First International Workshop on Distributed XML
Processing: Theory and Practice

in conjunction with the

38th IACC International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2009)

September 22-25, 2009, Vienna, Austria

Selected papers from the workshop will be invited for submission to a special issue of

Journal of Computer and System Sciences



[Aim and Scope | Workshop Location | Submission Guidelines and Instructions | Paper Publication | Important Dates | Program Committee]



Aim and Scope

XML is widely recognized as the standard de facto for coupling with the heterogeneity of data repositories and software platforms of distributed environments. In light of this, distributed XML processing play a key role in the context of a plethora of modern distributed data, information and knowledge management applications and systems. Distributed XML processing deals with both theoretical and practical aspects, ranging from sophisticated theoretical contributions and tools to efficient algorithms and frameworks. A wide number of open research issues and challenges derive from meaningfully using XML in distributed environments, such as (non exhaustive list):

The First International Workshop on Distributed XML Processing: Theory and Practice will be held in Vienna, Austria, during September 22-25, in conjunction with the 38th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2009), focuses but it is not limited to the listed research topics, by posing the emphasis on a theoretical as well as a practical point of view, and provides a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in distributed XML Processing to meet and exchange preliminary ideas and mature results


Workshop Location

The Vienna University of Technology, Austria.


Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Contributions are invited from prospective authors with interests in the indicated session topics and related areas of application. All contributions should be high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and numbering each page. Maximum submitted paper length allowed is 8 pages. IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines are available at the following web page:

Abstracts (deadline: April 23, 2009) should be submitted by e-mail (preferably in an enclosed MS Word file) to the Program Committee Co-Chairs Alfredo Cuzzocrea at and David Taniar at Abstracts must include paper title, abstract, list of keywords, and list of authors with full names and affiliations. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive notification and reviews.

Papers (deadline: April 26, 2009) should be submitted by email (preferably in an enclosed PDF file) to the Program Committee Co-Chairs Alfredo Cuzzocrea at and David Taniar at Submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by members of the Program Committee for quality, correctness, originality and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via e-mail. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must register.


Paper Publication

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Authors of selected papers from the track will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Elsevier.


Important Dates

Abstract submission: April 13, 2009 >>> April 23, 2009
Paper submission: April 20, 2009 >>>
April 26, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 26, 2009 >>>
June 5, 2009
Camera-ready paper due: June 28, 2009
Workshop: September 22-25, 2009


Program Committee Chairs

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria, Italy
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

Program Committee

Denilson Barbosa, University of Alberta, Canada
Sourav Bhowmick, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore
StÚphane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Andrea Calý, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Jerome Darmont, University of Lyon 2, France
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Sergio Flesca, University of Calabria, Italy
Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Giorgio Ghelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Mohand-Said Hacid, University of Lyon 1, France
Anastasios Kementsietsidis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Laks V.S. Lakshmanan, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Xuemin Lin, University of New South Wales, Australia
Chengfei Liu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Sanjay Madria, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Giansalvatore Mecca, University of Basilicata, Italy
Apostolos Papadopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
Zbigniew Ras, University of North Carolina, USA
Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Keun Ho Ryu, Chungbuk National University, South Korea
Bernhard Thalheim, Kiel University, Germany
Jeffrey Yu Xu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Japan
Demetris Zeinalipour, University of Cyprus, Cyprus



For more information and any inquire, please contact Alfredo Cuzzocrea at