DEXA 2015

26th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications - DEXA 2015

Valencia, Spain
September 1 - 4, 2015

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 2015 will be held in Valencia, Spain, from September 1-4, 2015.


DEXA 2015 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
  • to be updated

Honorary Chairperson:

  • Isidro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

General Chairpersons:

  • Hendrik Decker, Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Valencia, Spain
  • Roland R. Wagner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Conference Program Chairpersons:

  • Abdelkader Hameurlain, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University Toulouse, France
  • Qiming Chen, HP Labs Palo Alto, CA, USA

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, 2015  ---- new: March 14, 2015
  • Submission of full papers: March 14, 2015  ---- new: March 21, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: May 19, 2015
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 09, 2015

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 2015)

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:

Abdennadher, Slim (German University, Cairo, Egypt)
Abramowicz, Witold (The Poznan University of Economics, Poland)
Afsarmanesh, Hamideh (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Albertoni, Riccardo (Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies - Italian National Council of Research, Italy)
Alfaro, Eva (UPV, Spain)
Anane, Rachid (Coventry University, United Kingdom)
Appice, Annalisa (Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy)
Atay, Mustafa (Winston-Salem State University, United States)
Bakiras, Spiridon (City University of New York, United States)
Bao, Jie (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Bao, Zhifeng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Bellatreche, Ladjel (ENSMA, France)
Bennani, Nadia (INSA Lyon , France)
Benyoucef, Morad (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Berrut, Catherine (Grenoble University, France)
Biswas, Debmalya (Swisscom, Switzerland)
Bouguettaya, Athman (RMIT, Australia)
Boussaid, Omar (University of Lyon, France)
Bressan, Stephane (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Bu, Yingyi (University of California, Irvine, United States)
Camarinha-Matos, Luis M. (Universidade Nova de Lisboa + Uninova, Portugal)
Catania, Barbara (DISI, University of Genoa, Italy)
Ceci, Michelangelo (University of Bari, Italy)
Chen, Cindy (University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States)
Chen, Phoebe (La Trobe University, Australia)
Chen, Qiming (HP Labs Palo Alto, CA, USA, United States)
Chen, Shu-Ching (Florida International University, United States)
Cheng, Hao (Yahoo, United States)
Chevalier, Max (IRIT - SIG, Université de Toulouse, France)
Choi, Byron (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
Christiansen, Henning (Roskilde University, Denmark)
Chun, Soon Ae (City University of New York, United States)
Dahl, Deborah (Conversational Technologies, United States)
Darmont, Jérôme (Université de Lyon (ERIC Lyon 2), France)
de Carvalho, Andre (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
De Virgilio, Roberto (Università Roma Tre, Italy)
Decker, Hendrik (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Valencia, Spain, Spain)
Deng, Zhi-Hong (Peking University, China)
Deufemia, Vincenzo (Universit`a degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)
Dibie-Barthélemy, Juliette (AgroParisTech, France)
Ding, Ying (Indiana University, United States)
Dobbie, Gill (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Dou, Dejing (University of Oregon, United States)
du Mouza, Cedric (CNAM, France)
Eder, Johann (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
El-Beltagy, Samhaa (Nile University, Cairo, Egypt)
Embury, Suzanne (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Endres, Markus (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Fazzinga, Bettina (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
Fegaras, Leonidas (The University of Texas at Arlington, United States)
Felea, Victor ("Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania)
Ferilli, Stefano (University of Bari, Italy)
Ferrarotti, Flavio (Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria)
Ferrucci, Filomena (Università di Salerno, Italy)
Fomichov, Vladimir (School of Business Informatics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation)
Frasincar, Flavius (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Freudenthaler, Bernhard (Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH, Austria)
Fukuda, Hiroaki (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan)
Furnell, Steven (Plymouth University, United Kingdom)
Gangopadhyay, Aryya (University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States)
Gao, Yunjun (Zhejiang University, China)
Garfield, Joy (University of Worcester, United Kingdom)
Gergatsoulis, Manolis (Ionian University, Greece)
Grabot, Bernard (LGP-ENIT, France)
Grandi, Fabio (University of Bologna, Italy)
Gravino, Carmine (University of Salerno, Italy)
Groppe, Sven (Lübeck University, Germany)
Grosky, William (University of Michigan, United States)
Grzymala-Busse, Jerzy (University of Kansas, United States)
Guerra, Francesco (Università degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Guerrini, Giovanna (University of Genova, Italy)
Guzzo, Antonella (University of Calabria, Italy)
Hameurlain, Abdelkader (Paul Sabatier University, France)
Hamidah, Ibrahim (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Hara, Takahiro (Osaka University, Japan)
Hsu, Wynne (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Hua, Yu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Huang, Jimmy (York University, Canada, Canada)
Huang, Xiao-Yu (South China University of Technology, China)
Huptych, Michal (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Hwang, San-Yih (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan)
Härder, Theo (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Iacob, Ionut Emil (Georgia Southern University, United States)
Ilarri, Sergio (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Imine, Abdessamad (INRIA Grand Nancy, France)
Ishihara, Yasunori (Osaka University, Japan)
Jin, Peiquan (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Kao, Anne (Boeing, United States)
Karagiannis, Dimitris (University of Vienna, Austria)
Katzenbeisser, Stefan (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Kim, Sang-Wook (Hanyang University, Korea, Rep.)
Kitagawa, Hiroyuki (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Kleiner, Carsten (University of Applied Sciences&Arts Hannover, Germany)
Koehler, Henning (Massey University, New Zealand)
Korpeoglu, Ibrahim (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Kosch, Harald (University of Passau, Germany)
Krátký, Michal (Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Kremen, Petr (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Küng, Josef (University of Linz, Austria)
Lammari, Nadira (CNAM, France)
Lamperti, Gianfranco (University of Brescia, Italy)
Laurent, Anne (LIRMM, Univ. Montpellier 2, France)
Léger, Alain (FT R&D Orange Labs Rennes, France)
Lhotska, Lenka (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
Liang, Wenxin (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Ling, Tok Wang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Link, Sebastian (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Liu, Chuan-Ming (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
Liu, Hong-Cheu (University of South Australia, Australia)
Liu, Rui (HP, United States)
Lloret Gazo, Jorge (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Loucopoulos, Peri (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)
Lu, Jianguo (University of Windsor, Canada)
Lumini, Alessandra (University of Bologna, Italy)
Ma, Hui (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Ma, Qiang (Kyoto University, Japan)
Maag, Stephane (TELECOM SudParis, France)
Masciari, Elio (ICAR-CNR, Università della Calabria, Italy)
Medjahed, Brahim (University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States)
Mishra, Alok (Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey)
Mishra, Harekrishna (Institute of Rural Management Anand, India)
Misra, Sanjay (University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria)
Mocito, Jose (MakeWise, Portugal)
Moench, Lars (University of Hagen, Germany)
Mokadem, Riad (IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France)
Moon, Yang-Sae (Kangwon National University, Korea, Rep.)
Morvan, Franck (IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France)
Munoz-Escoi, Francesc (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Navas-Delgado, Ismael (University of Málaga, Spain)
Ng, Wilfred (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong)
Nieves Acedo, Javier (University of Deusto, Spain)
Oussalah, Mourad (University of Nantes, France)
Ozsoyoglu, Gultekin (Case Western Reserve University, United States)
Pallis, George (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Paprzycki, Marcin (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Management Academy, Poland)
Pastor Lopez, Oscar (Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Patel, Dhaval (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)
Pivert, Olivier (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie, France)
Pizzuti, Clara (Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)-National Research Council(CNR), Italy)
Poncelet, Pascal (LIRMM, France)
Pourabbas, Elaheh (National Research Council, Italy)
Qin, Jianbin (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Rabitti, Fausto (ISTI, CNR Pisa, Italy)
Raibulet, Claudia (Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Ramos, Isidro (Technical University of Valencia, Spain)
Rao, Praveen (University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States)
Rege, Manjeet (University of St. Thomas, United States)
Resende, Rodolfo F. (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Roncancio, Claudia (Grenoble University / LIG, France)
Ruckhaus, Edna (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)
Ruffolo, Massimo (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
Sacco, Giovanni Maria (University of Turin, Italy)
Saltenis, Simonas (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Sansone, Carlo (Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy)
Santos Grueiro, Igor (Deusto University, Spain)
Sanz, Ismael (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
Sarda, N.L. (I.I.T. Bombay, India)
Savonnet, Marinette (University of Burgundy, France)
Scheuermann, Peter (Northwestern University, United States)
Schewe, Klaus-Dieter (Software Competence Centre Hagenberg , Austria)
Schweighofer, Erich (University of Vienna, Austria)
Sedes, Florence (IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France)
Selmaoui, Nazha (University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia)
Siarry, Patrick (Université  Paris 12  (LiSSi), France)
Silaghi, Gheorghe Cosmin (Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Skaf-Molli, Hala (Nantes University, France)
Sokolinsky, Leonid (South Ural State University, Russian Federation)
Srinivasan, Bala (Monash University, Australia)
Straccia, Umberto (ISTI - CNR, Italy)
Sunderraman, Raj (Georgia State University, United States)
Taniar, David (Monash University, Australia)
Teisseire, Maguelonne (Irstea - TETIS, France)
Tessaris, Sergio (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Teste, Olivier (IRIT, University of Toulouse, France)
Teufel, Stephanie (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Teuhola, Jukka (University of Turku, Finland)
Thalheim, Bernhard (Christian Albrechts Universität Kiel, Germany)
Thevenin, Jean-Marc (University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France)
Thoma, Helmut (Thoma SW-Engineering, Basel, Switzerland)
Tjoa, A Min (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Torra, Vicenc (U. of Skövde, Sweden)
Truta, Traian Marius (Northern Kentucky University, United States)
Tzouramanis, Theodoros (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Vaira, Lucia (University of Salento, Italy)
Vidyasankar, Krishnamurthy (Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada)
Vieira, Marco (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Wang, Junhu (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Wang, Qing (The Australian National University, Australia)
Wang, Wendy Hui (Stevens Institute of Technology, United States)
Weber, Gerald (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Wijsen, Jef (Université de Mons, Belgium)
Wu, Huayu (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)
Xu, Lai (Bournemouth University, UK, United Kingdom)
Yang, Ming Hour (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Yang, Xiaochun (Northeastern University, China)
Yao, Junjie ( ECNU, China)
Yin, Hongzhi ( The University of Queensland, Australia)
Yokota, Haruo (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Zeng, Zhigang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Zhang, Xiuzhen (Jenny) (RMIT University Australia, Australia)
Zhao, Yanchang (, Australia)
Zhu, Qiang (The University of Michigan, United States)
Zhu, Yan (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

to be completed.