Data Warehousing embraces technology and industrial practice to systematically collect data from the enterprise and to use that data in a highly aggregated form for managing the enterprise thru decisions. Little attention is currently paid to design and manage a data warehouse (DW) in such a way that it accomplishes its purpose, i.e. to support the management of the enterprise. This workshop is intended as a forum to fill this gap. We cordially invite participants both from the application industry and research to submit papers. An incomplete list of research and experience topics to be discussed at the workshop is given below. We especially encourage experts of the DW application industry to submit experience papers.
Authors of accepted papers should download the style files and instructions from
http://SunSITE.Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE/DMDW99/author-instructions/See file readme.txt for more details. Particularily, look for the final paper number of your paper.
- What are suitable DW Architectures?
- How should meta data be managed in a DW?
- What methods can be used to model a DW?
- How is multi-dimensional data modeled?
- Which data has to be materialized in a DW?
- How do we measure the quality of a DW?
- Is there a need for a new query language for DWs?
- How can queries be optimized in a DW ?
- How can we decide that a certain information need is matched by a DW?
- Which techniques are known to evolve a given DW when the (quality) requirements change?
- What are the reasons to install a DW?
- How do you introduce a DW into an enterprise?
- Which quality issues are addressed in your DW installation?
- What are the most challenging problems in your DW application (inconsistencies, performance,...)?
- Which types of DW client applications are employed in practice?
Papers up to a maximum of 5000 words (experience papers up to 2500 words) should be submitted in electronic form (prefered) as Standard Postscript or PDF to
or to Martin Staudt, Swiss Life, IS Research, PO Box, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (for questions contact email@example.com) by the submission deadline (see below). More information about the workshop is available viahttp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/DMDW99/
The workshop proceedings will be published in the Swiss Life IS Research Technical Report Series and included in the electronical CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/). Furthermore selected contributions will be considered for publication in the Journal of Cooperative Information Systems.
April 15, 1999: Submission of papers
May 15, 1999: Notification of acceptance
Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Univ. of Versailles, France
Klaus Dittrich, Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland
Pamela Drew, The Boeing Company, USA
Enrico Franconi, Univ. of Manchester, UK
Stella Gatziu*, Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland
Matthias Jarke, Aachen Univ. of Technology, Germany
Manfred Jeusfeld*, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Maurizio Lenzerini, Univ. of Rome I, Italy
Eric Simon, INRIA, France
Elke Rundensteiner, Worcester Polytechnic Inst., USA
Martin Staudt*, Swiss Life, Switzerland
Yannis Vassiliou (PC chair), NTUA Athens, Greece
Janet Wiener, Compaq SRC, USA
Robert Winter, Univ. of St. Gallen, Switzerland
*) organization commitee