The First VLDB Workshop on Efficiency and Effectiveness of XML Tools and Techniques (EEXTT2002) will be held August 19, 2002 in conjunction with VLDB 2002. Venue for the 28th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2002) is the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong, China, on August 20-23, 2002. The workshop will focus on the evaluation of the performance, effectiveness, and efficiency of XML management systems (XMLMS) together with study of the tools and techniques. Topics referenced in the call for papers include storage of XML data, compression of XML data, security for XML data, generation of XML data from legacy applications, indexing and retrieval of XML data, XML query languages, query processing over XML data, interchange and integration of XML data, and benchmarks for the management of XML data. The paper submission deadline is April 12, 2002.
Workshop scope: "With XML potentially becoming the standard for data exchange on the Internet, a variety of XML management systems (XMLMS) differing widely in terms of expressive power and performance are becoming available. The majority of the XML management systems are legacy systems (mostly relational database systems) extended to load, query, and publish data in XML format. A few are native XMLMS and capture almost all the characteristics of XML data representation. Yet a large number of new techniques are being tuned or devised for the management of XML data. In this workshop we propose to focus on the evaluation of the performance, effectiveness and efficiency, of XMLMS systems, tools and techniques..."
XML is also referenced in the VLDB 2000 Call for Papers; papers related to the storage and manipulation of XML should be submitted to the Core Database Technology area. Note that at least fifteen (15) presentations from VLDB 2001 (Rome, September 11-14, 2001) featured XML. Many of these VLDB 2001 papers/presentations are available online.