Whither BNCOD? The Future of Database and Information Systems Research

  • Alasdair J. G. Gray
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6121)


The British National Conference on Databases (bncod), now in its 27th edition, has covered a broad range of database research topics: from the purely theoretical, to more application-oriented subjects. It has proved to be a forum for intellectual debate, and has fostered a sense of community amongst British and overseas database researchers.

Databases have been incredibly successful with most businesses relying on them. However, there are still plenty of challenges that remain to be solved. This paper reflects back on the successes of the bncod series, and identifies the challenges that remain, thus showing the continuing importance of the bncod conference series.


Data Stream Query Processing Database Research Information System Research Intellectual Debate 
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  • Alasdair J. G. Gray
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  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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