Faculty Colloquium

Speaker:Richard T. Snodgrass
Department of Computer Science
University of Arizona
Topic:It's About Time: (R?)evolution
Date:Thursday, October 28, 1999
Time:9:30 AM
Place:Gould-Simpson, Room 701

Refreshments will be served in the 7th-floor lobby of Gould-Simpson at 9 :15 AM


The history of temporal database is chock full of novel temporal data models, query languages, normal forms, algebras, and optimization strategies, revolutionary stuff indeed. I'll emphasize a more recent, evolutionary approach, that attempts to retain essentially the entire spectrum of existing data models, database design approaches (including dependency theory), query languages, DBMS architecture and implementations, and even applications, while dramatically simplifying the management of time-varying data. Along the way, I'll provide a highly personal view of what works and doesn't work in transitioning ideas from the lofty ivory tower to users in the trenches.