8th International Conference and Workshop on

Database and Expert Systems Applications




September 1-5, 1997


IRIT,Universitè Paul Sabatier

Toulouse, France

The aim of DEXA 97 is to present both research contributions in the area of data and expert systems and a large spectrum of already implemented or just being developed applications. DEXA will offer the opportunity to extensively discuss requirements, probl ems, and solutions in the field. The workshop and conference should inspire a fruitful dialogue between developers in practice, users of database and expert systems, and scientists working in the field.

Suggested Topics

The main topics of DEXA 97 will include, but are not limited to:

General Chairperson:

V. Marik, Czech Technical Univ., Czech Republic

Panel Chairperson:

H. Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Conference Program Chairpersons:

A. Hameurlain, Universitè Paul Sabatier, France

A M. Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Workshop Chairperson:

R.R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria

Program Committee Members:

H. Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

H.J. Appelrath, University of Oldenburg, Germany

K. Bauknecht, University of Zurich, Switzerland

P. Bazex, IRIT, Universitè Paul Sabatier, France

T. Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK

B. Bhargava, Purdue University, USA

J. Bing, NRCCL Oslo, Norway

J. Bubenko, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

L. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

S. Christodoulakis, University of Crete, Greece

B. Croft, University of Massachusetts, USA

W.S. Cellary, Technical University of Poznan, Poland

J. Debenham, Univ. of Technology, Sydney, Australia

P. Drazan, RIKS Maastricht, The Netherlands

D. Dubois, CNRS, IRIT, Univ. Paul Sabatier, France

J. Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

T. Eiter, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

G. Gardarin, INRIA, France

S. Ghandeharizadeh, University of Southern California, USA

F. Golshani, Arizona State University, USA

G. Gottlob, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

I. Hawryszkiewycz, Univ. of Technology, Sydney, Australia

S. Jajodia, George Mason University, USA

M. Kamel, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

N. Kamel, City University of Hongkong, Hong Kong

Y. Kambayashi, IMEEL, Japan

G. Kappel, University of Linz, Austria

D. Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria

M.A. Ketabchi, Santa Clara University, USA

M.H. Kim, KAIST, Korea

W. Klas, University of Ulm, Germany

J. Kouloumdjian, LISI-INSA, Lyon, France

P. Kroha, Technical Univ. of Chemnitz, Germany

J. Lazansky, Czech Technical Univ., Czech Republic

T.W. Ling, University of Singapore, Singapore

V. Lum, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

R. Marty, IFA, Switzerland

A. Mendelzon, University of Toronto, Canada

J. Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada

E. Neuhold, GMD-IPSI, Germany

T.W. Olle, T.W. Olle & Associates, UK

G. Ozsoyoglu, University Case Western Research, USA

G. Pangalos, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

M. Papazoglou, Queensland Univ. of Technology, Australia

B. Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

G. Pernul, University of Essen, Germany

H. Prade, CNRS, IRIT, Univ. Paul Sabatier, France

G. Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria

I. Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

N. Revell, Middlesex University, UK

C. Rolland, University Paris I, France

N. Roussopoulos, University of Maryland, USA

R. Sacks-Davis, RMIT, Australia

M. Scholl, CNAM&INRIA, Paris, France

A. Sernadas, University of Lisbon, Portugal

M. Shahabi, University of Southern California, USA

A. Smeth, University of Georgia, USA

J.C. Smith, University of British Columbia, Canada

H. Sonnberger, European University Institute, Italy

R.B. Stanton, ANK, Australia

M. Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

K. Tanaka, Kobe University, Japan

Z. Tari, RMIT, Australia

S. Teufel, University of Zurich, Switzerland

H.W. Thimbleby, Middlesex University, UK

C.H. Thoma, Ciba-Geigy, Switzerland

R. Traunmüller, University of Linz, Austria

K. Vidyasankar, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada

S. Zdonik, Brown University, USA

Conference Organization Office:

G. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria

Local Organization:

J.P. Arcangeli, P. Bazex, S. Bonneau, P. Maurice, J.M. Thèvenin

all from the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), France


Information for Conference Authors:

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or experience reports in English. Papers should be double-spaced and no longer than 5.000 words. A separate cover sheet must be included which provides the following information: title, name of author(s), postal and electronic mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.

Authors are invited to send 4 copies of their paper to the Conference Program Chair:

Dr. A. Hameurlain


Universitè Paul Sabatier

118 route de Narbonne

F-31062 Toulouse Cedex


Phone: ++33 05 61 55 82 48

Fax: ++33 05 61 55 62 58

e-mail: hameur@irit.fr

The Program Committee will assign accepted papers to the workshop if they are better suited for the workshop.

All accepted conference papers will be published in „Lecture Notes in Computer Science“ (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.


Papers due: March 21, 1997

Notification of acceptance: May 20, 1997

Camera-ready copies: June 15, 1997

W o r k s h o p

The DEXA 97 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program of DEXA which is held in the period 1st - 2nd September, immediately prior to start of the DEXA conference. The workshops are intended to provide opportunity to meet and discuss selec ted topics on Database and Expert Systems. Members from all sections of the Database and Expert Systems community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. Workshops will be typically half-day or full day in length, although two-day proposals wi ll be considered. Attendees at workshops must register for the DEXA-conference.

Reqirements for Submission:

l Title of the workshop

l A brief technical description of the workshop, identifying specific technical issues that will its focus.

l A brief discussion of why the workshop is of interest at this time

l The names, postal addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee should consist of at least three people knowledgeable in the technical issues to be addressed by the workshop.

l The name of one member of the organizing committee who is designated as the primary contact.

l Estimated number of participants.

l Length of the Workshop.


All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to rrw@faw.uni-linz.ac.at in plain ASCII text as soon as possible, but not later than January 12, 1997. Organizers will be notified of the committee’s decision not later than

February 12, 1997.

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for producing a Call for Participation in the workshop and select the participants. The DEXA committee will make the Call for Participation at the DEXA 97 WWW server. By April 15, 1997, they must provi de a list of workshop participants and the camera ready papers from the workshop. From each participant the DEXA committee needs a CV. The DEXA committee will approve the quality of each workshop and reserves the right to require corrections or reject pape rs. The papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. The editor of the workshop Proceedings will be the workshop chair:

Prof. Dr. Roland R. Wagner

Research Institute for Applied

Knowledge Processing (FAW)

University of Linz

A-4040 Linz


Phone: ++43 732 244962

Fax: ++43 732 243989

e-mail: rrw@faw.uni-linz.ac.at

The DEXA Committee reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed, or if the number of registered attendees at the workshop is too low to support the costs associated with running the workshop.


Prof. Dr. Roland R. Wagner

Research Institute for Applied

Knowledge Processing

University of Linz

A-4040 Linz, Austria

8th International Conference and Workshop on

Database and Expert Systems Applications

in cooperatin with:

- IRIT, Universitè Paul Sabatier, France

- DEXA Association

- Austrian Computer Society

- GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik)

- FAW - University of Linz, Austria

- Swiss Informaticians Society