SSDBM 98: Call for Participation, Programme & Early Bird Registration

SSDBM 98 ssdbm at i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de
Mon May 11 08:35:38 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. Early bird registration fees are 
available only until June 1. So, please take a 
look at the SSDBM homepage and REGISTER NOW  :

http://www.iasi.rm.cnr.it/conferences/SSDBM98

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

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Preliminary SSDBM 98 Programme
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TUESDAY, JUNE 30

17:00 -19:00 Welcome Party and Registration

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

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

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

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10:30 - 12:30 High Performance Scientific Databases 
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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

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15:00 - 16:30 Multidimensional Databases I: Modeling 
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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

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17:00 - 18:00 Multidimensional Databases II: Query Languages
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>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
(U.S.A.)


THURSDAY, JULY 2

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  8:30 - 10:00 Motion in Databases
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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

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10:30 - 12:00 Multidimensional Databases III: Implementation
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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)

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12:00 - 13:00 Panel: 
"OLAP and Data Warehousing in Statistical Databases"
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13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

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


FRIDAY, JULY 3

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  8:30 - 10:00 User Interfaces and Workflow
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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

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

A Highly Scalable Bottom-up SQL based algorithm for Data Mining
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)

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

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.)

Metabolic pathway interface to molecular biology databases
Barry Zeeberg, Kevin Watanabe, Susumu Goto, 
Ross Overbeek, Larry Kerschberg, George Michaels (U.S.A.)

12:30 - 15:00 Lunch

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15:00 - 16:30 Geographic and Earth Science Databases
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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

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17:00 - 18:30  Closing Session
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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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