Posts Tagged ‘Dissemination’

Webdam at BDA 2012 Summer School in the Alps (France)

November 22nd, 2011
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The 2012 thematic summer school of the BDA (Bases de données avancées) conference on distributed very large databases will take place in Aussois (France) from May 27th 2012 to June 1st 2012 with the support of Webdam.

The summer school will take place in the Paul-Langevin center in Aussois in the middle of the Alps mountain range.

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PARIS: Probabilistic Alignment of Relations, Instances, and Schema (website)

November 2nd, 2011
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A website for PARIS

One of the main challenges that the Semantic Web faces is the integration of a growing number of independently designed ontologies. In this work, we present paris, an approach for the automatic alignment of ontologies. paris aligns not only instances, but also relations and classes. Alignments at the instance level cross-fertilize with alignments at the schema level. Thereby, our system provides a truly holistic solution to the problem of ontology alignment. The heart of the approach is probabilistic, i.e., we measure degrees of matchings based on probability estimates. This allows paris to run without any parameter tuning. We demonstrate the efficiency of the algorithm and its precision through extensive experiments. In particular, we obtain a precision of around 90 % in experiments with some of the world’s largest ontologies.

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Collège de France designated Serge Abiteboul to the Annual Chair in Information Technology and Digital Sciences for 2011-2012

October 4th, 2011
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The inaugural lecture will take place at amphitheatre Halbwachs at Collège de France, Thursday March 8th 2012 at 18h.

The lectures will start next Wednesday from 10 to 11 AM followed by a seminar given by illustrious guests. You can find the calendar with more details about the guests and the date either :

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The “Web Data Management and Distribution” book released

September 20th, 2011
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The “Web Data Management and Distribution” book by Serge Abiteboul, Ioana Manolescu, Philippe Rigaux, Marie-Christine & Pierre Senellart (nicknamed Jorge) is officially launched on the Web:

It comes in full in PDF with slides and programming projects.

The book is available at Cambridge University Press

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Marie-Christine Rousset on french web-radio about “Genèse d’un algorithme”

May 6th, 2011
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Marie-Christine Rousset with Gilles Dowek and François Rechenmann participate in Xavier de La Porte podcast about Genèse d’un algorithme related to the paper on also in french.


Proceedings Dagstuhl 2010

August 20th, 2010
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The proceedings of the

Dagstuhl Seminar 10151 “Enabling Holistic Approaches to Business Process Lifecycle Management”
S. Abiteboul, A. Koschmider, A. Oberweis, J. Su (Eds.)

have been published.  They can be accessed through

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Webdam at Dagstuhl (2)

June 21st, 2010
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Webdam and the Fox European project will organize a Dagstuhl workshop on Foundations of Distributed Data Management, 17-21 October 2011.
Please, if you want to attend, block the dates and stay tuned.

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Webdam at Yearly LSV Meeting

June 17th, 2010
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Yannis Kastis gave a presentation of Webdam Current Research Directions, Wednesday 16 june 2010, at the Yearly LSV Meeting “Barbizon 2010″.

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Webdam at Dagstuhl

April 20th, 2010
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Serge Abiteboul co-organized the workshop “Enabling Holistic Approaches to Business Process Lifecycle Management”.

He also had an invited presentation on “Objects and Data” at another Dagstuhl Workshop that was happening in parallel, on “Relationships, Objects, Roles, and Queries in Modern Programming Languages”

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Webdam dissemination

April 2nd, 2010
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Serge Abiteboul attended the Datalog 2.0 Conference, at Oxford. He presented a survey of works around AXML and Webdam (Abiteboul10WSOxford)

Ioana Manolescu organized a very interesting panel at the last Conference on Extending Database Technology in Lausanne (joint with International Conference on Database Theory). Serge was a member of the panel (Manolescu10EDBTPanel, Abiteboul10EDBTPanel). Recent Webdam works on probabilistic XML was also presented at ICDT.

Serge is co-organizer of the Dagstuhl workshop Enabling Holistic Approaches to Business Process Lifecycle Management.

It is nice to see that topics that are important for Webdam are gaining popularity:

  • Datalog that was not very fashionable is striking back.
  • Data-centric workflows are one of the topics of the Dagstuhl workshop.
  • In general there is renewed interest for distributed data management.

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