The 1st International Workshop on Updates in XML (Updates 2010)
Collocated with EDBT/ICDT 2010. March 22, 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland
This volume contains papers selected for presentation at the 1st International Workshop on Updates in XML (Updates 2010), held in conjunction with the EDBT/ICDT conference in Lausanne (Switzerland) on March 22, 2010.
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.
In response to the call for papers, 11 high quality submissions were received. Each paper was carefully reviewed by at least three members of the program committee and external reviewers. As a result of this process, 6 long papers have been selected for presentation at the workshop.
The accepted papers cover a large variety of both practical and theoretical topics on updates, in XML and other models such as RDF, probabilistic XML, and relational, ranging from dynamic labelling schemes and schema evolution, to view updates, and updates and functional dependencies.