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DB Talks: Winter Term 2, 2009 (January - April)

Contact: Mohammad K. Tajer

Winter 2009 DB-Talks : DB-Talks is a weekly meeting to discuss research in databases (and more broadly data management and data mining). It is currently scheduled every Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm in ICICS/CS 304 (subject to change). The papers to be discussed or presented will be posted/updated in this page. We welcome everyone interested in database-related area come and join our discussion.

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Date Topic Presenter Files
Jan. 22
Discussion about undergrad database courses
Jan. 29 Data integration: the teenage years, by Halevy, Rajaraman, and Ordille. VLDB 2006. (Invited talk for VLDB test of time award) Michael Lawrence  
Feb. 5 Business Intelligence, Handbook on Decision Support Systems 2, Chapter 45, 2008 Roman Yarovoy  
Feb. 12 Bootstrapping Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration Systems Anish Das Sarma, Xin Dong , Alon Halevy, SIGMOD 2008 Hongrae Lee  
Feb. 19
Reading Break
Feb. 26 Continuous Queries in Oracle, VLDB 2007 Jian Xu  
Mar. 5 10^10^6 Worlds and Beyond: Efficient Representation and Processing of Incomplete Information Lyublena Antova, Christoph Koch, Dan Olteanu ICDE'06 Solmaz Kolahi  
Mar. 12 Compiling Mappings to Bridge Applications and Databases SIGMOD 2007 Doug Bateman  
Mar. 19
Cancelled, VLDB deadline
Mar. 26
Cancelled, EDBT/ICDT conference
Apr. 2
Future undergrad course on Information Retrieval
Ed Knorr  
Apr. 9 Matrix factorization and neighbor based algorithms for the netflix prize problem, RecSys 2008 Mohammad K. Tajer  
Apr. 16
April Webster  
Apr. 23
Byung-Won On  


Last Update: April, 1, 2009  

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