The 10th FMLDO workshop continues the tradition started in 1989 of a series of international workshops devoted to the Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects. The main principle of this workshop series is to focus on one selected theme different from year to year, and to offer the opportunity for in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences between the best database researchers in the area. This year research papers on the Foundations of Models for Information Integration are solicited. Papers emphasising foundations of emerging topics within the theme are especially welcome.

FMII-2001 will last three days, and in order to stimulate extensive discussions the time for the presentation of a long (short) paper will be 60 (30) minutes followed by about 30 (15) minutes of discussion. Furthermore, participants will be asked in advance to prepare a response to the work presented. In addition to the talks, there will be working groups which concentrate on current research topics and try to develop a common understanding of the problems involved. Participation to the workshop will be by invitation based on the review process of submitted papers. The proceedings will be printed by Springer-Verlag within the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

The workshop will enjoy the talks of 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 co-located with the 8th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation meets Databases (KRDB-2001, 15 September, 2001, chaired by Maurizio Lenzerini).


Views and Data Warehousing
Loading and Maintaining the Data Warehouse
World-Wide and Mobile Data Services
Database and Agent Support for Ubiquitous and Continuous Operations
Distributed and Integrated Data Semantics
Large Scale Data Distribution
Data Integration and Interoperability
Fusion of Heterogeneous Data Sources
Methodologies for Data Extraction
Methodologies for Data Cleaning and Reconciliation
Dealing with Data Inconsistencies
Ontologies and Models for Semantic Data Integration
Logic in Information Integration
Deductive Databases and Knowledge Bases Technologies for Integration
Verification and Validation of Distributed Information Systems
Federations of Engineering and Scientific Databases
On-Line Analytical Processing
Agent-based Integration of Heterogeneous Data
Query Answering and Query Processing on the Web
Role of Metadata and Semistructured Data in Integration
Paradigms for Global Information Processing on the Web and Web Warehousing
Quality Factors and Metrics in Information Integration


Alberto Mendelzon, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Alex Borgida, Rutgers Univ., USA
Dan Suciu, Univ. of Washington, USA
David Toman, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Divesh Srivastava, ATT Labs - Research, USA
Elisa Bertino, Univ. of Milano, Italy
Giuseppe De Giacomo, Univ. of Rome 1, Italy
Gosta Grahne, Concordia Univ., Canada
Gottfried Vossen, Univ. of Munster, Germany
Gunter Saake, Univ. of Magdeburg, Germany
Jan Chomicki, SUNY at Buffalo, USA
Ioana Stanoi, IBM, USA
Jan Van den Bussche, Univ. of Limburg, Belgium
John Mylopoulos, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Letizia Tanca, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Luigi Palopoli, Univ. di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Marie-Christine Rousset, Univ. of Paris-Sud, France
Mary Fernandez, ATT Labs - Research, USA
Matthias Jarke, Aachen Univ. of Technology, Germany
Maurizio Rafanelli, IASI-CNR, Italy
Michele Missikoff, CNR, Italy
Oliver Duschka, McKinsey & Company Inc., Germany
Ralf Kuesters, Univ. of Kiel, Germany
Sibel Adali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Silvana Castano, Univ. of Milano, Italy
Sonia Bergamaschi, Univ. of Modena, Italy
Stefan Brass, Univ. of Giessen, Germany
Tova Milo, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel
Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International, USA
Werner Nutt, Heriot-Watt Univ., United Kingdom
Yannis Ioannidis, Univ. of Athens, Greece


Enrico Franconi (Chair), Univ. of Manchester, United Kingdom - ([email protected])
Ken Barker, Univ. of Calgary, Canada - ([email protected])
Diego Calvanese, Univ. of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy - ([email protected])


Stefan Conrad (Chair), Univ. of Munich, Germany - ([email protected])


Deadline for submissions: 27 May 2001
Notification of acceptance: 2 July 2001
Final papers due: 5 August 2001
FMII-2001 Workshop: 16-18 September 2001


Extended abstracts of up to 15 pages (LaTeX article 12pt, US letter or A4 paper) for long presentations and 5 pages for short presentations. Check the workshop web page for the submission procedure.


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.

Information regarding registration and travel will be announced closer to the date of the workshop. Check the workshop page for updates. Participation to the workshop will be by invitation only.

Enquiries about the workshop can be made by mailing to the FMII-2001 workshop chair.

The FMII-2001 web page is at

Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects