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Organized by the IFIP Working Group 2.6 (Database)
Hong Kong
APRIL 25 - 28, 2001

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Conference Tutorials/Seminars

23 April 2001, Monday, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

10:00am to 12:30pm
PQ 703, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Semantic B2B Integration - Concepts, Architecture, Implementation and Deployment
Dr. Christoph Bussler, Oracle Corporation

2:30pm to 5:00pm
PQ 703, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Semantic Web
Prof. Dieter Fensel, Free University of Amsterdam

24 April 2001, Tuesday, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2:30pm to 5:00pm
PQ 306, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Workflow Management in Electronic Commerce
Prof. Paul Grefen, University of Twente

Industrial Track Tutorials

23 April 2001, Monday, City University of Hong Kong

9:00am to 12:00noon / Lunch / 2:00pm to 5:00pm
B5314 (blue region), Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
Application XML Enabling - a Holistic Approach
Dr. Daniel K.C. Chan, Systek Information Technology Ltd.

24 April 2001, Tuesday, City University of Hong Kong

9:00am to 12:00noon
G5612 (green region), Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
Conceptual Modeling for Knowledge Management
Prof. John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto

2:00pm to 5:00pm
G5612 (green region), Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
Advances in Workflow Systems Technology
Prof. Kamal Karlapalem, Indian Institute of Information Technology

25 April 2001, Wednesday, Sheraton Hotel, SUNG Room

8:00 to 8:45 On-site Registration

8:45 to 9:00 Welcome by General Chair and Program Chairs

9:00 to 10:00 Keynote Address 1

10:00 to 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 to 12:00 AS1 Contracts

  • Contracts in e-Commerce
    Hans Weigand, Lai Xu
  • The Role of Contract and Component Semantics in Dynamic E-Contract Enactment Configuration
    Heiko Ludwig, Yigal Hoffner
  • Dynamic License Agreement System for Reuse of Web Contents
    Michiko Yasukawa
12:00 to 13:30 Lunch at Oyster Bar

13:30 to 15:00 AS2 Security Issues

  • Secure E-Commerce Transactions, Modeling and Implementation Aspects
    Jian Tang, Ada Waichee Fu
  • From Call for Tenders to Sealed-Bid Auction for Mediated eCommerce
    Omid Amirhamzeh Tafreschi, Markus Schneider, Peter Fankhauser, Bendick Mahleko, Thomas Tesch
  • Web Notary Systems for Privacy Keeping E-Commerce
    Manen Ying, Yahiko Kambayashi, Kai Cheng, Yanchun Zhang
15:00 to 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 to 17:00 AS3 Process Interoperability

  • Seamless Integration of Inquiry and Transaction Tasks in Web Applications
    Juan Jose Rodriguez, Oscar Diaz
  • An XML-based Interorganizational Knowledge Mediation Scheme to Support B2B Solutions
    Silvana Castano, Valeria De Antonellis, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati
  • Views for Inter-Organization Workflow in an E-Commerce Environment
    Dickson Chiu, Kamalakar Karlapalem, Qing Li
26 April 2001, Thursday, Sheraton Hotel, SUNG Room

9:00 to 10:00 Keynote Address 2

10:00 to 10:30 Coffee Break at SUNG Room

10:30 to 12:00 Panel Discussion

12:00 to 13:30 Lunch at Celestial Court Private Function Room

13:30 to 14:30 AS7 Applications Modeling

  • A Model-based Approach to Portal Development
    Oscar Diaz, Felipe Ibanez, Jon Itturioz
  • Constraints as Mobile Specifications in E-Commerce Application
    Kit-ying Hui, Peter M.D. Gray, Graham J.L. Kemp, Alun D.Preece
15:00 to 15:30 Tea Break at SUNG Room Corridor

19:00 to 21:30 Conference Banquet

Serenade Chinese Restaurant, Cultural Centre

26 April 2001, Thursday, Sheraton Hotel, TANG Room II
Industrial Track

9:00 to 10:00 Keynote Address 2, SUNG Room

10:00 to 10:30 Coffee Break at SUNG Room

10:30 to 11:10 IS1 Knowledge Management and Modelling

  • Professional Services Automation: A semantics-based approach for Knowledge Management
    Vipul Kashyap, Siddhartha Dalal, Paul Tukey, and Cliff Behrens
  • Organisation Modelling using LDAP
    Daniel K.C. Chan, Simon Yuen and Shing Chi Cheung
11:10 to 12:00 IS2 Knowledge Management and Data Warehousing
  • Beyond Data Warehousing - Data Logistics
    Kamalakar Karlapalem
  • Architecture of a Data Warehouse with a Database Proxy Server
    Shi-Ming Huang
12:00 to 13:30 Lunch at Celestial Court Private Function Room

13:30 to 14:30 IS3 Intelligent Enterprises

  • Eguru: a Decision Support System for the assisted design of E-commerce architectures
    P. Missier, M.Bianchi, A. Zordan, and A. Umar
  • Office Workflow System Based on the OAR Office Model
    Sandhya Desai, Nitesh Ambastha.,Venkatarayan and Binoy E.D.
14:30 to 15:00 IS4 Query Transformation
  • Rewriting Rules for Semantic Query Transformation in E-Commerce Applications
    Ismail K. Ibrahim, Werner Winiwarter and Stephane Bressan
15:00 to 15:30 Tea Break at SUNG Room Corridor

15:30 to 16:10 IS5 Information Sharing and Retrieval, SUNG Room

  • iDataprovider: an XML-based Mechanism for Internet Data Exchange Services and Applications
    Elvis Wai Chung Leung and Qing Li
  • Information Retrieval by Semantically Correlated Filamentous Propagation (CFP)
    Thomas Kwok and Clifford A. Pickover
16:10 to 17:30 IS6 Knowledge Discovery, SUNG Room
  • Mining Is-Part-of Association Patterns from Semistructured Data
    Ke Wang and Huiqing Liu
  • WHAT: A Web Hypertext Associated Trail Mining System
    Wilfred Ng and Candy Chan
  • Towards Query Translation from XQL to SQL
    Joseph Fong and Tharam Dillon
19:00 to 21:30 Conference Banquet

Serenade Chinese Restaurant, Cultural Centre

27 April 2001, Friday, Sheraton Hotel, SUNG Room

9:00 to 10:00 Keynote Address 3

10:00 to 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 to 12:00 AS4 Semantics Mining

  • Capturing the Semantics of Web Log Data by Navigation Matrices
    Wilfred Ng
  • Discovery of Semantic Relationships among Web Pages Based on Web Topic Structures
    Takeshi Matsukura, Hiroyuki Kondo, Yoichi Hirata, Katsumi Tanaka
  • Web Sifter: An Ontological Web-Mining Agent for E-Business
    Anthony Scime, Larry Kerschberg
12:00 to 13:30 Lunch at Oyster Bar

13:30 to 15:00 AS5 Using Metadata for Integration

  • Infomediation for E-Business-Enabled Supply Chains: A Semantics-based Approach
    Sudha Ram, Yousub Hwang, Vijay Khatri
  • An Analysis of Integration Problems of XML-Based Catalogues for B2B Electronic Commerce
    Borys Omelayenko, Dieter Fensel
  • A Model to Support E-Catalog Integration
    Shamkant Navathe, Helen Thomas, Manit Satitsamitpong, Anindya Datta
15:00 to 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 to 17:00 AS6 Service Integration

  • The IRules Project: Using Active Rules for the Integration of Distributed Software Components
    Susan Urban, Suzanne Dietrich, Yinghui Na, Ying Jin, Amy Sundermier, Akash Saxena
  • Towards a Semantic Framework for Service Description
    Marlon Dumas, Justin O'Sullivan, Mitra Heravizadeh, David Edmond, Arthur ter Hofstede
  • Ownership Semantics in the Financial Domain
    J.Geller, C.Rush, L.Liu, M.Halper, Y.Perl
28 April 2001, Saturday

9:00 to 14:00 Half-day Tour
Separate registration required; free for DS 9 participants

Itinerary: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay Lookout, Stanley Market, Aberdeen

Victoria Peak
Nothing can beat a trip up the Peak, the highest mountain on the Hong Kong Island where the panoramic views of the city, harbour and outlying islands.

Repulse Bay Lookout
Renowned for its glorious views of the South China Sea and perhaps to some particularly for its air of romance as projected in the famous old movie "Love is a many splendored thing".

Stanley Market
Haunt of shopper's haven! Designers' fashion and casual wears are sold at wholesale prices. You will also find a wide variety of merchandise from world famous brands.

Anchored in this typhoon shelter are many fisherfolds' homeborne boats where you will be fascinated by their style of living.

Lunch included


Conference Chair:
Qing Li
Hong Kong

Tutorial Chair:
Peter Fankhauser

Organising Chair:
Ronnie Cheung
Hong Kong

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Kamal Karlapalem
Reggie Kwan
Hong Kong

Finance Chair:
Benjamin Kao
Hong Kong

Publication Chair:
Hong Va Leong
Hong Kong

Industrial Chairs:
Daniel Chan
Hong Kong

Joseph Fong
Hong Kong

Registration Chair:
Rynson Lau
Hong Kong

Hong Va Leong
Hong Kong

Program Co-Chairs

Robert Meersman
Tharam Dillon
Hong Kong
Karl Aberer

Technical Program Committee

Bohm Klemens ETH Zurich Switzerland
Brodie Michael GTE Labs USA
Cha Sang Seoul National University Korea
Chang Elizabeth Newcastle University Australia
Cheung David Hong Kong University Hong Kong
Chrysanthis Panos University of Pittsburgh USA
Dadam Peter University of Ulm Germany
Dayal Umesh HP Labs USA
Dittrich Klaus University Zurich Switzerland
Dogac Asuman METU Ankara Turkey
Eisenstein Bruce Drexel University USA
Fensel Dieter Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherlands
Geller James New Jersey Institute of Technology USA
Georgakopoulos Dimitrios Telcordia Technologies USA
Grefen Paul Twente University Netherlands
Gu Junzhong East China Normal University China
Huhns Michael University of South Carolina USA
Jarke Matthias TH of Aachen Germany
Kappel Gerti University of Linz Austria
Kambayashi Yahiko Kyoto University Japan
Klas Wolfgang University of Vienna Austria
Lee Anyu Chinese Academy of Sciences China
Liu Ling Georgia Tech USA
Lu Hongjun HKUST Hong Kong
Masunaga Yoshifumi Ochanomizu University Japan
Meilin Shi Tsing Hua University China
Missikoff Michele CNR Italy
Morin Jean-Henry University of Geneva Switzerland
Neuhold Erich GMD IPSI Germany
Ooi Beng-Chin National University of Singapore Singapore
Orlowska Maria University of Queensland Australia
Ouksel Aris University of Chicago USA
Ozsu Tamer University of Waterloo Canada
Pigneur Yves University of Lausanne Switzerland
Pissaloux Edwige University of Rouen France
Siau Keng University of Nebraska-Lincoln USA
Soley Richard OMG USA
Sonenberg Liz University of Melbourne Australia
Song II-Yeol Drexel University USA
Spaccapietra Stefano EPFL Switzerland
Studer Rudi University of Karlsruhe Germany
Tadashi Ohmori University of Electro-Communications Chofu Japan
Tanaka Katsumi Kobe University Japan
Tang Changjie Sichuan University China
Tari Zahir RMIT Australia
Vandijck Eddy VUB Belgium
Whang Kyu-Young Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Korea
Winslett Marianne University of Illinois USA
Wong Andrew University of Waterloo Canada
Yu Jeffery CUHK Hong Kong
Zhou Aoying Fudan Univ China


Qing Li
Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Ave
Hong Kong
Tel: (852)-2788-9695
Fax: (852)-2788-8614

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