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CFP: 2nd ADI (Ambient Data Integration) workshop at OTM'09

From: Olivier Curé <ocure@univ-mlv.fr>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:29:10 -0700 (PDT)
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The submission deadline is 15th june 2009


2nd International Workshop on Ambient Data Integration (ADI'09)

Workshop theme
Data integration is one of the most outstanding data management tasks and is
becoming a crucial issue in computer-based applications. It is a legacy from
independent, uncoordinated threads of system development on one side. On the
other side it is a direct result of the tendency to integrate formerly
separated data sources since the value of integrated analysis has been
One of the challenging issues of data integration is to maintain consistent
mappings between source and target data schemata. Especially – and this
might become the normal case – this issue is gaining complexity when these
schemata are evolving and are geographically distributed over computerized
systems. In such complex settings, data integration solutions may exploit
background knowledge to match elements of the sources to the target.  A kind
of background knowledge that is getting more and more important in emerging
data integration solutions is the notion of ontology. Often, the notion of
knowledge bases is tightly coupled with ontologies since the latter are
regarded as the conceptual backbone of the former. Especially since the
advent and the dissemination of ontology description languages like RDF(S)
and OWL ontologies are most relevant for data integration.
Conceptual modeling becomes more and more important for data integration but
surprisingly this relationship has not been studied in-depth by the research
community. However it is needed to build target schemata, e.g. databases and
ontologies. A special case of this approach is to build up local ontologies
– for applications to be integrated – and to derive from them integrated,
shared ontologies. Without the proper and clean application of conceptual
modeling techniques neither local nor shared ontologies gain adequate
quality and expressiveness. In this workshop we want to focus on aspects
which are dominant for the success of data integration systems like
distribution and conceptualization.
Finally, we would like to consider the peculiarities of data integration
into everyday objects and activities. This aspect needs to consider those
devices that grow smaller, are more connected and more integrated into our
environment. Thus data integration solutions have to adapt to some
limitations such as CPU and memory capacities, network bandwidth, graphical
user interface, privacy and contexts such time and space.
This OTM workshop should bring together researchers and practitioners in the
field of data integration to exchange ideas of how to benefit from each
other's techniques experiences. We want to include conceptual, technical and
application-oriented solutions in the workshop program.
This OTM workshop should bring together researchers and practitioners in the
field of data integration to exchange ideas of how to benefit from each
other's techniques experiences. We want to include conceptual, technical and
application-oriented solutions in the workshop program.
Topics of interest
Application of conceptual modeling techniques for data integration
Distributed and Peer to Peer data integration systems
Ambient intelligence and data integration 
Cooperative data integration systems
Data spaces and data integration
Ontology-supported data integration systems
Data integration under uncertainty
Innovative underlying formalisms for data integration.
Usability of data integration systems
Privacy in data in integration systems
Applications, evaluations and implementations in the following domains are
of major interest:
Health care 
Life sciences
Biodiversity informatics
However, presentations of generally applicable concepts from any application
domain are also welcome.
Important dates
	Abstract Submission 		15 june 2009	
	Paper Submission Deadline	29 june 2009	
	Acceptance Notification	10 august 2009
	Camera ready version due	25 august 2009	
	Registration Due		25 august 2009		
	OTM Conferences 		November 1-6, 2009
Submission guidelines
All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All
submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must
not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. 
Papers submitted to ADI’09 must not have been accepted for publication
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. Failure to
comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to
the outright rejection of the paper without review. Failure to commit to
presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the
The paper submission site will be announced later 
Organisation of the workshop
We plan to have an invited talk on the workshop's core topic. After that we
aim at 2-3 sessions with about 8-10 paper presentations. The workshop will
be concluded with a discussion forum which will be constituted by the
presenters of the papers. This panel will preferably be organized as a
so-called Advocatus Diaboli Forum in order to better stimulate discussion.
In order to establish a "common thread" throughout the workshop each
presenter will be asked to additionally provide his/her individual view on
the state of the art in data integration and especially on their experience
of the application of conceptual modeling techniques in that domain. To
share this experience is a very effective way to better shape a perspective
on the state of the art in data integration.
Organisation committee
Stefan Jablonski
 	University of Bayreuth
 	Chair for Databases and Information Systems
 	Universitaetsstrasse 30, D-95447 Bayreuth, Germany
 	email: Stefan.Jablonski@uni-bayreuth.de
Olivier Curé
 	Université Paris Est
 	5 bd Descartes, 77454 Marne la Vallée, France
 	email: olivier.cure@univ-paris-est.fr 
Christoph Bussler
 	Merced Systems, Inc.
 	Redwood Shores, CA, USA
 	email: ChBussler@aol.com
Program committee members (to be extended)
Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, USA (Co-chair)
Olivier Curé, University of Paris East, France (Co-Chair)
Mathieu D'aquin, Open University, England
Wolfgang Deiters, ISST Fraunhofer, Germany
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany (Co-Chair)
Robert Jeansoulin, Université Paris Est, France / LSIS CNRS Marseille,
Roland Kaschek, KIMEP, Kazakhstan
Myriam Lamolle, Université de Paris 8, France
Richard Lenz, University of Erlangen, Germany
Sascha Mueller, Applied University of Ansbach, Germany
Erich Ortner, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Gaetan Rey, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Riccardo Rosati, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Kurt Sandkuhl, Jönköping University, Sweden
Pierre Senellart, Telecom ParisTech, France

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