[Bionews] DBISP2P 2005: Call For Papers - 3rd Int. Workshop on Databases, Information Systems and P2P Computing

Gianluca Moro gmoro at deis.unibo.it
Tue May 31 13:47:52 EST 2005

                    *** apologies for multiple postings ***

                      Third International VLDB Workshop on



                 to be held at VLDB 2005   http://www.vldb2005.org
              31st International Conference on Very Large Data Bases

                      Trondheim, Norway, August 28-29, 2005

Abstract:                    22 June, 2005
Paper submission:            27 June, 2005
Acceptance notification:     27 July, 2005
Workshop:                    28-29 August, 2005
Camera ready for Springer
post-proceedings:            26 September, 2005

accepted papers will be published by Springer in LNCS series.
Preceding DBISP2P LNCS volumes:


The aim of this third workshop is to explore the promise of P2P to offer
exciting new possibilities in distributed information processing and
database technologies. The realization of this promise lies fundamentally in
the availability of enhanced services such as structured ways for
classifying and registering shared information, verification and
certification of information, content distributed schemes and quality of
content, security features, information discovery and accessibility,
interoperation and composition of active information services, and finally
market-based mechanisms to allow cooperative and non cooperative information
exchanges. The P2P paradigm lends itself to constructing large scale
complex, adaptive, autonomous and heterogeneous database and information
systems, endowed with clearly specified and differential capabilities to
negotiate, bargain, coordinate and self-organize the information exchanges
in large scale networks. This vision will have a radical impact on the
structure of complex organizations (business, scientific or otherwise) and
on the emergence and the formation of social communities, and on how the
information is organized and processed.

The P2P information paradigm naturally encompasses static and wireless
connectivity, and static and mobile architectures. Wireless connectivity
combined with the increasingly small and powerful mobile devices and sensors
pose new challenges as well as opportunities to the database community.
Information becomes ubiquitous, highly distributed and accessible anywhere
and at any time over highly dynamic, unstable networks with very severe
constraints on the information management and processing capabilities. What
techniques and data models may be appropriate for this environment, and yet
guarantee or approach the performance, versatility and capability that users
and developers come to enjoy in traditional static, centralized and
distributed database environment? Is there a need to define new notions of
consistency and durability, and completeness, for example?

The workshop will build on the success of the two preceding editions at VLDB
2003 and 2004. It will concentrate on exploring the synergies between
current database research and P2P computing. It is our belief that database
research has much to contribute to the P2P grand challenge through its
wealth of techniques for sophisticated semantics-based data models, new
indexing algorithms and efficient data placement, query processing
techniques and transaction processing. Database technologies in the new
information age will form the crucial components of the first generation of
complex adaptive P2P information systems, which will be characterized by
their ability to continuously self-organize, adapt to new circumstances,
promote emergence as an inherent property, optimize locally but not
necessarily globally, deal with approximation and incompleteness. This
workshop will also concentrate on the impact of complex adaptive information
systems on current database technologies and their relation to emerging
industrial technologies such as IBM's autonomic computing initiative.

The workshop will bring together key researchers from all over the world
working on databases and P2P computing with the intention of strengthening
this connection, but also researchers from other related areas such as
distributed systems, networks, multi-agent systems and complex systems.

We seek high-quality and original contributions on the following
non-exhaustive list of topics:
* Data models and query languages for P2P systems
* Data placement and query answering in P2P systems
* Indexing, caching and replication techniques for P2P systems
* Transaction management for P2P Systems
* Metadata management in P2P systems
* Dynamic schema integration, Interoperation
* Emergent Semantics and Evolution of Ontologies in P2P systems
* P2P systems and the Semantic Web
* Wireless and Mobile data dissemination, delivery, replication and
synchronization in P2P systems
* Scalability, coordination, robustness and adaptability in P2P systems
* Information usage in P2P mobile ad-hoc networks
* Self-organization and emergent behavior in P2P data management systems
* E-commerce and P2P computing
* Participation and Contract Incentive Mechanisms in P2P Systems
* Computational Models of Trust and Reputation
* Community of interest building and regulation, and behavioral norms
* Intellectual property rights in P2P systems
* Resource allocation in P2P systems
* Scalable Data Structures for P2P systems
* Scalable infrastructure for discovery and composition of P2P services,
service definition language and filtering
* Market-based mechanisms for the exchange of information services and
resources allocation in P2P systems.
* Knowledge Discovery and P2P Data Mining
* P2P oriented information systems
* Complex Adaptive Information Systems
* Information ecosystems and P2P systems
* Security and Privacy in ubiquitous P2P systems
* Grid computing infrastructure based on the P2P paradigm
* Multi-disciplinary approaches to P2P systems
* legal issues in P2P networks


The theme of the panel will be Sensor P2P Networks and Databases. Recently,
the P2P paradigm is embracing mobile computing and ad-hoc networks in an
attempt to achieve even higher ubiquitousness. The possibility of data and
services related to physical location and the relation with peers and
sensors in physical proximity could introduce new opportunities and also new
technical challenges. Such dynamic environments, which are inherently
characterized by high mobility and heterogeneity of resources like devices,
participants, services, information and data representation, pose several
issues on how to search and localize resources, how to efficiently route
traffic, up to higher level problems related to semantic interoperability
and information relevance. The panel will involve short presentations by the
panelists followed by a discussion session involving the audience.

Accomodation and workshop registration will be handled by the VLDB 2005
organization along with the main conference registration

Unpublished papers should be formatted according to the LNCS/LNAI author
instructions for proceedings (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html)
and they should not be longer than 12 pages (about 5000 words including
figures, tables, references, etc.)
The abstract and then the paper should be submitted electronically through
an automatic review system whose URL will be published soon in the workshop
web site (http://dbisp2p.ingce.unibo.it  or
In case of problems please submit abstract and paper (PS or pdf preferred),
according to the deadlines mentioned above, to submission at ingce.unibo.it  by
specifying in both emails:
paper's author(s), title, contact author and at most 5 keywords/topics.

Accepted papers will be distributed to the workshop participants as workshop
notes. Post-proceedings of the revised papers (namely accepted papers
presented at the workshop) will be published by Springer in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

The volumes of preceding editions:
DBISP2P 2004

Sonia Bergamaschi
Dept. of Science Engineering
University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy
via Vignolese, 905 - 41100 Modena Italy
E-mail: bergamaschi.sonia at unimo.it

Gianluca Moro (main contact)
Dept. of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems
University of Bologna,
via Venezia, 52 - I-47023 Cesena (FC), Italy
E-mail: gmoro at deis.unibo.it

Aris M. Ouksel
Department of Information and Decision Sciences
The University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607
Email: aris at uic.edu

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sonia Bergamaschi, Dept. of Science Engineering, University of Modena and
Reggio-Emilia, Italy
Manolis Koubarakis, Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical
University of Crete
Paul Marrow, Intelligent Systems Laboratory, BTexact Technologies, UK
Gianluca Moro, Dept. of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems, Univ. of
Bologna, Cesena, Italy
Aris M. Ouksel, Dept. of Information and Decision Sciences, University of
Illinois at Chicago, USA
Claudio Sartori, CNR-CSITE, University of Bologna, Italy
Munindar P. Singh, Dept. of Computer Science, North Carolina State
University, USA

Alessandro Agostini, ITC-IRST Trento, Italy
Peter A. Boncz, CWI, NL
Silvana Castano, University of Milan, Italy
Bin Cui, Singapore-MIT Alliance, Singapore
Alex Delis, Polytechnic University, NY, USA
Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy
Mohand-Said Hacid, Lyon, France
Manfred Hauswirth, EPFL, Switzerland
Sam Joseph, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Vana Kalogeraki, University of California, Riverside, USA
Achilles D. Kameas, Computer Technology Institute, Greece
Anastasios Kementsietsidis, University of Edinburgh, UK
Matthias Klusch, DFKI, Saarbrucken, Germany
Tan Kian Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Witold Litwin, University Paris 9 Dauphine, France
Pericles Loucopoulos, UMIST, Manchester UK
Jayant Madhavan, University of Washington, USA
Alberto Montresor, University of Bologna, Italy
Jean-Henry Morin, University of Geneve, Switzerland
Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy
Enrico Nardelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Wolfgang Nejdl, Learning Lab Lower Saxony, Germany
Wee Siong Ng, Singapore-MIT Alliance, Singapore
María S. Pérez-Hernández, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jean Marc Pierson, INSA de Lyon, France
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dimitris Plexousakis, Institute of Computer Science FORTH, Greece
Rachel Pottinger, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Wolf Siberski, University of Hannover, Germany
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Peter Triantafillou, RA Computer Technology Institute and University of
Patras, Greece
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois, Chicago USA
Martin Wolpers, Learning Lab Lower Saxony, Germany
PInar Yolum, Bogazici University, Turkey
Pavel Zezula, University of Brno, Czech Republic

Gianluca Moro - Ph. D., Research Associate
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica
Universita' di Bologna
Via Venezia, 52
I-47023 Cesena (FC), Italy
Tel. +39 0547 339 237
Fax. +39 0547 339 208
e-mail: gmoro at deis.unibo.it

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