Call for Papers & Participation
5th International Workshop on



Business Intelligence for Data Warehouses:
Functionality, Usability and Quality of Service

Monday, September 8, 2003
Berlin, Germany

in conjunction with the
29th International Conference on Very Large Databases, VLDB 2003

Data Warehousing embraces technology and industrial practice to systematically integrate data from multiple distributed data sources and to use that data in annotated and aggregated form to support business decision-making and enterprise management. Although many database techniques have been revisited or newly developed in the context of data warehouses, such as view maintenance and OLAP, little attention has been paid to the design, management and high quality service of the management of a given enterprise. Little attention is also paid to aspects which are intrinsic to the functionality and usage of data warehouses, either in the back-stage (like data cleansing or data extraction and loading) or in the front-end (like similar and uncertain queries, or what-if analysis). This workshop is intended as a forum to fill this gap. DMDW started as a workshop (in conjunction with the CAiSE conference) in Heidelberg, 1999. Since then, the workshop has taken place on an annual basis with a big success, with special journal issues publishing best papers from past editions of DMDW. As in earlier DMDW workshops, we invite research papers covering all aspects of high quality data warehousing. Equally welcome are papers from the industry reporting on data warehouse toolkits and experiences from data warehouse implementation projects. The workshop will continue to promote a culture of vivid discussions.

We cordially invite researchers to submit original research papers to this 5th workshop. We especially encourage experts of the data warehouse application industry to submit experience papers. Some possible focus areas are given below. Naturally, submissions covering other data warehousing-related topics that are not on this list, are welcomed as well.  


Research Track

DW architecture and functionality

DW Design

DW Usage & OLAP



Experience Track


Research papers of up to a 5000 words and experience papers of up to 2500 words should be submitted in electronic form (Standard Postscript or PDF) via Email to

by the submission deadline (see below). NO OTHER FORMS OR FORMATS OF SUBMISSION ARE ACCEPTABLE. Authors are solely responsible for making sure their submissions print/view properly. More information about the workshop is available at:

For further questions, please contact either the program chair or one of the organizing committee members (coordinates below). Proceedings of previous DMDW editions can be found at:

also at:

As in the past, we expect that selected papers from the workshop will be published, possibly in conjunction with selected papers from the DOLAP Workshop, in a special issue of a leading international journal.


Friday, July 4, 2003 		: Submission of papers
Monday, August 4, 2003 		: Notification of acceptance
Monday, August 18, 2003 	: Camera Ready versions due
Monday, September 8, 2003	: Workshop date


Manfred Jeusfeld (Tilburg Univ., The Netherlands)
Martin Staudt (Univ. of Applied Sciences Solothurn, Switzerland)


Program Committee Chairs
Hans-J. Lenz (Freie Univ. Berlin, Germany)
Panos Vassiliadis (Univ. of Ioannina, Greece)

Program Committee

Mokrane Bouzeghoub

(Universitť de Versaille)

Enrico Franconi

(Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

Himanshu Gupta

(State University of New York, Stony Brook)

Matthias Jarke

(RWTH Aachen , Informatik V)

Manfred Jeusfeld

(Tilburg University)

Panos Kalnis

(National University of Singapore)

Kamal Karlapalem

(Intl. Inst. of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India)

Wolfgang Lehner

(Dresden University of Technology)

Hans-J. Lenz

(Freie Universitšt Berlin) [Program Co-Chair]

Maurizio Lenzerini

(Univ. degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza")

Volker Markl

(IBM Almaden Research Center)

Alberto Mendelzon

(University of Toronto)

Ramzi Musas

(Oracle GmbH)

Matthias Nicola

(IBM Silicon Valley Lab)

Jian Pei

(State University of New York at Buffalo)

Stefano Rizzi

(Univ. of Bologna)

Carsten Sapia

(BMW Group)

Timos Sellis

(National Technical Univ. of Athens)

Il-Yeol Song

(Drexel University)

Martin Staudt

(University of Applied Sciences Solothurn Northwestern Switzerland)

Bernhard Thalheim

(Technische Universitšt Cottbus)

Dimitri Theodoratos

(New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Riccardo Torlone

(Universitŗ di Roma Tre)

Panos Vassiliadis

(University of Ioannina)[Program Co-Chair]

Yannis Vassiliou

(National Technical University of Athens)

Gottfried Vossen

(Univ. of Munster)

Janet Wiener


Carlo Zaniolo

(University of California)


Prof. Dr. Hans-J. Lenz
Institut fur Produktion, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Operations Research
Garystrasse 21
14195 Berlin
Raum 209
Telefon: (030) 838 523 80
Telefax: (030) 838 540 51
Web page:

Dr. Panos Vassiliadis
Department of Computer Science
University of Ioannina
Ioannina, 45110, Hellas
Tel: +30-26510-98814
Fax: +30-26510-98890
Web page: