March 15 - 20, 2009
University Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy


Information integration has been a key problem in both the theory and the practice of data management and information system development. Although there have been many advances in particular aspects of information integration, such as data integration and data exchange, the main challenges of information integration continue to confront both academic researchers and practitioners. The area of service and process integration is becoming of increasing importance, and faces challenges that have both similarities and differences with those confronting data integration. Crucial issues in this area include how to model processes and services, how to represent the interaction between processes/services and data, how to compose processes/services out of existing ones in order to meet a given specification, etc.

The aim of this workshop wss to bring together a small group of selected participants who will interact in a “discussion-oriented” format and attempt to formulate an agenda to tackle some of the challenges of information integration. In particular, one of the goals is to single out open problems and issues, and to address the gap between academic research and the practice of data and service integration. The slides of all presentations of the workshop will be accessible in the Program section of this web site.

Some fellowships were available under the BiCi Leonardo Melandri Program. (see registration).