Second International Workshop "Dependability Aspects on Data
WArehousing and Mining applications" DAWAM 2007. --> Workshop -->DAWAM
    * Conference: April, 10th - April, 13th 2007


in conjunction with The Second International Conference on
Availability, Reliability and Security - ARES 2007
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Nowadays, the rapid growth of information technologies has brought
tremendous opportunities for data sharing, integration, and analysis
across multiple distributed, heterogeneous data sources. In the past
decade, data warehousing and mining are the well-known technologies
used for data analysis and knowledge discovery in vast domain of

Data mining technology has emerged as a means of identifying
patterns and trends from large quantities of data. Data mining has
used a data warehousing model of gathering all data into a central
site, then running an algorithm against that data.

A growing attention has been paid to the study, development and
application of data warehousing and mining. Nevertheless,
dependability aspects in these applications such as availability,
reliability, integrity, privacy, and security issues are still being
investigated. For example, in data warehousing applications, privacy
considerations may prevent the approach of collecting data into the
centralized warehouse because each data source has different privacy
policy. Furthermore, the complexity of security increases as
different sources of information are combined. Reliable, consistent
and trustworthy of information are also significant requirements in
data warehousing applications. Data mining has been shown to be
beneficial in confronting various types of attacks to computer
systems such as fraud detection, intrusion prevention. In some
applications, e.g. clinic information system, government management,
business competitive information, it is required to apply the mining
algorithms without observing the confidential data values thus
demands the privacy preservation. There are also many challenging
issues that need further investigation in the context of data mining
from both privacy and security perspectives such as mining of
imbalanced data, bioinformatics data, streaming data, ubiquitous
computing data, grid computing data etc.

The goals of this workshop are to bring together users, engineers and
researchers (from industry and academy) alike to present their recent
work, discuss and identify problems, synergize different views of
techniques and policies, and brainstorm future research directions on
various dependability aspects of data warehousing and data mining
applications. We strongly encourage researchers and practitioners
with interest in the areas of reliability, availability, privacy and
security, databases, data warehousing, data mining, and statistics
to submit their experience, and/or research results.

Topics related to any of dependability aspects in data warehousing
and mining, theory, systems and applications are of interest. These
include, but are not limited to the following areas:

. Dependability and fault tolerance
. High Availability and Disaster Recovery
. Survivability of evaluative systems
. Reliability and Robustness Issues
. Accuracy and reliability of responses
. Reliable and Failure Tolerant Business Process Integration
. Reliable Event Management and Data Stream Processing
. Failure Tolerant and trustworthy Sensor Networks
. Highly available data warehouses for business processes integration
. Handling different or incompatible formats, and erroneous data
. Privacy and security policies and social impact of data mining
. Privacy preserving data integration
. Access control techniques and secure data models
. Encryption & Authentication
. Pseudonymization and Encryption
. Anonymization and pseudonymization
. Trust management, and security
· Security in Aggregation and Generalization
· User Profile Based Security
· Secure multi-party computation
· Secondary use of personal data, clinic data, credit record
· Fraud and misuse detection
· Intrusion detection and tolerance
· Data mining applications for terrorist detection
· Private queries by a (semi-trusted) third party
· Query authentication, logging, auditing, access control and
authorization policies

The program of the workshop will be a combination of invited talks,
paper/poster presentations and discussions.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: December, 17th 2006
Author Notification: January, 14th 2007
Author Registration: January, 21st 2007
Proceedings Version: January, 21st 2007
Conference/Workshop: April 10-13th, 2007

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit research and application papers in IEEE
Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns,
single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and
number each page). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society

Author Guidelines at the following web page:


Submission are classified into 2 categories (1) full paper (8
pages) and (2) short paper (5 pages) representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Contact author must provide the following information: paper title,
authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail
address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five
keywords and register at our ARES website:

You can also prepare your paper in PDF file and send it to the
workshop co-chair: Dr. Nguyen Manh Tho, Institute of Software
Technology, Vienna University of Technology, via email:

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the
conference. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing
and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the
notification of acceptance.

All accepted papers (full and short papers) will be published as ISBN
proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society. Based on quality and
referee reviews, some papers not suitable for acceptance as full paper
will be accepted for presentation at DAWAM 2007 as short paper or
Poster presentation category and will be also included in the IEEE

A selected number of papers will be nominated to be published as
special issues in appropriate journals such as Journal of automatic
and trusted computing (JoATC).

Workshop Organizer Co-chairs
Jimmy Huang, Prof.,
School of Information Technology,
York University,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3

Josef Schiefer, Ph.D.
Senactive IT-Dienstleistungs GmbH,
Phorusgasse 8
A1040 Vienna, Austria

Nguyen Manh Tho, Ph.D. (main contact)
Institute of Software Technique and Interactive System,
Vienna University of Technology,
Favoriten strasse 9-11/188
A1040 Vienna, Austria

Program Committee
Jemal Abbawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University, USA
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria at Varese, Italy
Pawan Chowdhary, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Hervé Debar, France Télé R&D, France
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain
Ulrich Flegel, University of Dortmund, Germany
Tyrone Grandison, IBM Almaden Research, USA
Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Christopher Kruegel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Xue Li, The University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia
Zongwei Luo, The University of Hong Kong, China
Henrique Madeira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Michael May, Fraunhofer AIS, Germany
Nasrullah Memon, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark
Taneli Mielikäinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Tho Manh Nguyen, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Daniel O'Leary, University of Southern California, USA
Torsten Priebe, Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG, Vienna, Austria
Raghav Rao, SUNY at Buffalo, USA
Yücel Saygin, Sabanci University, Turkey
Josef Schiefer, Senactive IT-Dienstleistungs GmbH, Austria
Ben Soh, La Trobe University, Australia
Toshihiro Tabata, Okayama University, Japan
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
Vassilios S. Verykios, University of Thessaly, Greece
Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University, USA
Yanjiang Yang, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Justin Zhan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sheng Zhong, SUNY at Buffalo, USA