Volume 36    Number 4    December 2007  
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Regular Research Articles | Surveys | Systems and Prototypes | Distinguished Database Profiles
Research Centers | Event Reports | Announcements | Calls for Participation | Calls for Papers | Errata

ENTIRE ISSUE – 73 pages (in: PDF)
SIGMOD Officers, Committees and Awards (also in: PDF)
Editor’s Notes (in: PDF)
Welcome Message to New SIGMOD Members (in: PDF)
SIGMOD Anthology Volume 6 (in: PDF)

Regular Research Articles

A Critical Look at the TAB Benchmark for Physical Design Tools
Nicolas Bruno
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Nulls, Three-Valued Logic, and Ambiguity in SQL
Claude Rubinson
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A Data-oriented Survey of Context Models
Cristiana Bolchini, Carlo A. Curino, Elisa Quintarelli, Fabio A. Schreiber, and Letizia Tanca
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Systems and Prototypes

Intel Mash-Maker: Join the Web
Rob Ennals, Eric Brewer, Minos Garofalakis, Michael Shadle, and Prashant Gandhi
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Distinguished Database Profiles

Ricardo Baeza-Yates Speaks Out
Marianne Winslett
Available in: PDF
URL: http://www.dcc.uchile.cl/~rbaeza/

Research Centers

Data and Web Management Research at Politecnico di Milano
Available in: PDF
URL: http://dbgroup.elet.polimi.it/

Event Reports

Report on the First International Workshop on Ranking in Databases (DBRank 2007)
Ihab F. Ilyas, and Gautam Das
Available in: PDF
URL: http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/conferences/dbrank2007/
Report on the Fourth International Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks (DMSN 2007)
Magdalena Balazinska, Amol Deshpande, Alexandros Labrinidis, Qiong Luo, Samuel Madden, and Jun Yang
Available in: PDF
URL: http://data.cs.washington.edu/dmsn07/
Report on the First VLDB Workshop on Management of Uncertain Data (MUD 2007)
Ander de Keijzer, Maurice van Keulen, and Alex Dekhtyar
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URL: http://mud.cs.utwente.nl/index2007.html


Call for Nominations — 2008 ACM SIGMOD Awards
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Call for Submissions — SIGMOD 2008 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition
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Calls for Participation

Tribute to Honor Jim Gray — May 31, 2008 at UC Berkeley
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URL: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/IPRO/JimGrayTribute/

Calls for Papers

DaMoN 2008: Call For Papers
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URL: http://www.cse.ust.hk/damon2008/
DBTest 2008 — 1st International Workshop on Testing Database Systems
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URL: http://research.microsoft.com/dmx/dbtest2008/
MobiDE 2008 (7th ACM International Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access)
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URL: http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/mobide08/
Call for Papers: WebDB 2008
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URL: http://webdb2008.como.polimi.it/
XIME-P 2008: 5th International Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives
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URL: http://www.ximep2008.org/


Estimating the Selectivity of tf-idf based Cosine Similarity Predicates
Sandeep Tata, and Jignesh M Patel
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