[xquery-talk] XIME-P 2006: Call for Participation and Demonstrations

Torsten Grust grust at in.tum.de
Fri May 19 19:11:15 PDT 2006

               Call for Participation and Demonstrations

                         X I M E - P   2 0 0 6
                    3rd International Workshop on
         XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives

                            June 30, 2006
         Collocated with ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2006, Chicago, USA
                       Sponsored by ACM SIGMOD

                          Industrial Sponsors
                    BEA  |  IBM  |  Oracle  |  X-Hive


Please join us for XIME-P 2006, the third workshop in the XIME-P series,
dedicated to research and industrial efforts on the implementation,
utilization, and overall prospects of XQuery.

XQuery development is happening on the verge of databases, document
processing, and programming languages.  This ''heterogeneity'' in
contributions and attendees has been a source of lively debate and an
interesting technical program for previous XIME-P editions.  In this
spirit, XIME-P 2006 features a mixture of seven talks, discussions,
demoing, and a concluding panel.  A keynote address by Don Chamberlin
(IBM Almaden) - a lead of the W3C XQuery Working Group - will open the

Last but not least, all odds are that after 8 years of work XQuery
will become a standard at around the time of SIGMOD 2006, making 2006 a
landmark year for XQuery as well as XIME-P.

XIME-P 2006 is held in the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, i.e., the SIGMOD
2006 conference hotel, all-day on Friday, June 30, 2006.

-- ''Caffeine and Code'': Informal Call for Demonstrations

If you are the architect of an XQuery implementation or if you build
interesting applications with an XQuery core, XIME-P 2006 is your ideal
opportunity for unlimited bragging about and discussion of your system.
The venue will be stuffed with interested peers.

The ''Caffeine and Code'' joint coffee and demonstration break
(90 min) of XIME-P 2006 calls for your system to be demoed.  This will
be informal and open and you are sincerely invited to drop us a note at

                          ximep-2006 at ximep-2006.org

or to contact the workshop chairs (Mike Carey, Torsten Grust) directly.
(Please include a brief description of your system and the scope of your

-- Program (Friday, June 30)

    08:30--09:00     On-site Registration
    09:00--10:00     Welcome
                     Invited Talk by Don Chamberlin (IBM Almaden):
                     "XQuery: Where Do We Go From Here?"
    10:00--10:30     Coffee break
    10:30--12:00     Session 1: XQuery Implementation
                     A Fully Pipelined XQuery Processor
                       (Leonidas Fegaras, Ranjan Dash, YingHui Wang)
                     Template Folding for XPath
                       (Carl-Christian Kanne, Guido Moerkotte)
                     Building a Native XML-DBMS as a Term Project
                     in a Course
                       (Christoph Koch, Dan Olteanu,
                       Stefanie Scherzinger)
    12:00--01:30     Lunch break
    01:30--02:30     Session 2: Extensions to XQuery
                     Positional Grouping in XQuery
                       (Michael Kay)
                     Programming with XQuery
                       (Don Chamberlin, Mike Carey, Dana Florescu,
                       Donald Kossmann, Jonathan Robie)
    02:30--04:00     "Caffeine and Code"
                     Joint Coffee and Demonstration break.
                     Informal demonstrations of XQuery implementations
                     and applications. Unlimited bragging and
                     discussion opportunity.
    04:00--05:00     Session 3: XQuery and Annotated XML
                     Efficient XQuery Support for Stand-Off Annotation
                       (Wouter Alink, Raoul Bhoedjang,
                       Arjen de Vries, Peter Boncz)
                     Multi-hierarchical XQuery for Document-Centric XML
                       (Ionut E. Iacob, Alex Dekhtyar)
    05:00--06:00     Panel (topic tba)

-- Registration

XIME-P 2006 is held in cooperation with ACM SIGMOD 2006. You can
register for the workshop via the SIGMOD registration process (online
or offline).  Please visit


Registration rates are shown below. These rates are unaffected by the
SIGMOD 2006 early bird registration deadline (May 25). Note that you can
upgrade an existing SIGMOD 2006 registration to include XIME-P 2006.
Workshop-only registration is possible as well.

         ACM Member         $80
         Non-Member         $120
         Student            $55

Workshop advance registration ends June 19, 2006. After June 19, you can
register on-site.

-- XIME-P 2006 Co-Chairs

   - Mike Carey                  - Torsten Grust

     BEA Systems Inc.              Technische Universitaet Muenchen
     San Jose, CA, USA             Munich, Germany
     mcarey at bea.com                grust at in.tum.de

-- XIME-P 2006 Program Committee

   - Kevin Beyer          (IBM Research, USA)
   - Angela Bonifati      (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
   - Vinayak Borkar       (BEA Systems, USA)
   - Daniela Florescu     (Oracle, USA)
   - Jan Hidders          (U Antwerp, Belgium)
   - Carl-Christian Kanne (U Mannheim, Germany)
   - Michael Kay          (Saxonica, UK)
   - Maurice van Keulen   (U Twente, Netherlands)
   - Ioana Manolescu      (INRIA, France)
   - Dan Olteanu          (U Saarland, Germany)
   - Martin Probst        (X-Hive, Netherlands)
   - Jonathan Robie       (DataDirect Technologies, USA)
   - Jai Shanmugasundaram (Cornell U, USA)
   - Jerome Simeon        (IBM Research, USA)
   - Dan Suciu            (U of Washington, USA)
   - Philip Wadler        (U Edinburgh, UK)

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