Call forPapers

15th International Conference on
Database and Expert Systems Applications

DEXA 2004

August 30 - September 3, 2004
Zaragoza, Spain

The aim of DEXA 2004 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 2004 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:
Fernando Galindo, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Conference Program Chairpersons:
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Roland Traunmüller, 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 ( would be highly appreciated. For paper registration and electronic submission see starting from the first week of December.
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, 2004 and to submit their paper electronically before February 29, 2004.
For paper registration and electronic paper upload please use the paper registration page
For further inquiries, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Roland R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, A-4040 Linz, Austria (
or the Conference Organisation Office (

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


* Submission of abstracts: February 21, 2004 new: March 15
* Submission of full papers: February 29, 2004 new: March 15
* Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2004
* Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2004

Program Committee:

Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Michel Adiba, IMAG - Laboratoire LSR, France
Hamideh Afsarmanesh , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ala Al-Zobaidie, University of Greenwich, UK
Walid G. Aref, Purdue University, USA
Ramazan S. Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Kurt Bauknecht, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Elisa Bertino, Università di Milano, Italy
Alfs Berztiss, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Bishwaranjan Bhattacharjee, IBM T.J Watson Research Center, USA
Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Christian Böhm, University of Munich, Germany
Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
Omran Bukhres, Purdue University School of Science, USA
Luis Camarinah-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Antonio Cammelli, CNR, Italy
Malu Castellanos, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA
Tiziana Catarci, Università di Roma "La Sapienza!, Italy
Wojciech Cellary, University of Economics at Poznan, Poland
Elizabeth Chang, Curtin University, Australia
Sudarshan S. Chawathe, University of Maryland, USA
Ming-Syan Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Paolo Ciaccia, University of Bologna, Italy
Rosine Cicchetti, IUT, University of Marseille, France
Carlo Combi, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Brian Frank Cooper, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
John Debenham , University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Misbah Deen, University of Keele, United Kingdom
Stefan Dessloch, University of Kaiserslauern, Germany
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nina Edelweiss, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Peter Fankhauser, Fraunhofer 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
Irini Fundulaki, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, USA
Antonio L. Furtado, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do R.J., Brazil
Manolo Garcia-Solaco, IS Consultant, USA
Georges Gardarin, University of Versailles, France
Alexander Gelbukh, CIC, Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico
Parke Godfrey, The College of William and Mary, Canada
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
William Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Le Gruenwald, University of Oklahoma, USA
Abdelkader Hameurlain, University of Toulouse, France, France
Igor T. Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Wynne Hsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mohamed Ibrahim, University of Greenwich, UK
H.-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada
Yahiko Kambayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Gerti Kappel, Vienna University of Technology, 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
Nick Koudas, AT&T Labs Research, USA
John Krogstie, SINTEF, Norway
Petr Kroha , Technische Universität Chemnitz-Zwickau, Germany
Josef Küng, FAW, University of Linz, Austria
Lotfi Lakhal, University of Marseille, France
Christian Lang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Jiri Lazansky, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Young-Koo Lee, Univ. Illinois, USA
Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Michel Leonard, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Volker Linnemann, University of Luebeck, Germany
Mengchi Liu, Carleton University, Canada
Peri Loucopoulos, UMIST, United Kingdom
Sanjai Kumar Madria, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Akifumi Makinouchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
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
Elisabeth Metais, CNAM, France
Mukesh Mohania, IBM-IRL, India
Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Tadeusz Morzy, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Noureddine Mouaddib, University of Nantes, France
Günter Müller, Universität Freiburg, Germany
Felix Naumann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Erich J. Neuhold, GMD-IPSI, Germany
Wilfried Ng, University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Matthias Nicola, IBM Silicon Valley Lab, USA
Shojiro Nishio, Osaka University, Japan
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, University Case Western Research, USA
Georgios Pangalos, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitris Papadias, University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Stott Parker, University of Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Jignesh M. Patel, University of Michigan, USA
Glenn Paulley, iAnywhere Solutions (A Sybase Company), Canada
Verónika Peralta, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
Günter Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Alexandra Poulovassilis, University of London, UK
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Univ. of South Australia, Austria, Australia
Fausto Rabitti, CNUCE-CNR, Italy
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
Isidro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
P. Krishna Reddy, International Institute of Information Technology, India
Werner Retschitzegger, University of Linz, Austria
Norman Revell, Middlesex University, UK
Sally Rice, University of South Australia, Australia
Philippe Rigaux, Univ. Paris Sud, France
John Roddick, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
Colette Rolland, University Paris I, Sorbonne, France
Armin Roth, DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
Elke Rundensteiner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Domenico Sacca, University of Calabria, Italy
Arnaud Sahuguet, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, USA
Simonas Saltenis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marinette Savonnet, Université de Bourgogne, France
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Ming-Chien Shan, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA
Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Michael H. Smith, Univ. of Calgary & Univ. of California, Canada, USA
Giovanni Soda, University of Florence, Italy
Uma Srinivasan, CSIRO, Australia
Bala Srinivasan, Monash University, Australia
Olga Stepankova, Czech Technical university, Czech Repuplic
Zbigniew Struzik, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Zahir Tari, University of Melbourne, Australia
Stephanie Teufel, Universität Fribourg, Germany
Jukka Teuhola, University of Turku, Finland
Bernd Thalheim, University of Kiel, Germany
J.M. 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
Genoveva Vargas-Solar, LSR-IMAG, France
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada
Pavel Vogel, TU München, Germany
Roland Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria
Kyu-Young Whang, KAIST, Korea
Michael Wing, Middlesex University, UK
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Gian Piero Zarri, CNRS, France
Arkady Zaslavsky, Monash University, Australia

Conference Organization Office:
Gabriela Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria (