Advances in Databases

17th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 17 Exeter, UK, July 3–5, 2000 Proceedings

  • Brian Lings
  • Keith Jeffery
Conference proceedings BNCOD 2000

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1832)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Invited Papers

  3. Performance and Optimisation

    1. J. K. Lawder, P. J. H. King
      Pages 20-35
    2. Stefan Manegold, Arjan Pellenkoft, Martin Kersten
      Pages 36-50
    3. Florian Waas, Arjan Pellenkoft
      Pages 51-67
  4. User Requirements on Large Systems

    1. Henrik Engström, Sharma Chakravarthy, Brian Lings
      Pages 68-80
    2. Norman W. Paton, M. Howard Williams, Kosmas Dietrich, Olive Liew, Andrew Dinn, Alan Patrick
      Pages 81-101
    3. Peter M. D. Gray, Graham J. L. Kemp, Patrick Brunschwig, Suzanne Embury
      Pages 102-121
  5. Distributed Transactions

    1. Can Türker, Kerstin Schwarz, Gunter Saake
      Pages 122-139
    2. Muhammed Younas, Barry Eagelstone, Rob Holton
      Pages 140-152
    3. Edward C. Cheng, George Loizou
      Pages 153-170
  6. Invited Paper

    1. Peter Buneman
      Pages 171-171
  7. Interoperability Using XML

    1. Graham J. L. Kemp, Chris J. Robertson, Peter M. D. Gray, Nicos Angelopoulos
      Pages 191-208
    2. Peter T. Wood
      Pages 209-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-227

About these proceedings


After a decade of major technical and theoretical advancements in the area, the scope for exploitation of database technology has never been greater. Neither has the challenge. This volume contains the proceedings of the 17th British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD 2000), held at the University of Exeter in July 2000. In selecting the quality papers presented here, the programme committee was p- ticularly interested in the demands being made on the technology by emerging application areas, including web applications, push technology, multimedia data, and data warehousing. The concern remains the same: satisfaction of user - quirements on quality and performance. However, with increasing demand for timely access to heterogeneous data distributed on an unregulated Internet, new challenges are presented. Our three invited speakers develop the theme for the conference, considering new dimensions concerning user requirements in accessing distributed, hete- geneous information sources. In the ?rst paper presented here, Gio Wiederhold re?ects on the tension between requirements for, on the one hand, precision and relevance and on the other completeness and recall in relating data from heterogeneous resources. In resolving this tension in favour of the former, he maintains that this will fundamentally a?ect future research directions. Sharma Chakravarthy adds another dimension to the requirement on inf- mation, namely timeliness. He shares a vision of just-in-time information de- vered by a push technology based on reactive capabilities. He maintains that this requires a paradigm shift to a user-centric view of information.


Data Warehouses Database Design Database Management Database Queries Extensible Markup Language (XML) Heterogenous Databases Indexing Interoperability Multidatabase Transactions Web-Based Information Systems XML XQL Query Language database optimization performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Lings
    • 1
  • Keith Jeffery
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ExeterExeterUK
  2. 2.Department for Computation and InformationCLRC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton-Didcot, OxonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67743-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45033-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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