Thirteenth Italian Symposium on
Sistemi Evoluti per Basi di Dati

Brixen-Bressanone (near Bozen-Bolzano), Italy
19-22 June, 2005

    The 2005 edition of the SEBD Symposium will take place in Brixen-Bressanone, Italy, from the 19th to the 22nd of June 2005. Arrived this year to its thirteenth edition, SEBD is the major annual event of the Italian research community in the database field. The symposium is thought as a gathering forum to meet, discuss and exchange experiences among all those, both in the academy and industry, who are interested in database systems and in all their broad range of applications.

The symposium will enjoy the talks of several invited speakers and tutorials:

  • Luigi Palopoli (tutorial: Biological Data Set Management: an Introduction)
  • John Mylopoulos and Alex Borgida (tutorial: From Semantic Data Models to the Semantic Web)
  • Rick Hull (invited talk: A Unified Framework for Web Services Composition)
  • Dan Suciu (invited talk: The Next Step in Data Management: Probabilistic Data)
  • Laks Lakshmanan (invited talk: To Give or not to Give: Just How Safe is Your Data?)

The symposium will take place in the charming town of Brixen-Bressanone, near Bozen-Bolzano in South Tirol at the heart of the Dolomites - the pink mountains of the Alps. Brixen-Bressanone, a bishop's residence, is distinguished by its mediaeval Gothic architecture. Here you can still breathe the atmosphere of an academic, theological tradition that has lasted for centuries and today the city also houses the Faculty of Education of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and a branch of the University of Padua. Like Bozen-Bolzano, Brixen-Bressanone has always been a crossroads of various cultures. Since the end of the Second World War Brixen-Bressanone has experienced a spurt in economic growth while consolidating its artistic and cultural vocation. Delegates who come to study here will find a comfortably-sized town of about 18,000 inhabitants, free of traffic problems. The mediaeval alleys and the wealth of historical references are an ideal starting point for excursions into the countryside and for practising a whole variety of sports and leisure activities. Leaving directly from the town centre delegates can set off on their bikes or on foot for excursions into the surrounding hills and mountains; a good example of a fine place for walking and biking is the Plose mountain, easily accessible by public transport, and which in the winter months becomes a favourite area for skiing and snowboarding. Brixen-Bressanone is on the main arterial road between Austria/Germany and Italy and it is easily accessible from everywhere by train, car, bus or plane.

Organized by: KRDB Research Centre at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; the DIS Department of the University of Rome La Sapienza; the DEI Department of the Polytechnical University of Milan.


KRDB Research Centre
Knowledge Representation meets Databases
Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking

Enrico Franconi