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BNCOD 2011 : BNCOD 2011: 28th British National Conference on Databases


Conference Series : British National Conference on Databases
When Jul 12, 2011 - Jul 14, 2011
Where Manchester, United Kingdom
Abstract Registration Due Feb 7, 2011
Submission Deadline Feb 14, 2011
Notification Due Apr 4, 2011
Final Version Due May 2, 2011
Categories    databases   data mining   semantic web   sensor networks

Call For Papers

28th British National Conference on Databases - BNCOD 2011
Manchester, United Kingdom
12-14 July 2011
Call for Papers *Extended Submission Deadline*

General Information

The British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD) was established
in 1980 as a forum for discussing original research in the theory and
practice of database systems. Since then, BNCOD has always attracted
an international audience to discuss the leading research topics of
the day in the field of data, information and knowledge management.

The 28th British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD 2011) will be
held at the University of Manchester from 12th to 14th of July 2011.

Scope and Main Theme

BNCOD is a broad conference and showcases the latest research results
in all areas of data, information and knowledge management. For some
years, every edition of BNCOD has centred around a main theme, acting
as a focal point for keynote addresses, tutorials, demos, etc.

The theme of BNCOD 2011 will be "Linked Data". The phrase
characterises, according to some, a sub-topic in the broader vision of
a Semantic Web and is generally understood as "a set of best practices
for publishing and connecting structured data on the Web. These best
practices have been adopted by an increasing number of data providers
over the last three years, leading to the creation of a global data
space containing billions of assertions - the Web of Data." [1]

This surge in the availability and variety of linked data (as shown,
e.g., by the growing Linked Open Data Cloud [2] has stimulated the
development of groundbreaking research, tools [3] (e.g., publishing
frameworks, browsers and search engines) and applications [4].

On the research front, and from a BNCOD perspective, a Web of Data
raises challenges at all levels, from the underlying data model to
novel query languages to global-scale semantic integration to
massively distributed query execution over heterogenous environments.

The UK has been contributing to this surge at the highest levels by
making government data (as well as tools) widely available [5]. Many
UK organisations are leaders in the linked data movement. BNCOD 2011
hopes to provide a window into these exciting initiatives.

[1] Christian Bizer, Tom Heath, Tim Berners-Lee: Linked Data - The
Story So Far. Int. J. Semantic Web Inf. Syst. 5(3): 1-22 (2009)

Conference Format

Particular features of BNCOD 2011 include:

- Two keynote talks by world-leading researchers

Prof. Karl Aberer
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany

- Tutorials on the latest research and development in data,
information and knowledge management

- Demonstrations of research prototypes

- A half-day PhD Forum aimed at fostering the development
of future researchers

Call for Papers

BNCOD 2011 seeks research papers, proposals for tutorials and for
demonstrations of research and commercial systems, for presentation at
the conference and subsequent publication.

Full papers (12 pages), short papers (8 pages), poster papers (4
pages), demo proposals (2 pages), tutorial proposals (2-page extended
abstract) may be submitted.

As in previous years, papers will be published by Springer as a volume
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. BNCOD 2011
will adopt a post-conference proceedings approach allowing for
revision in the light of feedback from the referees. Accepted papers
will only be published if they are presented in person by a registered
author in the conference sessions.

All submissions should be in PDF, formatted according to the Springer
guidelines for the LNCS series. These can be found at

The submission site is open at

Proposals by PhD students for presenting at the PhD Forum should be
up to 4 pages long.

Topics of Interest

Any topic related to data, information and knowledge management is of
interest to BNCOD 2011, and in particular (but not exclusively) the

* Applications of Databases in Science and Industry
* Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
* Complex Event Processing
* Data Curation, Annotation and Provenance
* Data Management in Computing Clouds
* Data Management for Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
* Data Models and Query Languages
* Data Streams and Publish-Subscribe Systems
* Data Structures and Indexing
* Data Management in e-Sciences
* Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
* Dataspaces and Data Integration
* Data Warehousing, OLAP, and ETL Tools
* DBMS Design and Tuning
* DBMS on Emerging Hardware Architectures
* Digital Libraries, Museums, and Archives
* Middleware and Workflow Management
* Multimedia Databases
* Ontology-Based Data Access and Management
* Parallel, Distributed, P2P and Grid Data Management
* Personalization and Personal Information Systems
* Privacy and Security in Trustworthy Databases
* Query Processing and Optimization
* Replication, Caching, and Materialized Views
* Scientific and Statistical Databases
* Semantic Web and Knowledge Databases
* Sensor Data Management and In-Network Query Processing
* Spatial, Temporal, and Geographic Databases
* Text Databases and Information Retrieval
* User Interfaces and Data Visualization
* Web Information and Services
* Web of Data, Linked Data, Linked Open Data
* XML and Semistructured Databases

Conference Organizers

Programme Chair
Alvaro A A Fernandes (University of Manchester)

Local Organisers
Alasdair J G Gray (University of Manchester)
Khalid Belhajjame (University of Manchester)

Programme Committee

Alan Sexton University of Birmingham
Alex Gray Cardiff University
Alex Poulovassilis Birkbeck College, University of London
Anastasios Gounaris Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Anne James Coventry University
Barry Eaglestone University of Sheffield
David Bell Queen's University Belfast
David Nelson University of Sunderland
Georg Gottlob University of Oxford
Giovanna Guerrini University of Genova, Italy
Graham Kemp Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Ixent Galpin University of Manchester
Jessie Kennedy Edinburgh Napier University
Jianhua Shao Cardiff University
John Wilson University of Strathclyde
Jun Hong Queen's University Belfast
Keith Jeffery STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Ken Moody University of Cambridge
Lachlan MacKinnon University of Greenwich
Leonidas Fegaras University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Marco Mesiti University of Genova, Italy
Mark Roantree Dublin City University, Ireland
Marta Mattoso Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mary Garvey University of Wolverhampton
Nigel Martin Birkbeck College, University of London
Norman Paton University of Manchester
Peter McBrien Imperial College, London
Richard Cooper University of Glasgow
Sandra Sampaio University of Manchester
Sharma Chakravarthy University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Stratis Viglas University of Edinburgh
Suzanne Embury University of Manchester
Werner Nutt Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Important Dates

7 Feb 2011 Abstract Submission *Extended Deadline*
14 Feb 2011 Papers Submission *Extended Deadline *
14 Feb 2011 Demo Proposal Submission *Extended Deadline*
14 Feb 2011 Tutorial Proposal Submission *Extended Deadline*
4 Apr 2011 Notification of Acceptance for Papers, Demos and Tutorials
4 Apr 2011 PhD Forum Submission Deadline
18 Apr 2011 PhD Forum Acceptance
2 May 2011 Camera-Ready Version of Accepted Contributions
2 May 2011 Author, Demo, Tutorial and PhD Registration
6 Jun 2011 Early Bird Registration
11 Jul 2011 (Workshop Day)
12 Jul 2011 Conference Starts

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