Workshop on Updates in XML

in conjunction with EDBT/ICDT 2010

March 22, 2010 - Lausanne, Switzerland

Theme and Goals

The theme of the workshop is updates in any data model, with an emphasis on XML and recent models.

Updates have always been considered in databases, as change is inherent to their lifecycle and that of their applications. Updates arise in every data model, in many different contexts and situations, and raise numerous issues and problems, many of which are also important to deal with in practice. Over years, a powerful collection of approaches, concepts, techniques and algorithms has been developed.

However, many problems remain open, new issues arise in recent data models like XML, semi-structured, graph-based, RDF and probabilistic among others, some widely used in practice, and updates have recently known a new gain of interest.

The goal of the workshop is to address open problems in general and new issues in recent models, by bringing together academics, practitioners, users and vendors. It is also to stimulate discussions on reviewing existing results, possibly w.r.t. new issues, and on the connections between the different topics in update management, as well as on future trends.

Topics of Interest

We solicit submissions describing original contributions, from both researchers and practitioners. The scope of the workshop includes but is not limited to:

  • Updates in any data model, and in particular XML and recent models
  • Update languages
  • Conflicting or inconsistent updates
  • Independence between views and updates for optimization
  • Type systems for update validation
  • Incremental validation
  • Incremental query evaluation and view maintenance
  • Updates and provenance
  • Probabilistic updates and updates on probabilistic databases
  • Dynamic constraints
  • Schema update languages and schema evolution
  • View updates
  • Access control and privacy issues in the presence of updates
  • Effects of updates on indexing structures
  • Implementation issues
  • Update support in systems/products
  • Effects of updates on applications
  • Relationships between updates and versions
  • RDF updates

Paper Publication

All papers for the EDBT/ICDT 2010 event (EDBT, ICDT, Workshops, Tutorials) will be published in the same way, as follows (see EDBT CFP). The proceedings will appear in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. The access to the electronic proceedings will be completely free.

The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the formal proceedings of other symposia or workshops. All authors of accepted papers will be expected to sign copyright release forms. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to present it at the workshop.

Papers will be made available in online conference proceedings, possibly hosted within the ACM Digital Library (subject to approval). To enable conference attendees and the general community to glimpse at the content a bit ahead of the conference, we plan to make the papers electronically available before the conference, on March 15, 2010. Authors are thus encouraged to make sure the necessary patent issues are solved and enable publication by this date.

Important Dates

  • Final Deadline: Wednesday 25 November 2009
  • Notification to Authors: 15 December 2009
  • Camera Ready Copy: 10 January 2010
  • Workshop: 22 March 2010

Submission Guidelines

Paper submission will be electronic. All formatting should follow ACM guidelines. The length of a submission should be no more than 8 pages.

Submission site is closed.

Organizing Committee

  • Giovanna Guerrini
  • Marco Mesiti
  • Emmanuel Waller

Program Committee

  • Zohra Bellahsene
  • Michael Benedikt
  • James Cheney
  • Dario Colazzo
  • Wouter Gelade
  • Francoise Gire
  • Giorgio Ghelli
  • H. V. Jagadish
  • Eric Pardede
  • Pierre Senellart
  • Jerome Simeon
  • Val Tannen


We wish to thank the Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI) of the University of Paris South at Orsay, for providing a grant to support the organization of the event.


Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique