NEW:July 16, 2008- Tutorial 1 Slides can be downloaded.

NEW:July 11, 2008- The newest Conference Program is updated.




Welcome  to  WAIM' 2008

(July 20-22,2008    Zhangjiajie,China)


    Organized by

                    National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing, China.

   Sponsored by

                    Natural Science Foundation of China , China

                    National University of Defense Technology , China

                    Inforbus of CVIC SE ,China

      The rapid development and prevalent use of the World Wide Web continue to stimulate the need for new technologies     for the design, implementation and management of better Web-based information systems. With widely distributed data of diverse types (structured records, texts, images, video/audio, etc) from millions of autonomous sites and hundreds of millions of users, the Web introduces new challenges beyond the capabilities of traditional database and information retrieval systems. These challenges include the development of effective and efficient techniques and tools for querying, retrieving, integrating, analyzing, and managing the data on the Web.

       WAIM'2008 will continue the fine tradition of the previous WAIM' conferences in providing an international forum for researchers and practitioners in the Web and database communities to share and exchange new ideas, results, experience, techniques and tools related to all aspects of Web data management. The conference invites original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of Web-based information systems, as well as proposals for demonstrations, tutorials and panels. WAIM'2008 is expected to attract outstanding researchers from all over the world to ZhangJiajie, one of the most beautiful areas in China.

       You are invited to submit original technical papers in English reporting recent results in Web information management, database and related fields. Both research papers and experience and application papers are welcome. While research papers should report original research work, experience and application papers should describe the development and operations of challenging database related systems and applications.

      In WAIM' 2008, proposals for demonstrations of novel and innovative systems are also welcome. The Demos program is an important part of the technical program. Proposals for demos should clearly describe what will be demonstrated and should emphasize the most novel and interesting aspects of the system to be shown.