Recent Advances in Temporal Databases

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Temporal Databases, Zurich, Switzerland, 17–18 September 1995

  • James Clifford
  • Alexander Tuzhilin

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Data Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vittorio Brusoni, Luca Console, Paolo Terenziani, Barbara Pernici
      Pages 3-22
    3. Christophe Claramunt, Marius Thériault
      Pages 23-42
    4. Serge Abiteboul, Laurent Herr, Jan Van den Bussche
      Pages 43-57
  3. Temporal Constraints

  4. Critical Evaluations of TSQL2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. I. Androutsopoulos, G. D. Ritchie, P. Thanisch
      Pages 113-132
    3. Wayne Harris, W. A. Gray
      Pages 133-152
    4. Michael H. Böhlen, Christian S. Jensen, Richard T. Snodgrass
      Pages 153-172
  5. Alternative Views on Temporal Data Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Christina Davies, Brian Lazell, Martin Hughes, Leslie Cooper
      Pages 175-193
    3. James Clifford, Albert Croker, Fabio Grandi, Alexander Tuzhilin
      Pages 194-213
    4. Duri Schmidt, Angelika Kotz Dittrich, Werner Dreyer, Robert Marti
      Pages 214-232
  6. Implementation Issues for Temporal DBMs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Anil Kumar, Vassilis J. Tsotras, Christos Faloutsos
      Pages 235-254
    3. Costas Vassilakis, Nikos Lorentzos, Panagiotis Georgiadis
      Pages 255-271
    4. Cristina De Castro, Fabio Grandi, Maria Rita Scalas
      Pages 272-291
  7. Potpourri

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Rune Hjelsvold, Roger Midtstraum, Olav Sandstå
      Pages 295-314
    3. T. Y. Cliff Leung, Hamid Pirahesh
      Pages 315-331
    4. Iakovos Motakis, Carlo Zaniolo
      Pages 332-351
  8. Panels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. James Clifford, Alexander Tuzhilin
      Pages 355-355
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 359-362

About these proceedings


The International Workshop on Temporal Databases held in Zurich, Switzerland, 17-18 September 1995 brought together researchers from academic and industrial institutions with database practitioners interested in keeping up with the state-of-the-art developments in the management of temporal data. A previous workshop in Arlington, Texas in June 1993 focused on the development of an infrastructure that would spur the development of commercial implementations of many of the generally agreed-upon features of temporal database management that have emerged from the temporal database research community over more than a decade of research. This ARP AlNSF-sponsored Arlington workshop saw the formation of the TSQL2 Language Design Committee, which led to the development of the recently completed TSQL2 Language Specification, and also created a "consensus" glossary of temporal database terminology and a test suite of temporal database queries. The Zurich workshop was conceived from the outset to be universal in scope, and international in participation. The Call for Papers sought to evoke the highest quality and most up-to-date temporal database research from around the world. Mindful of the important work accomplished by the previous workshop, the Call also specifically sought out research papers and panels that would comment and build upon the widely publicized results from Arlington. These proceedings contain the papers that were selected for presentation at the International Workshop, on Temporal Databases held in Zurich, Switzerland on 17-18 September 1995.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James Clifford
    • 1
  • Alexander Tuzhilin
    • 1
  1. 1.Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Information Systems DepartmentNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19945-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3033-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1682
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