[xquery-talk] Call for Participation: Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives

Daniela Florescu dflorescu at mac.com
Sun May 22 08:38:26 PDT 2005

                                Call for Participation
Second International Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience and  
                              XIME-P 2005
		     in cooperation with ACM Sigmod
                            June 16-17, 2005
                            Baltimore, USA


XQuery is getting closer to completing its first standard. This is an  
important milestone,
comparable to the SQL86 standard milestone, but the journey is still  
ahead of us.
Building on last year's first successful issue, the purpose of this  
second XIME-P workshop
is to gather researchers and practitioners from academia and industry  
together working
together towards understanding:

-- Which are the open and challenging XQuery research areas ?
-- How to get to more prototypes and products supporting critical  
XQuery applications ?
-- Where do we go from here regarding the language functionality ?
-- Which are the interesting architectural alternatives to the XML data  
store scenario ?  

The workshop's program includes two invited talks, 7 papers, 6 posters,  
3 panels,
use case studies and demos. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore !


June 16 (joint with WebDB)
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, World Wide Web Consortium / MIT
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

What does XML have to do with Immanuel Kant?
What is XML? Where does it come from?  Why should you care?

Abstract: This talk by one of the authors of the XML 1.0 specification  
attempt to distinguish technical wheat from marketing chaff and
disentangle truths and fictions about XML as a data format.  He will
describe the origins of XML and the goals of the original design,
identify the technically and socially most interesting aspects of XML,
and sketch out the roles it can play in solving the problems of
information management.  The relation of syntax to semantics in XML
markup, the relationship of XML to the concept of 'semistructured
data', and the role of schemas and data validation in XML will be
discussed.  Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which XML
and database systems complement each other or compete.

June 17
Michael Kay, Saxonica
XQuery: how will the users react?

Abstract: This talk attempts to predict the way that users will react to
XQuery, once production implementations are available. What features  
they say they like, what complaints will they make? What will they try  
use the language for, and will they succeed? What are the ten most  
mistakes likely to be? Which will be more significant: memory-based
applications or database applications? To what extent will the XQuery  
community overlap with (or be at tribal war with) other communities  
such as
SQL users or XSLT users?


*Is it worth doing XQuery research today, and why ?
Organizer: Ioana Manolescu (INRIA)
Participants: Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano), Don Chamberlin (IBM  
Alon Halevy (Univ. Washington), Zack Ives (Univ. Pennsylvania), Tamer  
Oszu (U. Waterloo)
and Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Research).

*XQuery implementation  challenges
Organizer: Fatma Ozcan (IBM Almaden)
Participants: Kevin Beyer (IBM), Muralidhar Krishnaprasad (Oracle),
  Till Westmann (BEA),  Eugene Kogan (Microsoft), George Feinberg  

*What is the future of XQuery ?
Organizer: Donald Kossmann (ETH Zurich)
Participants: Michael Carey (BEA), Mary Fernandez (ATT Research), Paul  
Pedersent (MarkLogic),
Hamid Pirahesh (IBM), Michael Rys (Microsoft) and Jonathan Robie  


Jim Melton, Oracle
SQL and XQuery

Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Cornell univ.
XQuery and Information Retrieval

Customer Case Study


*Lopsided Little Languages: Experience with XQuery
Bard Bloom (IBM)

*XML Access Modules: Towards Physical Data Independence in XML
Andrei Arion (INRIA), Veronique Benzaken (LRI), Ioana Manolescu (INRIA)

*Adding Updates to XQuery: Semantics, Optimization, and Static Analysis
Michael Benedikt (Bell Labs), Angela Bonifati (Icar CNR), Sergio Flesca
(University of Calabria), Avinash Vyas (Bell Labs)

*GalaTex: A Conformant Implementation of the XQuery Full-Text Language
Emiran  Curtmola (UCSD), Sihem Amer-Yahia (AT&T Labs Research),
Philip Brown (AT&T), Mary Fernandez (ATT)

*Purely Relational FLWORs
Torsten Grust (Clausthal University of Technology)

*Updating the Pre/Post Plane in MonetDB/XQuery
Peter Boncz (CWI Amsterdam), Stefan Manegold (CWI),
  Jan Rittinger (University of Konstanz)

*Building a Scalable Native XML Database Engine on Infrastructure for a
Relational Database
Guogen Zhang (IBM Silicon Valley Lab)


*Adaptive XML Storage or The Importance of Being Lazy
Cristian Duda (ETH Zurich), Donald Kossmann (ETH Zurich)

*XPath 2.0: It Can Sort!
Pavel Hlousek (Charles University)

*NaXDB - Realizing Pipelined XQuery Processing in a Native XML Database
Jens HŸndling (University of Potsdam), Jan Sievers (University of  
Mathias Weske (University of Potsdam)

* Deep Set Operators for XQuery
Bo Luo (School of Information Sciences and Technology), Dongwon Lee (The
Pennsylvania State University), Wang-Chien Lee (The Pennsylvania State
University), Peng Liu (The Pennsylvania State University)

*Combining a Publish and Subscribe Collaboration Architecture with  
M. Brian Blake (Georgetown University), David Fado (SAIC), Gregory Mack  

*Trading Precision for Throughput in XPath Processing
Engie BASHIR (American University of Beirut), Jihad BOULOS (American
University of Beirut)

You will find additional information on SIGMOD and PODS on the Web
site of the conference.

In particular, you can get access to:
  * the list of accepted papers for SIGMOD
  * the list of accepted papers for PODS
  * info related to the organization of SIGMOD/PODS
  * descriptions of the Workshops
  * Venue information
  * Accommodation

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