11 different workshops will take place in connection with the VLDB 2005 Conference. The table below gives an overview of the workshops; click on the hyperlinks to jump to more detailed descriptions of each workshop.
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The workshops will generally follow the conference schedule:
The registration booth will be open every day from 08.00.
DBPL'05 solicits theoretical and practical papers in all areas of Database Programming Languages. Papers emphasizing new topics or foundations of emerging areas are especially welcome.Top of page
The theme of the XML Database Symposium (XSym) is the convergence of database technology with XML technology. To start a series of focused symposiums, this year's symposium concentrates on XML repositories and their applications, i.e. on the issue of building both systems and applications for the management of XML data. The main topics of interest include Core Database Technology for XML Data Management and Development and Deployment of XML Applications. For further details, read the full Call for Papers at the XSym'05 homepage.Top of page
The aim of the workshop is to explore the promise of P2P to offer exciting new possibilities in distributed information processing and database technologies. The realization of this promise lies fundamentally in the availability of enhanced services, such as structured ways for classifying and registering shared information, verification and certification of information, data distributed schemes and quality of contents, security features, information discovery and accessibility, semantic interoperation and composition of active information services, and finally market-based mechanisms to allow cooperative and non cooperative information exchanges. The P2P paradigm lends itself to constructing large scale complex, adaptive, autonomous and heterogeneous database and information systems, endowed with clearly specified and differential capabilities to negotiate, bargain, coordinate and self-organize the information exchanges in large scale networks. This vision will have a radical impact on the structure of complex organizations (business, scientific or otherwise) and on the emergence and the formation of social communities, and on how the information is organized and processed.Top of page
Database replication is widely used to improve both the performance and resilience of database management systems. Although most commercially available solutions and the large majority of deployments use asynchronous updates in a shared nothing architecture, there is an increasing demand for additional guarantees, configuration flexibility, and manageability, which are currently provided only, if at all, by costly high-end solutions. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the database and fault-tolerant distributed systems communities to discuss the current state of the art, pending challenges and trends, and novel solutions in the design, implementation and deployment of database replication.Top of page
Applications, operating systems, database systems, hardware architecture and system administration concepts must be orchestrated to yield an optimized system architecture that tackles performance, stability, security, maintainability, and eventually total cost of ownership. In practice, it is always a holistic view that is needed - it is known that system design approaches that emphasize one of the software or hardware architecture aspects too much are likely to fail. In this workshop we want to seek for conceptual underpinnings of enterprise applications architecture. We are interested in contributions that provide scalable solutions for highly available systems.Top of page
The workshop will focus on the challenges of data processing and management in networks of remote, wireless, battery-powered sensing devices (sensor networks). The power-constrained, lossy, noisy, distributed, and remote nature of such networks means that traditional data management techniques often cannot be applied without significant re-tooling. Furthermore, newchallenges associated with acquisition and processing of live sensor data mean that completely new database techniques must also be developed.Top of page
The Program Committee of the VLDB 2005 PhD Workshop especially encourages students just getting involved in a research project to submit short papers to this workshop. Any topic covered by the VLDB conference is acceptable. The thesis advisor may be a coauthor, but the first author should be the student. The accepted papers will be published on the web.Top of page
The objective of the TES'05 workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present new developments and experience reports. The goal of the TES workshop is to identify the technical issues, models and infrastructures that enable enterprises to provide e-services to other businesses and individual customers. Therefore, we will include industry sessions on various key application areas to be presented by distinguished invited speakers.Top of page
Since the mid nineties and the emergence of Grids, many research activities have been initiated in relation to data management in these dynamic, heterogeneous and cross-organisational environments. The database community can offer her unique expertise in the management of very large, widely distributed databases. Conversely, Grids offer a novel and very exciting field of research for database scientists both in terms of application domains and fundamental research. This workshop is intended to bring together these two communities, and thus to offer a unique workspace for researchers to discuss and exchange ideas about the emerging challenges and opportunities offered by Data Grids.Top of page
The objective of the ODBIS 2005 workshop is to present databases and information systems research as they relate to ontologies and more broadly, to gain insight into ontologies as they relate to databases and information systems. It is meant to cover foundations, methodologies and applications of Ontologies for Databases and Information Systems.Top of page
Although cryptography and security techniques are around for quite some time, emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence that exploit increasingly interconnected networks, mobility and personalization, put new requirements on security with respect to data management. As data is accessible anytime anywhere, according to these new concepts, it becomes much easier to get unauthorized data access. Furthermore, it becomes simpler to collect, store, and search personal information and endanger people's privacy. Therefore, research in the area of secure data management is of growing importance, attracting attention of both the data management and security research communities The interesting problems range from traditional ones such as, access control, database security, privacy preserving data mining to controlled sharing of data.
In this year's workshop, a special session will be devoted to secure data management in healthcare. Read more about this at the SDM'05 homepage.Top of page