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DEXA - Call for Papers

18th International Conference on
Database and Expert Systems Applications -
DEXA 2007

Regensburg, Germany

3-7 September 2007

Information systems and database systems have always been a central topic of computer science. Additionally the integration of intelligence and data justifies its today’s attractiveness. Since 1990 DEXA - an acronym for database and expert systems applications – covers this research and application area.

DEXA 2007 it will continue to present both research contributions in the area of data base and intelligent systems and a large spectrum of already implemented or just being developed applications. It 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 2007 will include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of Database Systems and Information Systems
  • Applications of Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems
  • Constraint Modelling and Processing
  • Data and Information Modelling
  • Data and Information Integration
  • Data and Information Networks
  • Data and Information Privacy and Security
  • Data and Information Quality
  • Data and Information Semantics
  • Data and Information Streams
  • Database and Information System Architecture and Performance
  • Data Mining
  • Digital Libraries
  • Distributed Data and Distributed Databases
  • Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Modelling
  • Knowledge Processing
  • Mobile Data and Information
  • Multimedia Databases
  • Natural Language Interfaces
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Object, Object Relational, and Deductive Databases
  • Pervasive Data and Information
  • Process Modelling
  • Process Support and Automation
  • Query Processing and Optimisation
  • Real-Time Databases
  • Semantic Web and Ontologies
  • Temporal and Spatial Databases
  • User Interfaces to Databases and Information Systems
  • WWW and Databases
  • Workflow Management and Databases
  • XML and Databases
  • XML Query Processing and Optimisation

General Chair:

Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany

Conference Program Chairpersons:

Roland R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria
Norman Revell, Middlesex University, UK †

Workshop Chairpersons:

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

Publication Chairperson:

Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic


* Submission of full papers: February 28, 2007 ---- new: March 15, 2007
* Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2007
* Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2007

Paper Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or experience reports in English.
• The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings.
• Papers should not exceed 10 pages in LNCS format (
• Any submission that exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.
For paper registration and electronic submission see starting in January 2007.

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
Authors are requested to submit their paper electronically before February 28, 2007.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a duplicate submission if, at any time during the time when the submission is under consideration, there is another paper with the following properties:

1. the paper and the DEXA, DaWaK, EC-Web, TrustBus submission have at least one author in common;
2. the paper is more than 4 pages long, when formatted in the DEXA format;
3. the main technical content of the paper substantially overlaps that of the DEXA, DaWaK, EC-Web, TrustBus submission; and
4. the paper is published or under consideration for publication in a refereed journal or proceedings (electronic or printed) that is generally available (e.g., not limited to conference attendees).

Authors are expected to agree to the following terms:
"I understand that the paper being submitted must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of and that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are covered prominently in this submission."

Duplicate submissions will be rejected. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the PC-chairs.

For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (

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

Program Committee:

Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fuat Akal, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Toshiyuki Amagasa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Bernd Amann, LIP6 - UPMC, France
Vasco Amaral, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Ira Assent, Aachen University, Germany
Ramazan S. Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Torben Bach Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Denilson Barbosa, University of Calgary, Canada
Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan
Kurt Bauknecht, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Peter Baumann, University of Bremen, Germany
Bishwaranjan Bhattacharjee, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Stephen Blott, Dublin City University, Ireland
Peter Boncz, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Netherlands
Angela Bonifati, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Stefan Böttcher, University of Paderborn, Germany
Zizette Boufaida, Mentouri University Constantine, Algeria
Kjell Bratbergsengen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Martin Breunig, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Ahmet Bulut, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Ioana Burcea, University of Toronto, Camada
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa + Uninova, Portugal
Antonio Cammelli, ITTIG-CNR, Italy
K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
Silvana Castano, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Barbara Catania, Universita' di Genova, Italy
Wojciech Cellary, University of Economics at Poznan, Poland
Elizabeth Chang, Curtin University, Australia
Sudarshan S. Chawathe, University of Maryland, USA
Yi Chen, Arizona State University, USA
Rosine Cicchetti, IUT, University of Marseille, France
Cindy Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowel, USA
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
Chris Clifton, Purdue University, USA
Frans Coenen, The University of Liverpool, UK
Bin Cui, Peking University, China
Tran Khanh Dang, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dirk Draheim, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
Silke Eckstein, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Johann Eder, University of Vienna, Austria
Suzanne M. Embury, The University of Manchester, UK
Tomoya Enokido, Rissho University, Japan
Leonidas Fegaras, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Ling Feng, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Alvaro A A Fernandes, University of Manchester, UK
Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Simon Field, Office for National Statistics, UK
Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Antonio L. Furtado, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do R.J., Brazil
Manolo Garcia-Solaco, IS Consultant, USA
Mary Garvey, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Alexander Gelbukh, Centro de Investigacion en Computacion (CIC),
Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico
Giorgio Ghelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Jan Goossenaerts, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
William Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Le Gruenwald, University of Oklahoma, USA
Francesco Guerra, Università degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Hele-Mai Haav, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Abdelkader Hameurlain, University of Toulouse, France
Beda Christoph Hammerschmidt, Oracle Corporation, USA
Wook-Shin Han, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Kenji Hatano, Doshisha University, Japan
Igor T. Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Alexander Hinneburg, University of Halle, Gemany
Wynne Hsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ela Hunt, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Mohamed Ibrahim, University of Greenwich, UK
Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Mizuho Iwaihara, Kyoto University, Japan
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Randi Karlsen, University of Tromsö, Norway
Rudolf Keller, Zühlke Engineering AG, Switzerland
Anastasios Kementsietsidis, University of Edinburgh, UK
Myoung Ho Kim, KAIST, Korea
Stephen Kimani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Gary J. Koehler, University of Florida, USA
Christian König, Microsoft Research, USA
Hanna Kozankiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Michal Krátký, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
John Krogstie, SINTEF, Norway
Petr Kroha, Technische Universität Chemnitz-Zwickau, Germany
Josef Küng, University of Linz, Austria
Sergey Kuznetcov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Lotfi Lakhal, University of Marseille, France
Christian Lang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Paul Larson, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Young-Koo Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dongwon Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Ulf Leser, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Changqing Li, Duke University, USA
Xuemin Lin, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Volker Linnemann, University of Lübeck, Germany
Mengchi Liu, Wuhan University, China
Jørgen Løland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Peri Loucopoulos, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Andras Lukacs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Qiong Luo, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Sanjai Kumar Madria, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Stefan Manegold, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Netherlands
Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Simone Marinai, University of Florence, Italy
Holger Märtens, University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Elio Masciari, University of Southern California, Italy
Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Subhasish Mazumdar, New Mexico Tech, USA
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
Xiaofeng Meng, Renmin University, China
Elisabeth Metais, CNAM, France
Klaus Meyer-Wegener, University of Erlangen and Nuremberg, Germany
Philippe Michiels, Univesity of Antwerpen, Belgium
Dezso Miklos, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Yang-Sae Moon, Kangwon National University, Korea
Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Tadeusz Morzy, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Günter Müller, Universität Freiburg, Germany
Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover, Germany
Wilfred Ng, University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Daniela Nicklas, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Matthias Nicola, IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory, USA
Silvia Nittel, University of Maine, USA
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, University Case Western Research, USA
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Verónica Peralta, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH and Univeristy of Crete, Greece
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Philippe Pucheral, INRIA, Université de Versailles, France
Magdalena Punceva, CERN, Switzerland
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Univ. of South Australia, Austria, Australia
Fausto Rabitti, ISTI, CNR Pisa, Italy
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
Rajugan Rajagopalapillai, DEBII, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Isidro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Ralf Rantzau, IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory, USA
P. Krishna Reddy, International Institute of Information Technology, India
Colette Rolland, University Paris I, Sorbonne, France
Gunter Saake, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Domenico Sacca, University of Calabria, Italy
Simonas Saltenis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marýa Luýsa Sapino, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Kai-Uwe Sattler, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany
Marinette Savonnet, Université de Bourgogne, France
Ralf Schenkel, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Stefanie Scherzinger, Saarland University, Germany
Ingo Schmitt, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Harald Schöning, Software AG, Germany
Holger Schwarz, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Sergej Sizov, University of Koblenz, Germany
Darunee Smavatkul, Chiangmai University, Thailand
Giovanni Soda, University of Florence, Italy
Dmitri Soshnikov, Moscow Aviation Technical University, Microsoft Russia, Russia
Srinath Srinivasa, IIIT-B, India
Bala Srinivasan, Monash University, Australia
Uma Srinivasan, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Zbigniew Struzik, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Julius Stuller, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Yufei Tao, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
E. Nesime Tatbul, Brown University, USA
Wei-Guang Teng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jukka Teuhola, University of Turku, Finland
Bernhard Thalheim, University of Kiel, Germany
J.M. Thevenin, University of Toulouse, France
Helmut Thoma, University of Basel, Switzerland
A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo, Canada
Roland Traunmüller, University of Linz, Austria
Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Genoveva Vargas-Solar, LSR-IMAG, France
Yannis Vassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada
Stratis Viglas, University of Edinburgh, UK
Jesus Vilares Ferro, University of Coruna, Spain
Peter Vojtas, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Matthias Wagner, DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany
John Wilson, University of Strathclyde, UK
Marek Wojciechowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute for Contemporary Education, Russia
Ming-Chuan Wu, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Liang Huai Yang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Clement Yu, University of Illinios at Chicago, USA
Hailing Yu, Oracle, USA
Yidong Yuan, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Maciej Zakrzewicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Gian Piero Zarri, University Paris IV, Sorbonne, France
Arkady Zaslavsky, Monash University, Australia
Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Yifeng Zheng, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Aoying Zhou, Fudan University, China
Yongluan Zhou, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan, USA
Ester Zumpano, University of Calabria, Italy
Sergej Sizov, University of Koblenz, Germany