The expected audience for the 2nd IQIS workshop includes researchers, engineers, students and practitioners from the database, knowledge discovery, information system engineering and statistics communities that have an interest in information quality in database-backed information systems or data integration systems, and in the various techniques of data preparation, detection of inconsistent and contradictory data, data cleaning, and in extraction, transformation and loading systems.

Database researchers are expected to be interested in information quality topics and are supposed to be the majority of the audience.  Also people from governments and statistic institutes could be interested in participating to IQIS. Indeed, information quality is a big obstacle when engaging e-government actions. Moreover, statisticians and data miners are also interested to information quality issues, being the results of their activity strictly determined by the quality of information that they collected.  Practitioners and industrial people are also candidate for attendance to IQIS second workshop. Information quality is a big business, and current data quality problems cost U.S. businesses more than hundreds of billions of dollars a year...  

We believe that the workshop topics will attract attention of regular SIGMOD Conference attendees who are interested in data management, but potentially also interested in database techniques for data cleaning, preparation, and integration with the information quality-aware problematic.