Dr LING Tok Wang is a professor of the Department of Computer Science,
School of Computing
National University of Singapore.
He was the Head of IT Division, Deputy Head of the Department of Information
Systems and Computer Science, and Vice Dean of the School of Computing
of the University.
Before joining the University as a lecturer in 1979, he was a scientific
staff at Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Canada.
He received his Ph.D. and M.Math., both in Computer Science, from
University of Waterloo (Canada) and B.Sc.(1st class Hons) in Mathematics from
Nanyang University (Singapore).
His research interests include Data Modeling, Entity-Relationship Approach,
Object-Oriented Data Model, Normalization Theory, Logic and Database,
Integrity Constraint Checking, Semi-Structured Data Model, XML twig pattern
query processing, and XML keyword query processing.
He has published more than 190 international journal/conference papers and
chapters in books, all in database research areas. He also co-edited
12 conference and workshop proceedings, co-authored one book, and edited one
He organized and served as a program committee co-chair of 6 international
database conferences, namely
4th Int Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications,
Singapore, April 11-14, 1995.
4th Int Conference on Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases,
Singapore, Dec 1995.
17th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
Singapore, Nov 16 - 20, 1998
3rd International Conference On Web Information Systems Engineering
Singapore, Dec 12-14, 2002.
22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 13-16, 2003
30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
Brussels, Belgium, Oct.31 0 Nov 3, 2011.
He organized and served as a conference co-chair of the following
He served on the steering committees of 4 international conferences:
DOOD'95 Post-Conference Workshops on Integration of Knowledge Discovery
in Databases and Object-Oriented Databases, and Temporal Reasoning in
Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases. National University of Singapore,
8 Dec 1995.
The 8th International Parallel Computing Workshop, Singapore, 7-8 Sept 1998.
NSF-NSTB sponsored workshop on Internet and Databases, in conjunction
The first International Conference on Human.Society@Internet,
July 4-6, 2001, Seoul, Korea.
The Second International Conference on Human.Society@Internet,
June 18-20, 2003, Seoul, Korea.
5th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management,
July 15-17, 2004, Dalian, China
23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
November 8-12, 2004, Shanghai, China
The 10th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications
April 18-20, 2005, Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
The Third International Conference on Human.Society@Internet
Tokyo, Japan, July 2005
Honorary Chair of
The 11th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications
April 12-15, 2006, Hilton Hotel, Singapore
International Conference on Management of Data
June 11-14, 2007, Beijing, China.
36th International Conference on Very Large Data Base
August 2010, Singapore.
He serves/served on the program committee of nearly 150
such as VLDB, CIKM, EDBT, ER, DASFAA, DOOD, DEXA, CoopIS, DOLAP, DaWaK, ADC, etc.
He is a member of the steering committee of
the International Conference on
Conceptual Modeling (ER Conference),
previously called International
Conference on Entity Relationship Approach. He was the Vice Chair and Chair
of the ER Conference for the periods from 1998 to 2000 and from 2000 to 2002,
He was a member, Vice Chair, Chair and Advisor of the steering committee of
the International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications
from 1991 to 2007, and now he is an emeritus member.
He is a steering committee member of
the International Conference on Human.Society@Internet (HSI)
from 2001 to 2005.
He was a steering committee member of
the International Conference on Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases
He is an editor of the below international journals
- Data & Knowledge Engineering
- Journal of Database Management
- Journal of Data Semantics
- Journal of Information and Data Management
- Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (as a member of the International Advisory Board)
He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of
Singapore Computer Society, and an ER Fellow.
He received the ACM Recognition of Service Award in 2007, the DASFAA
Outstanding Contributions Award in 2010, and the Peter P. Chen Award in 2011.
Selected Journal and Conference Papers
XML Query Processing, Schema Integration, Object-Relationship-Attribute Model
for Semistructured Data (ORA-SS), etc.
List of my publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server
IC52C1: Distributed and
Parallel Database Systems
CS4221: Database Design
CS2102S: Database Systems
Some information on Database Conferences and Bibliography Servers
List of Computer Science Conferences & Workshops
International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER)
International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA)
International Conference on Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases (DOOD)
DBLP - Computer Science Bibliography Server
ACM SIGMOD Antholog