Call for Papers - DEXA '12

23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications - DEXA 2012

Vienna (Austria) September 3 - 6, 2012

Information systems and database systems have always been a central topic of computer science. In addition, the integration of knowledge, information and data justifies its actual attractiveness. Since 1990 DEXA is an annual international conference, located in Europe, which showcases state-of-the-art research activities in these areas. DEXA 2012 will be held in Vienna, Austria from September 3 - 7, 2012. It will continue to provide a forum for presenting research results in the area of database and intelligent systems and discussions on advanced applications and issues related to these areas. It will offer the opportunity to extensively discuss requirements, problems, and solutions in the field. The conference and associated workshops will inspire a fruitful dialogue between developers in practice, users of database and expert systems, and scientists working in the field.


DEXA 2012 invites research submissions on all topics related to database systems and intelligent systems including, but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Applications of DB 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
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Data Structures and Data Management Algorithms
  • Database and Information System Architecture and Performance
  • Data Mining Algorithms
  • Data Mining Systems, Data Warehousing, OLAP
  • Digital Libraries
  • Distributed, Parallel, P2P, and Grid Databases
  • Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems
  • Information Retrieval and Database Systems
  • Integrity Constraints
  • Interoperability
  • Knowledge Acquisition & Management
  • Knowledge Modelling
  • Knowledge Processing
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Data and Information
  • Multimedia Databases
  • Multi-databases and Database Federation
  • Object, Object Relational, and Deductive Databases
  • Pervasive Data and Information
  • Process Modelling
  • Process Support and Automation
  • Query Processing and Optimisation
  • Semantic Web and Ontologies
  • Sensor Data Management
  • Statistical and Scientific Databases
  • Temporal, Spatial, and High Dimensional Databases
  • User Interfaces to Databases and Information Systems
  • Web Services
  • WWW and Databases
  • Workflow Management and Databases
  • XML-based Databases

Honorary Chairperson:

  • Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University, Japan

General Chair:

  • A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Conference Program Chairpersons:

  • Stephen Liddle, Brigham Young University, U.S.A.
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Software Competence Center Hagenberg and Johannes-Kepler-University Linz, Austria
  • Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia

Publication Chairperson:

  • Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Workshop Chairpersons:

  • Abdelkader Hameurlain, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
  • A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Roland R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria


  • Submission of abstracts: March 23, 2012
  • Submission of full papers: March 30, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: May 18, 2012
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 15, 2012

Paper Submission Details

Authors are invited to electronically 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.
  • The submitted manuscript must be submitted in pdf in LNCS format (
  • The length of submitted manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages.
  • Any submission that significantly exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.

For paper registration and electronic submission see .

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. 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 cited prominently in this submission."

Duplicate submissions will be rejected immediately without review. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the PC-chairs.

Accepted Papers:

All accepted conference papers will be published in a volume of "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.
DEXA reservers the right to accept papers only as short papers (up to 8 pages). Short papers will tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. Authors of all accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form.

For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (

Program Committee:

Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics
Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam
Riccardo Albertoni, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Rachid Anane, Coventry University
Annalisa Appice, Università degli Studi di Bari
Mustafa Atay, Winston-Salem State University, USA
James Bailey, University of Melbourne
Spiridon Bakiras, City University of New York
Zhifeng Bao, National University of Singapore
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, France
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa
Catherine Berrut, Grenoble University
Debmalya Biswas, Nokia Research
Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT
Danielle Boulanger, MODEME, University of Lyon
Omar Boussaid, University of Lyon
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Patrick Brezillon, University Paris VI (UPMC)
Yingyi Bu, University of California, Irvine
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa + Uninova
Yiwei Cao, RWTH Aachen University
Silvana Castano, Universita' degli Studi di Milano
Barbara Catania, Universita' di Genova
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Bari
Wojciech Cellary, University of Economics at Poznan
Cindy Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Phoebe Chen, La Trobe University
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University
Hao Cheng, Yahoo
James Cheng, Nanyang Technological University
Reynold Cheng, The University of Hong Kong
Max Chevalier, IRIT - SIG, Université de Toulouse
Byron Choi, Hong Kong Baptist University
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York
Eliseo Clementini, University of L'Aquila
Gao Cong, Microsoft Research Asia
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Bin Cui, Peking University
Emiran Curtmola, Teradata Corp.
Deborah Dahl, Conversational Technologies
Jérôme Darmont, Université de Lyon (ERIC Lyon 2)
Andre de Carvalho, University of Sao Paulo
Guy De Tré, Ghent University
Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Roberto De Virgilio, Università Roma Tre
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney
Hendrik Decker, Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Valencia, Spain
Zhi-Hong Deng, Peking University
Vincenzo Deufemia, Universit`a degli Studi di Salerno
Claudia Diamantini, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Juliette Dibie-Barthélemy, AgroParisTech
Ying Ding, Indiana University
Zhiming Ding, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon
Cedric du Mouza, CNAM
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt
David Embley, Brigham Young University
Suzanne Embury, The University of Manchester
Bettina Fazzinga, University of Calabria
Leonidas Fegaras, The University of Texas at Arlington
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari
Flavio Ferrarotti, Victoria University of Wellington
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno
Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Bernhard Freudenthaler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH
Hiroaki Fukuda, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Steven Furnell, Plymouth University
Aryya Gangopadhyay, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Yunjun Gao, Zhejiang University
Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University
Bernard Grabot, LGP-ENIT
Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna
Carmine Gravino, University of Salerno
Sven Groppe, Lübeck University
William Grosky, University of Michigan
Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, University of Kansas
Francesco Guerra, Università degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Giovanna Guerrini, University of Genova
Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria
Abdelkader Hameurlain, Paul Sabatier University
Ibrahim Hamidah, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Wook-Shin Han, Kyungpook National University
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada
Steven Hoi, Nanyang Technological University
Estevam Rafael Hruschka Jr., Federal University of Sao Carlos - Brazil and Carnegie Mellon University
Wynne Hsu, National University of Singapore
Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada
Xiaoyu Huang, South China University of Technology
San-Yih Hwang, National Sun Yat-Sen University
Theo Härder, TU Kaiserslautern
Ionut Emil Iacob, Georgia Southern University
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza
Abdessamad Imine, University of Nancy
Yoshiharu Ishikawa, Nagoya University, Japan
Adam Jatowt, Kyoto University
Peiquan Jin, University of Science and Technology of China
Anne Kao, Boeing
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Yiping Ke, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
Sang-Wook Kim, Hanyang University
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences&Arts Hannover
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University
Harald Kosch, University of Passau
Michal Krátký, Technical University of Ostrava
Arun Kumar, IBM Research - India
Ashish Kundu, IBM T J Watson Research Center, Hawthorne
Josef Küng, University of Linz
Kwok-Wa Lam, University of Hong Kong
Nadira Lammari, CNAM
Gianfranco Lamperti, University of Brescia
Anne Laurent, LIRMM, Univ. Montpellier 2
Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore
Alain Leger, Orange - France Telecom R&D
Daniel Lemire, LICEF Research Center
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University
Wenxin Liang, Dalian University of Technology
Lipyeow Lim, Unversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore
Sebastian Link, The University of Auckland
Volker Linnemann, University of Lübeck
Chengfei Liu, Swinburne University of Technology
Chuan-Ming Liu, National Taipei University of Technology
Fuyu Liu, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Hong-Cheu Liu, University of South Australia
Hua Liu, Xerox Research Labs at Webster, USA
Jorge Lloret Gazo, University of Zaragoza
Miguel Ángel López Carmona, University of Alcalá de Henares
Peri Loucopoulos, Loughborough University
Jiaheng Lu, Renmin University of China
Jianguo Lu, University of Windsor
Alessandra Lumini, University of Bologna
Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University
Stéphane Maag, TELECOM SudParis
Nikos Mamoulis, University of Hong Kong
Elio Masciari, ICAR-CNR, Università della Calabria
Norman May, SAP AG
Jose-Norberto Mazón, University of Alicante
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan - Dearborn
Harekrishna Mishra, Institute of Rural Management Anand
Jose Mocito, INESC-ID/FCUL
Riad Mokadem, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University
Anirban Mondal, University of Tokyo
Yang-Sae Moon, Kangwon National University
Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Franck Morvan, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University
Mirco Musolesi, University of Birmingham
Lars Mönch, University of Hagen
Tadashi Nakano, University of California, Irvine
Ullas Nambiar, IBM Research
Ismael Navas-Delgado, University of Málaga
Wilfred Ng, University of Science & Technology
Javier Nieves Acedo, University of Deusto
Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Case Western Reserve University
George Pallis, University of Cyprus
Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University & "Athena" Research Centre
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Management Academy
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Jovan Pehcevski, European University
Reinhard Pichler, Technische Universität Wien
Clara Pizzuti, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)-National Research Council(CNR)
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University in Prague
Pascal Poncelet, LIRMM
Elaheh Pourabbas, National Research Council
Xiaojun Qi, Utah State University
Fausto Rabitti, ISTI, CNR Pisa
Claudia Raibulet, Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Isidro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia
Praveen Rao, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Rodolfo F. Resende, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Claudia Roncancio, Grenoble University / LIG
Edna Ruckhaus, Universidad Simon Bolivar
Massimo Ruffolo, ICAR-CNR
Igor Ruiz-Agundez, University of Deusto
Giovanni Maria Sacco, University of Turin
Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland
Simonas Saltenis, Aalborg University
Carlo Sansone, Università di Napoli "Federico II"
Igor Santos Grueiro, Deusto University
Ismael Sanz, Universitat Jaume I
N.L. Sarda, I.I.T. Bombay
Marinette Savonnet, University of Burgundy
Raimondo Schettini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
Florence Sedes, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse
Nazha Selmaoui, University of New Caledonia
Patrick Siarry, Université  Paris 12  (LiSSi)
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca
Leonid Sokolinsky, South Ural State University
Bala Srinivasan, Monash University
Umberto Straccia, Italian National Research Council
Darijus Strasunskas, Strasunskas Forskning, Norway
Lena Stromback, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University
Raj Sunderraman, Georgia State University
David Taniar, Monash University
Cui Tao, Mayo Clinic, USA
Maguelonne Teisseire, Irstea - TETIS
Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Olivier Teste, IRIT, University of Toulouse
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg
Jukka Teuhola, University of Turku
Taro Tezuka, University of Tsukuba
Bernhard Thalheim, Christian Albrechts Universität Kiel
Jean-Marc Thevenin, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole
Helmut Thoma, Thoma SW-Engineering, Basel
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology
Vicenc Torra, IIIA-CSIC
Traian Truta, Northern Kentucky University
Vassileios Tsetsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean
Maria Vargas-Vera, King's College London UK
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra
Jianyong Wang, Tsinghua University
Junhu Wang, Griffith University, Brisbane
Qing Wang, The Australian National University
Wei Wang, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Wendy Hui Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology
Andreas Wombacher, University Twente
Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, UK
Ming Hour Yang, Chung Yuan Christian University
Xiaochun Yang, Northeastern University
Haruo Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Xiao-Jun Zeng, University of Manchester
Zhigang Zeng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Xiuzhen (Jenny) Zhang, RMIT University Australia
Yanchang Zhao,, Australia
Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research Asia
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan
Yan Zhu, Southwest Jiaotong University, China