Second East-European Symposium on Advances

in Databases and Information Systems


Poznan (Poland), September 8-11, 1998

Sponsored by the State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN) Poland

Aims and Scope

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific achievements between the research communities of Eastern Europe and the rest of the world in the area of databases and information systems.

The Symposium continues the series of ADBIS events organized by the Moscow ACM SIGMOD Chapter and held in Moscow and St. Petersburg. ACM SIGMOD will actively support the organization of the Symposia and warrant the high quality of the program. The organizers have the ambition to make the ADBIS Symposium the premier database and information systems conference in Eastern Europe, to increase interaction and collaboration between researchers from East and West and to provide an internationally recognized tribune for the presentation of research.

The official language of the conference will be English. The symposium will consist of regular sessions with technical contributions reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as of invited talks and tutorials given by leading experts.


The ADBIS'98 Symposium focuses on emerging and innovative approaches through which advanced information systems (IS) and system-level functions can be developed within the distinct frameworks. New large- and middle-scaled IS components, their performance issues, their reliability, their architectures and applications, and progress in their design, implementation and deployment technologies will continue to be emphasized.

Additionally, the symposium addresses to the uprising subjects and topics. Among these are the emerging theories, computational principles, technologies and architectures within which novel principles and techniques can be developed and applied to address practical issues for large- and middle-scaled information systems, such as integrity constraints, consistency, performance, object management, interoperability, cooperative systems, transaction management, distributed computations, client-server systems, etc.

Submissions are invited on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Data models and database design
  • Database performance, query processing and optimization
  • Storage management
  • Data warehousing and warehouse DBMS
  • Data mining, knowledge discovery and knowledge bases
  • Deductive and object-oriented databases
  • Engineering and scientific databases
  • Multimedia information systems
  • Temporal and spatial databases
  • Real-time database systems
  • Interfaces to databases and information systems
  • Activity modeling and advanced transaction and workflow models
  • Concurrency control, extended transaction models and recovery
  • Interoperable, heterogeneous environments and systems
  • Component-based information systems development
  • Large area information systems on the Internet (based on WWW, CORBA, Java technologies)
  • Parallel and distributed databases
  • Mobile computing and databases


We solicit contribution of the following kinds:

  • full research papers,
  • short research papers,
  • industrial track short papers,
  • proposals for panel discussions and tutorials.

The category 'full research papers' is intended for technical papers describing research accomplishment. They should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages or 5000 words. Short research papers are intended for papers that report interesting results and do not justify a full paper. They should be limited to 8 double-spaced pages or 2000 words. We also solicit submissions of short papers focusing on industrial experience with databases, database systems, and other data-related technologies. Industrial track short papers should also be limited to 8 double-spaced pages or 2000 words.

To enable the 'blind reviewing' of the papers, each submitted paper must include the following:

  • the title,
  • an abstract (70-150 words),
  • a list of 4-6 keywords/phrases that characterize the paper,
  • the body of the paper,
  • references/bibliography.

The authors are invited to submit their papers electronically in a device-independent PostScript format following the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions (ADSC), page size: A4, by e-mail to:

In addition, a separate e-mail message should be sent containing:

  • the title,
  • name and affiliation of the author(s),
  • complete contact address (e-mail, fax and telephone),
  • the abstract,
  • the list of keywords.

Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers for quality, correctness, originality and relevance. Accepted papers will be presented at the Symposium and printed in the proceedings, which will be available at the Symposium. Full research papers will be published in the Springer series 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science', which will be available at the Symposium. The final versions of the papers should be formatted using LaTeX to facilitate the process of preparing camera-ready copies for being printed in the proceedings.

Panel proposals should include a 1-2 page summary of the topic and the names and affiliations of 3-4 panelists who have made a commitment to participate. A mix of industry and academic panel members is recommended. Tutorial proposals should also include a 1- 2 page summary. The proposals should be submitted by e-mail.

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Important Dates

Paper/panel/tutorial submission:  March 29, 1998,
Notification of acceptance:  May 15, 1998
Camera ready copy due:  June 1, 1998
Symposium:  September 8-11, 1998
Tutorials: September 7, 1998

General Chair

Tadeusz Morzy (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Witold Litwin (University of Paris, France)
Gottfried Vossen (University of Muenster, Germany)

Industrial Track Chair

Witold Staniszkis (Rodan-System, Poland)


Marek Rusinkiewicz (MCC, USA)

European Coordinator

Johann Eder (Klagenfurt University, Austria)

Program Committee

Divyakant Agrawal (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
Suad Alagic (Wichita State University, USA)
Yuri Breitbart (Lucent Technologies - Bell Laboratories, USA)
Jerzy Brzezinski (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Omran Bukhres (Purdue University, USA)
Wojciech Cellary (University of Economics at Poznan, Poland)
Jan Chomicki (Monmouth University, USA)
Bogdan Czejdo (Loyola University, USA)
Janis Grundspenkis (Riga Technical University, Latvija)
Remigijus Gustas (University of Karlstad, Sweden)
Abdelsalam Helal (MCC, USA)
Leonid Kalinichenko (Inst. for Problems of Informatics RAS, Russia)
Wolfgang Klas (University of Ulm, Germany)
Mikhail Kogalovsky (Market Economy Institute, RAS, Russia)
Ralf Kramer (FZI, Germany)
Sergey Kuznetsov (Institute for System Programming, RAS, Russia)
Pericles Loucopoulos (UMIST, UK)
Florian Matthes (TU Hamburg-Harburg,Germany)
Yannis Manolopoulos (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Rainer Manthey (Bonn University, Germany)
Guido Moerkotte (Lehrstuhl fuer Praktische Informatik III,
   University of Mannheim, Germany)
Pavol Navrat (Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Nikolay Nikitchenko (Kiev Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine)
Boris Novikov (University of St.-Petersburg, Russia)
Priit Parmakson (Concordia International University, Estonia)
Alain Pirotte (University of Louvain, Belgium)
Erhard Rahm (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Tore Risch (Linkoping University, Sweden)
Silvio Salza (Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
Michel Scholl (CNAM and INRIA, France)
Julius Stuller (Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)
Kazimierz Subieta (Institute of Computer Science,
   Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Bernhard Thalheim (TU Cottbus, Germany)
Benkt Wangler (Stockholm University/Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden)
Tatjana Welzer (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Viacheslav Wolfengagen (JurInfoR-MSU Institute for Contemporary Education, Russia)
Alexandre Zamulin (Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia)

Steering Committee Members

Radu Bercaru (Romania)
Albertas Caplinskas (Lithuania)
Janis Eiduks (Latvia)
Hele-Mai Haav (Estonia)
Leonid Kalinichenko (Russia) (Chair of Steering Committee)
Mikhail Kogalovsky (Russia)
Tadeusz Morzy (Poland)
Pavol Navrat (Slovakia)
Boris Novikov (Russia)
Jaroslav Pokorny (Czech Republic)
Anatoly Stogny (Ukraine)
Tatjana Welzer (Slovenia)
Viacheslav Wolfengagen (Russia)

Local Organizing Committee Chairs

Piotr Krzyzagorski
Robert Wrembel

Phone: (48) (61) 879 07 90,
(48) (61) 878 23 78
Fax: (48) (61) 877 15 25

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Poznan University of Technology
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