[xquery-talk] Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives

Daniela Florescu danielaf at bea.com
Tue Feb 24 13:29:31 PST 2004

                           Call for Papers
                   First International Workshop on
          XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives
                            XIME-P 2004

                          June 17-18, 2004
                  Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France
               (in cooperation with ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2004)

     The W3C XQuery standard for querying XML data is currently under
research and development at multiple industrial and academic 
Many XML storage, middleware and query processing techniques have been 
now proposed, some specifically with XQuery in mind, some carrying over
from previous efforts on SGML, HTML, OEM, and XML data management.

     XQuery has evolved into a fairly complex language. This complexity
caters to widely different requirements, and makes XQuery useful in many
contexts, such as: application integration, persistent database
management, stream processing, document database management, information
retrieval etc.

     With the language standardization process approaching its end, the
time has come to consider the efforts done so far -- and most
importantly, to envision the future. The purpose of the XIME-P workshop
is to gather researchers from academia and industry who will exchange 
experience and vision on the development and application of XQuery

     The XIME-P workshop is a venue for presenting novel ideas on the
use of XQuery in various information management architectures and
implementations of XQuery (in database and middleware systems).
We welcome system overview contributions from the industry and academia,
characterizing all aspects of the system (storage, query execution 
query optimization paradigm, supported language features etc.)
Disseminating architectural knowledge and open issues will allow to
compare the usefullness of various approaches, pinpoint the technical
aspects still unsolved, and envision future (and better)  architectures.
We also welcome theoretical and experience perspective papers on the
XQuery language itself.

     Besides paper presentations, XIME-P will host three panels on XQuery
standardization, industrial adoption, and perspectives, featuring 
experts in the field.

Paper submission

     Authors are invited to submit papers relevant to one or
several broad XIME-P topics: implementation, experience, or

     The submissions should represent original work - it is acceptable 
if a
publication provides the overview and global vision of a project, where
detailed description of its components are published or under 

     Papers must be submitted in PDF, by e-mail to the workshop chairs,
and adhere to the formatting guidelines provided at:

     To lift the constraint of a strict format on the expression of
interesting, innovative viewpoints, we will consider two submission

* "Regular" paper submission, of up to 6 pages length. Outside this 6 
limit, an appendix may be included, which will not appear in the final
This format is mainly meant for implementation or experience papers.

* "Flexible" paper submissions, from 2 to 12 pages; 2 to 6 pages will
appear in the final version.
This format is meant to accomodate industrial, position, or vision
(perspectives) papers.

Important dates

     Deadline for submissions            March 29, 2004
     Notification to authors             May 5, 2004
     Final version due                   May 26, 2004

XIME-P co-chairs

     Ioana Manolescu
         INRIA Futurs-LRI, Gemo group, France
         Ioana.Manolescu at inria.fr
     Yannis Papakonstantinou
         University of California-San Diego, USA
         yannis at cs.ucsd.edu

XIME-P program committee

     Veronique Benzaken (LRI, France)
     Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
     Alin Deutsch (U. of California, San Diego, USA)
     Mary F. Fernandez (AT&T, Florham Park, NJ, USA)
     Daniela Florescu (BEA, USA)
     Zachary Ives (U. of Pennsylvania, USA)
     H.V. Jagadish (U. of Michigan, USA)
     Guido Moerkotte (U. of Mannheim, Germany)
     Hamid Pirahesh (IBM Almaden, USA)
     Michael Rys (Microsoft, USA)
     Jayavel Shanmugasundaram (Cornell U., USA)
     Jerome Simeon (Lucent, USA)
     Divesh Srivastava (AT&T, Florham Park, NJ, USA)

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