1st International Conference on

Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE)

October 29 - October 31, Irvine, California

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


A key challenge in making the Internet and the Web a more friendly and productive place is to fill more meaning to the vast and continuously growing amount of data on the Net. This is a vision that is shared both by the World Wide Web community, incarnated by the notion of the “Semantic Web” coined by Tim Berners Lee, and researchers from a number of areas including data and knowledge engineering, databases, intelligent agent systems, information retrieval, information sciences and linguistics. The claim is that the emergence of meaning that is associated with data and documents found on the Internet will boost diverse applications such as e-commerce, enterprise and information integration, knowledge engineering, geographic information systems, digital libraries, ubiquitous computing, and intelligent information access. Data semantics and ontologies for large-scale information systems have become an important topic in research communities across several disciplines, research funding agencies, as well as various industries.

The international conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics intends to create a forum to exchange views, ideas and experiences on ontologies and data semantics from different disciplines. A goal of the ODBASE conference is to bring researchers from databases, Semantic Web, and knowledge management together to discuss specific problems and promising approaches to providing more meaning for the growing amount of data on the Internet and in ubiquitous computing. A unique character of the ODBASE conferences is its specialization on data semantic issues for very large ontology and Internet systems, and its strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and practical applicability of systems, tools and methods for supporting semantics in large-scale information systems. The program committee of ODBASE 2002 consists of leading experts from diverse disciplines including formal ontology, databases, geographic information systems, library science, logic, and knowledge management.  We have special interest in papers that bridge traditionally separated areas such as databases, intelligent systems, and knowledge engineering, and papers that address issues of salability in data semantics on the Internet and ubiquitous computing systems.

ODBASE’02 is part of the Federated Symposium Event that is organized within the global theme “On the Move to Meaningful  Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing 2002". This federated event co-locates three related and complementary successful conferences in the areas of Intelligent Networked Information Systems, covering key issues in Data and Web Semantics (ODBASE'02), Distributed Objects,  Infrastructure and Enabling Technology and Internet Computing  (DOA'02), and Workflow, Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'02), as required for the deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organizations and for e-business. More details about this federated event can be found at

Areas of interest of ODBASE'02 include but are not limited to:


Paper Submission Deadline:
June 17, 2002
Acceptance Notification:
August 8, 2002
Final Version Due:
August 18, 2002
October 29 - October 31, 2002

General Co-Chairs

Program Committee Co-Chairs Tutorial Chair
Vipul Kashyap
National Library of Medicine, NIH
Organising Chair Publicity Chair
Ugur Cetintemel
Department of Computer Science
Brown University, USA
Program Committee Members