Call for Papers - DEXA '14

25th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications - DEXA 2014

Munich, Germany
September 1 - 5, 2014

Date modified: September 1 - 4, 2014

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 2014 will be held in Munich, Germany, from September 1-5, 2014.


DEXA 2014 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 and Processing of Data and Knowledge
  • Authenticity, Consistency, Integrity, Privacy, Quality, Security
  • Big Data
  • Constraint Modeling and Processing
  • Crowd Sourcing
  • Data Clustering and Similarity Search
  • Data Exchange, Schema Mapping
  • Data Mining and Warehousing
  • Data Provenance, Lineage
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Database and Information System Architecture
  • Database Federation, Cooperation, Integration, Networking
  • Datalog 2.0, Deductive, Object-Oriented, Service-Oriented Databases
  • Decision Support
  • Dependability, High Availability, Fault Tolerance, Performance, Reliability
  • Digital Libraries
  • Distributed, Replicated, Parallel, P2P, Grid, Cloud Databases
  • Embedded Databases, Sensor Data, Streaming Data
  • Graph Data Management, Graph Sampling
  • Incomplete, Inconsistent, Uncertain, Vague Data, Inconsistency Tolerance
  • Information Retrieval, Information Systems
  • Kids and Data, Education, Learning
  • Linked Data, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Web Databases, Web Services
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Data
  • NoSQL and NewSQL Databases
  • Spatial, Temporal, High Dimensional and Multimedia Databases
  • Social Data Analysis
  • Statistical and Scientific Databases
  • Top-k Quieries, Answer Ranking
  • User Interfaces
  • Workflow Management
  • XML, Semi-structured, Unstructured Data

General Chairpersons:

  • Marcus Spies, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany
  • Roland R. Wagner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, 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:

  • Marcus Spies, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany
  • A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Roland R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria


  • Submission of abstracts: March 7, 2014 --- extended to March 21 !!!
  • Submission of full papers: March 14, 2014 --- extended to March 21 !!!!
  • Notification of acceptance: May 19, 2014
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 09, 2014

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 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 (Egypt)
Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics (Poland)
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Riccardo Albertoni, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies - Italian National Council of Research (Italy)
Eva Alfaro, UPV (Spain)
Rachid Anane, Coventry University (United Kingdom)
Annalisa Appice, Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Mustafa Atay, Winston-Salem State University (United States)
Spiridon Bakiras, City University of New York (United States)
Jie Bao, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities (United States)
Zhifeng Bao, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA (France)
Nadia Bennani, INSA Lyon (France)
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Catherine Berrut, Grenoble University (France)
Debmalya Biswas, Iprova (Switzerland)
Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT (Australia)
Danielle Boulanger, MODEME, University of Lyon (France)
Omar Boussaid, University of Lyon (France)
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Patrick Brezillon, University Paris VI (UPMC) (France)
Yingyi Bu, University of California, Irvine (United States)
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Silvana Castano, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Barbara Catania, DISI, University of Genoa (Italy)
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Bari (Italy)
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics (Poland)
Cindy Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Phoebe Chen, La Trobe University (Australia)
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University (United States)
Hao Cheng, Yahoo (United States)
Max Chevalier, IRIT - SIG, Université de Toulouse (France)
Byron Choi, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University (Denmark)
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York (United States)
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Bin Cui, Peking University (China)
Deborah Dahl, Conversational Technologies (United States)
Jérôme Darmont, Université de Lyon (ERIC Lyon 2) (France)
Andre de Carvalho, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Guy De Tré, Ghent University (Belgium)
Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Roberto De Virgilio, Università Roma Tre (Italy)
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
Zhi-Hong Deng, Peking University (China)
Vincenzo Deufemia, Universit`a degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
Claudia Diamantini, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
Juliette Dibie-Barthélemy, AgroParisTech (France)
Ying Ding, Indiana University (United States)
Zhiming Ding, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Gill Dobbie, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon (United States)
Cedric du Mouza, CNAM (France)
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt (Austria)
Samhaa El-Beltagy, Nile University, Cairo (Egypt)
Suzanne Embury, The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Markus Endres, University of Augsburg (Germany)
Bettina Fazzinga, University of Calabria (Italy)
Leonidas Fegaras, The University of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Victor Felea, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi (Romania)
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari (Italy)
Flavio Ferrarotti, Software Competence Center Hagenberg (Austria)
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno (Italy)
Vladimir Fomichov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Bernhard Freudenthaler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (Austria)
Hiroaki Fukuda, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan)
Steven Furnell, Plymouth University (United Kingdom)
Aryya Gangopadhyay, University of Maryland Baltimore County (United States)
Yunjun Gao, Zhejiang University (China)
Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University (Greece)
Bernard Grabot, LGP-ENIT (France)
Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna (Italy)
Carmine Gravino, University of Salerno (Italy)
Sven Groppe, Lübeck University (Germany)
William Grosky, University of Michigan (United States)
Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, University of Kansas (United States)
Francesco Guerra, Università degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Giovanna Guerrini, University of Genova (Italy)
Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria (Italy)
Ibrahim Hamidah, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University (Japan)
André Hernich, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada (Spain)
Estevam Rafael Hruschka Jr., Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil)
Wynne Hsu, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada (Canada)
Xiaoyu Huang, South China University of Technology (China)
Michal Huptych, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
San-Yih Hwang, National Sun Yat-Sen University (Taiwan)
Theo Härder, TU Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Ionut Emil Iacob, Georgia Southern University (United States)
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Abdessamad Imine, INRIA Grand Nancy (France)
Yasunori Ishihara, Osaka University (Japan)
Peiquan Jin, University of Science and Technology of China (China)
Anne Kao, Boeing (United States)
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna (Austria)
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
Sang-Wook Kim, Hanyang University (Korea, Rep.)
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences&Arts Hannover (Germany)
Henning Koehler, Massey University (New Zealand)
Solmaz Kolahi, Oracle (United States)
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University (Turkey)
Harald Kosch, University of Passau (Germany)
Michal Krátký, Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Petr Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Arun Kumar, IBM Research - India (India)
Ashish Kundu, IBM T J Watson Research Center (United States)
Josef Küng, University of Linz (Austria)
Kwok-Wa Lam, University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Nadira Lammari, CNAM (France)
Gianfranco Lamperti, University of Brescia (Italy)
Anne Laurent, LIRMM, Univ. Montpellier 2 (France)
Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Alain Léger, FT R&D Orange Labs Rennes (France)
Daniel Lemire, LICEF, Université du Québec (Canada)
Wenxin Liang, Dalian University of Technology (China)
Stephen W. Liddle, Brigham Young University (United States)
Lipyeow Lim, Unversity of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Chengfei Liu, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)
Chuan-Ming Liu, National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan)
Hong-Cheu Liu, University of South Australia (Australia)
Hua Liu, Xerox Research Labs at Webster (United States)
Jorge Lloret Gazo, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Peri Loucopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens (Greece)
Jianguo Lu, University of Windsor (Canada)
Alessandra Lumini, University of Bologna (Italy)
Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University (Japan)
Stephane Maag, TELECOM SudParis (France)
Elio Masciari, ICAR-CNR, Università della Calabria (Italy)
Norman May, SAP AG (Germany)
Jose-Norberto Mazón, University of Alicante (Spain)
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan - Dearborn (United States)
Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Ankara (Turkey)
Harekrishna Mishra, Institute of Rural Management Anand (India)
Sanjay Misra, University of Technology, Minna (Nigeria)
Jose Mocito, INESC-ID/FCUL (Portugal)
Lars Moench, University of Hagen (Germany)
Riad Mokadem, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University (France)
Yang-Sae Moon, Kangwon National University (Korea, Rep.)
Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
Franck Morvan, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University (France)
Francesc Munoz-Escoi, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
Ismael Navas-Delgado, University of Málaga (Spain)
Martin Necasky, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Wilfred Ng, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)
Javier Nieves Acedo, University of Deusto (Spain)
Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes (France)
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Case Western Reserve University (United States)
George Pallis, University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University & "Athena" Research Centre (Greece)
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Management Academy (Poland)
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
Dhaval Patel, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)
Jovan Pehcevski, European University (Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic)
Jorge Perez, Universidad de Chile (Chile)
Olivier Pivert, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie (France)
Clara Pizzuti, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)-National Research Council(CNR) (Italy)
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Pascal Poncelet, LIRMM (France)
Elaheh Pourabbas, National Research Council (Italy)
Fausto Rabitti, ISTI, CNR Pisa (Italy)
Claudia Raibulet, Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Isidro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia (Spain)
Praveen Rao, University of Missouri-Kansas City (United States)
Manjeet Rege, University of St. Thomas (United States)
Rodolfo F. Resende, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Claudia Roncancio, Grenoble University / LIG (France)
Edna Ruckhaus, Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)
Massimo Ruffolo, ICAR-CNR (Italy)
Igor Ruiz-Agundez, University of Deusto (Spain)
Giovanni Maria Sacco, University of Turin (Italy)
Simonas Saltenis, Aalborg University (Denmark)
Carlo Sansone, Università di Napoli "Federico II" (Italy)
Igor Santos Grueiro, Deusto University (Spain)
Ismael Sanz, Universitat Jaume I (Spain)
N.L. Sarda, I.I.T. Bombay (India)
Marinette Savonnet, University of Burgundy (France)
Raimondo Schettini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Peter Scheuermann, Northwestern University (United States)
Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Software Competence Centre Hagenberg (Austria)
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna (Austria)
Florence Sedes, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse (France)
Nazha Selmaoui, University of New Caledonia (New Caledonia)
Patrick Siarry, Université  Paris 12  (LiSSi) (France)
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Hala Skaf-Molli, Nantes University (France)
Leonid Sokolinsky, South Ural State University (Russian Federation)
Bala Srinivasan, Monash University (Australia)
Umberto Straccia, ISTI - CNR (Italy)
Darijus Strasunskas, DS Applied Science (Norway)
Lena Strömbäck, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Sweden)
Raj Sunderraman, Georgia State University (United States)
David Taniar, Monash University (Australia)
Cui Tao, Mayo Clinic ()
Maguelonne Teisseire, Irstea - TETIS (France)
Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
Olivier Teste, IRIT, University of Toulouse (France)
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Jukka Teuhola, University of Turku (Finland)
Taro Tezuka, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Bernhard Thalheim, Christian Albrechts Universität Kiel (Germany)
Jean-Marc Thevenin, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole (France)
Helmut Thoma, Thoma SW-Engineering, Basel (Switzerland)
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Vicenc Torra, IIIA-CSIC (Spain)
Traian Marius Truta, Northern Kentucky University (United States)
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean (Greece)
Maria Vargas-Vera, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile)
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Canada)
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
Jianyong Wang, Tsinghua University (China)
Junhu Wang, Griffith University, Brisbane (Australia)
Qing Wang, The Australian National University (Australia)
Wei Wang, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)
Wendy Hui Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Gerald Weber, The University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Jef Wijsen, Université de Mons (Belgium)
Andreas Wombacher, Nspyre (Netherlands)
Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, UK (United Kingdom)
Ming Hour Yang, Chung Yuan Christian University (Taiwan)
Xiaochun Yang, Northeastern University (China)
Haruo Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University (China)
Xiao-Jun Zeng, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Zhigang Zeng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
Xiuzhen (Jenny) Zhang, RMIT University Australia (Australia)
Yanchang Zhao, (Australia)
Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland (Australia)
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan (United States)
Yan Zhu, Southwest Jiaotong University (China)