About this series
Ahmed K. Elmagarmid
The International Series on Advances in Database Systems addresses the following goals:
• To publish thorough and cohesive overviews of advanced topics in database systems.
• To publish works which are larger in scope than survey articles, and which will contain more detailed background information.
• To provide a single point of coverage of advanced and timely topics.
• To provide a forum for a topic of study by many researchers that may not yet have reached a stage of maturity to warrant a comprehensive textbook.