Call for Papers: First International Workshop on High Performance XML Processing

May 18 Sheraton Hotel, New-York, NY USA

(Satellite workshop of WWW2004 International Conference)

Program now available !

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General thematics and orientation

XML plays an important role in document engineering, but it has also spread to many other domains, including databases and web architectures. XML is now used far beyond the XHTML framework and becomes progressively omnipresent at all the levels of content delivery, from the transport layer (SOAP messaging), through the database layer ("native" XML databases, XML Schemas) to the document processing layer (XSLT, XHTML, etc...). As the technologies involved in this infrastructure are still young, we observe that more work is required in order to accomplish a seamless integration of the fundamental components and to increase performances of XML processing.

In particular, it would be valuable to avoid the cost of redundant marshaling/unmarshaling/validation processes (e.g. using pre-parsed XML documents) along the communication channels. This task is going to be challenging as shown by the controversial proposals for an XML binary transport format, either considered as "evil" by the document community ("I want to read my document in plain text! ") or as absolutely required by network specialists ("XML is too bulky!").

In addition to this integration issue, the processing of huge XML documents, found in areas like life sciences, automotive industry, defense or aerospace, is difficult because of the linear time and space complexity (in best cases!) of current basic algorithms. There is growing need to deal with such documents and efficient solutions still need to be worked out.

This workshop will consider innovative approaches, concepts, methods, experiments, theories and technologies that allow high-performance processing of small, medium and huge XML documents, possibly over distributed environments.

Join us in NewYork to explore the underlying technologies and infrastructures needed to achieve this strategic goal !

Non exhaustive Topic List

Any innovative and rigorous approaches, theoretical tools, engineering methods, practical implementation analysis, experimental reports related to the following topic list are of interest for this workshop.

Paper submission information

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum. At least one author is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Submissions must be PDF compliant, no longer than six pages (out of figures and/or additional materials), and must include the paper title, abstract of 100-250 words, names of authors, their affiliation, email and postal address. In addition, the author responsible for correspondence should include his/her telephone number. Submissions will be sent to

Informal proceedings will be distributed to participants during the workshop. Publication in the conference proceedings could be considered depending on the volume and quality of submitted materials. Submissions will be evaluated and classified through the usual peer review process, based on the technical and scientific originality, soundness and excellence. A minimum of three reviews by paper will be sent back to authors.

Submissions due March 15, 2004
Deadline extension March 29, 2004
Notification for acceptance April 21, 2004
Final paper due May 3, 2004
Workshop date May 18, 2004

Program Committee

Serge Abiteboul INRIA-Futurs & LRI (France)
Sharon Adler IBM Watson Research Lab. (USA)
Mike Champion Software AG (USA)
Suzan Davidson University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Franck Duluc Airbus (France)
Nabil Layaïda INRIA Rhône-Alpes (France)
David Megginson Megginson Technologies Ltd (USA)
Markus L. Noga Karlsruhe University (Germany)
Vincent Quint INRIA Rhône-Alpes (France)
Kristoffer H. Rose IBM Watson Research Lab. (USA)
Michael I. Swartzbach University of Aarhus (Denmark)

Organizing Committee

Daniel Veillard Red Hat
Lionel Villard IBM Watson Research Lab.
Jean-Yves Vion-Dury INRIA & Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE)