CFP: 10th SSDBM Conference
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C A L L F O R P A P E R S
Deadline : Jan. 12, 1998
TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT
July 1-3, 1998
The 10th International SSDBM Conference will take place in Capri,
at "La Residenza" Hotel, July 1-3, 1998. Organized by the Istituto
di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica (IASI) of the Italian National
Research Council (CNR), it will bring together database
researchers, practitioners, and developers, as well as domain
scientists from multiple scientific disciplines, for the presentation
and exchange of current research and on concepts, tools, and
techniques for scientific and statistical database applications.
The 10th SSDBM will provide a forum for original research
contributions and practical system design, implementation, and
evaluation. The conference will also feature keynote talks, panel
sessions, and demonstrations of research prototypes and industrial
systems. It will continue the tradition of past SSDBM meetings in
providing a stimulating environment to encourage discussion and the
exchange of ideas in the drawing-room of the world: Capri.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
System Architectures, Modeling and Semantics, Process Models,
Query Languages and User Interfaces, Data Visualization,
Metadata Management, Physical Organization, Data Compression,
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Uncertainty Management,
Data Integration, Multimedia Data, Probabilistic DB,
Privacy/Security, Distributed SDB, Data Warehouse, Temporal Data,
Spatial Data, Collaborative Work, Experiment Management,
Of particular interest are results that provide DB support to
specific statistical applications or scientific disciplines,
such as the following:
Biological Sciences, Biostatistics, Census DBs, Chemistry and
Chemical Engineering, Decision Support, Earth and Space Sciences,
Economics and Finance, Engineering, Enterprise Analysis,
Environmental Risks, Geography, Medicine, On-Line Analytical
Processing, Physics, Pollution, Social Sciences.
The 10th SSDBM invites two separate types of papers:
1. RESEARCH PAPERS will describe the most recent and important
advances in Scientific and Statistical DBs. Theoretical papers should
include a solid motivation for why the specific results are important
to domain scientists and how they are going to influence the
development of scientific or statistical database systems. System
papers should describe either complete working systems which are
being tested by domain scientists or specialized techniques which
can significantly increase the power of actual scientific and
statistical database systems.
2. EXPERIENCE/CHALLENGE PAPERS will describe actual prototype
implementations, pose problems which current technology cannot handle
well, or identify important industrial trends which could affect the
future research directions. They should be based on real-life
experiences and should clearly place their contribution in the
context of the current state of the art and relevant literature.
Submitted papers should be clearly marked at the top of the first
page by the appropriate category for which they are intended.
The Program Committee will decide , at its discretion, the class
(full or short paper) in which to put the accepted research papers,
as well as to switch papers that are deemed more appropriate for
the other category (Research to Experience/Challenge or vice versa).
In addition, the 10th SSDBM invites proposals for panels, as well as
prototypes for demonstration at the Conference.
All submissions are must be sent by January 12, 1998, to the
program chair. PAPERS should be up to 8,000 words long.
PANEL PROPOSALS should be at most 2 pages long and should
include a tentative list of panellists. DEMONSTRATION PROPOSALS
should be at most 2 pages long and should specify the kind of hardware
required. Papers and proposals can be sent electronically
(MS-Word, Postscript) or in hard-copy (5 copies).
January 12, 1998 Deadline for submission of papers
March 31, 1998 Notification of acceptance/rejection
May 1, 1998 Final papers at the publisher
Arie Shoshani (USA, Chair)
Hans Hinterberger (Switzerland)
James C. French (USA)
Per Svensson (Sweden)
Yannis Ioannidis (Greece)
IASI - CNR
viale Manzoni 30, 00185 Roma, Italy
Phone: +39.6.77161 - Fax: +39.6.771 6461
e-mail: rafanelli at iasi.rm.cnr.it
Informatik V, RWTH Aachen
52056 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49.241.8021501 - Fax: +49.241.8888 321
e-mail: jarke at informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE
Organization Secretariat / Technical Support
Mary Carbone, Armanda Filacchioni
Antonia Bezenchek, Angelo Maliziola, Sergio Medici
P. De Gennaro
Hotel La Residenza, Capri
Phone: +39.81.8370833 - Fax: +39.6.8377564 - Telex: 720075 SADHOTEL
e-mail: Laresidenza at capri.it
The Phoenicians and the Greeks, having colonized Southern Italy,
came to know Capri; but the Island's first lover was Augustus
Imperator, who arrived here in 29 B.C. After Augustus, Tiberius
Imperator found the island replete with roads and buildings,
and he made these into a miniature personal kingdom.
The city Capri came into being in about 1200 A.D. It grew around
what is now the "Piazzetta", seeking refuge from pirate raids.
Marina Grande thus remained simply an anchorage. The road which
leads today to the center of Capri did not yet exist, and the
ravines and steeps cliff sides were defence enough against assaults.
While reality is less-extraordinary than imagination, we cannot
say so regarding Capri. The island: its position at the mouth of
the Gulf of Naples, facing the breadth of the Tyrrhenian Sea; its
sea-caverns (innumerable); its rugged terrain made of terraces and
precipices; the unspoilt beauty of Monte Solaro, 589 mt (1767 ft)
above sea level, giving us an unparalleled view over the Gulf of
Naples. The chairlift leading to Monte Solaro passes in deep
silence just barely over the brush, the olive groves, the very
roofs of the farmhouses. Two gigantic rock fragments, breaking
the sea's surface just in front of the landing called Port of
Tragara, are known as the "Faraglioni". There are a great many
grottoes: first of all, the Blue Grotto where the water really
turns cobalt blue, an extraordinary effect of the refracted sunlight.
Then there are the Green Grotto, the Grotto of the Cannon, the Red
Grotto, the Grotto of the Sea Bull, and so on. How many things
there are on this island to which an entire life could be
dedicated and one might never again wish to return to the
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