Swiss Informatics Society

Special Interest Group

on Information Systems


About DBTA


DBTA was founded in 1986 as the database interest group of the Swiss Informatics Society (SI). The original goal was to promote exchange between research theory at universities and research labs, and practitioners such as application developers, database administrators and IT managers, resulting in the name DBTA as an abbreviation of Data Base Theory and Applications. Over the years, the main interests of both researchers and practitioners has expanded to address issues of large-scale distribution and integration of heterogeneous information services. Therefore nowadays DBTA interests include, not only traditional database technologies, but also topic such as web information systems, ontologies, XML data management, service-oriented architectures and information retrieval systems. To reflect this change, it was decided in 2004 that although the short name DBTA would remain, it should now be known as the sepcial interest group in information systems.

Swiss Informatics Society

The Swiss Informatics Society (SI) promotes all aspects of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Switzerland, covering research, education, development and applications.

More information is available on the SI web site.

DBTA Mailing List

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DBTA Byelaws

Document in German
Document in French


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