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Database Research: Achievements and Challenges

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Abstract

Database system is the infrastructure of the modern information system. The R&D in the database system and its technologies is one of the important research topics in the field. The database R&D in China took off later but it moves along by giant steps. This report presents the achievements Renmin University of China (RUC) has made in the past 25 years and at the same time addresses some of the research projects we, RUC, are currently working on. The National Natural Science Foundation of China supports and initiates most of our research projects and these successfully conducted projects have produced fruitful results.

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Survey: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Shan Wang is a full professor and Ph.D. supervisor of School of Information, Renmin University of China (RUC). She received the B.S. degree from Peking University in 1968, M.S. degree from RUC in 1981. Her current research interests include data engineering and knowledge engineering, high performance database system, data warehousing and data mining, P2P computing and databases, keyword search over relational databases, etc.

Xiao-Yong Du received the B.S. degree from Hangzhou University in 1983, M.S. degree from RUC in 1988, Ph.D. degree from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1997. He was a research associate in Nagoya Institute of Technology from 1997 to 1999. He is currently a full professor and Ph.D. supervisor in the School of Information, RUC. His current research interests include high performance database system, intelligent information retrieval, and semantic web.

Xiao-Feng Meng is a full professor at School of Information, RUC. He graduated from Hebei University in 1987 and received the M.S. degrees from RUC in 1993. He earned the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999. His current research interests include query processing, natural language interface, web data management, native XML databases, and mobile data management.

Hong Chen is a full professor and Ph.D. supervisor of Information School, RUC. She received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees from RUC in 1986 and 1989 respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Computing Technology, the Chinese Academic of Science in 2000. Her current research interests include high performance database system, data warehousing and data mining, stream data processing, and data management in wireless sensor network.

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Wang, S., Du, X., Meng, X. et al. Database Research: Achievements and Challenges. J Comput Sci Technol 21, 823–837 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11390-006-0823-0

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Keywords

  • database management system
  • parallel database systems
  • Chinese database systems
  • self-managing databases
  • P2P computing and databases
  • data warehousing
  • OLAP
  • Web data management
  • XML
  • mobile data management
  • semantic web
  • contextual information retrieval