There are a myriad of new directions in which databases are growing, presenting new and exciting challenges that promise flux in the whole society, because of the impact and changes the database systems have provoked almost everywhere in modern life. This ranges from the way the organizations operate and make their business decisions, to the use of portable devices with database involvements. The Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications is a wide-ranging collection of diverse coverage of topics related to database concepts, technologies, and applications - providing an overview of the state-of-the-art of classical subjects. It also delivers clear and concise explanations of emerging issues and technologies such as multimedia database systems, data warehousing and mining, geospatial and temporal databases, and data reverse engineering. Contributions from hundreds of international researchers make this publication a priceless single reference source in any library on the topic of database technologies and applications.
About the Author
Laura Rivero is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Systems. Her lecturing and research activities concentrate on data structures and database design and integrity. Prof. Rivero has an extensive publication research background and she is co-editor of the book "Database Integrity: Challenges and Solutions" published in 2002 by Idea Group Publishing.
Jorge Horacio Doorn is full professor at the Computer Science Department in the Universidad Nacional del Centro (UNCPBA), Argentina, since 1989. He has wide experience in actual industrial applications of database technologies and has been project leader in several major database projects. Currently he is the head of the database research team at the Computer Science and Systems Department. His research interests include compilers design and database systems. Prof. Doorn is the Co-Editor of the book "Database Integrity: Challenges and Solutions" published in 2002 by Idea Group Publishing.
Eng. Viviana E. Ferraggine is Assistant Professor at Center of Buenos Aires Province National University. She has received her degree in Computer Science at the same university, in 1997. She has published many book chapters, articles presented at various professional international conferences related with her research activities. She is assistant researcher at the Database Integrity Research Group.