Advanced Query Processing: Volume 1: Issues and Trends

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This research book presents key developments, directions, and challenges concerning advanced query processing for both traditional and non-traditional data. A special emphasis is devoted to approximation and adaptivity issues as well as to the integration of heterogeneous data sources.

The book will prove useful as a reference book for senior undergraduate or graduate courses on advanced data management issues, which have a special focus on query processing and data integration. It is aimed for technologists, managers, and developers who want to know more about emerging trends in advanced query processing.

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Alberto Belussi is associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Verona, Italy. His current research interests are: geographical information systems design, design of interfaces for update of geographical data, multi-resolution geographical databases and interoperability in geographical databases.

Barbara Catania is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences of the University of Genova, Italy. She has been Visiting Researcher at the European Computer-Industry Research Center of Bull, ICL, and Siemens in Munich, Germany, and at the National University of Singapore. Her main research interests include: deductive and constraint databases, spatial and geographic databases, XML and Web databases, pattern management, indexing techniques, and access control.

Eliseo Clementini is associate professor of computer science at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of L'Aquila. His main research interests are about modelling and computational aspects of geographic information science.

Elena Ferrari is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Como (Italy). Her research activities are related to various aspects of data management systems, including web security, access control and privacy, multimedia databases, and temporal databases. She is a member of the ACM and senior member of IEEE.

Jain is director/founder of the Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems Centre, located in the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Envvironment. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

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Springer Science & Business Media
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Jul 28, 2012
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350
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9783642283239
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English
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Computers / Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
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