Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2007 Workshops
Workshops are an e?ective means to discuss relevant and new research issues and share innovative and exciting ideas. Therefore, they are an essential part of scienti?c conferences. In highly dynamic ?elds of researchand development with strong interaction between academia and industry, workshops are instrumental insharingideas,discussingnewconceptsandtechnologiesthatcould?nallylead to industrial uptake of research results. The International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering - dresses issues that require focused discussions. In this year’s WISE conference, held in Nancy, France, during December 3–6, and hosted by Nancy University andINRIAGrand-Est,theProgramCommitteeselectedsixworkshops,focusing on speci?c research issues related to Web information systems engineering. The workshops were organized by international experts in the respective ?elds; each workshop set up an International Program Committee that carefully selected the workshop contributions. The Approaches and Architectures for Web Data Integration and Mining in Life Sciences, workshop (chaired by Marie-Dominique Devignes and Malika Sma¨ ?l-Tabbone) focused on the e?ective and e?cient management and tra- formation of scienti?c data in the life sciences. By appropriate concepts and Web information systems, the bottlenecks for research in the life sciences that have shifted from data production to data integration, pre-processing, ana- sis/mining, and interpretation can be overcome.