Barbara Catania is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer and Information
Sciences of the University of Genova, Italy, where she is the head of the Database
and Information System Group.
In 1993, she graduated from the University of Genoa, Italy, in Information Sciences.
She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Milan, Italy,
in 1998. She has since been Visiting Researcher at the European Computer-Industry
Research Center of Bull, ICL, and Siemens in Munich, Germany, and at the National
University of Singapore.
Her main research interests include: deductive and constraint databases, spatial
and geographic databases, XML and Web databases, pattern management, indexing techniques,
and access control. On these topics she has published several papers in refereed
journals and in proceedings of international conferences and symposia.
She is also a co-author of the books "Indexing Techniques for Advanced Database
Systems" 1997 (Kluwer Academic Publishers), "Intelligent Database Systems" 2001
(Addison Wesley), "Introduction to Database Systems" 2003 (McGraw-Hill Education,
She has served and will serve as: Co-Chair of the DataX Workshop at EDBT '04 and
at EDBT'06; Co-Chair of the First ECOOP'00 Workshop on XML and Object Technology
(XOT'00); Publicity Chair of the 7th ACM Symposium of Access Control Models and
Barbara is in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Web Information
Systems (IJWIS). She is a member of the ACM.