Section: Overall Objectives


The third edition of the Özsu-Valduriez textbook Principles of Distributed Database Systems [11] has been released (by Springer). This long awaited major revision is now about 850 pages. In addition to the fundamental principles of distributed data management, it now covers new hot topics such as web data management, peer-to-peer, data streaming, and cloud.

At the 2011 competition of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (http://oaei.ontologymatching.org ), our YAM++ ontology matching tool achieved excellent results: first position at the Conference track and second position at the Benchmark track.

The paper [46] on aggregate queries in uncertain databases was selected as one of the best papers at BDA 2011.