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Call for Workshop Proposals

The COMAD 2009 Organization invites workshop proposals in the broad area of data management. The Workshops will be held on December 9, 2009 at the International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore, Mysore, India. The objective of organizing the workshops is to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and vibrant discussions on various aspects of data management. We invite workshop proposals seeking to explore high-impact research areas in data management.


The organizers of a workshop will be in charge of publicizing the workshop, soliciting papers, constituting the program committee, and putting together the workshop program. Workshops may span an entire day or half a day. The workshop organizers should ensure that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the workshop. Any ideas that would aid in infusing academic vibrancy into the workshop proceedings are welcome in the proposal.

Areas of Interest

Workshop proposals on any of the topics addressed by the COMAD series of conferences are welcome. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Benchmarking and performance evaluation
  • Data exchange and integration
  • Information Integration
  • Data quality, cleaning and lineage
  • Database monitoring and tuning
  • Data privacy and security
  • Data warehousing
  • Data mining: foundations and algorithms
  • Text Mining
  • Web Mining
  • Security and privacy in data mining
  • Innovative applications of data mining
  • Embedded, sensor, mobile databases and applications
  • Managing uncertain, imprecise and inconsistent information
  • Metadata management
  • Multilingual data management
  • Multimedia data management and mining
  • Novel Data Types
  • Parallel and distributed databases
  • Peer-to-peer data management
  • Personalized information systems
  • Query processing and optimization
  • Replication, caching, and publish-subscribe systems
  • Information retrieval: Formal models and algorithms
  • IR on text, structured and semi-structured data
  • Information Extraction
  • Privacy issues in IR
  • IR applications: Web search, enterprise search, collaborative filtering, Genomics
  • Social Networks, Social Media
  • Storage and transaction management

  • Format of the Proposals

    The proposal should include the following.

  • Workshop title
  • Names, affiliations and complete contact details of the organizers
  • Span of the workshop (half-day or full-day)
  • An abstract of the topic of the workshop (200 words)
  • A brief overview of the relevance of the workshop to the theme of COMAD 2009 and how it will contribute to the field of data management (500 words)
  • A brief overview as to the intended audience for the workshop (200 words)
  • A tentative (or intended) list of program committee members

  • The proposals may be submitted by email to the Workshop Chair of COMAD 2009 (see below).


    The proceedings of all workshops co-located with COMAD 2009 will be published online. If the individual workshop organizers wish to publish their proceedings as a printed volume, they are welcome to make separate arrangements for the same.

    Important Dates


  • Submission of workshop proposal: 11:59 PM PST, August 10, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 21, 2009

  • Workshop Chair

    Rohini K. Srihari
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
    Email: rohini [AT] cedar [DOT] buffalo [DOT] edu



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