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Call for Papers (cfp print version)

4th International Workshop on Semantics in Data and Knowledge Bases (SDKB)

co-located with ICALP 2010 (37th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming)
July 5, 2010, Bordeaux, France

The SDKB workshop tries to bring together researchers in the areas of data and knowledge bases who work on aspects of semantics. In particular, the workshop seeks original contributions demonstrating the use of logic, discrete mathematics, combinatorics, domain theory and other mathematical theories of semantics for database and knowledge bases, computational linguistics and semiotics, and information and knowledge-based systems.

Topics of research papers can be (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Formal models for data and knowledge bases
  • Integrity constraints maintenance and dependency theory
  • Formal Methods for data and knowledge base design
  • Reasoning about data and knowledge base dynamics
  • Adaptivity for personalised data and knowledge bases
  • View-centred data- and knowledge-intensive systems
  • Information integration in data and knowledge bases
  • Knowledge discovery in data and knowledge bases
  • Validation and Verification of data and knowledge base designs
  • Formal linguistics for data and knowledge bases
  • Logical and mathematical foundations of semantics
  • Semantics in data- and knowledge-intensive applications

The SDKB workshop follows the successful "Semantics in Databases" workshops, proceedings of which were published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series, volumes 1358, 2582, and 4925.


Authors are cordially invited to submit original research papers in PDF using the electronic submission system, which is available at

All initial submissions have to be in PDF format. The final submissions have to be in LaTeX format, alternatively in Rich Text Format (RTF).

The paper must be formatted according to LNCS style, which can be found at"teaserId=45515"CENTER_ID=73062

The length of the final camera-ready version will be strictly limited to 16 pages in LNCS style; paper submissions should not exceed 18 pages using this style.

Simultaneous submission to any other conference, workshop or journal is strictly excluded. In case a double submission is discovered, the corresponding paper will immediately be rejected.

We invite the submission of unpublished high quality research or industrial experience papers that neither are under consideration for publication nor are going to be submitted for such consideration elsewhere. It is intended to publish the accepted papers in a Springer LNCS workshop volume dedicated to ICALP 2010. The targeted acceptance rate is 30 %.

Submission site:


  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Software Competence Centre Hagenberg, Austria
  • Bernhard Thalheim, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

Program committee

  • Pablo Barcelo, Chile
  • Christoph Beierle, Germany
  • Nicole Bidoit-Tollu, France
  • Egon Börger, Italy
  • Stefan Brass, Germany
  • Andrea Cali, Italy
  • Lois Delcambre, USA
  • Thomas Eiter, Austria
  • Victor Felea, Romania
  • Flavio Ferrarotti, Chile
  • Marc Gyssens, Belgium
  • Edward Hermann Haeussler, Brazil
  • Sven Hartmann, Germany
  • Stephen Hegner, Sweden
  • Gabriele Kern-Isberner, Germany
  • Sebastian Link, New Zealand
  • Sebastian Maneth, Australia
  • Carlo Meghini, Italy
  • Wilfred Ng, Hong Kong
  • René Noack, Germany
  • Jaroslav Pokorny, Czech Republic
  • Peter Revesz, USA
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Austria (co-chair)
  • Attila Sali, Hungary
  • Dietmar Seipel, Germany
  • Letizia Tanca, Italy
  • Bernhard Thalheim, Germany (co-chair)
  • Alex Thomo, Canada
  • Riccardo Torlone, Italy
  • Thu Trinh, Germany
  • Thomas Triplet, Canada
  • Junhu Wang, Australia
  • Qing Wang, New Zealand
  • Jef Wijsen, Belgium

Important Dates

Abstract submission: April 9, 2010

Full paper submission: April 16, 2010

Author Notification: May 21, 2010

Camera-ready paper submission: June 4, 2010

Workshop: July 5, 2010

Further information

Workshop web site:

ICALP 2010 web site: