Call for papers

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

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

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). KRDB-2001 will be held in Roma (Italy), September 15, 2001, in cooperation with the 27th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases -- VLDB 2001 . 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.

Submission of papers

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts not exceeding 8 pages (LaTeX 12-point article-style pages). An extended abstract can be a position paper or a summary of a full paper. A position paper may be a viewpoint on a controversial topic or a summary of lessons learned from recent research or practical experience. An abstract of a full paper may be a description of a new formalism, mechanism, or architecture, a product or prototype, an application, or results of work in progress. The extended abstracts will be reviewed with focus on relevance and potential contribution to discussions.

Email submissions as self-contained standard Postscript or PDF attachments should be sent by May 20, 2001 to

Maurizio Lenzerini (

Accepted papers will be printed in the workshop proceedings. The proceedings will be electronically available at At the workshop, a hard copy of the proceedings will be handed out to the participants.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions:     May 20, 2001
Notification of acceptance:   July 2, 2001
Final papers due:                 July 23, 2001
Workshop:                         September 15, 2001

Workshop organizers

Program committee

For more information on the workshop, please check the Web page of KRDB-2001 at Enquiries about the KRDB-2001 workshop can be made by mailing to

Last modified: Tue Jun 19 13:39:56 2001