This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 20, held in Coventry, UK, in July 2003.
The 20 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on XML and semi-structured data; performance in searching and mining; transformation, integration, and extension; events and transactions; and personalization and the Web.
In Poets, Players and Preachers, Anne James explores the literary responses to the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in poetry, drama, and sermons. This book is the first full-length study of the literary repercussions of the conspiracy. By analyzing the genres of poems, plays, and sermons produced between 1605 and 1688, the author argues that not only did the continuous reinterpretation of the conspiracy serve religious and political purposes but that such literary reinterpretations produced generic changes.
The 65 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions during at least two rounds of reviewing and improvement. They contain expanded versions of the papers presented at the conference and are organized in topical sections on CSCW techniques and methods, Grids and Web services, agents and multi-agent systems, ontology and knowledge management, collaborative design and manufacturing, enterprise collaboration, workflows, and other related approaches and applications.