, University of Konstanz, Germany
Norman Revell, Middlesex University, UK
Sally Rice, Unversity of South Australia, Australia
Jerome Robinson, University of Essex, United Kingdom
John Roddick, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
Colette Rolland, University Paris I, Sorbonne, France
Elke Rundensteiner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Domenico Sacca, University of Calabria, Italy
Simonas Saltenis,Aalborg University, Denmark
Marinette Savonnet, University of Bourgogne, France
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Ming-Chien Shan, HP Laboratories, USA
Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Michael H. Smith, University of California, USA
Giovanni Soda, University of Florence, Italy
Harald Sonnberger, CEC Brussels, Belgium
Günther Specht, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany
Uma Srinivasan, CSIRO, Australia
Bala Srinivasan, Monash University, Australia
Zbigniew Struzik, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Zahir Tari, University of Melbourne, Australia
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Germany
Jukka Teuhola, University of Turku, Finland
Bernd Thalheim, Technical University of Cottbus, Germany
Jean Marc Thevenin, University of Toulouse, France
Helmut Thoma, IBM Global Services Basel, Switzerland
A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Roland Traunmüller, University of Linz, Austria
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, University of Athens, Greece
Susan Urban, Arizona State University, USA
Genovena Vargas-Solar, LSR-IMAG, France
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada
Pavel Vogel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Roland R. Wagner, University of Linz, Austria
Kyu-Young Whang, KAIST, Korea
Michael Wing, Middlesex University, UK
Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Gian Piero Zarri, CNRS, France
Arkady Zaslavsky, Monash University, Australia
Aidong Zhang, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, USA

Conference Organisation Office:

Gabriela Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria