International Workshop on

Foundations of Models for Information Integration (FMII-2001)

As the 10th Workshop in the Series
Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects (FMLDO)

Viterbo (near Rome), Italy
16-18 September, 2001
(immediately after VLDB-2001)

The 10th FMLDO workshop is a continuation the tradition that commenced in 1989 with a series of international workshops that were specifically devoted to the Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects. The primary principle of this particular workshop series is focusing on one selected theme which will be different each year, and to offer the useful opportunity for an in-depth exchange of original ideas and personal experiences between some of the best database researchers found locally. This year the main focus is on the Foundations of Models for Information Integration. These proceedings are tol be printed by Springer-Verlag as a part of the Lecture Notes in the series on Computer Science. Participation in the workshop is by invitation.

The workshop will be made up of a series of talks by three invited speakers:

FMII-2001 will be held in Viterbo (near Rome), Italy, 16-18 September, 2001, as an affiliate event with the 27th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB-2001, Rome, Italy, 11-14 September, 2001).
FMII-2001 will be immediately after the 8th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation meets Databases (KRDB-2001, 15 September, 2001, chaired by Maurizio Lenzerini).

The workshop will take place in Viterbo, one of the most famous medieval towns of Italy. Still enclosed within its walls, Viterbo has preserved a medieval appearance surprisingly unaltered and is even more colourful due to the survival of the ancient artisan traditions. Churches, edifices, towers, fountains, and the quarter of Saint Pellegrino, are all immersed together with its ancient construction of rock in an extraordinary captivating atmosphere. Viterbo was once the chief town of Tuscia, an area once possessed by the Etruscans, and boasts of archeological findings of this ancient and mysterious civilization found within its vicinity. Viterbo is 80 Km at North of Rome (with its airport, Fiumicino FCO), 150 Km at South of Florence, 90 Km at South of Siena, and 40 Km at West of Orvieto. The city is easily reachable from Rome and Florence by train or by bus.

Accommodation will consist of double or single rooms that all have their own bathrooms, full air conditioning and heating and the usual creature comforts for your convenience.