Second International Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives (XIME-P 2005)


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Location and schedule
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Time and Place


XIME-P will start on Thursday, June 16, 2005 in the afternoon (after the last SIGMOD session), and continue throughout the next day, Friday, June 17, 2005.
The XIME-P workshop will take place in Baltimore, Maryland (the same place as SIGMOD/PODS).


Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original papers relevant to one or several broad XIME-P topics: implementation, experience, or perspectives.
Papers should adhere to the ACM formatting guidelines.
Please submit your papers at: 

To lift the constraint of a strict format on the expression of interesting, innovative viewpoints, we will consider two submission formats:

"Regular" paper submission, of up to 6 pages length. Outside this 6 page limit, an appendix may be included, which will not appear in the final version.
This format is mainly meant for implementation or experience papers.

"Flexible" paper submissions, from 2 to 12 pages; 2 to 6 pages will appear in the final version.
This format is meant to accomodate industrial, position, or vision (perspectives) papers.

Important Dates


Paper submission deadline: April 4, 2005, 11:59pm PST time

Notification to authors: May 6, 2005

Final paper version due: May 20, 2005




Registration fees:


ACM or SIGMOD member

Professional (non member)

ACM or SIGMOD Student


Before May 10, 2004





From May 10, 2004





Registration takes place through the SIGMOD/PODS 2005 registration site



Informal workshop proceedings will be published; authors will retain the copyright on their published contributions. Furthermore, the workshop proceedings will appear on the XIME CD and on Website .

Day 1:
14:30 -15:30
Invited Speaker: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, World Wide Web Consortium / MIT; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory-- What does XML have to do with Immanuel Kant? What is XML?
Where does it come from? Why should you care?
15:30 -15:50 Break
15:50 -16:00 Introduction-- Daniela Florescu, Hamid Pirahesh 16:00 -16:40 Session chair: Neoklis (Alkis) Polyzotis Adding Updates to XQuery: Semantics, Optimization, and Static Analysis Michael Benedikt (Bell Labs), Angela Bonifati (Icar CNR), Sergio Flesca (University of Calabria), Avinash Vyas (Bell Labs)

Lopsided Little Languages: Experience with XQuery Bard Bloom (IBM)

16:40 -17:00 Posters-- session chair: Neoklis (Alkis) Polyzotis

Combining a Publish and Subscribe Collaboration Architecture with XQuery Approaches M. Brian Blake (Georgetown University), David Fado (SAIC), Gregory Mack

Trading Precision for Throughput in XPath Processing Engie BASHIR (American University of Beirut), Jihad BOULOS (American University of Beirut)

17:00 -17:10 Break
17:10 -18:00 Panel: Is it worth doing XQuery research today, and why?
Organizer: Ioana Manolescu (INRIA)
Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Don Chamberlin (IBM Almaden, USA), Alon Halevy (U. Washington, USA), Zachary Ives (U. Pennsylvania, USA), Tamer Ozsu (U. Waterloo, Canada), Divesh Srivastava (AT&T, USA)

18:00 - 19:00 Cocktail

Day 2:
8:30 - 9:30 XQuery Implementation-- session chair: Fatma Ozcan

Purely Relational FLWORs
Torsten Grust (Clausthal University of Technology)

Building a Scalable Native XML Database Engine on Infrastructure for a Relational Database Guogen Zhang (IBM Silicon Valley Lab)

GalaTex: A Conformant Implementation of the XQuery Full-Text Language Emiran Curtmola(UCSD), Sihem Amer-Yahia (AT&T Labs Research), Philip Brown (AT&T), Mary Fernandez (ATT)

9:30 - 10:10 Poster-- session chair H. Kitagawa

Adaptive XML Storage or The Importance of Being Lazy Cristian Duda (ETH Zurich), Donald Kossmann (ETH

XPath 2.0: It Can Sort!
Pavel Hlousek (Charles University)

NaXDB - Realizing Pipelined XQuery Processing in a Native XML Database System Jens HŸndling (University of Potsdam), Jan Sievers (University of Potsdam), Mathias Weske (University of Potsdam)

Deep Set Operators for XQuery
Bo Luo (School of Information Sciences and Technology), Dongwon Lee (The Pennsylvania State University), Wang-Chien Lee (The Pennsylvania State University), Peng Liu (The Pennsylvania State University)

10:10 - 10:40 Coffee break/demos
10:40 - 11:40 Invited speaker: Michael Kay, Saxonica: XQuery: how will the users react? (Session chair: Mary F. Fernandez) 11:40 - 12:10 XQuery and Information Retrieval-- Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Cornell univ. (Session chair: Don Chamberlin) 12:10 - 13:00 Lunch (buffet); demos-- session chair Mary Fernandez

13:00 - 14:00 XQuery implementation challenges
Organizer: Fatma Ozcan (IBM Almaden)
Participants: Kevin Beyer (IBM), Till Westmann (BEA), Muralidhar Krishnaprasad (Oracle), Wolfgang Meier (eXist)?
14:00 - 14:40 session chair: Sihem Amer Yahia

XML Access Modules: Towards Physical Data Independence in XML Databases Andrei Arion (INRIA), V eronique Benzaken (LRI), Ioana Manolescu (INRIA)

Updating the Pre/Post Plane in MonetDB/XQuery Peter Boncz (CWI Amsterdam), Stefan Manegold (CWI), Jan Rittinger (University of Konstanz)

14:40 - 14:50: Break
14:50 - 15:20 SQL and XQuery-- Jim Melton, Oracle (session chair: Don
15:20 - 16:30 Panel: What is the future of XQuery?
Organizer : Donald Kossmann (ETH Zurich)
Participants: Mary Fernandez (ATT Research), Michael Rys (Microsoft), Michael Carey (BEA), Jonathan Robie (DataDirect), Paul Pedersent (MarkLogic), Hamid Pirahesh (IBM)




Contact Daniela Florescu  and Hamid Pirahesh for any question or comment regarding the workshop.


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