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Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems XVIII

Special Issue on Database- and Expert-Systems Applications

  • Abdelkader Hameurlain
  • Josef Küng
  • Roland Wagner
  • Hendrik Decker
  • Lenka Lhotska
  • Sebastian Link

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8980)

Also part of the Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems book sub series (TLDKS, volume 8980)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Trevor Bench-Capon, Katie Atkinson, Adam Wyner
    Pages 1-29
  3. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Verena Geist, Christa Illibauer, Felix Kossak, Christine Natschläger-Carpella, Theodorich Kopetzky et al.
    Pages 30-52
  4. Lasanthi Heendaliya, Dan Lin, Ali Hurson
    Pages 80-114
  5. Denis Dimitrov, Lisa Singh, Janet Mann
    Pages 115-152
  6. Yi Song, Stéphane Bressan, Gillian Dobbie
    Pages 153-179
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-207

About this book


The LNCS journal Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems focuses on data management, knowledge discovery, and knowledge processing, which are core and hot topics in computer science. Since the 1990s, the Internet has become the main driving force behind application development in all domains. An increase in the demand for resource sharing across different sites connected through networks has led to an evolution of data- and knowledge-management systems from centralized systems to decentralized systems enabling large-scale distributed applications providing high scalability. Current decentralized systems still focus on data and knowledge as their main resource. Feasibility of these systems relies basically on P2P (peer-to-peer) techniques and the support of agent systems with scaling and decentralized control. Synergy between grids, P2P systems, and agent technologies is the key to data- and knowledge-centered systems in large-scale environments. This, the 18th issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, contains extended and revised versions of seven papers presented at the 24th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2013, held in Prague, in the Czech Republic, in August 2013. Following the conference, and two further rounds of reviewing and selection, five extended papers and two invited keynote papers were chosen for inclusion in this special issue. The subject areas covered include argumentation, e-government, business processes, predictive traffic estimation, semantic model integration, top-k query processing, uncertainty handling, graph comparison, community detection, genetic programming, and web services.


QoS Web services argumentation business process modeling community detection comparison queries dialogues e-participation genetic programming graph query language greedy search multi-criteria information retrieval policy making query operators ranking similarity queries top-k query processing traffic estimation uncertain graphs values

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdelkader Hameurlain
    • 1
  • Josef Küng
    • 2
  • Roland Wagner
    • 3
  • Hendrik Decker
    • 4
  • Lenka Lhotska
    • 5
  • Sebastian Link
    • 6
  1. 1.IRIT, Paul Sabatier UniversityToulouseFrance
  2. 2.FAW, University of LinzLinzAustria
  3. 3.FAW, University of LinzLinzAustria
  4. 4.Instituto Tecnológico de InformáticaValenciaSpain
  5. 5.Czech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  6. 6.The University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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