Spring-2012 reading group in database systems
READING GROUP IN DATABASE SYSTEMS
Spring 2012, CSC 801-005: meets on Mondays at 11:20am.
Course goals: Present and discuss important state-of-the-art results of research in database systems.
Past offerings of the course: Fall 2011.
Textbook (available on reserves in the Textiles library): Readings in database systems, Hellerstein and Stonebraker (editors), 2005. Here are pointers to online table of contents and sample chapters (thanks to John Slankas):
Rules for presenting for the group:
- The main task of the presenter is to highlight the points and achievements in the paper that are of interest to researchers in database systems.
- The main task of the opponent is to put the paper into context. The opponent is also to highlight the shortcomings (if any) of the paper, in the context of research in database systems.
The meeting dates and topics are as follows:
1. January 23, 2012
The instructor presented the paper Query reformulation with constraints, by Alin Deutsch, Lucian Popa, and Val Tannen.
2. January 30, 2012
Kanchana presented the paper Automatic discovery of attributes in relational databases, by Meihui Zhang, Marios Hadjieleftheriou, Beng Chin Ooi, Cecilia M. Procopiuc, and Divesh Srivastava. Rong was Kanchana’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Kanchana and Rong!
3. February 6, 2012
Sidan presented the paper Relational Approach for Shortest Path Discovery over Large Graphs, by Jun Gao, Ruoming Jin, Jiashuai Zhou, Jeffrey Xu Yu, Xiao Jiang, and Tengjiao Wang. Seokyong was Sidan’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Sidan and Seokyong!
4. February 13, 2012
Rong presented the paper A case for dynamic view management, by Yannis Kotidis and Nick Roussopoulos. HyeongSik was Rong’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Rong and HyeongSik!
5. February 20, 2012
Padmashree presented the paper Distributed cube materialization on holistic measures, by Arnab Nandi, Cong Yu, Philip Bohannon, and Raghu Ramakrishnan. Kanchana was Padmashree’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Padmashree and Kanchana!
6. February 27, 2012
Sriram presented the paper Flow algorithms for parallel query optimization, by Amol Deshpande and Lisa Hellerstein. Haizhou was Sriram’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Sriram and Haizhou!
7. March 12, 2012
John presented the paper An Introduction to Spatial Database Systems, by Ralf Hartmut Güting. Seokyong was John’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you John and Seokyong!
8. March 26, 2012
Haizhou presented the paper Keyword search in databases: the power of RDBMS, by Lu Qin, Jeffrey Xu Yu, and Lijun Chang. Sidan was Haizhou’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Haizhou and Sidan!
9. April 2, 2012
Seokyong presented the paper FAME-DBMS: Tailor-made Data Management Solutions for Embedded Systems, by Marko Rosenmüller, Norbert Siegmund, Horst Schirmeier, Julio Sincero, Sven Apel, Thomas Leich, Olaf Spinczyk, and Gunter Saake. John was Seokyong’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Seokyong and John!
10. April 9, 2012
HyeongSik presented the paper ReStore: Reusing Results of MapReduce Jobs, by Iman Elghandour and Ashraf Aboulnaga. Padmashree was HyeongSik’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you HyeongSik and Padmashree!
11. April 16, 2012
Shaina presented the paper Generic Text Summarization Using Relevance Measure and Latent Semantic Analysis, by Yihong Gong and Xin Liu. Ralph was Shaina’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Shaina and Ralph!
12. April 23, 2012
Kanchana presented the paper Database Cracking, by Stratos Idreos, Martin L. Kersten, and Stefan Manegold. Sriram was Kanchana’s opponent for this presentation. Thank you Kanchana and Sriram!
Ideas for the future:
- Please take a look at the following papers:
- Papers from the Stanford reading list for the Ph.D. depth exam in databases
- Tutorial on the SQL Server query optimizer, by Benjamin Nevarez.
- Paper Database Access Control and Privacy: Is There A Common Ground?, by Surajit Chaudhuri, Raghav Kaushik, and Ravi Ramamurthy.
- Paper The Researcher’s Guide to the Data Deluge: Querying a Scientific Database in Just a Few Seconds, by Martin Kersten, Stratos Idreos, Stefan Manegold, and Erietta Liarou. (This site has a pointer to the slides of the presentation.)
- the surveys in the Foundations and Trends in Databases series.
- The Database Principles column in SIGMOD Record, edited by Pablo Barcelo.