Book: Databases in Networked Information Systems: 7th International Workshop, DNIS 2011
Large-scale information systems in public utility services depend on computing
infrastructure. Many research efforts are being made in related areas, such as
cloud computing, sensor networks, mobile computing, high-level user interfaces
and information accesses by Web users. Government agencies in many countries
plan to launch facilities in education, health-care and information support as part
of e-government initiatives. In this context, information interchange management
has become an active research field. A number of new opportunities have evolved
in design and modeling based on the new computing needs of the users. Database
systems play a central role in supporting networked information systems for
access and storage management aspects.
The 7th International Workshop on Databases in Networked Information
Systems (DNIS) 2011 was held during December 12–14, 2011 at the University
of Aizu in Japan. The workshop program included research contributions
and invited contributions. A view of the research activity in information interchange
management and related research issues was provided by the sessions
on related topics. The keynote address was contributed by Divyakant Agrawal.
The session on Accesses to Information Resources had an invited contribution
from Susan B. Davidson. The following section on Information and Knowledge
Management Systems had invited contributions from H.V. Jagadish and Tova
Milo. The session on Information Extration from Data Resources included the
invited contributions by P. Krishna Reddy. The section on Geospatial Decision
Making had invited contributions by Cyrus Shahabi and Yoshiharu. We would
like to thank the members of the Program Committee for their support and all
authors who considered DNIS 2011 for their research contributions.
The sponsoring organizations and the Steering Committee deserve praise for
the support they provided. A number of individuals contributed to the success
of the workshop. We thank Umeshwar Dayal, J. Biskup, D. Agrawal, Cyrus
Shahabi, Mark Sifer, and Malu Castellanos for providing continuous support
The workshop received invaluable support from the University of Aizu. In
this context, we thank Shigeaki Tsunoyama, President of the University of Aizu.
Many thanks are also due for the faculty members at the university for their
cooperation and support.