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