„Data administration”

In the workshop “Culture and Informatics – Data Administration”, the state of the art as well as future developments in data management were presented on the one hand. On the other hand, information was provided about already established or planned applications.

The conference was held within the framework of the Information Society Foundation Berlin of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation for Communication Research. It was organized by the INKA research group at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie.

The aim of the event was to analyze the development of database technology and the development of applications in the field of data management, data organization and information retrieval. Furthermore, development trends were to be analyzed and predicted. Various milestones of database technology and related applications were discussed and the economic, societal and scientific potential was examined in more detail.

The conference program was opened by Professors Semlinger, Oßwald and Wloka, who informed about problems of data management, milestones of database technology and programming standards.
The conference continued in the afternoon with reports from the business world. Here, both large manufacturers of database software and users reported on database management systems, XML, the management of non-rational data sets, and daily problems and solution strategies in dealing with large database systems. The conference ended with contributions on efficient component-based application development, search strategies and the use of databases and web applications.

The exchange of ideas on the information society and the development of data management was also to take place on other topics. Thus, the impact of modern information and communication technologies and especially the data collection passion on communication and information processes in both professional and private environments was discussed, deficits of today’s technology were revealed and new research was initiated. Furthermore, the impact on the preparation of the content to be communicated was examined and outstanding solutions of the use of database technology were demonstrated.

The speakers took positions on the various specialist topics and developments, exchanged ideas beyond the workshop and set work priorities for future joint projects.

Download: Programme KuI 2007