[sem-grd] Call for papers - Workshop "Semantic Information Integration on Knowledge Discovery" - (SIIK 2006)

Nguyen Manh Tho tho at ifs.tuwien.ac.at
Tue Jul 4 04:10:16 CDT 2006

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                             CALL FOR PAPERS
The 1st International Workshop "Semantic Information Integration on
Knowledge Discovery" - (SIIK 2006)

in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Information
Integration and Web Based Applications & Services
                            4-6 December 2006, 
                         Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


Knowledge Discovery has been widely accepted as a key technology for
enterprises and organizations to improve their abilities in data
analysis, decision support, and the automatic extraction of knowledge
from data. With the exponential growing amount of information to be
included in the decision making process, the data to be considered
becomes more and more complex in both structure and semantics, located
in heterogeneous and distributed systems. Furthermore, the explosive
growth and popularity of the world-wide web has resulted in a huge
number of information sources on the Internet. Consequently, the process
of retrieval and knowledge discovery from this huge amount of
heterogeneous complex data builds the litmus-test for the research in
the area.

Information Integration subsumes all technologies needed to provide form

manipulation of information scattered over many information systems
while supporting a single system image. Information integration has been
a long standing challenge for the database community in the last
decades. Although there are several distinct research and development
areas explicitly or implicitly addressing data integration, the
schematic and semantic heterogeneity is still one of the most
difficulties in the integration of heterogeneous knowledge and
information systems - one of the perquisite steps of knowledge discovery

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers,
developers, and practitioners to present their recent work, discuss and
identify problems, synergize different views of techniques and policies,
and brainstorm future research/development directions on semantic
information integration used in knowledge discovery. The research on
progress, draft idea, architecture submissions are also welcome.
Particularly, we strongly encourage submissions dealing with real world
applications such as information integration in science information
systems, health-care systems, e-government, e-commerce, workflow
management systems, web information systems, etc.

Topics of interests

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

-  Standards based Information Integration 
-  Managing metadata for information integration
-  Semantic Integration
-  Information extraction
-  Information quality/data cleaning
-  Resolving inconsistency across sources
-  Ontologies for Information Integration
-  Ontology mapping and merging
-  Schema mapping/evaluating/integrating
-  On-the-fly Integration
-  Secure Information Integration 
-  Information Integration architectures
-  Reviews and evaluation of existing Integration approaches
-  Tools for supporting Information Integration
-  Data Integration in data warehousing/ data mining
-  Data integration in P2P/Grid systems
-  Data Integration in Health Care systems
-  Data Integration in e-Commerce applications
-  Data Integration in e-Government applications
-  Data Integration in e-Science applications
-  Data Integration Management for mobile applications
-  Workflow Information Integration
-  Data Integration across Institutional Borders

Submission Instructions

The SIIK workshop accepts full and short research papers.

For paper registration and electronic submission please use the


The length of the full paper should not exceed 10 pages and short paper
should not exist 5 pages. Papers must be formatted according to the
guidelines of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG). (to be found at

Submitted papers will be blind reviewed and carefully evaluated based on

originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of

Important Dates

September 15, 2006                Full Papers submission 
October 6, 2006                   Acceptance Notification 
October 15, 2006                  Camera-Ready Papers 
December 4-6,2006                 Workshop at iiWAS Conference


All accepted workshop papers will be published in the Austrian Computer
Society book series. Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will
be published in special issues of :

[1] International Journal of Web Information Systems 
[2] International Journal of Web and Grid Services 

[3] International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining 

[4] More are pending approval 

Workshop Organizers

Nguyen Manh Tho, Ph.D. (main contact)
Institute of Software Technique and Interactive System,
Vienna University of Technology ,
Favoriten strasse 9-11/188
A1040 Vienna, Austria
tho at ifs.tuwien.ac.at

Benhard Sitohang, Ph.D. 
School of electrical engineering & Informatics,
Bandung Institute of Technology,
Benhard at informatika.org

Programme Committee

Ahmad Ashari, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia 
Andrea Cali, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
R. Scott Cost, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mohand-Said Hacid, University Lyon 1, France
Danile Herin, Montpellier II University. LIRMM, France
Ela Hunt, ETH Zurich, Switzland
Ralf-Detlef Kutsche, TU Berlin & Fraunhofer ISST, Germany Domenico
Lembo, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy Giansalvatore Mecca,
Universita' della Basilicata, Italy Marco Mesiti, DICO - University of
Milano, Italy Tho Manh Nguyen, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Marta Sabou, KMi, The Open University, UK Benhard Sitohang, School of
electrical engineering & Informatics - ITB, Indonesia
Putri Saptawati, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia Laurentiu
Vasiliu, DERI, National Unversity of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Basuki
Widodo, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November, Indonesia Huiyong Xiao,
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio
University, Japan

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