SSDBM 98 Programme and Call for Participation

SSDBM 98 ssdbm at
Wed Apr 15 08:43:06 EST 1998

We cordially invite you to join us at the 10th International
Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management,
to be held on the beautiful island of Capri/Italy, July 1-3, 1998.

The SSDBM 98 program committee is proud to announce an 
outstanding program of refereed contributions selected from
a record number of submissions.  Topical highlights include
the confrontation of statistical database research with models
and tools from the data warehousing community, but also exciting
new developments in the scientific database area. The technical
talks are complemented by invited presentations by internationally
renowned representatives of the field, a panel discussion, and a
lively poster and demonstration session. Ample time is left for
informal discussions in the stimulating atmosphere of an island 
that already helped Roman emperors to outstanding performance.

Since July is high season on Capri, it is EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT that you register for the conference as
soon as possible. In particular, hotel rooms cannot
be guaranteed beyond the end of April. So, please take a 
look at the SSDBM homepage and REGISTER NOW  :

This web page also gives you full information about
the conference committees, the Capri scenery,
travel information, all the needed forms, etc. etc.

Looking forward to seeing you in Capri !

Matthias Jarke                    
SSDBM 98 Program Chair 
Maurizio Rafanelli
SSDBM 98 General Chair

Preliminary SSDBM 98 Programme


17:00 -19:00 Welcome Party and Registration


  8:30 -   10:00 Opening Session
Invited Talk 1: 
Present scientific database management problems
R.P. Mount (U.S.A.)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30 High Performance Scientific Databases 
Scalable, parallel, scientific databases
J.L. Pfaltz, R.F. Haddleton, J.C. French (U.S.A.)
Efficient I/O of grid hierarchies on parallel disks
S. Kuo, M. Winslett, Y. Chen, Y. Cho (U.S.A.)

Determining the optimal file size on tertiary storage
systems based on the distribution of query sizes
L.M. Bernardo, H. Nordberg, D. Rotem, A. Shoshani (U.S.A.)
Benchmarking spatial joins a la carte
O. Guenther, V. Oria, P. Picouet, 
J.-M. Saglio, M. Scholl (Germany, Canada, France)

12:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 Multidimensional Databases I: Modeling 
Research issues in clinical data warehousing
T. Bach Pedersen, C.S. Jensen (Denmark)

Modeling multidimensional databases, cubes and cube operations
P. Vassiliadis (Greece)

Normal forms for multidimensional databases
W. Lehner, J. Albrecht, H. Wedekind (Germany)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00 Multidimensional Databases II: Query Languages
from a procedural to a visual query language for OLAP
L. Cabibbo, R. Torlone (Italy)

Sorted relational query language
R. Ramakrishnan, D. Donjerkovic, A. Ranganathan, M. Krishnaprasad


  8:30 - 10:00 Motion in Databases
Discrete object detection and motion registration based 
on a data management approach
H. Hinterberger, B. Bauer-Messmer (Switzerland)

Moving objects databases: issues and solutions
O. Wolfson, B. Xu, S. Chamberlain, L. Jiang (U.S.A.)

Specifications for efficient indexing in spatiotemporal databases
Y. Theodoridis, T. Sellis, A. Papadopoulos, Y. Manolopoulos (Greece)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 Multidimensional Databases III: Implementation
Computational issues connected with the protection of 
sensitive statistics by auditing sum queries
F.M. Malvestuto, M. Moscarini (Italy)

Efficient proximity search in multivariate data
D.T. Kao, R.D. Bergeron, T.M. Sparr (U.S.A.)

Efficient execution of operations in a DBMS for
multidimensional arrays	
N. Widmann, P. Baumann (Germany)

12:00 - 13:00 Panel: 
"OLAP and Data Warehousing in Statistical Databases"

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 18:00 Excursion to famous Capri sites


  8:30 - 10:00 User Interfaces and Workflow
A pyramid data model for supporting content-based 
browsing and knowledge discovery
Z. Li, X.S. Wang, M. Kafatos, R. Yang (U.S.A.)

FED -- A framework for iterative data selection in 
exploratory visualization
R.J. Resnick, M.O. Ward, E.A. Rundensteiner (U.S.A.)

Scientific workflow management by database management
A. Ailamaki, Y.E. Ioannidis, M. Livny (U.S.A., Greece)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30 Poster Presentations
An extensible framework for spatio-temporal scientific 
database applications
C. Faria, C. Bauzer Medeiros, M.A. Nascimento (Brazil)

A highly scalable bottum-up approach to data mining and its applications
G. Giuffrida, L.G. Cooper, W.W. Chu (U.S.A.)

Information technology implementation for a distributed data system 
serving earth scientists: seasonal to interannual ESIP
M. Kafatos, X.S. Wang, Z. Li, R. Yang, D. Ziskin (U.S.A.)

Integrated metadata systems within statistical offices
R. Karge (Germany)

Behind the scenes of an earth science data archive: a data warehouse 
with WWW-Based metadata management tools
T.G. Yow, S.V. Jennings, J.W. Grubb, V.W. Ng (U.S.A.)

11:30 - 12:30 Demos
Remote access to earth science data by content
E. Dobinson, R. Raskin (U.S.A.)

The AMAPmod software
C. Godin, Y. Guedon (France)

ConIstat: a system to manage, record and present cyclical data
A. Sorce, F. Rizzo (Italy)

Tools for data warehouse quality
M. Gebhardt, M. Jarke, M.A. Jeusfeld, C. Quix, S. Sklorz (Germany)

A web-based database for conducting outcomes research via internet: 
the national comprehensive cancer network system
J.C. Niland, J. Chen, W. Paul (U.S.A.)

12:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 Geographic and Earth Science Databases
Providing information on environmental change: data management
strategies and internet access approaches within the UK
environmental change network
A.M.J. Lane, T.W. Parr (UK)

Uncertainty propagation in vector geographic information systems:
sensitivity analysis
O. Bonin (France)

Building geo-scientifc applications on top of GeoToolKit: 
a case study of data integration
O. Balonev, M. Breunig, A.B. Cremers, M. Pant (Germany)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:30  Closing Session
Invited Talk 2:
Developing a data protection system: some results from the 
European SDC project
R. Benedetti (Italy)

20:30                Social Banquet

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