Dr. LING Tok Wang

Professor

Department of Computer Science
School of Computing
National University of Singapore
Computing 1 (COM1)
13 Computing Drive
Singapore 117417

Email: lingtw@comp.nus.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6516-2734
Fax: (65) 6779-4580
Office: COM2-03-01



Dr LING Tok Wang is a professor of the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing at the 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, XML Keyword Query Processing, and Relational Database Keyword Query Processing.

He has published more than 200 international journal/conference papers and chapters in books, all in database research areas. He also co-edited 13 conference and workshop proceedings, co-authored one book, and edited one book.


Professional Activities

He organized and served as a program committee co-chair of 6 international database conferences, namely

  1. 4th Int Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, (DASFAA'95), Singapore, April 11-14, 1995.
  2. 4th Int Conference on Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases, (DOOD'95). Singapore, Dec 1995.
  3. 17th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'98), Singapore, Nov 16 - 20, 1998
  4. 3rd International Conference On Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE'02), Singapore, Dec 12-14, 2002.
  5. 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'03) Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 13-16, 2003
  6. 30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2011) Brussels, Belgium, Oct.31 0 Nov 3, 2011.

He organized and served as a conference co-chair of the following conference/workshops:

  1. 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.
  2. The 8th International Parallel Computing Workshop, Singapore, 7-8 Sept 1998.
  3. NSF-NSTB sponsored workshop on Internet and Databases, in conjunction with ER'98.
  4. The first International Conference on Human.Society@Internet, July 4-6, 2001, Seoul, Korea.
  5. The Second International Conference on Human.Society@Internet, June 18-20, 2003, Seoul, Korea.
  6. 5th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, (WAIM'04), July 15-17, 2004, Dalian, China
  7. 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'04), November 8-12, 2004, Shanghai, China
  8. The 10th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA'05) April 18-20, 2005, Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
  9. The Third International Conference on Human.Society@Internet (HSI'05) Tokyo, Japan, July 2005
  10. Honorary Chair of The 11th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA'06) April 12-15, 2006, Hilton Hotel, Singapore
  11. International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD'07) June 11-14, 2007, Beijing, China.
  12. 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Base (VLDB 2010) August 2010, Singapore.
  13. The Second International Workshop on XML Data Management(XMLDM) In conjunction with the 13th Asia-Pacific Web Conference(APWeb2011), April 18, 2011, Beijing, China, http://datasearch.ruc.edu.cn/XMLDM2011/
  14. The third XML-DM workshop in conjunction with WAIM 2011, 14 Sept 2011, Wuhan, China, http://datasearch.ruc.edu.cn/XMLDM11/
  15. The Third Int Workshop on Keyword Search on Structured Data (KEYS 2012) in conjunction with Sigmod 2012, May 20, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  16. Honorary Chair of The 19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2014) 21-24 April 2014, Bali, Indonesia.
  17. International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp 2015) 9-11 Feb 2015, Jeju Island, Korea.
  18. PhD Colloquium Co-chair of the 20th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, Hanoi, Vietnam, 20 April 2015.
He serves/served on the steering committees of 4 international conferences:
  1. 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, respectively.
  2. He is a member of the steering committee of the International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp).
  3. He was a member, Vice Chair, Chair and Advisor of the steering committee of the International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA) from 1991 to 2007, and now he is an emeritus member.
  4. He is a steering committee member of the International Conference on Human.Society@Internet (HSI) from 2001 to 2005.
  5. He was a steering committee member of the International Conference on Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases (DOOD).
He serves/served on the program committee of more than 150 international database conferences such as VLDB, CIKM, EDBT, ER, DASFAA, DOOD, DEXA, CoopIS, DOLAP, DaWaK, ADC, etc.

He is an editor of the below international journals

  1. Data & Knowledge Engineering
  2. Journal of Database Management
  3. Journal of Data Semantics
  4. Journal of Information and Data Management
  5. Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (as a member of the International Advisory Board)

He is an ER Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a Life Senior Member of IEEE, and a Senior Member of Singapore Computer Society. 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

  • Papers on XML Query Processing, Schema Integration, Object-Relationship-Attribute Model for Semistructured Data (ORA-SS), etc.

  • List of my publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server


    Teaching

  • 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