Advances in Databases

18th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 18 Chilton, UK, July 9–11, 2001 Proceedings

  • Brian Read
Conference proceedings BNCOD 2001

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2097)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Invited Papers

    1. Alexander Maedche, Steffen Staab, Nenad Stojanovic, Rudi Studer, York Sure
      Pages 1-22
    2. Tony Hey
      Pages 23-23
  3. Performance and Optimisation

    1. Yuanling Zhu, Kevin Lü
      Pages 43-56
    2. Nicholas J. Caine, Suzanne M. Embury
      Pages 57-74
  4. Objects – Design & Development

    1. Henrik Gustavsson, Brian Lings
      Pages 75-88
    2. A. Al-Khudair, W. A. Gray, J. C. Miles
      Pages 105-125
  5. Query Optimisation

    1. Henk Ernst Blok, Arjen P. de Vries, Henk M. Blanken, Peter M. G. Apers
      Pages 126-151
    2. Kai-Uwe Sattler, Oliver Dunemann, Ingolf Geist, Gunter Saake, Stefan Conrad
      Pages 152-167
    3. Florian Waas, Martin L. Kersten
      Pages 168-184
  6. Querying Objects

    1. Ayman Ammoura, Osmar R. Zaíane, Yuan Ji
      Pages 202-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-219

About these proceedings


The ever-expanding growth of Information Technology continues to place fresh demands on the management of data. Database researchers must respond to new challenges, particularly to the opportunities offered by the Internet for access to distributed, semi-structured and multimedia data sources. th This volume contains the proceedings of the 18 British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD 2001), held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in July 2001. In recent years, interest in this conference series has extended well beyond the UK. In selecting just eleven of the submitted papers for presentation, the programme committee has included contributors from The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Canada and USA. In addition, two specially invited speakers address subjects of topical interest. Our first invited speaker is Professor Dr. Rudi Studer from the University of Karlsruhe. At AIFB, the Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, he and his colleagues are in the forefront of work on the Semantic Web. This aims to make information accessible to human and software agents on a semantic basis. The paper discusses the role that semantic structures, based on ontologies, play in establishing communication between different agents. The AIFB web site has been developed as a semantic portal to serve as a case study.


DBMS DOM Database Sytems Databases Databases Queries Distributed Databases Extensible Markup Language (XML) Information Retrieval Object Technology Object-Oriented Databases Web-Based Infor5mation Systems XML database optimization performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Read
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technology DepartmentCLRC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, DidcotUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42265-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45754-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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