CoLogNET Workshop on
Logic-based Methods for Information Integration
Technische Universität Wien
Vienna, Austria, 23 August 2003
The recent developments of Computer and Telecommunications technology, such as
the expansion of the Internet and the World Wide Web, enable accessing a huge
number of information sources, including databases, semi-structured data
sources, knowledge bases. Although a lot of useful information is made
available, users are not properly supported in effectively gathering data
relevant to achieve their aims. As a consequence, information integration has
emerged as a crucial issue in many organizations that need to access
information available both inside and outside the organization.
Furthermore, it is one of the core problems in distributed databases,
cooperative information systems, and data warehousing, which are key areas in
the software development industry.
The use of logic-based methods seems particularly promising to address
the many aspects and problems which arise in information integration,
since they are helpful in giving formal semantics, in comparing the
expressiveness of approaches, as well as in computation and
establishing properties of data integration systems.
In order to advance the research, the CoLogNET Network of Excellence
in Computational Logic organizes a one-day workshop on logic-based
methods for information integration, which will take place in Vienna,
Austria, on August 23, 2003, in conjunction with ESSLLI 2003, the
European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information, and CSL 2003, the Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer
The workshop is intended to be a forum bringing together researchers
to discuss recent developments and new research directions in
logic-based information integration.