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16th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'97)

Los Angeles, California, USA

3 - 6 November 1997

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Scope of the Conference
The international conceptual modeling conferences provide a forum for presenting and discussing current research and interesting applications in which the major emphasis is on conceptual modeling. These conferences were originally devoted to the Entity-Relationship (ER) model, but have long since expanded to consider all types of semantic data modeling, behavior and process modeling, and object-oriented systems modeling. The conferences embrace all phases of software development including analysis, specification, design, implementation, evolution, and reengineering. Our particular desire for ER'97 is to provide stimulating presentations and discussions on conceptual modeling that will interest consultants and information systems professionals outside the computer industry, as well as information technology academics and researchers in computer-company laboratories.

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Wesley W. Chu, UCLA

Program Co-Chairs

David W. Embley, Brigham Young University
Robert C. Goldstein, University of British Columbia

Industrial Chair

Douglas M. Tolbert, Unisys Corporation

Tutorial Chair

Ashok Malhotra, IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center

Local Arrangements Chair

Alfonso Cardenas, UCLA

Registration Chair

Hua Yang, UCLA

Publicity Chair

Stephen W. Liddle, Brigham Young University

Steering Committee Representatives

Stefano Spaccapietra, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Chair)
Bernhard Thalheim, Cottbus Technical University (Vice Chair)
Peter Chen, Louisiana State University (ER'97 Liaison)

Area Liaisons

Asia: Arbee Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Australia: Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney
Chile & Central America: Javier Pinto, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Europe: Georges Gardarin, University of P. et M. Curie-CNRS, France
Japan: Yahiko Kambayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Mexico: Alfonso Cardenas, University of California at Los Angeles
Mid East: Peretz Shoval, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel
South America: Alberto Laender, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Topics of Interest

Conceptual modeling for:
  • information systems
  • decision-support systems
  • office-information systems
  • information-retrieval systems
  • hypertext systems
  • information superhighways
  • active databases
  • heterogeneous and federated databases
  • business process modeling
  • knowledge bases
  • multimedia
  • user interfaces
Conceptual modeling in information-system engineering
  • CASE tools
  • integrating application models
  • rapid prototyping
  • database administration
  • database design
  • maintenance and evolution
  • reverse engineering and reengineering
  • workflow management
Theoretical foundations of conceptual modeling
  • extending modeling concepts
  • semantics and constraints
  • query languages
  • integrating data and behavior modeling
  • integrating different types of conceptual models
Other related topics where conceptual modeling is the major theme

Submission Guidelines
Five copies of original papers, not exceeding 5,000 words (25 double-spaced pages), should be submitted to one of the program co-chairs. In addition, a cover page that includes paper title, author(s), and abstract should be submitted by email. Papers on technology development should be sent to Embley, and papers on technology application should be sent to Goldstein.
Panel proposals may also be sent to one of the program co-chairs. Panel proposals on technology development should be sent to Embley, and panel proposals on technology application should be sent to Goldstein.
Program Co-Chairs
David W. Embley
Department of Computer Science
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
phone: 801-378-6470
fax: 801-378-7775
Robert C. Goldstein
Management Information Systems Division
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z2
phone: 604-822-8389
fax: 604-822-9574
The proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in Lecture Notes on Computer Science. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for possible publication in Data & Knowledge Engineering.

Tutorial proposals should be sent to the tutorial chair:

Tutorial Chair
Ashok Malhotra
IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 704
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
phone: 914-784-6182
fax: 914-784-7455

Proposals for industrial presentations should be submitted to the industrial chair. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, vendor product presentations, panel sessions with an appeal to practitioners, and papers (not intended to compete with academic papers) that present case studies or the application of conceptual modeling techniques in practice.
Industrial Chair
Douglas M. Tolbert
Unisys Corporation
25725 Jeronimo Road, MS 118
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: 714-380-6606
fax: 714-380-5168

Important Dates

Paper, Panel, and Tutorial Submissions: 8 April 1997
Notification: 17 June 1997
Final Version of Papers: 22 July 1997

Program Committee

Name Affiliation Country WWW/Email
Peter Apers University of Twente The Netherlands WWW, Email
Dinesh Batra Florida International University USA Email
Joachim Biskup Universitaet Dortmund Germany Email
Janis A. Bubenko, Jr. Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University Sweden WWW, Email
Stefano Ceri Politecnico di Milano Italy Email
Hock Chuan Chan National University of Singapore Singapore Email
Roger H.L. Chiang Nanyang Technological University Singapore Email
Carol Chrisman Illinois State University USA Email
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau Universite de Versailles France Email
Bogdan Czejdo Loyola University USA Email
Pabuddha De University of Dayton USA Email
Yves Dennebouy Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Email
Debabrata Dey University of Washington USA Email
Phillip Ein-Dor Tel-Aviv University Israel Email
Ramez Elmasri The University of Texas at Arlington USA Email
Opher Etzion Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Israel WWW, Email
Gordon C. Everest University of Minnesota USA Email
Jean-Luc Hainaut University of Namur Belgium Email
Terry Halpin University of Queensland Australia Email
Igor Hawryszkiewycz University of Technology, Sydney Australia Email
Stephen Hayne Arizona State University USA WWW, Email
Uwe Hohenstein Siemens AG Germany Email
Paul Johannesson Stockholm University Sweden WWW, Email
Alberto Laender Federal University of Minas Gerais Brazil Email
Qing Li Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong WWW, Email
Tok Wang Ling National University of Singapore Singapore Email
Ling Liu University of Alberta Canada WWW, Email
Guy M. Lohman IBM Almaden Research Center USA WWW, Email
Pericles Loucopoulos University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology United Kingdom WWW, Email
Leszek A. Maciaszek Macquarie University Australia WWW, Email
Ashok Malhotra IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center USA Email
Michael V. Mannino University of Washington USA WWW, Email
Victor M. Markowitz Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory USA WWW, Email
Robert Meersman Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium Email
Takao Miura SANNO College Japan Email
Martin E. Modell Author and Independent Consultant USA Email
Renate Motschnig University of Vienna Austria Email
John Mylopoulos University of Toronto Canada Email
Sham Navathe Georgia Institute of Technology USA Email
Erich J. Neuhold GMD-IPSI Germany WWW, Email
Michael Papazoglou Tilburg University The Netherlands WWW, Email
Jeffrey Parsons Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada Email
Sudha Ram University of Arizona USA Email
James Rumbaugh Rational Software Corporation USA Email
Gunter Saake Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg Germany WWW, Email
Arie Shoshani Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory USA WWW, Email
Arne Solvberg The Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway WWW, Email
Veda C. Storey Georgia State University USA Email
Markus Stumptner Technische Universitaet Wien Austria Email
Bernhard Thalheim Cottbus Technical University Germany WWW, Email
Alexander Tuzhilin New York University USA Email
Yannis Vassiliou National Technical University of Athens Greece Email
Carson C. Woo University of British Columbia Canada WWW, Email

In 1997, the ER conference returns to its roots at the University of California, Los Angeles. ER'97 will be held at the UCLA Faculty Center (Building 40), not far from the Anderson Graduate School of management (Building 17) where Peter Chen organized the first ER conference almost twenty years ago.

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