DIMACS Workshop on Management and Processing of Data Streams
(In conjunction with ACM SIGMOD/PODS and FCRC 2003)

Sunday, June 8, 2003
San Diego, California, USA

Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Next Generation Networks Technologies and Applications and the Special Focus on Data Analysis and Mining.

Measuring and monitoring complex, dynamic phenomena -- atmospheric conditions, stellar patterns, movement of financial markets, traffic evolution in telephone and internet communication infrastructures, usage of world wide web, email and newsgroups -- produces stream data, i.e., data that arrives as a series of "observations", often very rapidly. These observations generally have intricate relationships between them, are often grouped in multiple ways into logical events, and are naturally collected via distributed platforms.

Databases and applications are increasingly required to manipulate stream data. This presents many challenges which are just beginning to be addressed.

FCRC'03 provides a valuable opportunity to engage this large and diverse community of interest in drawing up the specification of data stream management systems, understanding their power and limitations, as well as motivating the applications that will drive the development of data stream systems. This workshop will provide a forum to discuss the progress on all aspects of managing stream data. The intended audience includes researchers, practitioners and graduate students interested in data stream management from the database (SIGMOD/PODS) community, as well as from other member FCRC conferences.

The workshop will comprise a day of talks, including both invited and contributed talks. The invited speakers will be primarily associated with the various conferences that are part of FCRC'03. There will be a total of 4 invited talks and 12-16 short contributed talks. An informal proceedings will be distributed at the workshop.


We solicit submissions for contributed talks from different disciplines of Computer Science working on the problems of managing and processing data streams. The submissions should be at most 2 pages long, and could present either novel results, open problems and challenges, or a survey of data stream work in a particular domain or application.

Papers should be submitted in ASCII, PDF or PostScript electronically to both the workshop chairs.


Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the workshop. Others who want to participate in the workshop should send email indicating interest to the workshop chairs, by April 30, 2003. Registration information will be made available later.


Submission deadline: March 31, 2003
Notification: April 30, 2003
Camera-ready due: May 15, 2003


S. Muthukrishnan (Rutgers U and AT&T Labs-Research, muthu@cs.rutgers.edu)
Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Labs-Research, divesh@research.att.com)


Phil Gibbons, Intel Research
Sudipto Guha, University of Pennsylvania
Rajeev Rastogi, Bell Labs, Lucent
Anne Rogers, University of Chicago
George Varghese, University of California, San Diego
Jennifer Widom, Stanford University




The workshop is being sponsored by DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science.



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