VLDB '95 Invited Talks

  • Invited Talk 1
    TU 12 09, 11:30-12:30

    Database Systems: Road Kill on the Information Superhighway?
    David J. Dewitt (University of Wisconsin)

    About the Speaker
    David DeWitt received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1976. Since then he has been on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin where he currently holds the rank of Professor and Romnes Fellow. His long term research interests include parallel database systems, object-oriented database systems, and database system performance.

  • Invited Talk 2
    TU 12 09, 18:00 - 19:00

    The Double Life of the Transaction Abstraction: Fundamental Principle and Evolving System Concept
    Henry F. Korth (Panasonic Technologies, Inc.)

    About the Speaker
    Henry F. Korth is Vice President of Panasonic Technologies,Inc., and Director of the Matsushita Information Technology Laboratory. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Research Staff Member at the IBM Watson Research Center. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1981, and is co-author of the textbook Database System Concepts.

  • Invited Talk 3
    FR 15 09, 09:30 - 10:30

    Document Management as a very large Database Application
    Rudolf Bayer (Technical University of Munich)

    About the Speaker
    Rudolf Bayer received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1966. Until 1970, he worked for the Boeing Scientific Research Labs. From 1970 to 1972, he was affiliated with Purdue University. Since then, he is a full professor of Computer Science at the Technical University in Munich. From 1977 to 1987, he was an Associated Editor of the ACM "Transactions on Database Systems". Since 1988, he is head of the "Knowledge Bases" group at the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge Based Systems (FORRWISS).

  • Invited Talk 4
    FR 15 09, 12:00 - 13:00

    From VLDB to VMLDB (Very MANY Large Data Bases): Dealing with Large-Scale Semantic Heterogenity
    Stuart E. Madnick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    About the Speaker
    Stuart E. Madnick is the John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technology and Leaders for Manufacturing Professor of Management Science at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) project. His current research interests include connectivity among disparate distributed information systems, database technology, and software project management. He is the author or co-author of over 200 books, articles, or reports on these subjects. He has been active in industry making significant contributions as one of the key designers of projects such as IBM's VM/370 operating system and Lockheed's DIALOG information retrieval system. He has also been the founder or co-founder of five high-tech firms and currently operates a hotel in 14th Century Langley Castle in England.