Within this seminar, we will have a close look at classical works from the field of information systems and databases that have stand the test of time. Each participant will present a classical idea (within its historical context) and point out its impact on today's research and technology.
Each participant has to choose one topic from the following list:
Edgar F. Codd. A relational model of data for large shared data banks. Communications of the ACM, 13(6):377-387, 1970.
Peter Pin-Shan Chen. The entity-relationship model—toward a unified view of data. ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 1(1):9-36, 1976.
William Ward Armstrong. Dependency structures of data base relationships. In Jack L. Rosenfeld and Herbert Freeman, editors, Information Processing 74: Proceedings of IFIP Congress 74, pages 580-583, North Holland, 1974.
Edgar F. Codd. Recent investigations in relational data base systems. In Jack L. Rosenfeld and Herbert Freeman, editors, Information Processing 74: Proceedings of IFIP Congress 74, pages 1017-1021, North Holland, 1974.
Theo Haerder and Andreas Reuter. Principles of transaction-oriented database recovery. ACM Computing Surveys, 15(4):287-317, 1983.
Raymond F. Boyce, Donald D. Chamberlin, W. Frank King, III, and Michael M. Hammer. Specifying queries as relational expressions: the SQUARE data sublanguage. Communications of the ACM, 18(11):621-628, 1975.
Morton M. Astrahan and Donald D. Chamberlin. Implementation of a structured English query language. Communications of the ACM, 18(10):580-588, 1975.
Moshé M. Zloof. Query-by-Example: a data base language. IBM Systems Journal, 16(4):324-343, 1977.
Patricia Griffiths Selinger, Morton M. Astrahan, Donald D. Chamberlin, Raymond A. Lorie, and Thomas G. Price. Access path selection in a relational database management system. In Proceedings of the 1979 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, pages 23-34, ACM, 1979.
Rudolf Bayer and Edward M. McCreight. Organization and maintenance of large ordered indexes. Acta Informatica, 1(3):173-189, 1972.
Stefano Ceri and Jennifer Widom. Deriving production rules for constraint maintainance. In Dennis McLeod, Ron Sacks-Davis, and Hans-Jörg Schek, editors, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, pages 566-577, Morgan Kaufmann, 1990.
Kapali P. Eswaran, James N. Gray, Raymond A. Lorie, and Irving L. Traiger. The notions of consistency and predicate locks in a database system. Communications of the ACM, 19(11):624-633, 1976.
Morton M. Astrahan, Mike W. Blasgen, Donald D. Chamberlin, Kapali P. Eswaran, James N. Gray, Patricia P. Griffiths, W. Frank King III, Raymond A. Lorie, Paul R. McJones, James W. Mehl, Gianfranco R. Putzolu, Irving L. Traiger, Bradford W. Wade, and Vera Watson. System R: relational approach to database management. ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 1(2):97-137, 1976.
Morton M. Astrahan, Mike W. Blasgen, Donald D. Chamberlin, James N. Gray, W. Frank King III, Bruce G. Lindsay, Raymond A. Lorie, James W. Mehl, Thomas G. Price, Gianfranco R. Putzolu, Mario Schkolnick, Patricia G. Selinger, Donald R. Slutz, H. Raymond Strong, Paolo Tiberio, Irving L. Traiger, Bradford W. Wade, and Robert A. Yost. System R: a relational data base management system. IEEE Computer, 12(5):42-48, 1979.
Gerard Salton, editor. The SMART Retrieval System: Experiments in Automatic Document Processing. Prentice-Hall, 1971.
Lawrence Page, Sergey Brin, Rajeev Motwani, and Terry Winograd. The PageRank citation ranking: bringing order to the Web. Technical Report 1999-66, Stanford InfoLab, 1999.
Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila. The Semantic Web. Scientific American, 2001(May):34-43, 2001.
Registration of participants will be handled using the QIS portal (Vorlesungsverzeichnis → SoSe 2009 → Informatik-Seminare SoSe 2009 → Classics Revisited).
Every week exactly one participant will present her/his seminar topic by giving a scientific talk. Each talk should take between 30 and 45 minutes. Thereafter, the speaker gets (constructive) feedback from the other participants regarding her/his presentation skills. The main goal of this seminar is to improve these skills. At the first seminar meeting, we will work out together how a good talk should look like and how to avoid typical mistakes.
For passing this seminar, we expect the following from each participant:
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