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       22nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 1996
 
                             September 3-6, 1996
 
                   Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai (Bombay), India
 
                     http://bhishma.cse.iitb.ernet/~vldb96
                      http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/vldb
 
 
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             CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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IMPORTANT:
    Early bird registration deadline has been extended to AUGUST 15.
    Registration information is attached at the end of this document.
 
 
The International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) is one of the
most renowned conferences in the field of databases. The annual VLDB
conference is run by the VLDB Endowment and has a distinguished history of 22
years which has established the conference at the centre of the
international database community.
 
The 22nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'96) will be
held in Mumbai (Bombay), India, from September 3rd to 6th. VLDB'96 is
sponsored by the Computer Society of India.
 
The VLDB Endowment, which runs the VLDB conferences, is a non-profit
organisation, and is governed by a board of trustees consisting of
pre-eminent members of the dtabase community, both academic and industrial.
The VLDB conferences are sponsored by leading database vendor companies as
well as leading companies that make extensive use of databases. Each year
the conference is held in a different location. In the recent past, VLDB
conferences have been held in locations such as Zurich, Switzerland (1995),
Santiago, Chile (1994), Dublin, Ireland (1993), Vancouver, Canada (1992),
Barcelona, Spain (1991) and Brisbane, Australia (1990).
 
 
Registration Information
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Note: Early bird registration deadline has been extended to AUGUST 15.
 
Registration information is attached to the END of this document.
Registration forms, as well as more information about the conference,
can be found on the Web at either of the URLs:
 
      http://bhishma.cse.iitb.ernet/~vldb96
      http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/vldb
 
 
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INVITED TALKS
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   Invited talks are given by leading persons in the field illuminating
   recent trends, and in some cases providing enlightening retrospective
   accounts as well.  This years program includes four invited talks.
 
   o Umang Gupta (Chairman, Centura Corp.)
 
     The Changing Landscape of the Software Industry and its Implications
         for India,
 
       Umang Gupta, the Chairman of Centura Corp will deliver the keynote
       address on the opening day. Gupta is the founder of Gupta
       Technologies, the creators of Gupta SQL.
 
   o Michael Carey
 
     Of Objects and Databases: A Decade of Turmoil
        (with David J. DeWitt)
 
       Michael Carey, from IBM Research - Almaden, is an author of the
       paper on EXODUS which appeared in VLDB 1986. This paper has been
       selected as the paper with the maximum impact in the last ten years
       from those published in VLDB'86. EXODUS is an extensible database
       system developed at the University of Wisconsin, Madison while Michael
       Carey was a faculty member there.
 
   o Don Haderle
 
      Title to be announced
 
       Don Haderle is an IBM Fellow and Director of Data Management
       Architecture and New Technology in the Software Solutions Divison of
       IBM Santa Teresa Labaratory. He is well known for his role as one of
       the founding architects of the IBM relational database product DB2 and
       is its chief architect since the early '80s.
 
    o Karl-Heinz Hess
 
      Very Large Databases in a Commercial Application Environment
 
       Karl-Heinz Hess is from SAP AG corporation which is a leading software
       vendor, providing solutions in the business applications arena.
 
 
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RESEARCH SESSIONS
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   Session 1 : Spatial Access Methods
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   Filter Trees for Managing Spatial Data over a Range of Size
   Granularities
   K. Sevcik, N. Koudas
 
   The X-tree : An Index Structure for High-dimensional data
   S. Berchtold, D. A. Keim, H.-P. Kriegel
 
   Analysis of n-dimensional quadtrees using the Hausdorff Fractal
   Dimension
   C. Faloutsos, V. Gaede
 
   Session 2 : Data Warehousing
   ----------------------------
 
   WATCHMAN : A Data Warehouse Intelligent Cache Manager
   P. Scheuermann, J. Shim, R. Vingralek
 
   Efficient Snapshot Differential Algorithms for Data Warehousing
   W. J. Labio, H. Garcia-Molina
 
   Incremental Maintenance of Externally Materialized Views
   M. Staudt, M. Jarke
 
   Session 3 : Query Optimization
   ------------------------------
 
   Optimization of Queries with User-defined Predicates
   S. Chaudhuri, K. Shim
 
   The Design and Implementation of a Sequence Database System
   P. Seshadri, M. Livny, R. Ramakrishnan
 
   EROC: A Toolkit for Building NEATO Query Optimizers
   W. McKenna, L. Burger, C. Hoang, M. Truong
 
   Session 4 : Data Mining
   -----------------------
 
   A new SQL-like Operator for Mining Association Rules
   R. Meo, G. Psaila, S. Ceri
 
   Sampling Large Databases for Finding Association Rules
   H. Toivonen
 
   Constructing Efficient Decision Trees by using Optimized Numeric
   Association Rules
   T. Fukuda, Y. Morimoto, S. Morishita, T. Tokuyama
 
   Session 5 : Query Processing - 1
   --------------------------------
 
   Reordering Query Execution in Tertiary Memory Databases
   S. Sarawagi, M. Stonebraker
 
   Query Processing Techniques for Multiversion Access Methods
   J.v.d. Bercken, B. Seeger
 
   Coalescing in Temporal Databases
   M. H. Bohlen, R. T. Snodgrass, M. D. Soo
 
   Session 6 : Querying and Information Retrieval
   ----------------------------------------------
 
   Effective & Efficient Document Ranking without using a Large Lexicon
   Y. Ogawa
 
   PESTO : An Integrated Query/Browser for Object Databases
   M. Carey, L. Haas, V. Maganty, J. Williams
 
   Fast Nearest-Neighbor Search in Medical Image Databases
   F. Korn, N. Sidiropoulos, C. Faloutsos, E. Siegel, Z. Protopapas
 
   Session 7 : Heterogeneous Databases - 1
   ---------------------------------------
 
   Query Decomposition and View Maintenance for Query Languages for
   Unstructured Data
   D. Suciu
 
   SchemaSQL - A Language for Interoperability in Relational
   Multi-database Systems
   L. V. S. Lakshmanan, F. Sadri, I. N. Subramanian
 
   Querying Heterogeneous Information Sources Using Source Descriptions
   A. Levy, A. Rajaraman, J. Ordille
 
   Session 8 : Database Applications
   ---------------------------------
 
   Supporting State-Wide Immunisation Tracking Using Multi-Paradigm
   Workflow Technology
   A. Sheth, K. Kochut, J. Miller, D. Worah, S. Das, C. Lin, D. Palaniswami,
   J. Lynch, I. Shevchenko,
 
   ZOO : A Desktop Experiment Management Environment
   Y. E. Ioannidis, M. Livny, S. Gupta, N. Ponnekanti
 
   Applying Data Mining Techniques to a Health Insurance Information
   System
   M. S. Viveros, J. P. Nearhos, M. J. Rothman
 
   Session 9 : Query Processing - 2
   --------------------------------
 
   Querying Multiple Features of Groups in Relational Databases
   D. Chatziantoniou, K. Ross
 
   Modeling Skewed Distribution Using Multifractals and the `80-20' Law
   C. Faloutsos, Y. Matias, A. Silberschatz
 
   Answering queries with aggregation using views
   D. Srivastava, S. Dar, H. V. Jagadish, A. Levy
 
   Session 10: I/O Optimization
   ----------------------------
 
   Semantic Data Caching and Replacement
   S. Dar, M. J. Franklin, B. T. Jonsson, D. Srivastava, M. Tan
 
   Clustering Techniques for Minimizing External Path Length
   A. A. Diwan, S. Rane, S. Seshadri, S. Sudarshan
 
   Disseminating Updates on Broadcast Disks
   S. Acharya, M. J. Franklin, S. Zdonik
 
   Session 11: Object Oriented Query Processing
   --------------------------------------------
 
   Implementation and Analysis of a Parallel Collection Query Language
   D. Suciu
 
   Calibrating the Query Optimizer Cost Model of IRO-DB, an
   Object-Oriented Federated Database System
   G. Gardarin, F. Sha, Z. -H. Tang
 
   Cost-based Selection of Path Expression Processing Algorithms in
   Object-Oriented Databases
   G. Gardarin, J. -R. Gruser, Z. -H. Tang
 
   Session 12: Heterogeneous Databases - 2
   ---------------------------------------
 
   Obtaining Complete Answers from Incomplete Databases
   A. Levy
 
   Object Fusion in Mediator Systems
   Y. Papakonstantinou, S. Abiteboul, H. Garcia-Molina
 
   The Role of Integrity Constraints in Database Interoperation
   M. W. W. Vermeer, P. M. G. Apers
 
   Session 13: Parallel Query Processing
   -------------------------------------
 
   Dynamic Load Balancing in Hierarchical Parallel Database Systems
   L. Bouganim, D. Florescu, P. Valduriez
 
   Estimation of Query-Result Distribution and its Application in
   Parallel-Join Load Balancing
   V. Poosala, Y. Ioannidis
 
   Intra-Transaction Parallelism in the Mapping of an Object Model to a
   Relational Multi-Processor System
   M. Rys, M. C. Norrie, H. -J. Schek
 
   Session 14: Data Integrity/Security
   -----------------------------------
 
   Supporting Periodic Authorizations and Temporal Reasoning in Database
   Access Control
   E. Bertino, C. Bettini, E. Ferrari, P. Samarati
 
   Querying a Multilevel Database: A Logical Analysis
   F. Cuppens
 
   Further Improvements on Integrity Constraint Checking for Stratifiable
   Deductive Databases
   S. Y. Lee, T. W. Ling
 
   Session 15: OLAP
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   On the Computation of Multidimensional Aggregates
   S. Agarwal, R. Agrawal, P. M. Deshpande, A. Gupta, J. F. Naughton,
   R. Ramakrishnan, S. Sarawagi
 
   Storage Estimation for Multidimensional Aggregates in the Presence of
   Hierarchies
   A. Shukla, P. M. Deshpande, J. F. Naughton, K. Ramaswamy
 
   Information Retrieval From an Incomplete Data Cube
   C. Dyreson
 
   Session 16: Potpourri
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   SPRINT: A Scalable Parallel Classifier for Data Mining
   J. Shafer, R. Agrawal, M. Mehta
 
   Modeling Design Versions
   R. Ramakrishnan, D. Janaki Ram
 
   Integrating Triggers and Declarative Constraints in SQL Database
   Sytems
   R. Cochrane, H. Pirahesh, N. Mattos
 
 
 
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INDUSTRY SESSIONS
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   Session A:
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   Practical Issues with Commercial Use of Federated Databases
   Jim Kleewein, IBM
 
   Supporting Procedural Constructs in SQL Compilers
   Nelson Mattos, IBM
 
   Extracting Large Data Sets using DB2 Parallel Edition
   Sriram Padmanabhan, IBM
 
   Session B:
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   Cache Coherency in Oracle Parallel Server
   Boris Klots, Oracle
 
   Scaleablity and Availability in Oracle7 7.3
   Dieter Gawlick, Oracle
 
   Bellcore's ADAPT/X Harness System for Managing Information on
   Internet and Intranets
   Amit Sheth, University of Georgia.
 
   Session C:
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   DISNIC-PLAN: A NICNET Based Distributed Database for Micro-level
   Planning in India
   M. Moni, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi
 
   Large Databases for Remote Sensing and GIS
   A. R. Dasgupta, Space Applications Centre - ISRO
 
   DWMS: Data Warehouse Management System
   Narendra Mohan, Software AG of Far East Inc., Japan
 
   Session D.
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   The XPS Approach to Loading and Unloading Terabyte Databases
   Sanket Atal, Informix
 
   How System 11 SQL Server Became Fast
   T.K. Rengarajan, Sybase
 
   Using Referential Integrity To Easily Define Consistent Subset
   Replicas
   Brad Hammond, Microsoft
 
   Session E:
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   The Query Optimizer in Tandem's new ServerWare SQL Product
   Pedro Celis, Tandem
 
   TPC-D: The Challenges, Issues and Results
   Ramesh Bhashyam, NCR
 
   Tribeca: A Stream Database Manager for Network Traffic Analysis
   Mark Sullivan, Bellcore
 
   Session F:
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   MineSet(tm): A System for High-End Data Mining & Visualization
   Database Mining and Visualization Group, SGI Inc.
 
   The Structured Information Manager: A Database System for SGML
   Documents
   R. Sacks-Davis, RMIT (Australia)
 
   Loading the Data Warehouse Across Various Parallel Architectures
   Vijay Raghavan, Red Brick Systems
 
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PANEL DISCUSSIONS
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These provide a forum for industry and academic experts to discuss
current issues in database technology. This years VLDB will have panels
on the following topics:
 
 o Performance Challenges for Future DBMS
      Organizer: Chaitanya K. Baru (San Diego Computer Center)
 
 o Internet and Databases
      Organizer: Susan Malaika (IBM Hursley, UK)
 
 o Data Warehousing
      Organizers:  Ashish Gupta (Junglee Corpn.) and
                   Inderpal Mumick (AT&T Research)
 
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TUTORIALS
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   Tutorials on the latest developments in databases are conducted by
   leading personalities. These are targeted at practitioners as well as
   researchers. The conference this year will feature seven tutorials
   (typically half-day each).
 
Tutorial 1
 
   Object-Relational Database Management Systems
   Anil K. Nori, Oracle Corporation
 
   Anil K. Nori has been a key architect for the support of
   object-relational features in the Oracle DBMS, Oracle Corporation USA
   since 1994. . He has been in database research and product development
   for the last 17 years.
 
   This tutorial provides a comprehensive view of the new class of DBMSs
   known as Object-Relational DBMSs. Object-relational systems -
   relational systems enhanced with object modeling capabilities provide
   best of both RDBMS and ODBMSs. They support SQL with object extensions
   for accessing complex data, and provide the performance and robustness
   of relational systems. Application and software developers in India
   would benefit immensely by learning about this new wave of
   Object-Relational DBMS. This tutorial would provide a comprehensive
   summary of RDBMSs, OODBMSs, and ORDBMSs.
 
   TARGETED AUDIENCE & WHY:
 
   The tutorial is targeted for database application designers, DBMS
   researchers, and DBMS implementors. The tutorial will summarize what
   RDBMSs can do; what ODBMSs can do; and how ORDBMS can provide features
   and benefits of both. The participants will become more aware of these
   different DBMSs technologies, differences between them. They will get
   a good overview of what ORDBMSs are and how they can be built.
 
Tutorial 2
 
   Image and Video Databases
   Ramesh Jain, University of California, San Diego
 
   Ramesh Jain is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and
   Computer Science and Engineering at University of California at San
   Diego. He was the founder and the Chairman of Imageware Inc., an Ann
   Arbor based company dedicated to revolutionize software interfaces for
   emerging sensor technologies. He is the founding chairman of Virage, a
   company developing systems for visual information retrieval.
 
   Importance and Relevance:
 
   In this tutorial, we will first address the basic problems in the area
   of content-addressable image databases, and then briefly review the
   state of the art in this emerging field. We will discuss both
   commercial systems and research prototypes in our review. We will have
   a demonstration system for showing operations in at least one
   commercial system.
 
   Who Should Attend and Why:
 
   People interested in multimedia information systems will benefit from
   this tutorial. This tutorial will present basic concepts and
   techniques in emerging field image and video databases. Currently
   there is no book available that addresses this field. Since images and
   video are new to database people, a good understanding of the basic
   concepts will help people either entering or already engaged in this
   exciting field.
 
Tutorial 3
 
   On the Design and Development of Large Scale Cooperative Information
   Systems
   Michael Brodie, GTE Laboratories Inc.
 
   Dr. Michael L. Brodie is a Senior Staff Scientist at GTE Laboratories
   Inc., Waltham, Mass. He has consulted to research advisory
   organizations of the governments of USA, Canada, France, Italy,
   Germany, Colombia, Brasil, Denmark, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, and
   the EEC. Michael has authored over 70 books.
 
   BRIEF DESCRIPTION
 
   Distributed object computing (DOC) visions, such as underlies ISO's
   Open Distributed Processing (ODP) and OMG's Common Object Request
   Broker Architecture (CORBA ), are being realized as a basis for
   enterprise wide cooperative information systems. These DOC
   technologies may provide an infrastructure but they do not provide a
   basis for application interoperation, a key requirement of cooperative
   information systems. This tutorial addresses cooperative information
   systems from a variety of points of view. It will address core
   technology, systems management, distributed computing architectures,
   engineering, standards, and methodologies.
 
   WHO SHOULD ATTEND
 
   IT managers, planers, etc., will get a view of future technology and
   its current status. Researchers will get exposed to next generation
   computing vision and real cases and technical challenges to be faced.
   IS designers and implementers will learn the vision and the reality in
   developing distributed object computing systems.
 
Tutorial 4
 
   Data Warehousing and OLAP for Decision Support
   Surajit Chaudhuri, Microsoft Research
   Umeshwar Dayal, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
 
   The tutorial will cover : Introduction - Role of decision support
   Existing Products and Technology - their interrelationships. Query
   Model, Language, Processing ; Multidimensional Databases (e.g.,
   Express IQ, IRI) ; Relational Approach (e.g., Oracle 7, Redbrick);
   Hybrid Approach (e.g., Metacube, Microstrategy); Novel Indexing and
   Processing Role of Parallelism ; Maintaining a Data Warehouse ; -
   Replication Strategies View maintenance ; Triggers; A Case Study
 
   Target Audience:
 
   Researchers and Developers interested in applications, tools and
   processing related to decision-support, a growing field.
 
Tutorial 5
 
   An Overview of SQL3 - The Emerging New Generation of the SQL Standard
   Nelson M. Mattos, IBM Database Technology Institute, Almaden Research
   Jim Melton, Sybase Inc.
 
   NELSON MATTOS, Ph. D., is with the Database Technology Institute of
   IBM in San Jose, California. He is IBM's Standard Project Authority
   for SQL as well as a member of the ANSI Technical Committee X3H2 for
   Database and a USA representative to the International Organization
   for Standardization (ISO) Committee for database. Nelson has
   contributed extensively to the design of SQL3.
 
   JIM MELTON is a senior architect with the Strategic Planning Group,
   Sybase, Inc. Jim is the Editor of the SQL-92 standard and the emerging
   next generation of the SQL3 standard, currently called SQL3. Jim
   contributed very heavily to the technical content of SQL-92 and SQL3.
 
   BRIEF DESCRIPTION
 
   The emerging new generation of the SQL Standard, called SQL3, has been
   under development by ANSI X3H2 and ISO DBL over the last several
   years. SQL3 is a multi-volume, upward compatible extension to SQL92
   containing a very large number of extensions over its predecessor.
   These new capabilities are specified in separate, independent volumes
   which have started to emerge as new International Standards for
   Database Language in 1995. The enhancements included in SQL3 can be
   divided into 4 main areas: "relational" enhancements, procedural
   extensions, object-oriented support, and call level interface. The
   tutorial will give an overview of the SQL3 standard, focusing on the
   substantial enhancements that are a part of SQL3.
 
Tutorial 6
 
   Data Mining
   Rakesh Agrawal, IBM Research - Almaden
 
   Rakesh Agrawal is the founder and project leader of the Quest project
   on Data mining and Decision Support Technologies at the IBM Almaden
   Research Centre, San Jose, California.
   BRIEF OUTLINE
 
 
   Data mining is the efficient discovery of previously unknown patterns
   in large databases, and is emerging as a major application area for
   databases. Many of the data mining problems have been motivated by the
   practical decision support problems faced by most large organizations.
 
 
   WHO SHOULD ATTEND
 
   The tutorial should be of interest to both database researchers and
   practitioners. The speaker will draw upon his practical experience
   with Quest to discuss current data mining technologies and present
   some open problems. He will also include on-going research work in
   other institutions.
 
Tutorial 7
 
   Open Standard Developments for Database Interoperability
   Ramez Elmasri, University of Texas at Arlington
 
   Ramez A. Elmasri is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science
   and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been
   involved in database research and teaching for over fifteen years.
   Dr.Elmasri is co-author, with Professor S. Navathe, of the bestselling
   textbook "Fundamentals of Database Systems".
 
   Adbelsalam (Sumi) Helal is a visiting assistant professor at Purdue
   University.
 
   IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE OF TUTORIAL:
 
   Because of the explosion in the number of new platforms, applications,
   tools, languages, and DBMSs, and the rapid growth of computer networks
   in practically all computing environments, an acute need for standards
   that allow independently-developed applications that run on
   heterogeneous platforms to communicate. These Open Standards are
   designed to allow individual applications and tools to communicate
   with other tools through standard interfaces and systems.
 
   This tutorial will present many of the Open Standards for database and
   distributed systems, and discuss the current state of these standards
   and how they may progress in the future. It will motivate the need for
   database standards in general, as well as the need that led to the
   development of each of the standards we discuss.
 
   WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHY:
 
   Database designers, systems analysts, programmers, and data processing
   managers who design, manage, and develop applications for database and
   distributed environments should benefit from attending this tutorial.
   The tutorial will provide the motivation behind each standard, and an
   overview of the standard itself.
 
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Pre-Conference Workshop
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The International Workshop on Advanced Transaction Models and Architectures
(ATMA) '96 is to be held in Goa just preceding VLDB'96.
For more information about the workshop send mail to jajodia@isse.gmu.edu .
 
Important Dates
 
   * Electronic abstract submission: 16 February 1996
   * Paper, Panel, Tutorial, Industry/Applications submissions: 23 February
     1996
   * Notification of acceptance: 10 May 1996
   * Camera-ready copies due: 1 July 1996
   * Early Bird Registration: 15 August 1996
   * Conference: 3-6 September 1996
 
 
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
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The conference fee structure is shown below.
IMPORTANT: Note the new early bird registration deadline of Aug 15!
 
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     Category                   International         Indian
 
   General, by Aug. 15 1996        US$ 350            Rs.  9500
   General, after Aug. 15 1996     US$ 390            Rs. 12000
   Student                         US$ 175            Rs.  4750
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For regular participants, the fee includes:
 
   *  admission to all conference sessions, including all tutorials,
   *  conference proceedings (tutorial notes cost extra)
   *  inaugural function at the Bhabha Auditorium
   *  conference banquet
   *  lunch on all four days
 
The reduced student fee does not include the conference banquet.
 
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Official Travel Agents
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The official travel agents for the conference are Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.
Thomas Cook handles all hotel reservation as well as additional travel and
tour information. The contact information for Thomas Cook is as follows:
 
        Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.
        Attn: Mr. Hiren Parekh
        Thomas Cook Building
        Dr. D. Naoroji Roadi
        Mumbai - 400 001
        India
        (tel) +91 (22) 204 8556
        (fax) +91 (22) 287 1069 and
              +91 (22) 204 6769
 
Thomas Cook may also be contacted by email, for VLDB related travel,
at vldbtrvl@cse.iitb.ernet.in.
(This will be available from 27th of May 1996).
 
Thomas Cook may also be contacted by email, through the VLDB account, at
vldb96@cse.iitb.ernet.in
 
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Hotel And Travel Information
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The conference venue, the Taj Mahal Hotel , is in downtown Mumbai, near the
historic Gateway of India, and the Taj Intercontinental Hotel is located
close by. All other hotels are within about ten minutes (one and a half
kilometres) of the conference venue. Arrangements for other hotels to suit
specific requirements can be arranged through Thomas Cook.
 
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About Mumbai
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Mumbai is located on the west coast of India. Mumbai was till recently known
as Bombay, so you will see both names in use. Mumbai Bombay which is located
on the west coast of India is the capital of Maharashtra state, and the
business capital and economic powerhouse of India. It is the fastest moving,
most affluent and most industrialised city in India. Mumbai's very
cosmopolitan population is estimated to be around 10 million. The main
languages spoken in the city are Hindi and Marathi, but a visitor can easily
manage his/her business and travel with English. Mumbai is also the home of
the Hindi film industry, which is the largest in the world.
 
There are several tourist attractions in and around Mumbai: ancient cave
paintings, sculptures, quaint hill-stations and more.
Mumbai is very well connected by air, and numerous international airlines
provide connections to Mumbai.
 
The time zone in India, Indian Standard Time, is 5 hrs 30 min ahead of UTC
(GMT), which makes it 9:30 ahead of EST in the U.S.A. The climate in Mumbai
in September is warm, with a maximum temperatures of around 30 C (86 F), and
a minimum temperature of around 24 C (75 F).
 
Mumbai receives copious amounts of rain in the monsoon season, which starts
in mid June. Although the monsoon usually ends by early September, rains are
a possibility during the conference.
 
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Tourism
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India is a vast country with a varied geography and climate. From the snow
capped mountains of the Himalayas, to the sandy deserts of Rajasthan, from
the lovely beaches of Goa and Kovalam to the vast plains of the Ganges, you
can find any climate at any time of the year. But the biggest attraction of
India is its rich cultural heritage spanning over 3000 years. The Taj Mahal
in Agra (near New Delhi) is one of the seven wonders of the world and
presents a truly breathtaking sight by the light of the full moon. The
ancient cave paintings and sculptures of Ajanta and Ellora (Maharashtra
state, in the west), the Sun temple at Konark (Orissa state, on the Eastern
coast), the magnificent forts in Delhi and its vicinity (in the North), the
awe-inspiring palaces and temples of Mysore (near Bangalore, in the south)
are a sample of the varied heritage India has to offer her visitors.
 
The official travel agent Thomas Cook will organize pre and post conference
tours.
 
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Travel Tips
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Most visitors to India require visas to come to India. Visas can be obtained
in Indian Embassy or the High Commission in your country. Requirements for
getting visas vary from country to country. Please check with the Indian
Consulate in your country for specific requirements. We will send you
personalized invitation letters if you desire and will inform the Indian
consulate in your area if you desire. Please note that to get a visa, your
passport must be valid for six months past the date you are travelling. THe
process of obtaining a visa may take from 24 to 73 hours depending on where
it is obtained.
 
India is a land of many languages with each state or region having its own
language or dialect. Hindi is widely spoken in the northern parts of India.
However, English is also widely used and visitors can easily manage their
business and travel in English. Most of the important cities and tourist
places have excellent (four and five star) hotels.
 
Most cities in India have several excellent restaurants serving a wide
variety of cuisines from the different regions of India. Many restaurants
also serve Chinese food, while restaurants in the better hotels also serve
Continental fare. Although Indian food is typically spicy, many restaurants
will serve food to suit milder tastes, on request. Visitors are advised to
avoid drinking tap water, but bottled mineral water is available in all
hotels, restaurants and grocery shops, and is very safe.
 
Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, airlines and major shops and
better restaurants. However, it is a good idea to carry cash for other
expenses, such as at smaller shops that sell handicraft items. Visitors can
convert cash and traveler's checks in major currencies to rupees at airports
and hotels. There are a large number of telecommunication centres,
practically at every street corner, which offer international and national
direct dial facilities on cash payment.
 
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For More Information
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The VLDB Endowment as well as the local organizers are looking forward to
welcoming you at the conference. If you need any assistance or for further
information, please send email to
 
      vldb96@cse.iitb.ernet.in
 
or if you are on the Internet, look up the VLDB'96 home page on the World
Wide Web, at either of the URLs
 
      http://bhishma.cse.iitb.ernet/~vldb96
      http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/vldb
 
You can also contact the VLDB Secretariat at the following address:
 
      VLDB Secretariat,
      Attn. Prof. D.B. Phatak
      Department of Computer Science and Engineering
      I.I.T. Powai
      Mumbai 400076
      India
      fax: +91 (22) 578 3480
 
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 CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS
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PROGRAM CHAIRS
 ASIA/AUSTRALIA
  Nandlal L. Sarda
  Department of Computer Science
  Indian Institute of Technology, Powai
  Mumbai (Bombay) 400 076, India
  email: nls@cse.iitb.ernet.in
  (also, vldb96@cse.iitb.ernet.in)
  Ph: (+91 22) 578 2545   Fax: (+91 22) 578 3480
 
 AMERICAS
  C. Mohan
  K55/B1, IBM Research - Almaden
  650 Harry Road, San Jose, CA 95120, USA
  email: mohan@almaden.ibm.com
  Ph: (+1 408) 927 1733   Fax: (+1 408) 927 4307/3215
 
 EUROPE
  Alejandro Buchmann
  DVS-I, TH Darmstadt, Frankfurter Str. 69A
  D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany
  email: buchmann@dvs1.informatik.th-darmstadt.de
  Ph: (+49 6151) 165 253   Fax: (+49 6151) 165 554
 
INDUSTRY/APPLICATION CHAIRS
 ASIA/AUSTRALIA
  Anand Deshpande
  Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  'Kapilavastu', First Floor
  397/9 Senapati Bapat Road
  Pune 411 053, India
  email: anand@pspl.ernet.in
  Ph: (+91 212) 351 510   Fax: (+91 212) 356 110
 
 AMERICAS
  Jim Gray
  Microsoft
  580 California St., 5th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94101, USA
  email: gray@microsoft.com
  Ph: (+1 415) 778 8222   Fax: (+1 415) 283 3301
 
 EUROPE
  Peter Lockemann
  Fakultaet fuer Informatik
  Universitaet Karlsruhe, Postfach 6980
  D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
  email: lockeman@ira.uka.de
  Ph: (+49 721) 608 3968   Fax: (+49 721) 694 092
 
TUTORIAL CHAIRS
  P. Sadanandan
  National Center for Software Technology
  6th Floor, Major Tower, Visvesvaraya Centre
  Bangalore 560 001, India
  email: ps@ncb.ernet.in
  Ph: (+91 80) 226 1531/3100   Fax: (+91 80) 226 1531
 
  Sharma Chakravarthy
  CIS Department
  University of Florida, Gainsville, FL 32611, USA
  email: sharma@cis.ufl.edu
  Ph: (+1 352) 392 2697   Fax: (+1 352) 392 1220
 
PANEL CHAIRS
  V.R. Govindarajan
  Tata Information Systems Ltd
  Golden Enclave, Aiport Road
  Bangalore 560 017, India
  email: TISL1@almaden.ibm.com
  Ph:(+91 80) 526 2355/7117 Fax: (+91 80) 558 7374
 
  Amit Sheth
  Department of Computer Science
  University of Georgia
  Athens, GA 30602
  email: amit@cs.uga.edu
  Ph: (+1 706) 542 2310 Fax: (+1 706) 542 2966
 
CONFERENCE CHAIRS
  Deepak B. Phatak
  Department of Computer Science
  Indian Institute of Technology, Powai
  Mumbai (Bombay) 400 076, India
  email: dbp@cse.iitb.ernet.in
  Ph: (+91 22) 578 2545   Fax: (+91 22) 578 3480
 
  Sham Navathe
  College of Computing
  Georgia Institute of Technology
  Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
  email: sham@cc.gatech.edu
  Ph: (+1 404) 853 0537   Fax: (+1 404) 894 9442
 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR
  Harish Mehta
  Onward Novell Software (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  Krislon House, II Floor, Saki Vihar Road
  Mumbai (Mumbai) 400 072, India
  email: hmehta@shakti.ncst.ernet.in
  Ph: (+91 22) 822 1569   Fax: (+91 22) 836 4180
 
AREA COORDINATORS
 ASIA/AUSTRALIA
  Ron Sacks-Davis, CITRI, Australia
  email: crsd@citri.edu.au
 
 AMERICAS
  Ravi Krishnamurthy, HP Labs, USA
  email: krishnam@hpl.hp.com
 
 EUROPE
  Martin Kersten, CWI, Holland
  email: mk@cwi.nl
 
PROCEEDINGS EDITOR
  T.M. Vijayaraman
  National Center for Software Technology, India
  email: vijay@ncst.ernet.in
 
VLDB FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE
  Hector Garcia-Molina
  Stanford University, USA
  email: hector@cs.stanford.edu
 
TREASURER
  Shriprakash M. Dhopeshwarkar (Baba)
  Tata Unisys Ltd.
  Manish Comm. Centre, 216A Dr. A.B. Road
  Worli, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 025, India
  Ph: (+91 22) 493 3560   Fax: (+91 22) 495 0318
 
PUBLICITY
  M.R. Datar
  MSEB, Mistry Bhavan
  Dinshaw Vachha Road
  Mumbai (Bombay) 400 020, India
  Ph: (+91 22) 282 1428/0220   Fax: (+91 22) 2832544
 
CSI Mumbai Chapter Chairman
  Anis Milwala (Indian Register of Shipping)
 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
 
   * Serge Abiteboul, INRIA, Le Chesnay
   * Michel Adiba, Universite de Grenoble
   * Antonio Albano, University of Pisa
   * Francois Bancilhon, O2 Technology, Versailles
   * Elena Baralis, Politecnico di Torino
   * Dirk Bartels, Poet Software GmbH
   * Catriel Beeri, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
   * Kjell Bratbergsengen, University of Trondheim
   * Surajit Chaudhuri, Microsoft Research
   * Arbee L.P. Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu
   * To-yat Cheung, City University of Hong Kong
   * Chang Chin-Chen, National Chung Cheng University, Chai-I
   * Richard Cooper, University of Glasgow
   * Daniel M. Dias, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne
   * Oscar Diaz, The Basque Country University
   * Guozhu Dong, University of Melbourne
   * Amr El Abbadi, University of California, Santa Barbara
   * Alan Fekete, University of Sydney
   * Michael J. Franklin, University of Maryland, College Park
   * Norbert Fuhr, University of Dortmund
   * Shashi K. Gadia, Iowa State University, Ames
   * Peter Gray, University of Aberdeen
   * Ralf Hartmut Gueting, University of Hagen
   * Jiawei Han, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
   * Eric N. Hanson, University of Florida, Gainsville
   * Jayant Haritsa, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
   * Bala Iyer, IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, San Jose
   * H.V. Jagadish, AT&T Research, Murray Hill
   * Keith G. Jeffery, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton
   * Leonid A. Kalinichenko, Russian Academy of Sciences
   * Yahiko Kambayashi, Kyoto University
   * Kamal Karlapalem, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
   * Martin Kersten, CWI, Amsterdam
   * Hans-Peter Kriegel, LMU Muenchen
   * Winfried Lamersdorf, University of Hamburg
   * Rosana S.G. Lanzelotte, Pontificia Univ Catolica, Rio de Janeiro
   * P.-A. (Paul) Larson, University of Waterloo
   * Georg Lausen, Universitaet Freiburg
   * Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin, Madison
   * Frederick H. Lochovsky, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
   * David Lomet, Microsoft Research, Redmond
   * Hongjun Lu, National University of Singapore
   * A.K. Majumdar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
   * Heikki Mannila, University of Helsinki
   * Dewang Mehta, NASSCOM, New Delhi
   * Klaus Meyer-Wegener, TU Dresden
   * Tova Milo, Tel-Aviv University
   * Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern
   * Atsushi Ohori, Kyoto University
   * Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore
   * Maria E. Orlowska, The University of Queensland
   * Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
   * Paolo Paolini, Politecnico di Milano
   * Stefano Paraboschi, Politecnico di Milano
   * Jan Paredaens, University of Antwerp
   * Norman W. Paton, University of Manchester
   * Erhard Rahm, University of Leipzig
   * Raghu Ramakrishnan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
   * Colette Rolland, Universite Paris 1 Sorbonne
   * Arnon Rosenthal, MITRE Corporation, Bedford
   * Doron Rotem, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
   * Nick Roussopoulos, University of Maryland, College Park
   * Marek Rusinkiewicz, University of Houston
   * Felix Saltor, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
   * Donovan Schneider, Red Brick Systems, Los Gatos
   * Timos Sellis, National Technical University of Athens
   * S. Seshadri, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
   * Ming-Chien Shan, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto
   * Eugene Shekita, IBM Research - Almaden, San Jose
   * Oded Shmueli, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
   * Arie Shoshani, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
   * Eric Simon, INRIA, Le Chesnay
   * Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Research, Murray Hill
   * Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
   * D.K. Subramanian, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
   * S. Sudarshan, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
   * Arun Swami, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, Mountain View
   * Riccardo Torlone, Terza Universita' di Roma
   * Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University, Houston
   * Jari Veijalainen, VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo
   * T.M. Vijayaraman, National Center for Software Technology, Mumbai
     (Bombay)
   * Gerhard Weikum, University of the Saarland, Saarbruecken
   * Kyu-Young Whang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
   * Gio Wiederhold, Stanford University
   * Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois, Chicago
   * Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
   * Philip S. Yu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne
   * Stan Zdonik, Brown University, Providence
 
ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
 
   o  The Department of Computer Science and Engineering ,
      Indian Institute of Technology , Bombay, India.
   o  National Center for Software Technology (NCST) , Bombay
   o  Computer Society of India
 
DISCLAIMER
 
  We are putting our best efforts into organizing VLDB'96, to make it an
  enlightening and enjoyable experience for participants. However,
  neither the VLDB endowment nor the local organizers or Thomas Cook take
  any responsibility for any damage, loss or inconvenience participants
  might incur in connection with the conference. We also cannot be held
  responsible for the correctness or appropriateness of the contents of
  the talks and papers included in this conference.
 
  In particular, changes to the published conference program or
  cancellations of parts thereof do not entitle participants to a refund
  of the conference fee or parts thereof.
 
  Names/addresses of attendees will be electronically processed and
  included in a participants list that may be posted/distributed during
  and in connection with the conference.
 
  By registering for the conference, participants express their
  agreements with these regulations.
 
 
PRE AND POST CONFERENCE TOURs
-----------------------------
 
Thomas Cook will organize three pre and post conference tours.
These tours are being arranged by Thomas Cook who are solely responsible for
the arrangements.
For more information contact vldbtrvl@cse.iitb.ernet.in
 
 
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     22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VERY LARGE DATA BASES
             September 3-6, 1996,  Taj Mahal Hotel,
                    Mumbai (Bombay), India
 
                      Registration Form
 
Please type or print clearly in large letters.
 
Last Name:.........................  First Name:.........................
 
Affiliation:.............................................................
 
Mailing Address: .........................................................
 
                .........................................................
 
                .........................................................
 
Tel:...............................  Fax:.................................
 
E-mail:...................................................................
 
Registration Fees:
 
                         On or before August 1st      After August 1st
Regular registration fee   US$  350   Rs. 9500         US$  390   Rs. 12000
Student registration fee   US$  175   Rs. 4750         US$  175   Rs.  4750
 
Note:  Only participants from India are permitted to
make payment in rupees. Others have to pay in US dollars.
 
Amount enclosed:  US$................. or Rs. ...........................
 
To be allowed to pay the student registration fee, this form must be
signed by the student's advisor:
 
Advisor's name:......................  Advisor's signature: ...............
 
Advisor's affiliation:.....................................................
 
Payment will be accepted by credit cards or by draft/banker checks
payable to  "Hongkong Bank A/C VLDB'96".
If paying by credit cards:
(1) Please add an additional 2 percent processing fee.
(2) Please enclose a photocopy of both sides of your credit cards.
(3) Please sign the following authorisation:
 
I authorise VLDB'96 to charge the registration fees of ......................
to my
Credit Card number:.....................
 
Visa(yes/no):........ Mastercard(yes/no):.........
 
Exp. Date: (MM/YY):...............................
 
issued by:................................................  (Name of the Bank)
 
Cardholder's name:.........................................
 
Signature:..................................................
 
 
Do you need a personalized invitation to help your
 
visa application: (Yes/No)...................................
 
Please indicate which tutorials you plan to attend:
 
  Tutorial 1 (Yes/No) .............
  Tutorial 2 (Yes/No) .............
  Tutorial 3 (Yes/No) .............
  Tutorial 2 (Yes/No) .............
  Tutorial 4 (Yes/No) .............
  Tutorial 5 (Yes/No) .............
  Tutorial 6 (Yes/No) .............
  Tutorial 7 (Yes/No) .............
 
Special offer :(Yes/No)............ Check here if you want to
subscribe to the VLDB journal (starting 1997) and get the last
issue of 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 4) for FREE.  Yearly cost:US$ 48 for
individuals, US$ 192 for institutions.
(Issue 5(4) will be sent to you along with a bill later.)
 
Please mail this registration form (with payment enclosed) to:
VLDB Secretariat, Attn:  Prof. D.B. Phatak,
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering,
I.I.T. Powai, Mumbai 400 076. INDIA
Fax: +91.22 578 3480
email: vldb96@cse.iitb.ernet.in
Web  : http://www.cse.iitb.ernet.in/
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     22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VERY LARGE DATA BASES
            September 3-6, 1996, Taj Mahal Hotel,
                    Mumbai (Bombay), India
 
           Hotel Reservation & Tours Booking Form
 
Please type or print clearly in large letters.
 
Mailing Address:..............................
 
Last Name:..............................  First Name:.......................
 
Affiliation: ..............................
 
Mailing Address:  ..............................
 
Tel:.....................  Fax:.....................
 
E-mail: .....................
 
Arrival date:.....................   Time: .....................
 
Hotel Reservation
 
I wish to reserve a
 
  Single room .......
 
  Double room .......(Check here if you would prefer a double bed)
 
Check-in:............  Check out:............  No. of nights:............
 
at the following hotel:......................
 
   Hotel      Star rating      Single      Double      Single     Double
                               (US )      (US )      Indian Rs.  Indian Rs.
 
       Taj Mahal (Old Wing)    Five-Deluxe   258   276   11400   12360
       Taj Intercontinental    Five-Deluxe   228   246    8220    9000
       The Oberoi              Five-Deluxe   276   306   11400   12360
       Oberoi Towers           Five-Deluxe   228   252    8220    9120
       President               Five          192   210    6600    7200
       The Ambassador          Four          126   147    4200    4800
       Fariyas                 Four           88   110    2880    3360
       West End                Four           40    55    1250    1710
       Godwin                  Three          39    50    1320    1700
       Hotel Suba Palace       Three          39    48    1200    1500
       Hotel Diplomat          Two            40    50    1300    1660
       Chateau Windsor         Two            32    46    1000    1450
 
Note  : 1.  If two attendees are sharing a double room, only one of
them should submit the hotel reservation form.
2. You may give your order of preference, in case of non-availability of
rooms in a hotel, by writing numbers (1=first,2=second ...) next to
the boxes.
To make sure that you get rooms in the hotel of your choice, please
make your reservations as early as possible.
 
3. The deposit for reservation is equal to the charge for one nights
    accomodation, and is non-refundable (it may be transferable in
    some cases).
4. All hotel rates are inclusive of presently applicable taxes and
    service charges.
5. Contact Thomas Cook if you are looking for cheaper accommodation.
 
Tours Reservation
 
I wish to make reservations in the following tours:    (please check the
supplement boxes wherever required)
 
Tour   Days/Nights  Cost per  Supplement Cost  Tour Start   Seats  Total
                    person    Air Fare  Single Date                 Cost
                    in US$    in US$    in US$                      in US$
 
Aurangabad   3/2    145/-      102/-      26/-
Weekend
 
Golden        6/5   510/-       116/-     160/-
Triangle
 
Taj           2/1    95/-                   5/-
Experience
 
                                                   Total in US$.............
Note:
1. The cost includes accommodation at hotels mentioned in the itinerary
on twin sharing room basis, and sight-seeing and transfer as per
itinerary.  If single room is required please add cost of
single room supplement.
2. Tour costs are subject to a minimum of six persons travelling together
3. Full payment is required for booking tours.
4. Please see brochure for full details.
  Payment Details
 
Hotel Deposit:
Tours cost:
  1-2
Total Amount enclosed US$/Rs:
 
by   draft..... bankers check........ credit card........
 
     telegraphic transfer...............
 
Payment will be accepted by credit card or by draft/banker check or telegraphic
payable to    THOMAS COOK(INDIA) LIMITED, BOMBAY.
Participants from outside India must pay in US dollars.
If paying by credit card, please attach a copy of both sides of the credit
card and sign the following authorisation:
 
I authorise THOMAS COOK to debit my  Visacard....... Mastercard ........
 
Credit Card number: ..........    Exp. Date: ..........
 
a sum of US /Rs: ..............
 
Passport Number:..............    issued on: ..............
 
   at: ..............
 
Date of expiry of passport:...................
 
Date of birth as in passport:............................
 
Cardholder's name:..............  Signature: ..............
 
Use the following details if you make your payment by telegraphic transfer:
Account Code  :  01CBC8501301
Account Name  :  Thomas Cook (India) Limited
Bank          :  ANZ Grindlays Bank plc, M.G.Road, Fort, Bombay, INDIA
 
Please send this form to:
     Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. Attn: Mr. Hiren Parekh
     Thomas Cook Building, Dr. D. Naoroji Road
     MUMBAI - 400 001 India.
     (tel) +91.22 204 8556
     (fax) +91.22 204 6769 and +91.22 287 1069
 
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