CFP: 2nd Intl. Workshop on Databases, Documents, and Information Fusion

 DBFusion 2002
 2nd International Workshop on Databases, Documents, and Information

Information Integration and Mining in Databases and on the Web

 July 4-5, 2002
 University of Karlsruhe, Germany
 FZI  Research Center for Information Technologies

*****   Call for Papers   **************************************

Despite major progress in recent years, the problem of information
discovery and integration is still a significant challenge. It affects
questions like ensuring actuality and credibility of data, efficient
querying distributed sources, converting insufficient structured data
as well as combining data from different sources  and is addressed by
various current research areas, ranging from data integration and
mining to knowledge engineering and ontologies.

The combination of techniques from these areas, e.g., using domain
knowledge in data integration or mining, could lead to new
applications as well as to improvements of current approaches to data
integration and fusion. To meet this challenge the workshop is
designed to bring together researchers working in the areas of
databases, ontologies and information fusion, and to foster
collaboration among them.

The main topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Data integration and cleaning
* Ontology merging and aligning
* Cross-cultural ontologies
* Interaction between ontologies and lexicons (natural language)
* Foundations for cooperative & multi-user ontology engineering
* Architectures and performance
* Database-support for data mining
* Document and web content mining
* Relationship to research in similar research areas
* Emerging applications of information/integration/fusion/mining

Publication and Submission Details:

The workshop shall contain invited talks as well as reviewed
submissions. The accepted papers will be published electronically as
CEUR proceedings. Hardcopies of the proceedings will be available at
the workshop.

We invite contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in topics
related to the purpose of the workshop. Persons interested in
participating should submit either a technical paper (less than 6000
words) or a position paper (less than 1500 words) addressing new
research issues. In addition, we solicit proposals for panel
discussions. Submit before April 28, 2002 in electronic form (strongly
preferred!) in postscript or pdf to:
The final layout of accepted papers will be in the Springer style
format. Hence we suggest to use this format already for the initial

Important dates:
Submission Deadline: April 28, 2002
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2002
Camera-Ready version: June 16, 2002
Workshop: July 4-5, 2002

Workshop Organizers:
Alexander Maedche (FZI Research Center for Information Technologies
and Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany; email:
Kai-Uwe Sattler (Institut für Technische und Betriebliche
Informationssysteme, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany;
Gerd Stumme (contact person; Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe,
Germany; email:

Program Committee:

Hans Chalupsky (University of Southern California, Marina del Rey,
William W. Cohen (Whizbang!, Pittsburgh, USA)
Stefan Conrad (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
Hasan Jamil (Mississippi State University, USA)
Bertram Ludaescher (Diego Supercomputer Center, U.C. San Diego, USA)
Mark Musen (Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA)
Natasha F. Noy  (Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA)
Gunter Saake (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany)
Rudi Studer (Universität Karlsruhe, Germany)

Gerd Stumme, Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale
Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

Received on Wednesday, 13 March 2002 12:57:53 UTC