Call for Papers 10th SSDBM

Maurizio Rafanelli rafanelli at IASI.RM.CNR.IT
Mon Oct 6 15:29:33 EST 1997


              10th International Conference on 


                       (10th SSDBM)

   (See also )

              Capri, Italy - July 1-3, 1998

Organizer: Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica
               Italian National Research Council

The 10th International SSDBM Conference will take place in Capri, in
July 1-3, 1998. This International Conference 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, Multi-media Data,
Probabilistic DB, Privacy/Security, Distributed SDB, Data
Warehouse,Temporal Data, Spatial Data, Collaborative Work, Experiment
Management, Tertiary Storage. 

Of particular interest are results that address issues arising in
providing DB support to specific statistical applications or scientific
disciplines, such as the following:
Biological Sciences, Biostatistics, Census DBs, Chemistry, Decision
Support, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics and Finance, Engineering,
Enterprice 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. They 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. They 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.


PAPERS should be up 20 pages long, 2-spaced, in font size at least 10
(8,000 words) and submitted in five copies. PANEL PROPOSALS should be at
most 2 pages long and should at least include a tentative list of 
panellists. DEMONSTRATION PROPOSALS should be at most 2 pages long and
should specify the kind of hardware required. 
All papers and proposals should be sent electronically or in hard-copies
to the Program Chairman. 



  DATE                      MILESTONE

  January 12, 1998          Deadline for submission of papers

  March 31, 1998            Notification of acceptance/rejection

  May 1, 1998               Deadline for having final papers at the 



Steering Committee:

     Arie Shoshani (USA, Chair)
     Hans Hinterberger (Switzerland)
     James C. French (USA)
     Per Svensson (Sweden)
     Yannis Ioannidis (Greece)

General Chairman

     Maurizio Rafanelli 
     IASI - CNR 
     viale Manzoni 30, 00185 Roma, Italy 
     Phone: +39.6.77161 - Fax: +39.6.771 6461 
     e-mail: rafanelli at 

Program Chairman

     Matthias Jarke
     Informatik V, RWTH Aachen
     52056 Aachen, Germany
     Phone: +49.241.802 1500 - Fax: +49.241.888 8321
     e-mail: jarke at informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE 

Organization Secretariat / Technical Support

     Mary Carbone, Armanda Filacchioni
     Antonia Bezenchek, Angelo Maliziola, Sergio Medici

Local Arrangment

     P. De Gennaro
     Hotel La Residenza, Capri
     Phone:+39.81.8370833 - Fax:+39.6.8377564 - Telex: 720075 SADHOTEL
     e-mail: Laresidenza at

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