[xquery-talk] [REMINDER] CFP: First International Workshop on High Performance XML Processing

Lionel Villard villardml at free.fr
Wed Mar 3 16:30:42 PST 2004

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The submission must include the *full* article, up to 
6 pages.

Call for Papers: First International Workshop on High Performance XML 

May 18 Sheraton Hotel, New-York, NY USA
(Satellite workshop of WWW2004 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 
be PDF compliant, no longer than six pages (out of figures and/or 
additional materials), and must include the paper title, abstract of 
100-250 words, names of authors, their affiliation, email 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

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 
Submissions due     March 15, 2004
Notification for acceptance     April 15, 2004
Final paper due     May 3, 2004
Workshop date     May 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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