This volume contains the proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA '97). DASFAA '97 focused on advanced database technologies and their applications. The 55 papers in this volume cover a wide range of areas in the field of database systems and applications ? including the rapidly emerging areas of the Internet, multimedia, and document database systems ? and should be of great interest to all database system researchers and developers, and practitioners.
Both the way we look at data, through a DBMS, and the nature of data we ask a DBMS to manage have drastically evolved over the last decade, moving from text to images (and to sound to a lesser extent). Visual representations are used extensively within new user interfaces. Powerful visual approaches are being experimented for data manipulation, including the investigation of three dimensional display techniques. Similarly, sophisticated data visualization techniques are dramatically improving the understanding of the information extracted from a database. On the other hand, more and more applications use images as basic data or to enhance the quality and richness of data manipulation services. Image management has opened a wide area of new research topics in image understanding and analysis. The IFIP 2.6 Working Group on Databases strongly believes that a significant mutual enrichment is possible by confronting ideas, concepts and techniques supporting the work of researcher and practitioners in the two areas of visual interfaces to DBMS and DBMS management of visual data. For this reason, IFIP 2.6 has launched a series of conferences on Visual Database Systems. The first one has been held in Tokyo, 1989. VDB-2 was held in Budapest, 1991. This conference is the third in the series. As the preceding editions, the conference addresses researchers and practitioners active or interested in user interfaces, human-computer communication, knowledge representation and management, image processing and understanding, multimedia database techniques and computer vision.
This book provides an authoritative overview of the global development of surgical paediatrics. Biographical accounts of key people who developed this relatively new specialty, many of whom are now household names, are presented. The compendium also acknowledges the enormous contribution of imaging (ultrasound/MRI and PET scans), minimal invasive surgery, and fetal surgery, as well as the role of related journals and associations, in the progress of surgical paediatrics.Many of the contributors have been instrumental to the development of surgical paediatrics in their respective countries, and have considerable worldwide influence on the management of children requiring surgical care. Through their valuable insight and first-hand experience, this book not only shines a light on the past achievements of previous generations of paediatric surgeons, but also serves as a model to encourage future generations to do likewise.
RDF Database Systems is a cutting-edge guide that distills everything you need to know to effectively use or design an RDF database. This book starts with the basics of linked open data and covers the most recent research, practice, and technologies to help you leverage semantic technology. With an approach that combines technical detail with theoretical background, this book shows how to design and develop semantic web applications, data models, indexing and query processing solutions. Understand the Semantic Web, RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, and OWL within the context of relational database management and NoSQL systems Learn about the prevailing RDF triples solutions for both relational and non-relational databases, including column family, document, graph, and NoSQL Implement systems using RDF data with helpful guidelines and various storage solutions for RDF Process SPARQL queries with detailed explanations of query optimization, query plans, caching, and more Evaluate which approaches and systems to use when developing Semantic Web applications with a helpful description of commercial and open-source systems
The fourth edition of this classic textbook provides major updates. This edition has completely new chapters on Big Data Platforms (distributed storage systems, MapReduce, Spark, data stream processing, graph analytics) and on NoSQL, NewSQL and polystore systems. It also includes an updated web data management chapter that includes RDF and semantic web discussion, an integrated database integration chapter focusing both on schema integration and querying over these systems. The peer-to-peer computing chapter has been updated with a discussion of blockchains. The chapters that describe classical distributed and parallel database technology have all been updated. The new edition covers the breadth and depth of the field from a modern viewpoint. Graduate students, as well as senior undergraduate students studying computer science and other related fields will use this book as a primary textbook. Researchers working in computer science will also find this textbook useful. This textbook has a companion web site that includes background information on relational database fundamentals, query processing, transaction management, and computer networks for those who might need this background. The web site also includes all the figures and presentation slides as well as solutions to exercises (restricted to instructors).
This book is an anthology of the results of research and development in database query processing during the past decade. The relational model of data provided tremendous impetus for research into query processing. Since a relational query does not specify access paths to the stored data, the database management system (DBMS) must provide an intelligent query-processing subsystem which will evaluate a number of potentially efficient strategies for processing the query and select the one that optimizes a given performance measure. The degree of sophistication of this subsystem, often called the optimizer, critically affects the performance of the DBMS. Research into query processing thus started has taken off in several directions during the past decade. The emergence of research into distributed databases has enormously complicated the tasks of the optimizer. In a distributed environment, the database may be partitioned into horizontal or vertical fragments of relations. Replicas of the fragments may be stored in different sites of a network and even migrate to other sites. The measure of performance of a query in a distributed system must include the communication cost between sites. To minimize communication costs for-queries involving multiple relations across multiple sites, optimizers may also have to consider semi-join techniques.
This two volume set LNCS 6587 and LNCS 6588 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2011, held in Saarbrücken, Germany, in April 2010. The 53 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented together with 2 invited keynote papers, 22 demonstration papers, 4 industrial papers, 8 demo papers, and the abstract of 1 panel discussion, were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 225 submissions. The topics covered are social network, social network and privacy, data mining, probability and uncertainty, stream processing, graph, XML, XML and graph, similarity, searching and digital preservation, spatial queries, query processing, as well as indexing and high performance.
The two-volume set LNAI 7802 and LNAI 7803 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems, ACIIDS 2013, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March 2013. The 108 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers included are grouped into topical sections on: innovations in intelligent computation and applications; intelligent database systems; intelligent information systems; tools and applications; intelligent recommender systems; multiple modal approach to machine learning; engineering knowledge and semantic systems; computational biology and bioinformatics; computational intelligence; modeling and optimization techniques in information systems, database systems and industrial systems; intelligent supply chains; applied data mining for semantic Web; semantic Web and ontology; integration of information systems; and conceptual modeling in advanced database systems.
Continuous improvements in data analysis and cloud computing have allowed more opportunities to develop systems with user-focused designs. This not only leads to higher success in day-to-day usage, but it increases the overall probability of technology adoption. Advancing Cloud Database Systems and Capacity Planning With Dynamic Applications is a key resource on the latest innovations in cloud database systems and their impact on the daily lives of people in modern society. Highlighting multidisciplinary studies on information storage and retrieval, big data architectures, and artificial intelligence, this publication is an ideal reference source for academicians, researchers, scientists, advanced level students, technology developers and IT officials.
This proceedings volume contains 52 technical research papers on multidatabases, distributed DB, multimedia DB, object-oriented DB, real-time DB, temporal DB, deductive DB, and intelligent user interface. Some industrial papers are also included. Contents: Relational Query Formulation by Pseudonatural Language Text Manipulation (H Amano & Y Kambayashi)Efficient Global Transaction Management in Multidatabase Systems (S Mehrotra et al.)Determining Schema Interdependencies in Object-Oriented Multidatabase Systems (J Yang & M P Papazoglou)An Object-Centered Data Model for Engineering Design Databases (H Zhao & A Biliris)Generating Object-Oriented Views from an ER-Based Conceptual Schema (T-W Ling et al.)Scheduling and Concurrency Control for Real-Time Database Systems (S H Son & S Park)Query Processing Techniques in the Team-Oriented Database Query Language (J-T Horng et al.)A Knowledge Based System Converting ER Model into an Object-Oriented Database Schema (I-Y Song & H M Godsey)Logical Data Independence Via Views: A Misapprehension? (J M de Graaff et al.)Temporal Query Processing for Scene Retrieval in Motion Image Databases (J Takahashi)Qualitative Behavior Modeling of Information Processing Components (S H Oh et al.)A Multimedia Database for an Advanced Teleshopping Application (D Maino et al.) Readership: Computer scientists.
This textbook on database programming for undergraduate management students assumes a background in simple data structures. The student upgrades and revises a database implementation scenario throughout the book. There is a strong emphasis on database design and the role of database development in an organizational management system. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR