DBPL 2003

The 9th International Workshop on
Data Base Programming Languages

Potsdam, Germany, September 6 - 8, 2003

Call for Papers

The 9th Biennial Workshop on Data Bases and Programming Languages (DBPL'03) to be held on September 6 - 8, 2003, in Potsdam, Germany, continues the tradition of excellence initiated by its predecessors in Roscoff, Finistère (1987), Salishan, Oregon (1989), Nafplion, Argolida (1991), Manhattan, New York (1993), Gubbio, Umbria (1995), Estes Park, Colorado (1997), Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland (1999) and Marino, Rome (2001).

Over the years DBPL has established itself as the main venue for publishing and discussing new ideas at the intersection of database and programming languages research. Many key contributions in query languages for object-oriented data, persistent databases, nested relational data, semistructured data, as well as fundamental ideas in types for query languages have been first announced and discussed at DBPL. Today's emergence of new data management applications like Web services, XML processing, and peer to peer data management lead to a new flurry of creativity in the area lying at the intersection of data management and programming languages, and DBPL understands itself as a destinations for such new ideas.

DBPL'03 solicits theoretical and practical papers in all areas of Data Base Programming Languages. Papers emphasizing new topics or foundations of emerging areas are especially welcome. Suggested topics include the following, which is not to be considered as an exhaustive list:

Location:   The workshop will be held immediately before VLDB'03 in Potsdam, a beautiful location near to Berlin, the location of VLDB'03. Potsdam is easily reachable from Berlin by local trains. Participants can conveniently stay in Potsdam when attending VLDB afterwards. More information about the workshop location is posted on http://bpt.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/dbpl2003/.

Submission of Papers:   The address, telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address of the contact author should appear on the title page of the submission. Submissions should be limited to 10 pages (with font size at least 11 pts) and may consist of extended abstracts. It is recommended that each submission begins with a succinct statement of the problem and a summary of the main results. If the authors believe more details are necessary to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the committee.

Electronic and hard copy submissions are accepted; however, electronic submission is strongly preferred. Instructions for electronic submissions will be posted on www.cs.washington.edu/homes/suciu/dbpl.

Accepted papers will be published in informal proceedings available at the workshop, and on the Web using the CEUR-WS electronic proceedings site, http://CEUR-WS.org/.

Paper submission: 6/6/2003
Acceptance decisions: 7/14/2003
Camera-ready due: 7/28/2003
Workshop: 9/6 - 9/8/2003

Submission Site: http://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/DBPL03/

Invited talk:  Jennifer Widom (Stanford University), CQL: A Language for Continuous Queries over Streams and Relations

Invited tutorial: Georg Gottlob (Technische Universität Wien) and Christoph Koch (Technische Universität Wien and Univerisity of Edinburgh), XPath Query Processing

Programm Co-chairs: Georg Lausen lausen@informatik.uni-freiburg.de (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Dan Suciu suciu@cs.washington.edu (University of Washington, USA)
Programm Committee: Karl Aberer karl.aberer@epfl.ch (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Phil Bernstein philbe@microsoft.com (Microsoft Research, USA)
Mary Fernandez mff@research.att.com (AT&T Labs, USA)
Zack Ives zives@cs.washington.edu (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Trevor Jim trevor@research.att.com (AT&T Labs, USA)
Mauricio Lenzerini lenzerini@dis.uniroma1.it (University of Rome, Italy)
Wolfgang May mailto:may@informatik.uni-goettingen.de(Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Renee Miller mailto:miller@cs.toronto.edu(University of Toronto, Canada)
Thomas Schwentick tick@Mathematik.Uni-Marburg.de, (University of Marburg, Germany)
Michael Schwartzbach mis@brics.dk, (BRICS, Danemark)
Jay Shanmugasundaram jai@cs.cornell.edu, (Cornell University, USA)
Val Tannen val@cis.upenn.edu, (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Local Organisation: Mathias Weske Mathias.Weske@hpi.uni-potsdam.de (University of Potsdam, Germany)