DIMACS Workshop Data Processing on the Web: A Look into the Future

March 6-7, 2000
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Mary Fernandez, AT&T Labs - Research, mff@research.att.com
S. Muthukrishnan, AT&T Labs - Research, muthu@research.att.com
Dan Suciu, AT&T Labs - Research, suciu@research.att.com
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Next Generation Networks Technologies and its Applications and the DIMACS Special Year on Networks.

Processing Web data poses new challenges for database and information-retrieval techologies. Among these challenges are: the amounts of Web data; its relevance ranging from useless to highly useful sources; its heterogeneity ranging from plain text, to structured documents, to sounds and images; the way data is generated, from static HTML pages to database queries, and its unpredictability. Despite these challenges, today we can search the entire Web, mine significant portions of it, integrate data from multiple Web data sources, and query Web data. New technologies, such as those based on the XML standard, are aimed at enterprise-wide Web applications and data integration. Future applications will probably go much further. In this two-day workshop, leading researchers at the forefront of database and Web research will give their visions of the future of data processing on the Web.
Invited Speakers:

Dr. Michael Carey, IBM Almaden Research Center
Dr. William Cohen, AT&T Labs - Research
Dr. Lorrie Cranor, AT&T Labs - Research
Dr. Alfons Kemper, Universitat Passau
Dr. Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs - Research
Dr. Steven Lawrence, NEC Research Institute
Dr. Alon Levy, University of Washington
Dr. David Maier, Oregon Graduate Institute
Dr. Rajeev Motwani, Stanford University
Dr. Sridhar Rajagopalan, IBM Almaden Research Center
Dr. Narayanan Shivakumar, Gigabeat, Inc.
Dr. Marshall Van Alstyne, University of Michigan
Dr. Philip Wadler, Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs

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