VLDB 2002
28th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
August 20-23, 2002
Hong Kong, China

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Industry 1: Design for Recoverability/Adaptability 

(Chair: Roger Barga, Microsoft Research, U.S.A.)

Toward Recovery-Oriented Computing

Armando Fox (Stanford University, U.S.A.)

SMART: Making DB2 (More) Autonomic

Guy M. Lohman (IBM Almaden Research Center, U.S.A.), Sam S. Lightstone (IBM Toronto Software Lab)

Active Server Availability Feedback (PDF Presentation Slides - 2.5MB; PowerPoint Presentation Slides - 1.5MB)

James R. Hamilton (Microsoft Corporation, U.S.A.)



Industry 2: Potpourri 

(Chair: Pamela A. Drew, The Boeing Company, U.S.A.)

Business Process Cockpit

Mehmet Sayal, Fabio Casati, Umeshwar Dayal, Ming-Chien Shan (Hewlett-Packard, U.S.A.)

GnatDb: A Small-Footprint, Secure Database System

Radek Vingralek (InterTrust Corp. - STAR Lab, U.S.A.)

Experience Report: Exploiting Advanced Database Optimization Features for Large-Scale SAP R/3 Installations (PDF Presentation Slides - 460K)

Bernhard Zeller, Alfons Kemper (Universität Passau, Germany)


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Industry 3: Native XML Support in Relational Systems 

(Chair: Minos Garofalakis, Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs, U.S.A.)

Information Integration and XML in IBM's DB2

Pat Selinger (IBM Silicon Valley Lab, U.S.A.)

XML Facilities in Microsoft SQL Server

Istvan Cseri (Microsoft., U.S.A.)

XML Facilities in Oracle 9i

Sanddepan Banerjee (Oracle, U.S.A.)



Industry 4: Database Applications 

(Chair: David W. Cheung, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

A New Passenger Support System for Public Transport using Mobile Database Access

Koichi Goto (Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan), Yahiko Kambayashi (Kyoto University, Japan)

OBK - An Online High Energy Physics' Meta-Data Repository (PDF Presentation Slides - 4.1MB)

I. Alexandrov1, A. Amorim2, E. Badescu3, M. Barczyk4, D. Burckhart-Chromek4, M. Caprini3, M. Dobson4, J. Flammer4, R. Hart5, R. Jones4, A. Kazarov4,8, S. Kolos4,8, V. Kotov1, D. Liko4, L. Lucio2,4,7, L. Mapelli4, M. Mineev1, L. Moneta6, I. Papadopoulos4, M. Nassiakou4,9, N. Parrington7, L. Pedro2, A. Ribeiro2, Yu. Ryabov8, D. Schweiger4, I. Soloviev4,8, H. Wolters2 (1Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia, 2Science University of Lisbon, Portugal, 3Institute of Atomic Physics, Romania, 4CERN, Switzerland, 5National Institute of Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics, The Netherlands, 6University of Geneva, Switzerland, 7Sunderland University, U.K., 8Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Russia, 9National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

The gRNA: A Highly Programmable Infrastructure for Prototyping, Developing and Deploying Genomics-Centric Applications

Amey V. Laud (HeliXense Pte Ltd, Singapore), Sourav S. Bhowmick (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Pedro Cruz, Dadabhai T. Singh, George Rajesh (HeliXense Pte Ltd, Singapore)


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Industry 5: Database Engine Optimizations 

(Chair: Jayant Haritsa, Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore, India)

An Efficient Method for Performing Record Deletions and Updates Using Index Scans

C. Mohan (IBM Almaden Research Center, U.S.A.)

Joining Ranked Inputs in Practice (PDF Presentation Slides - 592K)

Ihab F. Ilyas, Walid G. Aref (Purdue University, U.S.A.), Ahmed K. Elmgarmid (Hewlett-Packard, U.S.A.)

SQL Memory Management in Oracle9i

Benoît Dageville, Mohamed Zait (Oracle Corporation, U.S.A.)


[Tai Po]

Industry 6: Query Processing 

(Chair: Jonathan Goldstein, Microsoft Research, U.S.A.)

XMark: A Benchmark for XML Data Management

Albrecht Schmidt (CWI, The Netherlands), Florian Waas (Microsoft, U.S.A.), Martin Kersten (CWI, The Netherlands), Michael J. Carey (BEA Systems, U.S.A.), Ioana Manolescu (INRIA-Rocquencourt, France), Ralph Busse (FHG-IPSI, Germany)

The Denodo Data Integration Platform

Alberto Pan, Juan Raposo, Manuel Álvarez, Paula Montoto, Vicente Orjales, Justo Hidalgo, Lucía Ardao, Anastasio Molano, Ángel Viña (Denodo Technologies, Spain)

Preference SQL - Design, Implementation, Experiences (PDF Presentation Slides - 2.9MB)

Werner Kießling (University of Augsburg, Germany), Gerhard Köstler (Intershop Communications, Germany)


[Magnolia & Camomile]

Industry 7: New Applications Challenges 

(Chair: Pamela A. Drew, The Boeing Company, U.S.A.)

The Rubicon of Smart Data

Roger (Buzz) King (University of Colorado, U.S.A.)

Information Management Challenges from the Aerospace Industry

Suryanarayana M. Sripada (The Boeing Company, U.S.A.)

MedTAKMI: Text Mining from the Entire MEDLINE Database

Koichi Takeda (IBM Tokyo Research Lab, Japan)


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Industry 8: Database Technology for the Web 

(Chair: James R. Hamilton, Microsoft Corporation, U.S.A.)

Experiments on Query Expansion for Internet Yellow Page Services Using Web Log Mining

Yusuke Ohura, Katsumi Takahasii, Iko Pramudiono, Masaru Kitsuregawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Issues and Evaluations of Caching Solutions for Web Application Acceleration

Wen-Syan Li, Wang-Pin Hsuing, Dmitri V. Kalashnikov, Radu Sion, Oliver Po, Divyakant Agrawal, K. Selçuk Candan (NEC USA C&C Research Laboratories - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.)

An Automated System for Web Portal Personalization

Charu C. Aggarwal, Philip S. Yu (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, U.S.A.)


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