Announcement and Call for Papers

                First East-European Symposium on

    Advances in Databases and Information Systems - ADBIS'97
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         St.-Petersburg (Russia), September 2 - 5, 1997


               In cooperation with the ACM SIGMOD

      Sponsored by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research


Aims and Scope
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The East  European  Symposium  on  Advances  in  Databases  and
Information  Systems  (ADBIS) - a series of annual high quality
international conferences  -  will  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.  It continues and
consolidates the series of ADBIS  workshops  organized  by  the
Moscow ACM SIGMOD Chapter and the East-West Database workshops.

The new annual Symposium will be hosted by  different countries
of  the  Eastern Europe including the Czech Republic,  Estonia,
Poland, Russia,  Slovakia,  Slovenia, the Ukraine (this list is
open  and  only  indicates  an  immediate  possibility  of  the
countries to host the Symposium).

The symposium  will  consist of regular sessions with technical
contributions reviewd and selected by an  international program
commitee,  invited  talks  by leading experts,  tutorials,  and
special  sections  like  industrial  programs  and  posters  on
ongoing research projects in Eastern European countries.

ACM SIGMOD  will  actively  support  the  organisation  of  the
Symposia  and  warrant  the  high  quality of the program.  The
Moscow ACM SIGMOD Chapter serves as a focal point of the event.
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.

Topics
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The ADBIS'97  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   which   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:

   -  Object-oriented  and computational models
   -  Ontological modeling and specification
   -  Enterprise Modeling
   -  Requirements engineering
   -  Design engineering
   -  Re-engineering and legacy systems
   -  Methodologies and tools
   -  Activity modelling and advanced transaction and
      workflow models
   -  Data Warehousing
   -  Parallel and distributed databases
   -  Deductive and object-oriented databases
   -  Data mining, knowledge discovery and knowledge bases
   -  Interfaces to databases and information systems
   -  Novel database application areas
   -  Scientific databases and information systems
   -  Large area information systems on the Internet  (based  on
      WWW, CORBA, Java technologies)
   -  Multimedia information systems
   -  Interoperable, heterogeneous environments and systems
   -  Semantic interoperability, megaprogramming and reuse

Information for Authors
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Only electronic submissions will be considered. The authors are
invited  to  send extended abstracts of their contributions not
exceeding 4000 words (4--5  pages)  in  LaTeX  (Postscript  for
pictures) or in Postscript before March 7,  1997 to the address:

     adbis97@sigmod.ipi.ac.ru

At least one of the authors of accepted papers is  expected  to
attend  the Symposium.  Full versions of accepted papers (LaTeX
source, Postscript for pictures is required) must  be  sent  to
the same address by June 13, 1997 for printing and distribution to
participants of the symposium. The papers should not exceed 8000
words.  Final  paper  versions  for  the  proceedings  must  be
e-mailed before October 30, 1997.

Negotiations are   taking   place   for   publication   of  the
proceedings by the Kluwer Academic Publishers.

An HTML version of this call for papers is available from

     http://www.ipi.ac.ru/sigmod/adbis/adbis97

The ADBIS  workshops  have provided special sections to Russian
Basic Research Foundation (RBRF)  contributions  as  well  Ph.D
students  contributions  over  the  past  few  years.  Selected
presentations and contributions are continue to  be  identified
for development into full proceedings papers.

Important Dates
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Submission of extended abstracts                March 7
Notification of acceptance or rejection         May 15
Full papers by email for Symposium              June 13
Symposium                                       September 2 - 5
Final version of paper for the proceedings      October 30

General Co-Chairs
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Mikhail Alfimov     Russian Foundation for Basic Research
                    Leninsky prosp. 32a, 117334 Moscow

Leonid Kalinichenko Institute for Problems of Informatics
                    Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
                    Vavilov str., 30/6, 117900, Moscow
                    Phone: (095) 237-20-31
                    e-mail: leonidk@ipian23.ipian.msk.su

Yuri  Zhuravlev     Computing Center RAS
                    Vavilov str., 40, 117967, Moscow
                    Phone: (095) 135-24-89

Organization Committee Chair
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Boris Novikov  (University of St. Petersburg, Russia)

e-mail: boris@meta.niimm.spb.su


Organizational Committee Members
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Juris Borzovs (Latvia)

Albertas Caplinskas  (Lithuania)

Ahto Kalja  (Estonia)

Tadeusz Morzy  (Poland)

Pavol Navrat (Slovakia)

Jaroslav Pokorny  (Czech Republic)

Anatoly Stogny (Ukraine)

Tatjana Welzer  (Slovenia)


Program Committee Co-Chairs
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Rainer Manthey (Germany)


Vjatcheslav Wolfengagen (Russia)

e-mail: vew@jmsuice.msk.ru


Program Committee
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Suad Alagic             (Wichita State University, USA)
Yuri Breitbart          (Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies, USA)
Nikolay Emelyanov       (Institute for Systems Analysis, RAS, Russia)
Janis Grundspenkis      (Riga Technical University, Latvija)
Remigijus Gustas        (Kaunas Technical University, Lithuania)
Leonid Kalinichenko     (Inst. for Problems of Informatics RAS, Russia)
Hannu Kangassalo        (University of Tampere, Finland)
Wolfgang Klas           (University of Ulm, Germany)
Mikhail Kogalovsky      (Institute for Market Economy, RAS, Russia)
Sergey Kuznetsov        (Institute for Systems Programming, RAS, Russia)
Peri Loucopoulos        (UMIST, Manchester, UK)
Florian Matthes         (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Yannis Manolopoulos     (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Ron Morrison            (St.-Andrews University, Scotland)
Tadeusz Morzy           (Tech. Uniersity of Poznan, Poland)
Pavol Navrat            (Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Nikolay Nikitchenko     (Kiev University, Ukraine)
Priit Parmakson         (Concordia International University Estonia, Tallinn)
Colette Rolland         (Sorbonne, France)
Silvio Salza            (University of Rome, Italy)
Julius Stuller          (Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha)
Kazimierz Subieta       (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy 
                         of Sciences, Warsaw)
Bernhard Thalheim       (Tech. University of Cottbus, Germany)
Benkt Wangler           (Stockholm University/Royal Institute
                         of Technology, Kista, Sweden)
Tatjana Welzer          (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Alexandre Zamulin       (Inst. of Informatics Systems,
                         Novosibirsk, Russia)

ACM SIGMOD Advisor
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Marek Rusinkiewicz (MCC, USA)

European Coordinator
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Johann Eder (Klagenfurt University, Austria)

A welcome
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We welcome your contribution to  this  new  symposium.  We  are
confident  you will find exciting and thoughtful discussions of
principles  and  practices  of  future   information   systems,
innovative information technologies and presentations.  We hope
and belive that the Symposium will assist  you  to  pursue  the
choice of forward-looking testbeds.

Supported by Synthesis Group