Post by hakan ferhatosmanogl » Thu, 08 May 2003 23:38:36

                              C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                      2nd International Conference on

                     3-7 November 2003, Catania, Sicily
             Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

                   ** 2002 acceptance rate is 1/4 **

The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics
for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE'03) provides a forum on
ontologies and data semantics that is inclusive of the many computing
disciplines involved in developing the "semantic" web. The program
committee of ODBASE 2003 reflects this wide diversity.

In order to draw a highly diverse body of researchers and practitioners,

ODBASE'03 is part of the Federated Symposium Event "On the Move to
Meaningful Internet Systems 2003" that co-locates three conferences:
Data and Web Semantics (ODBASE'03); Distributed Objects, Infrastructure
Enabling Technology and Internet Computing  (DOA'03); and Workflow,
Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'03).

Of particular relevance to ODBASE 2003 are papers that bridge
boundaries between disciplines such as databases, artificial
networking, and mobile computing. ODBASE 2003 also encourages the
submission of research and practical experience papers concerning scale
issues in ontology management, information integration, and data mining,
well as papers that examine the information needs of various Web and
knowledge applications, including electronic commerce, electronic
government, mobile systems, and bioinformatics.

ODBASE 2003 will consider three categories of papers: research,
experience, and position.  Research papers must contain novel,
results.  Application experience papers must describe existing,
scale systems (and not "academic" or small scale prototypes); preference

will be given to papers that describe software products or systems that
in wide experimental use.  Position papers will be accepted only if they

contain potentially controversial opinions of experts, and most
importantly, highlight important and new research issues.  The number of

accepted position papers is expected to be small.  Authors of accepted
position papers will be invited to present their opinions during a panel

session and will be given a modest amount of proceedings space (see word

limits below).

Specific areas of interest to ODBASE'03 include but are not limited to:

Management of Semantically-Expressive Information
* Knowledge Modelling
* Ontology Languages and Specification
* Ontology Extraction, Learning and Evolution
* Hypertext, Multimedia, and Hypermedia Data Management
* Semi-Structured Data
* Management and Integration of Large Ontology Bases
* Data Integration
* Semantic Middleware
* Information Dissemination
* Searching and Managing Dynamic Contents
* Self-organization in Information Systems
* Information Retrieval
* Data Filtering, Cleansing, and Summarisation
* Multimedia Metadata Annotation
* Data and Web Mining

Applications, Evaluations, and Experience
* Media Archives and Digital Libraries
* Enterprise-wide Information Systems
* Web-based Information Systems
* Location-Dependent Information Services
* Web Services
* Intelligent Information Agents
* Electronic Commerce
* Electronic Government
* Bioinformatics
* Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems


     Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2003
     Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2003
     Final Version Due: August 30, 2003
     Conference: November 3-7, 2003


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression.  All
submissions must be in English. Research and application experience
submissions must not exceed 8,000 words, and position papers must not
exceed 2,000 words. Submissions must clearly identify the nature of the
paper as research, experience, or position.  Submissions can either be
Postscript, MS Word, or PDF format and should be done through the

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS
Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically
a paper from the proceedings.


Robert Meersman, Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium
Douglas Schmidt, University of California at Irvine, USA
Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia

Roger (Buzz) King, University of Colorado, USA
Maria Orlowska, University of Queensland, Australia
Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu, Ohio State University, USA

Aberer Karl (EPFL Lausanne)
Bussler Christoph (Oracle Corporation)
Carlis John (Univ. of Minnesota)
Catarci Tiziana  (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Chen Arbee (National Dong Hwa University)
Colomb Bob (University of Queensland)
Dayal Umeshwar (HP Labs)
Decker Stefan (ISI)
Delis Alex ( Polytechnic University NY)
Drew Pamela (Boeing Computing Services)
Euzenat Jerome (INRIA)
Fensel Dieter (Univ. of Insbruck)
Gal Avigdor (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Gil Yolanda (ISI)
Goble Carole (Univ. of Manchester)
Green Peter (University of Queensland)
Guarino Nicola (LADSEB-CNR)
Kashyap Vipul (NIH)
Klas Wolfgang (Univ. of Vienna)
Lenzerini Maurizio (Universit di Roma "La Sapienza")
Lee Dik (HKUST China)
Li Qing (City University of HK)
Liu Ling (Georgia Tech)
Tok Wang Ling (University of Singapore)
Maedche Alexander (FZI Karlsruhe)
Mark Leo (Georgia Tech)
Marjanovic Oliviera (University of New South Wales)
McLeod Dennis (University of Southern California)
Mendelzon Alberto (University of Toronto)
Missikoff Michele (CNR)
Mylopoulos John (University of Toronto)
Navathe Sham (Georgia Tech)
Neuhold Erich (GMD-IPSI )
Papazoglou Mike (Tilburg University)
Li Qing (City University of Hong Kong)
Liu Chengfei (University of South Australia)
Rosemann Michael (Queensland University of Technology)
Sadiq Shazia (University of Queensland)
Sadiq Wasim (SAP Australia)
Schulz Karsten (SAP Australia)
Sheth Amit (University of Georgia)
Sycara Katia  (Carnegie Mellon University)
Zeleznikow John (University of Edinburgh)