Call for Papers - DEXA '13

24th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications - DEXA 2013

Prague, Czech Republic
August 26 - 30, 2013

Database, information, and knowledge systems have always been a core subject of computer science. The ever increasing need to distribute, exchange, and integrate data, information, and knowledge has added further importance to this subject. Advances in the field will help facilitate new avenues of communication, to proliferate interdisciplinary discovery, and to drive innovation and commercial opportunity. Since 1990, DEXA has been an annual international conference which showcases state-of-the-art research activities in database, information, and knowledge systems. DEXA provides a forum to present research results and to examine advanced applications in the field. The conference and its associated workshops offer an opportunity for developers, scientists, and users to extensively discuss requirements, problems, and solutions in database, information, and knowledge systems. DEXA 2013 will be held in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic, from August 26 - 30, 2013.


DEXA 2013 invites research submissions on all topics related to database, information, and knowledge systems including, but not limited to the points in the list below. We also welcome survey papers, provided that the survey fills a void or goes beyond existing overview papers.

  • Acquisition, Modeling, Management and Processing of Knowledge
  • Authenticity, Consistency, Integrity, Privacy, Quality, Security of Data
  • Availability
  • Constraint Modeling and Processing
  • Database Federation and Integration, Interoperability, Multi-Databases
  • Data and Information Networks
  • Data and Information Semantics
  • Data and Information Streams
  • Data Provenance
  • Data Structures and Data Management Algorithms
  • Database and Information System Architecture and Performance
  • Data Mining and Data Warehousing
  • Datalog 2.0
  • Decision Support Systems and Their Applications
  • Dependability, Reliability and Fault Tolerance
  • Digital Libraries
  • Distributed, Parallel, P2P, Grid, and Cloud Databases
  • Incomplete and Uncertain Data
  • Inconsistency Tolerance
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information and Database Systems and Their Applications
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Data
  • Modeling, Automation and Optimization of Processes
  • Multimedia Databases
  • NoSQL and NewSQL Databases
  • Object, Object-Relational, and Deductive Databases
  • Provenance of Data and Information
  • Replicated Databases
  • Semantic Web and Ontologies
  • Sensor Data Management
  • Statistical and Scientific Databases
  • Temporal, Spatial, and High Dimensional Databases
  • User Interfaces to Databases and Information Systems
  • WWW and Databases, Web Services
  • Workflow Management and Databases
  • XML and Semi-structured Data

Honorary Chairperson:

  • Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University, Japan

General Chairpersons:

  • Josef Basl, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Conference Program Chairpersons:

  • Hendrik Decker, Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Valencia, Spain
  • Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
  • Sebastian Link, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Publication Chairperson:

  • Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Workshop Chairpersons:

  • Franck Morvan, 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 22, 2013
  • Submission of full papers: March 29, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2013
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2013

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 starting in January 2013.

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 submission must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of or 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.


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 describe interesting and innovative ideas which still require further technical development. Authors of all accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form. Papers are accepted with the understanding that at least one author will register for the conference to present the paper. Papers without any registered co-author will not be published.

Authors of selected papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in the Springer journal Transactions of Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems (TLDKS). The submitted extended versions will undergo a further review process.

For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (

Program Committee:

Slim Abdennadher, German University, Cairo
Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam
Riccardo Albertoni, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies - Italian National Council of Research
Rachid Anane, Coventry University
Annalisa Appice, Università degli Studi di Bari
Mustafa Atay, Winston-Salem State University
Spiridon Bakiras, City University of New York
Zhifeng Bao, National University of Singapore
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, France
Nadia Bennani, INSA Lyon
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, Poznan University of Economics
Cindy Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Phoebe Chen, La Trobe University
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University
Hao Cheng, Yahoo
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
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
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
Suzanne Embury, The University of Manchester
Bettina Fazzinga, University of Calabria
Leonidas Fegaras, The University of Texas at Arlington
Victor Felea, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi
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
André Hernich, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada
Steven Hoi, Nanyang Technological University
Estevam Rafael Hruschka Jr., Federal University of Sao Carlos
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
Michal Huptych, Czech Technical University in Prague
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
Yasunori Ishihara, Osaka University
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
Sang-Wook Kim, Hanyang University
Benny Kimelfeld, IBM Almaden
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences&Arts Hannover
Solmaz Kolahi, Oracle
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University
Harald Kosch, University of Passau
Michal Krátký, Technical University of Ostrava
Petr Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague
Arun Kumar, IBM Research - India
Ashish Kundu, IBM T J Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, 10598
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 Léger, FT R&D Orange Labs Rennes
Daniel Lemire, LICEF, Université du Québec
Wenxin Liang, Dalian University of Technology
Stephen W. Liddle, Brigham Young University
Lipyeow Lim, Unversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore
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
Peri Loucopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens
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
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
Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Ankara
Harekrishna Mishra, Institute of Rural Management Anand
Sanjay Misra, University of Technology, Minna
Jose Mocito, INESC-ID/FCUL
Lars Moench, University of Hagen
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
Tadashi Nakano, University of California, Irvine
Ullas Nambiar, IBM Research
Ismael Navas-Delgado, University of Málaga
Martin Necasky, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Wilfred Ng, University of Science & Technology
Javier Nieves Acedo, University of Deusto
Levent V. Orman, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
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
Dhaval Patel, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jovan Pehcevski, European University
Jorge Perez, Universidad de Chile
Reinhard Pichler, Technische Universität Wien
Olivier Pivert, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie
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
Peter Scheuermann, Northwestern University
Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Software Competence Centre Hagenberg
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, DS Applied Science
Lena Strömbäck, 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 Marius Truta, Northern Kentucky University
Vassileios Tsetsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean
Maria Vargas-Vera, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
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
Gerald Weber, The University of Auckland
Jef Wijsen, Université de Mons
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,
Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research Asia
Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan
Yan Zhu, Southwest Jiaotong University, China