2nd International Workshop on the World Wide Web
and Conceptual Modeling (WCM2000)

held in conjunction with

19th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2000)

October 9-12, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


The Web is voluminous, dynamic, information and data intensive, and
varies from completely unstructured to fully structured.  Despite this
Web chaos, all sectors of our global society use the World Wide Web to
further such goals as electronic commerce, information acquisition, and
information dissemination.  How can we harness this vast mass of
potential information to further these and other similar goals?

In this workshop, we propose to explore ways we can apply conceptual modeling
to address these challenges.  In particular, we wish to consider building
conceptual data models to describe knowledge about patterns of data, about
objects in our models, and about interactions among these objects and with
Web users.  These conceptual models should provide the basis for high-quality
organization, presentation, search, information extraction, intelligent
caching, electronic business processing, and Web site development and

WCM2000 follows a very successful WWWCM'99 (proceedings published in
Advances in Conceptual Modeling, Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
vol. 1727, Springer-Verlag, 1999), and we hope to build on the
accomplishments of the first workshop.


We invite submissions on all topics relating to conceptual modeling and
its application to the Web.  Particular topics of interest include:

- data and behavioral semantics
- data caching
- data cleaning
- data extraction and information retrieval
- data integration
- data models for Web data
- knowledge discovery
- mining text and data
- semantic search
- semi-structured data
- site design and management
- standards for Web data management (XML, RDF, ...)
- view creation and maintenance
- visualizing the Web
- Web database development
- Web query languages
- Web warehousing
- Web security
- workflow modeling

We are interested in conceptual modeling applied to Web tools, such as:

- authoring tools
- browsers
- mediators
- spiders
- wrappers

Web applications that use conceptual modeling are also of interest:

- digital libraries
- e-business
- e-commerce
- Web publishing

Any other topic providing insight into opportunities for conceptual-modeling
research on the Web is also welcome.


Accepted papers will appear in a workshop proceedings, published by
Springer Verlag.  Authors will present their work and provide an opportunity
for workshop participants to discuss topics related their work.  Papers not
selected for publication may be invited for presentation as posters or as
work in progress.


Electronic submission of abstracts:   14 April 2000
Electronic submission of full papers: 21 April 2000
Notification:                         16 June 2000
Camera-ready copies due:              11 July 2000


Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing original,
previously unpublished work.  Papers should be no more than 5,000 words in
length.  Referees will consider originality, significance, technical
soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Please submit electronically in PDF or PostScript (Word, WordPerfect, LaTeX,
ASCII, and other formats are not acceptable -- you must first print to a PDF
or PostScript file).  To submit an abstract or a paper, point your Web
browser to:

and follow the instructions.


Stephen W. Liddle
Marriott School, Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602 USA
voice: 801-378-8792
fax: 801-378-5933


Peter P. Chen, Chair (Louisiana State University, USA)
David W. Embley, (Brigham Young University, USA)

Xavier Alamán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Terje Brasethvik (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Franca Garzotto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Bertram Ludaescher (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Wolfgang May (Freiburg University, Germany)
Paolo Paolini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Óscar Pastor (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Gustavo Rossi (LIFIA-Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
Daniel Schwabe (PUC-RIO, Brazil)
Altigran Soares da Silva (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA)
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