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		            CALL FOR PAPERS

	International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium
			     AUGUST 25-27, 1997

Bringing together database technology users, providers and researchers
to address the problems of engineering modern database solutions to new
and demanding applications.

The aim of this Symposium is to address the engineering and application
aspects of databases. This is in response to the increasing demands placed
on related theories and technologies resulting from the widening scope of
database solutions within all forms of enterprise.  In particular, we wish
to focus on the engineering of database deployments which exploit theories
and technologies from complementary areas, such as information retrieval,
multi- and hyper-media, human interfaces to databases, HCI and

Accordingly, the Symposium will be structured to address current
issues (see topics listed below), relating to advanced applications,
interfaces to databases, database engineering, and advanced data
management theory and technology.
The Symposium will provide an international forum for technical
discussion of Database Engineering and Application issues faced by the
various communities, including technology providers, users and
researchers, in the areas of database and the complementary technologies
of IR, multi- and hyper-media, HCI, and communications. It will thus
foster closer interaction between these communities by providing an
excellent opportunity for academics and industrialists to meet, discuss
ideas, debate current developments and look forward to the future.  We
therefore invite participants from government, computer and user
industries, and academia to share ideas and experiences.
We invite quality papers describing original ideas and new results on
applied technological and theoretical aspects of Database Engineering and
Applications. In particular we welcome submissions describing work on
integrating new technologies in products and applications, on experiences
with standard and novel techniques, and on the identification of unsolved
issues that pose challenges to and require attention by the research
community.  We consider this conference to be a unique and important forum
to discuss experiences in applying DBMSs to real-life situations among
practitioners, and between practitioners and researchers.
In the evaluation of the papers submitted, the program committee will
consider novelty, technical quality, the value of reported results to
developers and users of information systems, experiences relating to
implementation and application of database engineering, and the depth of
challenges to researchers.  The proceedings will be published.
Papers are invited on, but not restricted to, the following topics:

Database engineering, including: requirements engineering;
data/conceptual/enterprise modelling; database design theory, tools and
methods; integration of database with complementary technologies (IR,
hyper- and multi-media, HCI, communications); performance modelling,
evaluation, benchmarks, complexity and optimisation; transaction
engineering and processing; data distribution and replication; formal
methods for database engineering; highly available large-scale systems;
real-time and scientific databases; legacy systems re-engineering;
database programming languages.
New and demanding applications, particularly, those which extend the scope
of database solutions by incorporating complementary technologies: CSCW;
CIM; CASE; CAI; applications on parallel and distributed systems; databases
in the humanities; digital libraries; engineering and scientific databases;
constraint databases; document databases; office information systems;
social/governmental information systems; applications of temporal, spatial,
GIS, image, video, and multimedia databases; information systems to support
virtual organisations.
User interfaces to databases, including: intelligent user interfaces;
direct manipulation interfaces; graphical and VR interfaces;
hypertext/hypermedia; natural language interfaces; speech user interfaces;
interfaces for data mining and knowledge discovery; user studies; query
Data management, including: distributed, parallel and interoperable
databases; concurrency control and recovery; dynamic load balancing;
incomplete information; query optimisation and scheduling; security,
integrity and privacy maintenance; tertiary storage management.
Submission Instructions
Original papers of approximately 5,000 words on the above topics are
invited. Keywords denoting topics addressed should be given. The primary
focus is on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies and
implementation experiences.  Papers on implemented systems, from
research prototypes to advanced industry projects, are strongly
solicited.  We encourage submissions of papers discussing industrial
research and development.

Electronic submissions are are required. Please upload, via anonymous ftp
to the address given below a tared and gzip compressed file with the Latex
and Post-Script files of the paper. Also include in this tared file a text
file with the following information: the title, the authors, email
addresses, the topic areas of your paper and the email address of the
author where communications should be sent.

Please upload, via anonymous FTP to the address given below this tared and
gzip compressed file. Please use the last name of the author for
communication as a prefix for this tared-gziped file.

Also send:

(1) By email, the name of the tared-gziped file uploaded and a list of
files in it.

(2) Two printed copies of your paper by air-mail to the postal address
given below.

If it is not possible to use anonymous FTP, please send the required
tared-gziped file on a 3.5'' IBM formatted disk along with two printed
copies of your paper by Air Mail to the address given below to arrive
by the deadline.

Papers will be judged on their originality, significance, correctness
and clarity.  The main contributions of the paper should be clearly
identified and expressed.
 Addresses, and dates
 By electronic mail:
 Via anonymous ftp:
 in directory:
 By regular AIRMAIL:
 Computer Science
 Concordia University
 7141 Sherbrooke St. W
 Montreal, H4B 1R6
Please see the Web home page for up to date information:
Deadline for submission:	January 30, 1997 
Program Committee

Michel ADIBA (Grenoble University)
Andre CLOUATRE (Universite de Montreal) 
Bruce CROFT (U. of Massachusets)
Ron DANIEL Jr. (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Lois DELCAMBRE (Oregon Graduate Institute)
Nevenka DIMITROVA (Philips Research Labs)
Bipin C. DESAI (Concordia Univesity) Program Co:chair 
Andrzej DUDA   (IMAG-LSR)
Barry EAGLESTONE (Bradford University) Program Co:chair
Claude FRASSON (Universite de Montreal) 
Carole GOBLE (Manchester University) 
Alex GRAY (Cardiff University)
Bill GROSKY (Wayne State University)
Venkat N. GUDIVADA (Univ. of Missouri at Rolla)
Nguyen Tho HAU (Universite de Quebec a Montreal) 
Michael JACKSON (Wolverhampton University) 
Yahiko KAMBAYASHI (Kyoto University)
Jessie KENNEDY (Napier University)
Brigitte KERHERVE  (Universite de Quebec a Montreal) 
Ghislain LEVESQUE (Universite de Quebec a Montreal) 
Rokia MISSAOUI(Universite de Quebec a Montreal) 
Pardo  MUSTILLO (Nortel)
Randal J. PETERS  (University of Manitoba)
Vijay RAGHAVAN (University of S. Louisiana)
Zbigniew W RAS (University of North Carolina) 
Norman REVELL (Middlesex University)
Peter REVESZ   (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
Manas SAKSENA    (Concordia Univesity) 
Bala SRINIVASAN (Monash Univeristy)
Mark WALLACE (Imperial College)
Vlad WIETRZYK (Macquarie University) 

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We would appreciate advance notification of your intention to submit a
paper or participate in the symposium.
				Thank you.
				IDEAS Program Committee

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			 Computer Science
			 Concordia University
			 7141 Sherbrooke St. W
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