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  • Agnes Voisard
    SSD 97 5th International Symposium on Spatial Databases CALL FOR PARTICIPATION July 15-18, 1997 Berlin, Germany
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31 4:00 PM

      5th International Symposium on Spatial Databases


      July 15-18, 1997 Berlin, Germany


      Computer Science Institute, Freie Universit´┐Żt Berlin

      5. EXHIBITS


      Tuesday , July 15: Tutorials
      8:30 Preregistration

      9:30-12:30 Tutorial 1 - Spatial Databases
      Hanan Samet (University of Maryland, USA)

      14:00-16:00 Tutorial 2 - Spatial Relations: Models and Inferences
      Max J. Egenhofer (NCGIA and University of Maine, USA)

      16:30-18:30 Tutorial 3 - Constraint Databases for Geographic Applications
      Stephane Grumbach (INRIA, France)

      18:45 Icebreaker party (Computer Science Institute, FU Berlin)
      and preregistration

      Wednesday, July 16: Conference
      8:00 Registration

      9:00 Welcome and opening remarks

      9:30-10:30 Keynote speech
      Spatial Internet Marketplaces: a Grand Challenge?
      David J. Abel (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia)

      11:00-12:30 Session 1 - Spatial Similarities
      o 3D Similarity Search by Shape Approximation
      H.-P. Kriegel, T. Schmidt, T. Seidl (University of Munich, Germany)

      o Finding Boundary Shape Matching Relationships in Spatial Data
      E. M. Knorr, R.T. Ng, D. L. Shilvock (Univ. of British Columbia,

      o Spatial Data Mining: A Database Approach
      M. Ester, H.-P. Kriegel, J. Sander (University of Munich, Germany)

      14:00-15:00 Session 2 - Geo-Algorithms

      o A Simple, General and Efficient Implementation of Geometric
      Operators and Predicates
      E. P. F. Chan, J. N. H. Ng (University of Waterloo, Canada)

      o Materialization Trade-Offs in Hierarchical Shortest Path Algorithms
      S. Shekhar, A. Fetterer, B. Goyal (University of Minnesota, USA)

      15:30-16:30 Session 3 - Spatial Constraint Databases
      o Manipulating Spatial Data in Constraint Databases
      A. Belussi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), E. Bertino, B. Catania
      (Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy),

      o Constraint-Based Interoperability of Spatiotemporal Databases
      J. Chomicki (Monmouth University, USA), P. Z. Revesz (University
      of Nebraska, USA)

      17:00-19:00 Tutorial 4 - Spatial Data Mining & Spatial Data Warehousing
      Jiawei Han (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

      Thursday, July 17: Conference
      9:00-10:30 Session 4 - Spatial Query Processing
      o Improving Spatial Intersect Joins Using Symbolic Intersect
      Y.-W. Huang, M. Jones (University of Michigan, USA),
      E. A. Rundensteiner (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

      o Data Partitioning for Parallel Spatial Join Processing
      X. Zhou, D. J. Abel (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia), D. Truffet
      (University of Queensland, Australia)

      o Orthogonal Polygons as Bounding Structures in Filter-Refine
      Query Processing Strategies
      C. Esperanca (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil),
      H. Samet (University of Maryland, USA)

      11:00-12:30 Session 5 - Systems
      o From GeoStore to GeoToolKit : The Second Step
      O. Balovnev, M. Breunig, A. B. Cremers (Univ. of Bonn, Germany)

      o Geo-Opera: Workflow Concepts for Spatial Processes
      G. Alonso, C. Hagen (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland)

      o Physical Database Design for Raster Images in CONCERT
      L. Relly, H.-J. Schek, O. Henricsson, S. Nebiker (ETH Zurich,

      14:00-15:30 Session 6 - Spatial Data Models
      o Topological Error Correcting in GIS
      T. Ubeda (INSA Lyon, France), M. J. Egenhofer (NCGIA and
      University of Maine, USA)

      o Vague Regions
      M. Erwig, M. Schneider (FernUniversitaet Hagen, Germany)

      o On the Assessment of Generalisation Consistency
      V. Delis (Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece and
      University of Patras), T. Hadzilacos (Computer Technology
      Institute, Patras, Greece)

      20:00 Banquet
      Restaurant Die Moewe, Berlin-Mitte

      Friday, July 18: Conference
      9:00-10:00 Keynote speech
      Perspectives in GIS Database Architecture
      Dick Newell (Smallworldwide plc)

      10:00-11:00 Session 7 - Spatial Access Methods
      o New Linear Node Splitting Algorithm for R-trees
      C. H. Ang, T. C. Tan (NUS, Singapore)

      o The S-Tree: An Efficient Index for Multidimensional Objects
      C. C. Aggarwal, J. Wolf, P. Yu (IBM Watson Research Center, USA),
      M. Epelman (MIT, USA)

      11:30-13:00 Panel discussion
      Title: "The Forces that Will Drive the Spatial Data Industry"
      Chair: John R. Herring (Spatial Systems, Oracle Corporation, USA)

      13:00 Conference ends


      _____________ Tutorial 1
      Spatial Databases
      Hanan Samet, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland

      A discussion of issues involved in the implementation of spatial databases
      including the differences between the underlying data and their effect on the
      index chosen, the types of queries to be supported, the integration of spatial
      and non-spatial data, and user interface issues. A live demonstration will be
      given of a spatial database management system that highlights these issues.

      Professor Samet is the author of the two books "The Design and Analysis of
      Spatial Data Structures" and "Applications of Spatial Data Structures: Computer
      Graphics, Image Processing and GIS", Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1990.

      _____________ Tutorial 2
      Spatial Relations: Models and Inferences
      Max J. Egenhofer, NCGIA and University of Maine, USA

      This tutorial will review the role and importance of spatial relations
      in geographic database systems, spatial query languages, and data
      exchange. It focuses on models for spatial relations (topological
      relations, cardinal directions, approximate distances) and their use in
      spatial reasoning. We will round up the tutorial with a discussion of
      the integration of spatial relations into spatial query languages and
      new applications enabled by the formalisms for spatial relations.

      Dr. Max J. Egenhofer is the director of the National Center for
      Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at the University of Maine,
      an associate professor in Spatial Information Science and Engineering,
      and a cooperative associate professor in Computer Science. His research
      interests include geographic databases, spatial reasoning, and user
      interface design for geographic information systems.

      _____________ Tutorial 3
      Constraint Databases for Spatial Applications
      Stephane Grumbach, INRIA, France

      The manipulation of large quantities of data requires the design of
      high level data models that allow reliable and efficient retrieval,
      querying and restructuring of the data. In this tutorial, we will
      show that the constraint database paradigm offers an appropriate
      framework for spatial information. It allows the definition of a
      sound data model, compatible with the vector mode representation, and
      the design of query languages, based on a small number of primitives.

      Dr. Stephane Grumbach is a researcher in the Verso project at INRIA
      Rocquencourt, where he works on databases, both from theoretical and
      practical perspectives. His recent work is on the design of data
      models and query languages for new database applications.

      _____________ Tutorial 4
      Spatial Data Mining and Spatial Data Warehousing
      Jiawei Han, Simon Fraser University, Canada

      This tutorial provides a comprehensive survey on spatial data mining and
      spatial data warehousing technologies, including spatial data cube
      construction, spatial OLAP, concept description and comparison, spatial
      association, classification, clustering, pattern-directed mining, and data
      visualization. Some spatial data mining and/or data warehousing systems
      and methods for integration of spatial data warehousing and spatial mining
      will also be discussed.

      Jiawei Han, Professor of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
      He has been working on data mining, data warehousing, deductive and
      object-oriented databases, and spatial databases, with numerous publications.
      He is currently leading a project developing DBMiner and GeoMiner systems.



      Note that a PostScript version of the following form (1 page)
      is available at URL http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/~ssd97

      JULY 15-18, 1997, Berlin, GERMANY

      SEND or FAX to: Agnes Voisard, SSD'97, Institut fuer Informatik,
      FU Berlin, Takustr. 9, D-14195 Berlin. Fax: +49-30-838 75 109

      -- There is NO electronic registration --

      Name _____________________________________________________________________
      Last First

      Organization _____________________________________________________________

      Address __________________________________________________________________

      Street City No State Zip Country

      Telephone ______________________________ Fax ________________________

      E-mail _________________________________

      Do you have any special needs? ___________________________________________

      Registration includes all sessions, refreshment breaks, opening reception,
      conference banquet on July 17, and one copy of the conference proceedings.
      Additional banquet tickets may be purchased upon request at DM 100 each.

      ADVANCE REGISTRATION (By June 13) LATE (after June 13, *FIRM*)
      June 13 (FIRM)

      < > ACM/SIGMOD member - DM 400 < > ACM/SIGMOD member - DM 450

      ACM/SIGMOD membership number _____________________________________________

      < > Non-ACM member - DM 450 < > Non_ACM member -DM 500

      < > Full-time student - DM 150 < > Full-time student - DM 200
      (students must send a copy of their student card)

      Subtotal: ... DM

      (...) extra banquet ticket(s): ... DM

      < > Tutorial 1, Tuesday, July 15, 9.30-12.30: Spatial Databases

      < > Tutorial 2, Tuesday, July 15, 14-16: Spatial Relations:
      Models and Inferences

      < > Tutorial 3, Tuesday, July 15, 16.30-18.30: Constraint Databases for
      Geographic Applications

      < > Tutorial 4, Wednesday, July 16, 17-19: Spatial Data Mining & Spatial
      Data Warehousing

      1 tutorial: DM 50, 2 tutorials: DM 80, 3 tutorials: DM 105, 4 tutorials: DM 120

      Subtotal: ... DM


      METHODS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED (please check one):

      < > Payment by credit card:

      < > VISA < > MasterCard/Eurocard

      Credit card number ________________________

      Cardholder name ___________________________ Exp. Date ______________

      < > Payment by bank transfer in German currency (DM) made out to:
      Agnes Voisard, SSD'97, Berliner Bank account No. 8106776300, BLZ 10020000.

      < > Payment by check in German currency (DM) made out to:
      Agnes Voisard, SSD'97.


      Date and Signature _____________________ Total Enclosed: ... DM

      Refund Policy:
      Before June 13, 1997: 100% refund
      Between June 13 and July 1, 1997: DM 50 processing fee
      After July 1, 1997: No refund


      Hotel accomodations for SSD 97 are managed by DER Deutsches Reisebuero,
      Berlin. DER is Germany's largest travel agency, and is primarily owned
      by Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway) and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. DER
      has reserved a block of hotel rooms at considerably reduced rates. All
      hotels are very near to subway lines which will take you easily to the
      university (metro station "Dahlem-Dorf".
      They are centrally located around the famous street
      Ku'damm, the main shopping area of Berlin. DER offers also the
      opportunity to organize your personal trip to Berlin. Please check
      here if interested or send a fax with date and place of departure
      and date of return.

      Description of the hotels:
      (pictures of the hotels available at http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/~ssd97)

      - Sorat art'hotel
      (Joachimstaler Str. 29)
      It is a very modern 3-star hotel.
      The hotel has 133 luminous and comfortable design-rooms, which were
      created by the world famous designer Wolf Vostell. It is centrally
      located near Kurfuerstendamm. It has the shortest connection to the
      subway system which will take you to the university. With the Bus
      109/X9 you have a direct connection to airport Tegel. You=B4ll find of
      course aircon-ditioning, telephone, cable-TV, radio and minibar. We
      specially recom-mend this hotel. Conference rates are: 125 DM per
      night (single), 150 DM per night (double).

      - Berlin Mark Hotel
      (Meinekestr. 18-19)
      It is a modern 3-star hotel, located in the heart of the city, just a
      few minutes walk from the world-famous Kurf=FCrstendamm. The hotel has
      231 comfortable rooms. The hotel=B4s central location, within easy reach
      of all modes of public transport, makes it an ideal starting point for
      discovering Berlin. Conference rates are: 150 DM per night (single),
      150 DM per night (double).

      - Hotel Imperial
      (Lietzenburger Str. 79-81)
      It is a modern 3-star hotel, located next to Kurf=FCrstendamm.
      The excellent location offers direct access to bus and underground
      connections to airports and railroad-stations. During the summer, the
      garden-restaurant with its open air swimming pool welcomes you to a
      green oasis in the center of Berlin. The hotel has 81 comfortable
      rooms equipped with minibar, TV, telephone and hairdryer. Conference
      rates are: 115 DM per night (single), 162 DM per night (double).

      All prices include breakfast-buffet, service and V.A.T.

      -Jugendgaestehaus am Zoo
      (Hardenbergstr. 9a)
      It is a hotel for students and young people. All rooms have running
      water, shower-bath and WC are on the floor. The hotel is equipped with
      multiple-bedded rooms. Conference rates are: 41 DM per night (1
      person). Continental Breakfast is included. The Deutsche Reiseb=FCro
      calculates per person 25 DM handling fee for reservations in this

      It takes about 30 minutes from the hotels to the university.
      Take line U1 direction Krumme-Lanke to reach the station
      Once you are at the Subway station Dahlem-Dorf, follow the instructions
      on the map that can be downloaded from URL http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de
      The computer Science Institute is at a 5 minutes
      walking distance from the metro station.

      Please fax hotel reservation form to:
      BWO Marketing Service GmbH
      Mohrenstr. 63-64
      D-10117 Berlin, Germany
      Tel.: +49-30-226684-70
      Fax: +49-30-226684-64
      e-mail: drooff@...

      For further requests please contact:
      DER Deutsches ReisebueCro, Berlin
      Augsburger Stra=DFe 27
      D-10789 Berlin, Germany
      Tel.: +49-30-21998-997
      Fax: +49-30-211 81 50

      Note that a PostScript version of the following form
      is available at URL http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/~ssd97

      Title ____________________________ ________

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      Name _________________________________________________________________

      Affiliation __________________________________________________________

      Address _____________________________________________________________

      City ________________________________________________________________

      State ____________________________ ______________

      Zip ______________

      Country ___________________________________________________________

      Phone ____________________________ ________

      Fax ____________________________ ________

      E-mail ______________________________________________________________

      Hotel 1. Choice ________________________________

      o single o double

      Hotel 2. Choice ____________________________ ________

      No. of nights ____________________________ ________

      Arrival Date* ________________________________ *(Please indicate, if
      you arrive later than 6.00 p.m.)

      Departure Date* ____________________________ ___ *(Check out time is
      12.00 noon) Further
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      Deadlines and Cancellation:
      The deadline for the reservation of accomodation is 13 June 1997.
      Reservations after this date cannot be guaranteed, but DER will
      probably find accomodations for you. In case of cancellation later
      than 5 working days before arrival, cancellation fees may have to be
      paid. Payment All room fees are paid to DER. For all those paying by
      credit card, all fees will be charged at the end of their stay. Please
      note that DER accepts Visa and Mastercard. Those paying by cheque must
      include a deposit of 200 DM with their registration and pay the
      remaining balance by 13 June 1997. Those who would like to pay with
      an EuroCheque have to send the cheque (noting the usual restrictions
      on amount) with their registration. There is no fee for using an
      EuroCheque. If you would like to pay with a cheque in DM, please send
      the cheque with your registration. Note that DER has to charge a fee
      of 25 DM for processing foreign cheques. Charges for other extra
      services have be paid to the hotel.

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      5. EXHIBITS

      There will be exhibits during the conference.
      Exhibits are free of charge for universities and sponsors.
      Fees are DM 1000 for other industrials.
      Please contact the Exhibit Chair for further information:

      Guenter Feuer
      Institut fuer Informatik
      Freie Universitaet Berlin
      Takustr. 9
      D-14195 Berlin, Germany
      Fax: +49-30-838 75 109


      In Cooperation with ACM SIGMOD, NCGIA

      Bull AG
      Cassini (French CNRS GdR 1041 and Universite' de Provence)
      DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
      ESRI, Inc.
      ETAK, Inc.
      Fraunhofer ISST
      Freie Universitaet Berlin
      ICSI (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley)
      Oracle France
      Oracle Spatial Products, USA
      SMALLWORLD Systems GmbH

      General Chair
      Agnes Voisard, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

      Program Committee Chair
      Michel Scholl, INRIA and CNAM, France

      Local Arrangements
      Heike Friedrichs, Freie Universitaet Berlin
      Oliver Grzegorski, Freie Universitaet Berlin
      Inge Hellmich, Freie Universitaet Berlin

      Tutorial Chair
      Ralf Hartmut Gueting, FernUniversitaet Hagen, Germany

      Panel Co-chairs
      Andrew U. Frank, TU Vienna, Austria
      John R. Herring, Oracle Corporation, USA

      Exhibit Chair
      Guenter Feuer, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

      Program Committee
      David J. Abel, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
      Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
      Elisa Bertino, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
      Rolf A. de By, ITC, The Netherlands
      Leila De Floriani, Universita` di Genova, Italy
      Max J. Egenhofer, NCGIA and University of Maine, USA
      Christos Faloutsos, University of Maryland, USA
      Robin Fegeas, USGS, USA
      Andrew U. Frank, TU Vienna, Austria
      Volker Gaede, Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin, Germany
      Kenn Gardels, UCB, USA
      Christopher Gold, Universite' Laval, Canada
      Ste'phane Grumbach, INRIA, France
      Oliver Guenther, Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin, Germany
      Ralf Hartmut Gueting, FernUniversitaet Hagen, Germany
      Jiawei Han, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
      John R. Herring, Oracle Corporation, USA
      Erland Jungert, FOA, Sweden
      Curt Kolovson, Hewlett Packard, USA
      Manolis Koubarakis, UMIST, Manchester, UK
      Robert Laurini, INSA, Lyon, France
      Claudia Medeiros, UNICAMP, Brazil
      Scott Morehouse, ESRI, Inc., USA
      Richard Muntz, UCLA, USA
      Beng Chin Ooi, University of Singapore
      Dimitris Papadias, Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
      Didier Plateau, O2 Technology, France
      Chinya Ravishankar, University of Michigan, USA
      Elke A. Rundensteiner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
      Hanan Samet, University of Maryland, USA
      Timos Sellis, NTUA, Athens, Greece
      Terence Smith, UCSB, USA
      Jan Van den Bussche, University of Limburg, Belgium
      Peter Van Oosterom, Kadaster Concerstaf LKK, The Netherlands
      Agne`s Voisard, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany
      Frank Wagner, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany

      SSD Steering Committee
      Dave Abel (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia), Max J. Egenhofer (NCGIA and University
      of Maine, USA), Oliver Guenther (Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin, Germany),
      John Herring (Oracle, USA), Beng Chin Ooi (NUS, Singapore), Hans-Joerg Schek
      (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland), Terence Smith (UC Santa Barbara)


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