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                   C A L L     F O R    P A P E R S

                  Ninth International Conference on
            Scientific and Statistical Database Management

                  The Evergreen State College campus
                     Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.
                          August 13-15, 1997



The 9th International SSDBM Conference will  bring  together  database
researchers,  practitioners,  and developers, as well as domain scien-
tists from multiple scientific disciplines to  explore  new  concepts,
tools, and techniques for scientific and statistical database applica-
tions.  It will provide a forum for original research contributions as
well  as practical system design, implementation, and evaluation.  The
conference will feature keynote talks, panel sessions, and  demonstra-
tions of research prototypes and industrial systems.  It will continue
the tradition of  past  SSDBM  meetings  in  providing  a  stimulating
environment  to  encourage  discussion  and the exchange of ideas in a
quiet setting.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

          Scientific DBs             Statistical DBs
          System Architectures       System Architectures
          Data/Process Models        Data Models
          User Interfaces            User Interfaces
          Data Visualization         Data Visualization
          Query Processing           Query Processing
          Data Compression           Data Compression
          Tertiary Storage           Tertiary Storage
          Data Mining                Data Mining
          Metadata Management        Metadata Management
          Uncertainty Management     Knowledge-based Methods
          Collaborative Work         Data Cube Operations
          Data Integration           View Materialization
          Multi-media Data
          Temporal/Spatial Data
          Experiment Management

Of particular interest are results that address issues arising in pro-
viding database support to specific scientific disciplines or statist-
ical application areas, such as those below:

  Scientific Disciplines       Statistical Application Areas
  Biological Sciences          Biostatistics
  Chemistry                    Census Databases
  Earth and Space Sciences     Decision Support
  Engineering                  Economics and Finance
  Geography                    Enterprise Analysis
  Medicine                     Environmental Epidemiology
  Physics                      On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
                               Social Sciences

To increase the synergy between database researchers and domain scien-
tists, SSDBM-97 invites two separate types of papers.

(1)  RESEARCH PAPERS, which describe recent important advances in sta-
     tistical and/or scientific databases.  Theoretical papers in this
     category should include a solid motivation for why  the  specific
     results are important to domain scientists and how they are going
     to influence the development of statistical or  scientific  data-
     base  systems.   Systems  papers in this category should describe
     either complete working systems that are being tested  by  domain
     scientists  or  specialized  techniques  that  can  significantly
     enhance the power of actual statistical  or  scientific  database

(2)  EXPERIENCE/CHALLENGE PAPERS, which describe actual  prototype  or
     product  implementations,  pose  problems that current technology
     cannot handle well, or identify important industrial trends  that
     could affect the future research directions in the field.  Papers
     in this category should be based  on  real-life  experiences  and
     should  clearly  place  their  contribution in the context of the
     current state of the art and relevant literature.

Submitted papers should be clearly marked on the  front  page  by  the
appropriate category for which they are intended.  The Program Commit-
tee may, at  its  discretion,  switch  papers  that  are  deemed  more
appropriate for the other category.

In addition to papers, SSDBM-97 invites proposals for panels, as  well
as prototypes for demonstration at the conference.


PAPERS should be up to 20 pages long, 2-spaced, in font size at  least
10 (8000 words) and submitted in six copies.

PANEL PROPOSALS should be at most 2 pages long and should  include  at
least a tentative list of panelists.

DEMONSTRATION PROPOSALS should be at most  2  pages  long  and  should
specify the kind of hardware required.

All papers and proposals should be sent  electronically  or  in  hard-
copies to the program chair at the addresses below.


February 7, 1997     Deadline for submission of papers
  April 15, 1997     Notification of acceptance/rejection
    May 31, 1997     Deadline for having final papers at the publisher


Steering Committee
Arie Shoshani (USA, Chair)
Hans Hinterberger (Switzerland)
Jim C. French (USA)
Per Svensson (Sweden)

General Chair
David Maier
Oregon Graduate Institute
PO Box 91000
Portland, OR 97291-1000, USA
phone: +1 (503) 690-1154
fax:   +1 (503) 690-1553
email: maier at cse.ogi.edu

Program Chair
Yannis Ioannidis
Computer Sciences Department
1210 W. Dayton St.
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706, USA
phone: +1 (608) 263-7764
fax:   +1 (608) 262-9777
email: yannis at cs.wisc.edu

Program Committee
Tony Bonner (University of Toronto, Canada)
Tiziana Catarci (Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
Surajit Chaudhuri (Microsoft Research, USA)
Martin David (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
Jeff Dozier (University of California - Santa Barbara, USA)
Jim French (University of Virginia - Charlottesville, USA)
Bob Grossman (University of Illinois - Chicago, USA)
Oliver Guenther (Humboldt University, Germany)
Nabil Hachem (Worcester Polytechnic University, USA)
Hans Hinterberger (ETH, Switzerland)
Yannis Ioannidis (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
Matthias Jarke (RWTH - Aachen, Germany)
Epaminondas Kapetanios (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
John Klensin (MCI Telecommunications, USA)
Peter Lewis (University of Wales, UK)
Miron Livny (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
Francesco Malvestuto (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
Heikki Mannila (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Victor Markowitz (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros (UNICAMP, Brazil)
Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Doron Rotem (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
C. V. Ravishankar (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USA)
Duri Schmidt (Union Bank, Switzerland)
Bo Sundgren (Statistics Sweden, Sweden)
Per Svensson (National Defence Research Establishment, Sweden)
X. Sean Wang (George Mason University, USA)
Andrew Westlake (Survey & Statistical Computing, UK)
Marianne Winslett (University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, USA)
Maria Zemankova (National Science Foundation, USA)

Local Arrangements
Judy Cushing
Member of the Faculty (Computer Science)
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505, USA
phone: +1 (360) 866-6000 x-6652
fax:   +1 (360) 866-6794
email: judyc at elwha.evergreen.edu

Proceedings Editor
David M. Hansen
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999 MSIN K7-22
Richland, WA 99352-0999, USA
phone: +1 (509) 375-2362
fax:   +1 (509) 375-3641
email: dm_hansen at pnl.gov


At the end of the Oregon Trail and the southern  tip  of  Puget  Sound
(Budd  Inlet)  lies  Olympia, Washington, and The Evergreen State Col-
lege. Within 60 miles lie the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Rain  Forest,
the  highest mountain in the contiguous United States (Mount Rainier),
and hundreds of miles of premier hiking trails  in  the  Olympics  and
Cascades,  and Seattle. 100 miles to the south is Portland, the Colum-
bia River, Mt. St. Helens (the  most  recent  active  volcano  in  the
U.S.), and more mountain trails and ocean beaches. Within 100 miles to
the north, accessible by ferry, is Victoria, British Columbia.  Though
yearly  rainfall can top 60 inches (120 in the rain forest), August is
one of two drought months -- and is typically rain-free.

Olympia  offers  the  state  capital  (a  replica   of   the   'other'
Washington's  capital  building) and Gardens, the second largest farm-
ers' market in Washington State, boating, salt and freshwater fishing,
clam  digging  (including  Evergreen's  mascot  -  the geoduck), fresh
oysters (Olympia oysters!), excellent golf courses and tennis  courts,
and five miles from the center of town, The Evergreen State College.

Founded in 1972 as the state's four-year liberal arts  college,  Ever-
green  has  a national reputation as an innovator in interdisciplinary
education and science and arts education. The campus is a  1,000  acre
ecological  study  area,  with  1300-feet  of frontage on Puget Sound.
Conference participants will be welcome on the College's beach and  at
the  'Rec'  Center,  which boasts an 11-lane swimming pool, raquetball
and tennis courts, and other facilities.

Affordable housing will be available on campus in new housing  facili-
ties  in  carpeted double and single rooms with semi-private bathrooms
and kitchen and laundry facilities nearby. Rooms downtown at Olympia's
Governor House are available at a special conference rate, and a shut-
tle will run several times daily between the hotel and the campus.

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