Introduce to Workshop

In addition to technical contributions, APWeb-WAIM’09 invites proposals for workshops, panels, tutorials, industry presentations.  For workshops, APWeb-WAIM'09 will provide administrative support for workshop room booking, registration, and publication. All papers accepted by APWeb-WAIM’09 workshops will be published in a combined volume of Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series published by Springer.

1. The First International Workshop on Web-based Contents Management Technologies

The Web are ever-increasing in size and involving a quite broad range of technologies such as databases, XML and digital contents, data and Web mining, Web services, semantic Web and ontology, information retrieval, and others. WCMT 2009 will be held in conjunction with WAIM/APWeb 2009 conference and invites original research contribution on XML, Web, and Internet contents technologies. WCMT 2009 aims at bringing together researchers in different fields related to Web information processing who have a common interest in interdisciplinary research. The workshop provides a forum where researchers and practitioners can share and exchange their knowledge and experience.

Link to WCMT 2009

2.The First workshop on Real-Time Business Intelligence

The first workshop on Real-Time Business Intelligence (RTBI¡¯09), co-located with APWEB/WAIM 2009 conference, focuses on the challenges associated with the modeling, architectural designs, technologies, and applications for real-time BI. As one of the most critical tools in obtaining competitive advantage (and thus surviving) in the business world, real-time business intelligence is one of the key driving forces in IT investments.
Reliable and real-time collection of business intelligence requires co-operation of the many loosely-coupled components of the IT infrastructure of an enterprise. Consequently, as these infrastructures become more complex and as the data sizes get closer to the petabyte levels, designing and deploying real-time business intelligence solutions is becoming a real challenge. In this workshop, we would like to explore alternative solutions to the imminent "scalability" problem in real-time business intelligence.

Link to RTBI 2009

3.The International Workshop on DataBase and Information Retrieval And First International Workshop on Aspects in Evaluating Holistic Quality of Ontology-based Information Retrieval

Information Retrieval(IR) is the traditional research field different from DataBase(DB). They both have evolved independently and fruitfully for decades of years. However, modern applications, in particular, web-enabled applications, such as customer support, e-business, digital library, require to search both structured, or tabular, data and semi-structured or unstructured data. DB and IR can outperform the other in their own traditional side while lack of functionality to handle the other side. So DBIR is emerging and becoming a hot research area. One of popular topics is the keyword search over relational database.

The ENQOIR targets to deeper understanding and disseminate knowledge on advances in evaluation and application of ontology-based information retrieval (ObIR). The main areas of the workshop is an overlap between three evaluation aspects in ObIR, namely, evaluation of information retrieval, evaluation of ontology quality¡¯s impact on ObIR results, and evaluation of user interaction complexity. The main objective is to contribute to optimization of ObIR by systemizing existing body of knowledge on ObIR and defining a set of metrics for evaluation of ontology-based search. The long-term goal of the workshop is to establish a forum to analyze and proceed towards a holistic evaluation method for evaluation of ontology-based information retrieval systems.

Link to DBIR-ENQOIR

4.Second International Workshop on Process Aware Information Systems

In recent, the concept of process is becoming one of the hottest issues in the web-age enterprise information technology arena; consequently process-aware information systems (PAIS) have been rapidly spreading their applications over the various industry domains. These phenomena come from the strong belief that the process aware information systems help out for large organizations to improve the way of their business operations and managements; besides their effectiveness has come under our observation in numerous deployments. Nevertheless, many of the PAIS products have been experienced being ineffective in some serious applications due to the lack of necessity in functional capability, architectural extensibility and agility for the new requirements coping with many advanced features and functionalities. Therefore, through this workshop, we will explore the process-aware information systems domain and look for feasible solutions for giving feedbacks to those PAIS products suffering from the serious functional and architectural problems.

Link to PAIS 2009