8th International Workshop on
Knowledge Representation meets Databases
(KRDB-2001)


with focus on
Modeling, Querying, and Managing Semistructured Data


Aula Raffaello, Pontificia UniversitÓ Urbaniana,
Roma, Italy
, September 15, 2001
(affiliate event of The 27th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases -- VLDB 2001 )

[KRDB]


The 8th International KRDB Workshop continues the tradition of annual international workshops devoted to facilitate cross-fertilization between the fields of knowledge representation (KR) and databases (DB), started in 1994. KRDB-2001 will be held at the Pontificia UniversitÓ Urbaniana in Roma (Italy), on September 15, 2001, as a workshop of the 27th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases. The deadline for submission is May 20, 2001.





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Topics

KRDB-2001 will focus on Modeling, Querying and Managing Semistructured Data. Semistructured data are data that are self-describing, irregular, and with a structure that is partially known, or subject to frequent changes. They are usually formalized in terms of labeled graphs, and capture data as found in many application areas, such as web information systems, digital libraries, and data integration. Database researchers are studying several aspects of semistructured data, including how to model such data, how to query and restructure them, and how to store and manage them. On the other hand, there are many kinds of reasoning that can be carried out on semistructured data in order to support the above tasks. For instance, the discovery of certain regularity may help in deciding the appropriate storage structures in a particular context, or, the fact that a certain schema subsumes another one may help in comparing data coming from different sources, or in translating data from a certain format to another one. The goal of the workshop is to bring together people from the Database and the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning communities, in order to compare different points of views and various sets of techniques that can be used for the tasks related to Modeling, Querying and Managing Semistructured Data. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)


Program Committee


Organizing Committee

Maurizio Lenzerini
UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
lenzerini@dis.uniroma1.it
Daniele Nardi
UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
nardi@dis.uniroma1.it
Werner Nutt
Heriot-Watt University, UK
nutt@cee.hw.ac.uk
Dan Suciu
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
suciu@cs.washington.edu


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline May 20, 2001
Acceptance Notification July 2, 2001
Final Version Due  July 23, 2001
The Workshop  September 15, 2001


Invited talk


TITLE: Declarative Information Extraction, Web Crawling and Recursive Wrapping with Lixto

SPEAKER: Georg Gottlob, Vienna University of Technology, (TU Wien)

ABSTRACT: Lixto is a system and method for the visual and interactive generation of wrappers for Web pages under the supervision of a human developer, for automatically extracting information from Web pages using such wrappers, and for translating the extracted content into XML. In this talk, we describe some advanced features of Lixto, such as disjunctive pattern definitions, specialization rules, and Lixto's capability of collecting and aggregating information from several linked Web pages. We illustrate these features with significant examples from the commercial domain.

Joint work with Robert Baumgartner and Sergio Flesca.


Workshop registration and accommodation

This workshop is part of the 27th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases -- VLDB 2001 . Information regarding costs, travel, hotels, etc. can be found at the Web page of The 27th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases -- VLDB 2001.

Please note that workshop participation does not require registration to the main conference.


Information for authors

The final version should be no longer than 10 pages formatted according to this example LaTeX file (the same as for KRDB 2000). You can also view a compiled version of this example file which contains some more explanations concerning the requested style. Finally, you can view an example of paper formatted with the above style (taken from KRDB 2000).

Final versions should be sent by electronic mail as standard postscript or .pdf file attachments to lenzerini@dis.uniroma1.it and must arrive before July 23, 2001.


Previous Editions

The 8th International KRDB Workshop continues the tradition of annual international workshops devoted to facilitate cross-fertilization between the fields of knowledge representation (KR) and databases (DB), started in 1994. Previous workshops were held in conjunction with various AI or database conferences: KRDB'94, Saarbruecken, Germany; KRDB'95, Bielefeld, Germany; KRDB'96, Budapest, Hungary (in conjunction with ECAI'96); KRDB'97, Athens, Greece (in conjunction with VLDB'97); KRDB'98, Seattle, WA, USA (in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS'98), KRDB'99, Linkoeping, Sweden (affiliate event of IJCAI'99), and KRDB 2000, Berlin, Germany (in conjunction with ECAI-2000). Researchers in the two areas of knowledge representation (KR) and databases (DB) develop techniques for the same fundamental problem, namely, to define in a declarative way representations of relevant aspects of an application domain, to provide methods to query such representations, and to support their evolution. KRDB is a forum for exchanging ideas between DB and KR researchers. Equally important is the KRDB tradition of stimulating the discussion between researchers and practitioners. The home page of the KRDB workshop series is at http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Societies/KRDB.



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