Colocated with the ESSLLI will be the
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 Science Logic.
The workshop is intended to be a forum bringing together researchers to discuss recent developments and new research directions in logic-based information integration.
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