By Joaquim Filipe, José Cordeiro
This booklet includes the easiest papers of the tenth foreign convention on company info platforms (ICEIS 2008), held within the urban of Barcelona (Spain), geared up via the Institute for platforms and applied sciences of data, regulate and Com- nication (INSTICC) in cooperation with AAAI and co-sponsored through WfMC. ICEIS has develop into an incredible element of touch among study scientists, engineers and practitioners within the region of industrial purposes of knowledge structures. This 12 months, 5 simultaneous tracks have been held, masking varied facets with regards to company computing, together with: “Databases and knowledge platforms Integration,” “Artificial Intelligence and selection aid Systems,” “Information platforms research and Specification,” “Software brokers and net Computing” and “Human–Computer Interaction.” All tracks enthusiastic about real-world purposes and highlighted the advantages of details platforms and know-how for and companies, therefore creating a bridge among academia and company. Following the good fortune of 2007, ICEIS 2008 got 665 paper submissions from greater than forty international locations. In all, sixty two papers have been released and awarded as complete papers, i.e., accomplished paintings (8 pages in lawsuits / 30-min oral presentations), and 183 papers, reflecting work-in-progress or place papers, have been approved for brief pr- entation and one other 161 for poster presentation.
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Furthermore, XML has become a widely used native data format. The W3C has developed XPath  as a query language for XML data. XPath is embedded in many other languages like the XQuery query language and the XSLT language for transforming XML data. The name of XPath derives from its basic concept, the path expression, with which the user can hierarchically address the nodes of the XML data. The user of XPath may not only use simple relationships like parent-child, but also more complex relationships like the descendant relationship, which is the transitive closure of the parent-child relationship.
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