[xquery-talk] XML/XQuery academic conferences ?

Daniela Florescu dflorescu at mac.com
Wed Oct 12 12:09:31 PDT 2011

Thanks James. Looking forward to more ideas:

Actually, to my list I forgot to add

IR conferences. Yet another bunch that I know nothing about,
but I am interested to hear more.

Best regards

On Oct 12, 2011, at 12:03 PM, James Fuller wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Daniela Florescu  
> <dflorescu at mac.com> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am having a problem right now, and I don't know how to solve it.
>> We had over the summer several outstanding students, who did
>> really great research in processing XML and XQuery.
>> Here comes the question. Where can we publish the result of this  
>> research
>>  !?
> http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/book/978-3-642-03554-8
> http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/book/978-3-540-30951-2
> In my mind Balisage is the natural for this, but we could orientate
> things now that we have moved XML Prague to University of Ekonomics
> ... perhaps there is value in a compiled journal from several
> conferences/sources (XML Summer School et al) ?
>> 2. Database conferences.
> I dont think so ... many of these guys are being forced to accept
> polystructured data ... my feeling is this are is probably the logical
> container for these kind of papers.
>> So they'll not understand the XQuery new work, let alone publish it.
> agreed, but I its a pretty broad tent with lots of outlets for
> publishing, some who may consider
>> 3. Functional programming conferences (after all, XQuery is a  
>> functional
>> language..). Maybe it's a choice !?
>> I have no experience, but I am interested to hear if anybody else  
>> has.
> fp bulk existence is in academic form and perhaps its time to welcome
> xquery 3.0 to them ... they would probably support a language with a
> gentle learning curve, etc.
>> 4. WWW Conference. Based on my experience, it's such a wide  
>> conference ---
>> it's like a conference on water
>> -- where do you start !? As a result the audience, as well as the  
>> program
>> committee, is interested in widely different
>>  things (and XML/XQuery might not be one of them, and then you are  
>> out of
>> luck)
> agreed too broad, but as an activity to get the word out about xquery
> probably useful to attempt to go
>> 5. NoSQL conferences. Unfortunately, there are two problems. First,  
>> NoSQL is
>> still not accepted in academic conferences
>> -- they have the same problem as XML itself. And second, they try  
>> to stay
>> away from XML like crazy ("angle brackets, not cool,man, not cool.  
>> Not Web
>> scale.").
> I believe we should be at these conferences, if not because NoSQL
> crowd is about to have their own 'query wars' and it will be good to
> be near (but on the sidelines of this).
>> So, I am interested in your feedback.
> will send more thoughts after the weekend.
> J

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