[SEM-GRD] SIIK 2006 Last CFPs - 1st Int. Workshop "Semantic Information Integration on Knowledge Discovery" - Deadline: Sep 15, 2006

Nguyen Manh Tho tho at ifs.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Sep 10 15:38:46 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 (iiWAS2006)
                            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 process.

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 following


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 exposition.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a
duplicate submission if it is submitted to other
conferences/workshops/journals or it has been already accepted to be
published in other conferences/workshops/journals. 
Duplicate submissions thus will be automatically rejected without reviews.

The submission implies that at least one author must register at the iiWAS
conference and present the paper.

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
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA - Poitiers University, France
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
Ramon Lawrence, University of British Columbia Okanagan, USA
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,
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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