[xquery-talk] [ANN] Call for Papers: Workshop on high performance XML processing

Lionel Villard villardml at free.fr
Fri Jan 16 10:15:47 PST 2004

  Call for Papers: First International Workshop on High Performance XML  

      May 17-18 Sheraton Hotel, New-York, NY USA


     (Satellite workshop of WWW2004 (http://www.www2004.org/) 
International Conference)

    *General thematics and orientation*

XML plays an important role in document engineering, but it has also
spread to many other domains, including databases and web architectures.
XML is now used far beyond the XHTML framework and becomes progressively
omnipresent at all the levels of content delivery, from the transport
layer (SOAP messaging), through the database layer ("native" XML
databases, XML Schemas) to the document processing layer (XSLT, XHTML,
etc...). As the technologies involved in this infrastructure are still
young, we observe that more work is required in order to accomplish a
seamless integration of the fundamental components and to increase
performances of XML processing.

In particular, it would be valuable to avoid the cost of redundant
marshaling/unmarshaling/validation processes (e.g. using pre-parsed XML
documents) along the communication channels. This task is going to be
challenging as shown by the controversial proposals for an XML binary
transport format, either considered as "evil" by the document community
("I want to read my document in plain text! ") or as absolutely required
by network specialists ("XML is too bulky!").

In addition to this integration issue, the processing of huge XML
documents, found in areas like life sciences, automotive industry,
defense or aerospace, is difficult because of the linear time and space
complexity (in best cases!) of current basic algorithms. There is
growing need to deal with such documents and efficient solutions still
need to be worked out.

This workshop will consider innovative approaches, concepts, methods,
experiments, theories and technologies that allow high-performance
processing of small, medium and huge XML documents, possibly over
distributed environments.

Join us in NewYork to explore the underlying technologies and
infrastructures needed to achieve this strategic goal !

    *Non exhaustive Topic List*

Any innovative and rigorous approaches, theoretical tools, engineering
methods, practical implementation analysis, experimental reports related
to the following topic list are of interest for this workshop.

    * XML distributed processing protocol/transfer (execution models, 
architectures, properties, performance evaluation,...)
    * Native XML protocol
    * Binary Infoset Serialization (compression/decompression 
techniques, storage/transmission properties,...)
    * XML parsing (ultra-fast parser architecture, modular parsers, 
memory and execution performance analysis, highly configurable parsing, 
Schema specialized parser generation,...)
    * XML processing models (e.g. Push vs Pull processors)
    * XML streaming and infinite document processing
    * XML updates
    * Incremental processing
    * Lazy evaluation based processors
    * XML indexing methods
    * High performance oriented Static Analysis
    * XML schemas transformation for improving performances
    * XML Document partitioning
    * Huge document processing (and validation)
    * Composition of XML document (WSDL, BPEL, XSP, Web services 
    * Efficient XML routing

    Paper submission information

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that
are not being considered in another forum. At least one author is
required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Submissions must
include the paper title, abstract of 100-250 words, names of authors,
their affiliation, email address, and postal address. In addition, the
author responsible for correspondence should include his/her telephone
number. Submissions will be sent to villard at us.ibm.com

The organizers will consider PDF compliant submissions no longer than
six pages. Informal proceedings will be distributed to participants
during the workshop. Publication in the conference proceedings could be
considered depending on the volume and quality of submitted materials.
Submissions will be evaluated and classified through the usual peer
review process, based on the technical and scientific originality,
soundness and excellence. A minimum of three reviews by paper will be
sent back to authors.

*Submissions due*                         March 15, 2004
*Notification for acceptance*          April 15, 2004
*Final paper due*                           May 3, 2004
*Workshop date*                           May 17 (or 18), 2004

    Program Committee

Serge Abiteboul                   INRIA-Futurs & LRI (France)
Sharon Adler                       IBM Watson Research Lab. (USA)
Suzan Davidson                   University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Franck Duluc                       Airbus (France)
Nabil Layaïda                      INRIA Rhône-Alpes (France)
David Megginson                 Megginson Technologies Ltd (USA)
Markus L. Noga                  Karlsruhe University (Germany)
Vincent Quint                       INRIA Rhône-Alpes (France)
Kristoffer H. Rose                IBM Watson Research Lab. (USA)
Michael I. Swartzbach          University of Aarhus (Denmark)

    *Organizing Committee*

Daniel Veillard                  daniel at veillard.com     Red Hat
Lionel Villard                    villard at us.ibm.com      IBM Watson 
Research Lab.
Jean-Yves Vion-Dury       Jean-Yves.Vion-Dury at inrialpes.fr           
INRIA & Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE)

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