30th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
Royal York Hotel
29 August - 3 September 2004
Toronto, Canada





Group 1: Data Mining
Tudor 7 & 8, Wednesday 9:00-10:15 and 11:00-12:30, Thursday 2:00-3:30 and 4:00-5:30

GPX: Interactive Mining of Gene Expression Data
Daxin Jiang, Jian Pei, Aidong Zhang (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA)

Computing Frequent Itemsets Inside Oracle 10G
Wei Li, Ari Mozes (Oracle Corporation, USA)

StreamMiner: A Classifier Ensemble-based Engine to Mine Concept-drifting Data Streams
Wei Fan (IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA)

Semantic Mining and Analysis of Gene Expression Data
Xin Xu, Gao Cong, Beng Chin Ooi, Kian-Lee Tan, Anthony K.H.Tung (National University of Singapore)

HOS-Miner: A System for Detecting Outlying Subspaces of High-dimensional Data
Ji Zhang, Meng Lou (University of Toronto, Canada), Tok Wang Ling (National University of Singapore), Hai Wang (University of Toronto, Canada)

VizTree: a Tool for Visually Mining and Monitoring Massive Time Series Databases
Jessica Lin, Eamonn Keogh, Stefano Lonardi (University of California, Riverside, USA), Jeffrey P. Lankford, Daonna M. Nystrom (The Aerospace Corporation, USA)

Group 2: Distributed Databases
Tudor 7 & 8, Tuesday 2:00-3:30 and 4:00-5:30, Wednesday 9:00-10:15 and 11:00-12:30

An Electronic Patient Record ``on Steroids'': Distributed, Peer-to-Peer, Secure and Privacy-conscious
Serge Abiteboul (INRIA, France), Bogdan Alexe (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA), Omar Benjelloun, Bogdan Cautis (INRIA, France), Irini Fundulaki (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA), Tova Milo (INRIA, France, and Tel-Aviv University, Israel), Arnaud Sahuguet (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)

Queries and Updates in the coDB Peer to Peer Database System
Enrico Franconi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy), Gabriel Kuper (University of Trento, Italy), Andrei Lopatenko (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and University of Manchester, UK), Ilya Zaihrayeu (University of Trento, Italy)

A-ToPSS: A Publish/Subscribe System Supporting Imperfect Information Processing
Haifeng Liu, Hans-Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto)

Efficient Constraint Processing for Highly Personalized Location Based Services
Zhengdao Xu, Hans-Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto, Canada)

LH*RS: A Highly Available Distributed Data Storage
Witold Litwin, Rim Moussa (Universit'e Paris Dauphine, France), Thomas Schwarz (Santa Clara University, USA)

Group 3: XML
Tudor 7 & 8, Tuesday 2:00-3:30 and 4:00-5:30, Thursday 9:00-10:15 and 11:00-12:30

Semantic Query Optimization in an Automata-Algebra Combined XQuery Engine over XML Streams
Hong Su, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Murali Mani (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

ShreX: Managing XML Documents in Relational Databases
Fang Du (OGI/OHSU, USA), Sihem Amer-Yahia (AT&T Labs, USA), Juliana Freire (OGI/OHSU, USA)

A Uniform System for Publishing and Maintaining XML Data
Byron Choi (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Wenfei Fan (Univ. of Edinburgh and Bell Laboratories), Xibei Jia (University of Edinburgh, UK), Arek Kasprzyk (European Bioinformatics Institute)

An Injection of Tree Awareness: Adding Staircase Join to PostgreSQL
Sabine Mayer, Torsten Grust (University of Konstanz, Germany), Maurice van Keulen (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Teubner (University of Konstanz, Germany)

FluXQuery: An Optimizing XQuery Processor for Streaming XML Data
Christoph Koch, Stefanie Scherzinger (Technische Univ. Wien), Nicole Schweikardt (Humboldt Univ. Berlin), Bernhard Stegmaier (Technische Univ. Munchen)

Group 4: Web and Web-Services
Tudor 7 & 8, Wednesday 2:00-4:00 and 4:30-5:30, Thursday 9:00-10:15 and 11:00-12:30

COMPASS: A Concept-based Web Search Engine for HTML, XML, and Deep Web Data
Jens Graupmann, Michael Biwer, Christian Zimmer, Patrick Zimmer, Matthias Bender, Martin Theobald, Gerhard Weikum (Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science, Saarbruecken, Germany)

Discovering and Ranking Semantic Associations over a Large RDF Metabase
Chris Halaschek, Boanerges Aleman-Meza, I. Budak Arpinar, Amit P. Sheth (University of Georgia, Athens, USA)

An Automatic Data Grabber for Large Web Sites
Valter Crescenzi (University of Roma, Italy), Giansalvatore Mecca (University of Potenza, Italy), Paolo Merialdo, Paolo Missier (University of Roma, Italy)

WS-CatalogNet: An Infrastructure for Creating, Peering, and Querying e-Catalog Communities
Karim Baina, Boualem Benatallah, Hye-young Paik (University of New South Wales, Australia), Farouk Toumani, Christophe Rey (ISIMA, France), Agnieszka Rutkowska, Bryan Harianto (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Trust-Serv: A Lightweight Trust Negotiation Service
Halvard Skogsrud, Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia), Fabio Casati (Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA), Manh Q. Dinh (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Group 5: Query Optimization and Database Integrity
Tudor 7 & 8, Wednesday 2:00-4:00 and 4:30-5:30, Friday 10:15-11:45 and 12:00-1:30

Green Query Optimization: Taming Query Optimization Overheads through Plan Recycling
Parag Sarda, Jayant R. Haritsa (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

Progressive Optimization in Action
Vijayshankar Raman, Volker Markl, David Simmen, Guy Lohman, Hamid Pirahesh (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)

CORDS: Automatic Generation of Correlation Statistics in DB2
Ihab F. Ilyas (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada), Volker Markl, Peter J. Haas, Paul G. Brown, Ashraf Aboulnaga (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)

CHICAGO: A Test and Evaluation Environment for Coarse-Grained Optimization
Tobias Kraft and Holger Schwarz (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

SVT: Schema Validation Tool for Microsoft SQL-Server
Ernest Teniente, Carles Farre, Toni Urpi, Carlos Beltran, David Ganan (University of Catalunya, Spain)

Group 6: Streaming Data and Spatial and Multimedia Databases
Tudor 7 & 8, Thursday 2:00-3:30 and 4:00-5:30, Friday 10:15-11:45 and 12:00-1:30

CAPE: Continuous Query Engine with Heterogeneous-Grained Adaptivity
Elke A. Rundensteiner, Luping Ding, Timothy Sutherland, Yali Zhu, Brad Pielech, Nishant Mehta

HiFi: A Unified Architecture for High Fan-in Systems
Owen Cooper, Anil Edakkunni, Michael J. Franklin (Berkeley, USA), Wei Hong (Intel Research Berkeley), Shawn R. Jeffery, Sailesh Krishnamurthy, Fredrick Reiss, Shariq Rizvi, and Eugene Wu (Berkeley, USA)

An Integration Framework for Sensor Networks and Data Stream Management Systems
Daniel J. Abadi, Wolfgang Lindner, Samuel Madden (MIT, USA), Jorg Schuler (Tufts University, USA)

QStream: Deterministic Querying of Data Streams
Sven Schmidt, Henrike Berthold and Wolfgang Lehner (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)

AIDA: an Adaptive Immersive Data Analyzer
Mehdi Sharifzadeh, Cyrus Shahabi, Bahareh Navai, Farid Parvini, and Albert A. Rizzo (University of Southern California, USA)

BilVideo Video Database Management System
Ozgur Ulusoy, Ugur Gudukbay, Mehmet Emin Donderler, Ediz Saykol, and Cemil Alper (Bilkent University, Turkey)

PLACE: A Query Processor for Handling Real-time Spatio-temporal Data Streams
Mohamed F. Mokbel, Xiaopeng Xiong, Walid G. Aref, Susanne E. Hambrusch, Sunil Prabhakar, Moustafa A. Hammad (Purdue University, USA)