Advances in Information Systems
This volume contains the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on AdvancesinInformationSystems(ADVIS)heldinIzmir,Turkey,20–22October, 2004. This was the third conference dedicated to the memory of Prof. Esen Ozkarahan. We are very proud to continue this tradition and keep the memory of this outstanding scientist. The third conference covered many of the topics of the second one: databases and data warehouses, information systems development and management, - formation retrieval, distributed and parallel data processing, and evolutionary algorithms. Besides them some of the hot topics related to information systems were included in the scope of this conference, such as data mining and kno- edge discovery, Web information systems development, information privacy and security, multimedia information systems, and network management. This year we received 203 submissions from which the Program Committee selected 61 papers for presentation at the conference. The success of the conference was dependent upon the hard work of a large number of people. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the members of the Program Committee who did their best to review all submitted papers. We also thank all the specialists who helped us in reviewing the papers. We appreciated the constant support and help from the Rector of Dokuz Eylul University, Prof. Dr. Emin Alici. I would like to express my personal gratitude to Natalya Cheremnykh and Olga Drobyshevich for their help in producing the camera-ready version of these proceedings.