The rapid development and prevalent use of the Web highlight the need for new technologies for design, implementation and management of Web-based information systems. It is evident that distributed, heterogeneous data increasingly found on the Web introduces new challenges beyond the capability of traditional database systems. With this comes the need for Web-based information systems, which are to provide effective and efficient techniques for specifying, retrieving, integrating, exchanging, querying, archiving, managing, cleaning and securing the data on the Web. The study of Web-based information systems calls for seamless integration of technologies from database systems and Internet management, and is essential to the development of Web services, e-commerce and e-science, among other things.
WAIM 2005 is an international forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users to share and exchange cutting-edge ideas, results, experience, techniques and tools in connection with all aspects of Web data management. The conference invites original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of Web-based information systems, as well as proposals for demonstrations, tutorials and panels. As the 6 th event in the increasingly popular series, WAIM 2005 expects to attract outstanding researchers from all over the world to Hangzhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China, and continues to establish the status of WAIM as one of the major conferences on Web-based information systems.
The WAIM series of conferences continue its good tradition, aiming to provide a unique forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners from around the world to share their rapidly evolving knowledge and to report on new advances in Web-based information systems. The previous WAIM conferences have been held in Shanghai (WAIM’00), Xi'an (WAIM’01), Bejing (WAIM’02) and Chengdu, China (WAIM’03), Dalian (WAIM' 04). These conferences turned out to be very successful and each attracted more than 100 participants from all over the world.
You are invited to submit original technical papers in English reporting recent results in database and related fields. Both research papers and experience and application papers are welcome. While research papers should report original research work, experience and application papers should describe the development and operations of challenging database related systems and applications.
In WAIM '05, proposals for demonstrations of novel and innovative systems are also welcome. The Demos program is an important part of the technical program. Proposals for demos should clearly describe what will be demonstrated and should emphasize the most novel and interesting aspects of the system to be shown.