17th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems

June 21st - 24th 2009, Camogli (Genova), Italy

1st International Workshop on

Interoperability through Semantic Data and Service Integration

June 25th, 2009, Camogli (Genova), Italy

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Call for Papers

The problem of how to provide transparent access to heterogeneous information sources, while maintaining their autonomy, already appeared decades ago and has been addressed by data integration techniques. Those techniques enable the interaction between clients and data sources through a centralized access point and uniform query interfaces that give users the illusion of querying a homogeneous system. Recently, the research community has been focusing on investigating about the integration of multimedia data sources. Several approaches for representing and managing multimedia data, mainly based on either specific representation models or on the development of common ontologies, have been proposed. Besides data, services are another kind of resources that need to be shared and used to ensure application level interoperability in open information systems. Web services and service-oriented architectures are rather new technologies with the common goal of making software components and business applications available via standardized interfaces. Service discovery differs from data query, since a discovery engine is based on a different description of web-services made of inputs, outputs, preconditions, effects, ...

The research on data integration and service discovering involved in the last years different, not overlapping communities. As a consequence, data and services are described with different models, and different techniques to retrieve data and services have been developed. But from a user perspective, the border between data and services is often not so definitive: data and services provide a complementary vision about the domain they refer to.

The impact of this topic is very high. Let us consider for example web information systems, where the information about the same topic is provided with different kinds of knowledge: unstructured textual contents, deep web data sources, web services, images and other multimedia files. In this scenario, a new goal has to be pursued: providing users with a uniform way to represent and search for data and services with a unique technology. Multiple and challenging research issues have to be addressed for achieving it: the mediation among different models for representing information, the development of techniques for extracting and mapping relevant information from such heterogeneous kinds of data, the development of new paradigm for formulating and processing queries and the investigation of new models for visualizing the results. Another important challenge of this scenario where very different information sources are involved (from data sources to services, from traditional data to multimedia data) is the quick development of systems starting from the collection of the different tools that manage these different kind of information sources. Finally, the process of integration need to be dynamic, in order to deal with the modification of the sources, and automatic, to reduce the time required to generate a unified view and to obtain shared knowledge from the current web comprising millions of autonomous sources.

Research papers and software demonstrations of interest for this Workshop will show and highlight the different models, tools and practical experience in which techniques for integrating structured, multimedia data, and services have been developed and applied to support any relevant business process, and assess their degree of success, the difficulties which were addressed, the solutions which have been found, the new tools which have been implemented. Moreover, extended abstract containing descriptions of on-going projects or presenting results already published are also welcome.


  • Unified modelling of Data and Services
  • Mapping and Integration of Data, Multimedia Documents and Services
  • Retrieving of Data and Services
  • Service integration in multimedia
  • Light and flexible approaches to integration
  • Peer-to-peer data integration
  • Light and flexible approaches to integration
  • Ontology-based integration of data and services
  • On-the-fly integration
  • Data quality and Duplicate detection in data integration
  • Real cases and application scenarios of integration of data and services in business environment

Important Dates

Deadkine for paper submission: May 10, 2009 Extended to May 17, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2009
Camera-ready deadline: June 10, 2009
SEBD conference: June 21-24, 2009
Workshop: June 25, 2009

Paper Submission

Research papers presenting original works should be at most 12 pages long whereas extended abstract should be at most 8 pages long. Papers can be written in English or Italian. In order to allow a meaningful assignment of your paper to the most suitable reviewers, it is important that you indicate the content of the paper with a suitable set of keywords from the provided list. Submissions must be in electronic form in Portable Document Format (PDF) format.

Papers must be formatted using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

Papers should be submitted as a pdf file through the conference management system, at the following url: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isdsi09.


The registration fee for ISDSI 09 is 50€ that will be paid on site.



Organizing Committee

Program Commitee

  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Andrea Maurino, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Axel Hahn, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Claudio Sartori, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Dario Cerizza, CEFRIEL, Milano, Italy
  • Fausto Rabitti, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  • Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Kevin Ginty, Centre for Internet Technologies, UK
  • Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Maurizio Vincini, University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy
  • Michele Missikof, LEKS-IASI CNR, Roma, Italy
  • Omar Boucelma, University of Aix-Marseille, France
  • Piero De Sabbata, ENEA, SIC-UDA-PMI Bologna, Italy
  • Stuart Campbell, TIE Nederland B.V., Nederland

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