The IASTED International Conference on Databases and Applications (DBA 2004)

Venue: Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Event Date/Time: Feb 17, 2004 End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2004
Registration Date: Dec 01, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Oct 01, 2003
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This conference will provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, databases and applications. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

DBA 2004 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2004), Parallel and Distributing Computing and Networks (PDCN 2004), Software Engineering (SE 2004), Web-based Education (WBE 2004) and Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2004).

The topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

Database Design and Architecture
Multidimensional Databases
Multimedia Databases
Web-based Databases
Mobile Databases
Collaborative Databases
Distributed Databases
Statistical Databases
Intelligent Databases
Spatial Databases
Temporal Databases
Very Large Databases
Database Management Systems (DBMS)
Database Tools and Software
Database Languages
Object Oriented Databases
Holonic and Multi-agent Systems
Database Algorithms
Data Recording
User Interfaces
Document Retrieval
Information Searches
Data Warehousing
Data Mining

Work Flow Models
Knowledge-based Systems
Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge Management
Artificial Intelligence Applications to Databases
Expert Systems
Natural Language Processing
Query Processing
Query Optimization
Access Methods
Database Security
Storage Techniques
Memory Management
Cache Techniques
Indexing Techniques
Cost Management
Transaction Processing
Information Filtering and Browsing
Information Visualization
Electronic Libraries
Web Interfaces

Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at:
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by October 1, 2003. Do not send hard copies of your paper. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by e-mail.

Please complete the online Paper Submission Form to designate a principal author, to submit your initial paper, and to provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. On the paper, please provide the full names, affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail on November 1, 2003. Final manuscripts are due by November 15, 2003. Registration and final payment is due by December 1, 2003. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Paper
Please send final manuscripts via e-mail to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include the six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found on the web at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six pages (single-spaced, double-column, 10 point Times New Roman font). Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. The additional page and paper charge is USD $75.00 per page.

Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should be submitted online by October 1, 2003. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via e-mail to by October 1, 2003. Proposals should include a minimum of five papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). The name of the session organizer will appear in the program and proceedings provided five or more papers are presented. More information on special sessions is available online at the following website address: