Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems

4th International Workshop, NGITS’99 Zikhron-Yaakov, Israel, July 5–7, 1999 Proceedings

  • Ron Y. Pinter
  • Shalom Tsur
Conference proceedings NGITS 1999

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1649)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Invited Talk I

    1. Jeffrey D. Ullman
      Pages 1-1
  3. Web Exploration

    1. Ziv Bar-Yossef, Yaron Kanza, Yakov Kogan, Yehoshua Sagiv, Werner Nutt
      Pages 2-19
    2. David Konopnicki, Oded Shmueli
      Pages 20-39
    3. Claudia Oliveira, Luis Gustavo, Varges Resende, Roberto Lehmann
      Pages 50-57
  4. Database Technology

    1. Andreas Henrich, Stefan Jamin
      Pages 58-75
    2. Ouri Wolfson, Prasad Sistla, Bo Xu, Jutai Zhou, Sam Chamberlain, Yelena Yesha et al.
      Pages 112-119
    3. Mengchi Liu
      Pages 120-137
    4. Mati Golani, Opher Etzion
      Pages 159-172
  5. Storage, Meta Information, Ontologies, and Software Engineering

    1. Yitzhak Birk, Mark Mokryn
      Pages 173-189
    2. Vassilis Christophides, Catherine Houstis, Spyros Lalis, Hariklia Tsalapata
      Pages 190-202
    3. Martin Schönhoff, Markus Strässler
      Pages 203-220
    4. Orit Edelstein, Avi Yaeli, Gabi Zodik
      Pages 229-236
  6. Invited Talk II

  7. Agent and Workflow Management Technology

    1. Pinar Koksal, Ibrahim Cingil, Asuman Dogac
      Pages 238-255
    2. Yoad Gidron, Israel Ben-Shaul, Yariv Aridor
      Pages 267-276
  8. Data Warehousing and Mining

    1. Svetlozar Nestorov, Shalom Tsur⋆
      Pages 295-311
    2. David Carmel, Yoëlle S. Maarek
      Pages 312-325
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 327-327

About these proceedings


The Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems (NGITS) wo- shop series is a biannual event held in Israel since 1993. Like its predecessors, NGITS’99 brings together active members of the international research com- nity interested in information technology and knowledge based systems. Many of the base technologies in the traditional areas of database management systems, information retrieval, and resource optimization, are being deployed nowadays in novel systems and applications that ?ourish with the astonishing increase in computational power, storage capacity, communication, and - of course - the advent of the world-wide web. These new fronts, in turn, present an ever gr- ing set of challenges to the technologies, such as data availability, information integrity, and knowledge extraction, fuelling an exciting set of activities. Our workshop clearly re?ects this trend, o?ering a rich sample of the state of the art at the close of the millennium and a glimpse of what is to come in the next one. In response to the call for papers, we received 34 high quality submissions, 22 of which were carefully selected by the Program Committee for presentation at the workshop and inclusion in these proceedings. These include 17 full length papers as well as 5 short papers (that will be accompanied by demonstrations during the workshop). In addition, it is our pleasure to feature two invited talks, given by Professor J. Ullman of Stanford University and IBM Fellow C. Mohan.


Agent Technology Database Technology Internet Technology Web-Based Information Systems Workflow Management World Wide Web data warehouse database information technology management ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ron Y. Pinter
    • 1
  • Shalom Tsur
    • 2
  1. 1.Matam - Advanced Technology CenterIBM Research Laboratory in HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.SurroMed, Inc.Palo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66225-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48521-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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