Chairs and Sponsors

Enrico Ferro
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella / Politecnico di Torino

Emilio Paolucci
Politecnico di Torino

Marco Cantamessa
Politecnico di Torino

Antonio Lioy
Politecnico di Torino


DaWaK 2008

10th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2008)

Turin, Italy

1-5 September 2008


Due to numerous requests, submission deadline is extended 1 week to April 11, 2008. This is the hard deadline and no more extension is allowed.

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Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery has been widely accepted as a key technology for enterprises and organisations to improve their abilities in data analysis, decision support, and the automatic extraction of knowledge from data. With the exponential growing amount of information to be included in the decision making process, the data to be considered becomes more and more complex in both structure and semantics. Consequently, the process of retrieval and knowledge discovery from this huge amount of heterogeneous complex data builds the litmus-test for the research in the area.

During the past years, the International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK) has become one of the most important international scientific events to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss latest research issues and experiences in developing and deploying data warehousing and knowledge discovery systems, applications, and solutions. This year’s conference (DaWaK 2007), builds on this tradition of facilitating the cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, experience and potential research directions. DaWaK 2007 seeks to introduce innovative principles, methods, algorithms and solutions to challenging problems faced in the development of data warehousing, knowledge discovery and data mining applications. Submissions presenting current research work on both theoretical and practical aspects of data warehousing and knowledge discovery are encouraged. Particularly, we strongly welcome submissions dealing with emerging real world applications such as real-time data warehousing, analysis of spatial and spatiotemporal data, OLAP mining, mobile OLAP, mining natural science data (e.g. bioinformatics, geophysics)

Major Tracks

Topics of interest include in these tracks but are not limited to:

Data Warehousing

  • Analytical front-end tools for data warehousing/OLAP
  • Active/real-time data warehousing
  • Data warehouse architecture
  • Web/multimedia data warehouses
  • Data extraction, cleansing, transforming and loading
  • Spatial and spatiotemporal data warehouses
  • Data warehouse maintenance and evolution
  • Data warehousing in mobile/wireless environments
  • Data warehouse design (conceptual, logical and physical)
  • Data warehousing and the semantic web
  • Data warehousing consistency and quality
  • Data warehouse schema evolution and transformations
  • Data warehousing with unstructured data (e.g., text) and semi-
    structured data (e.g., XML)
  • Design and maintenance of metadata repository
  • Data warehouse security and reliability
  • Data warehousing applications: corporate, scientific, government, healthcare, bioinformatics, etc.
  • Parallel /distributed data warehousing
  • View maintenance/adaptation
  • Frameworks for Business Process Management (BPM) and Business
    Intelligence (BI)
  • Performance optimization and tuning
  • Multidimensional modelling and queries
  • Data warehousing and industry applications (e.g. ERP, CRM)
  • Integration of data warehouses and data mining

Knowledge Discovery

  • Knowledge discovery framework and process
  • Security, privacy and social impact of data mining
  • Integration constraints and knowledge in KDD process
  • Mining unstructured and structured data
  • Data and knowledge representation
  • Exploring data analysis, inference of causes, prediction
  • Evaluating, consolidating, and explaining discovered knowledge
  • Statistical techniques for generation a robust, consistent data
  • Interactive data exploration/visualization and discovery
  • Mining temporal, spatial and multimedia data
  • Data mining techniques: clustering, classification, association
    rules, decision trees, neural-network, etc
  • Mining large/complex datasets, continuous data streams, sensor
  • Data mining support for the design of information systems
  • Mining ubiquitous, moving, time-series data
  • Integration of data warehousing, OLAP and data mining
  • Mining Trends, Opportunities and Risks
  • Languages and interfaces for data mining
  • Distributed and parallel data mining/knowledge discovery
  • Mining from low-quality information sources
  • High performance and parallel/distributed data mining
  • Complexity, efficiency, and scalability in data mining
  • Pre-processing and post-processing of data mining
  • Data mining applications: bioinformatics, E-commerce, Web,
    intrusion/fraud detection, finance, healthcare, marketing,
    telecommunications, etc

Paper Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers representing original, previously unpublished work. Papers should be submitted in PDF or Word format. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 10 pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices). Authors who want to buy extra pages may submit a paper up to 12 pages with the indication that the authors will purchase extra pages once the paper is accepted. Submissions which are not conform to the LNCS format and/or which do exceed 10 pages (or up to 12 pages with the extra page purchase commitment) will be rejected without reviews.

Submission Online at: DaWaK 2008 Submission site

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a duplicate submission if it is submitted to other conferences/workshops/journals or it has been already accepted to be published in other conferences/workshops/journals. Duplicate submissions thus will be automatically rejected without reviews.

As the last year, authors of best papers selected from DaWaK2008 conference will be invited to submit an extension for a special issue of International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining (IJDWM) and Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE).

Authors are requested to send the abstract of their paper to be received by March 28 2008, due date of the full paper electronic submission is April 4th 2008.

For further inquiries, please contact DaWaK 2008 PC Co-Chairperson
Dr. Il-Yeol Song (song@drexel.edu), Dr. Johann Eder (johann.eder@univie.ac.at), or Dr. Nguyen Manh Tho (tho@ifs.tuwien.ac.at)


  • Submission of abstracts: March 28, 2008
  • Submission of full papers: April 11, 2008 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 23, 2008
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 6, 2008

Program Chairs

  • Il Yeol Song, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
  • Johann Eder, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Tho Manh Nguyen, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Program Committee

· Alberto Abello, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

· Jose Balcazar, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

· Elena Baralis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

· Ladjel Bellatreche, LISI/ENSMA, France

· Bettina Berendt, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

· Petr Berka, University of Economics Prage, Cezch Republic

· Jorge Bernardino, SEC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal

· Sourav Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

· Francesco Bonchi, ISTI - C.N.R., Italy

· Henrik Bostrom, University of Skövde, Sweden

· Jean Francois Boulicaut, INSA Lyon, France

· Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

· Peter Brezany, University of Vienna, Austria

· Luca Cabibbo, Università Roma Tre, Italy

· Tru Hoang Cao, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

· Jesus Cerquides, University of Barcelona, Spain

· Rada Chirkova, NC State University, USA

· Sunil Choenni, University of Twente and Dutch Ministry of Justice, Netherlands

· Ezeife Christie, University of Windsor, Canada

· Frans Coenen, The University of Liverpool, UK

· Bruno Cremilleux, Universite de Caen, France

· Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy

· Agnieszka Dardzinska, Bialystok Technical University, Poland

· Karen Davis, University of Cincinnati, USA

· Kevin Desouza, University of Washington, USA

· Draheim Dirk, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria

· Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

· Tapio Elomaa, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

· Roberto Esposito, University of Turin, Italy

· Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Griffith University, Australia

· Ling Feng, Tsinghua University, China

· Eduardo Fernandez-Medina, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

· Johannes Fernkranz, TU Darmstadt, Germany

· Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia

· Chris Giannella, Dept. of Math&CS, Goucher College, USA

· Matteo Golfarelli, DEIS - University of Bologna, Italy

· Gunter Grieser, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

· Mirsad Hadzikadic, College of Information Technology, UNC Charlotte, USA

· Eui-Hong Han, iXmatch Inc., USA

· Wook-Shin Han, Kyungpook National University, Korea

· Eyke Hermeier, University of Magdeburg, Germany

· Se June Hong, RSM emeritus, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA

· Frank Hoppner, University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel, Germany

· Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany

· Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada

· Yong Hwan-Seung, Ewha Womans University, Korea

· Ryutaro Ichise , National Institute of Informatics, Japan

· Yoo Illhoi, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

· Hollmen Jaakko, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

· Fan Jianping, University of North Carolina, USA

· Alipio M. Jorge, FEP/LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal

· Panos Kalnis, National University of Singapore, Singapore

· Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

· Mehmet Kaya, Firat University, Turkey

· Eamonn Keogh, University of California - Riverside, USA

· Jinho Kim, Kangwon National University, Korea

· Sang-Wook Kim, Han Yang University, Korea

· Jörg Kindermann, Fraunhofer Institute Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS), Germany

· Arno Knobbe, Universiteit Utrecht, Neitherlands

· Igor Kononenko, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

· Stefan Kramer, Technische Universität München, Germany

· Michihiro Kuramochi, Google Inc., USA

· Christine Largeron, Laboratoire Hubert Curien University Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, France

· Jens Lechtenbörger, Universität Münster, Germany

· Guanling Lee, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

· Jae-Gil Lee, UIUC, USA

· Young-Koo Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea

· Yue-Shi Lee, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

· Jinyan Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

· Xuemin Lin, UNSW, Australia

· Woong-Kee Loh, Sungkyul University, South Korea

· Sergio Lujan-Mora, University of Alicante, Spain

· Donato Malerba, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy

· Nikos Mamoulis, University of Hong Kong, Hongkong

· Giuseppe Manco, ICAR-CNR, National Research Council, Italy

· Damiani Maria-Luisa , Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

· Michael May, Fraunhofer Institut für Autonome Intelligente Systeme, Germany

· Rosa Meo, University of Turin, Italy

· Mukesh Mohania, I.B.M. India Research Lab, India

· Yang-Sae Moon, Dept. of Computer Science, Kangwon National University, Korea

· Eduardo Morales, INAOE, Mexico

· Alexandros Nanopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

· Wee-Keong Ng, Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore

· Tho Manh Nguyen, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

· Richard Nock, Universite des Antilles-Guyane Martinique, France

· Arlindo Oliveira, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal

· Themis Palpanas, University of Trento, Italy

· Byung-Kwon Park, Dong-A University, Korea

· Torben Bach Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark

· Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy

· Jaakko Peltonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

· Clara Pizzuti, ICAR-CNR, Italy

· Lubomir Popelinsky, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

· David Powers, The Flinders University of South Australia, Australia

· Jan Ramon, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

· Zbigniew Ras, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

· Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dalhousie University, Canada

· Mirek Riedewald, Cornell University, USA

· Gilbert Ritschard, University of Geneva, Switzerland

· Stefano Rizzi, University of Bologna, Italy

· Domenico Sacca, University of Calabria & ICAR-CNR, Italy

· Monica Scannapieco, University of Rome, Italy

· Josef Schiefer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

· Markus Schneider, University of Florida, USA

· Michael Schrefl, University of Linz, Austria

· Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari, Italy

· Alkis Simitsis, Stanford University, USA

· Dan Simovici, University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA

· Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University Banacha 2, Poland

· Carlos Soares, University of Porto, Portugal

· Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA

· Min Song, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

· Jerzy Stefanowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

· Olga Stepankova, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

· Reinhard Stolle, BMW Car IT, Germany

· Jan Struyf, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

· Mika Sulkava, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

· Ah-Hwee Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

· David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

· Evimaria Terzi, IBM Almaden, USA

· Dimitri Theodoratos, New Jerseys Science & Technology University, USA

· A Min Tjoa, IFS, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

· Juan Trujilo, University of Alicante, Spain

· Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA

· Panos Vassiliadis, University of Ioannina, Greece

· Roland Wagner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

· Marek Wojciechowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

· Wolfram Wöß, University of Linz, Austria

· Hu Xiaohua, Drexel University, USA

· An Yuan, Drexel University, USA

· Mohammed Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

· Carlo Zaniolo, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

· Xiuzhen Jenny Zhang, RMIT University, Australia

· Shichao Zhang, Guangxi Normal University, China

· Djamel Abdelkader Zighed, University of Lyon, France