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Database Management Systems CS 542 --- Fall 2008. Instructor: Murali Mani Email: [email protected] http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~cs542/f08 . Contact and Communication. Mailing list of all students + instructor [email protected] Course Information. Goal

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database management systems cs 542 fall 2008

Database Management SystemsCS 542 --- Fall 2008

Instructor: Murali Mani

Email: [email protected]

http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~cs542/f08

Murali Mani -- CS542

contact and communication
Contact and Communication
  • Mailing list of all students + instructor

[email protected]

Murali Mani -- CS542

course information
Course Information
  • Goal
    • Introduction to the theory and design of database management systems (DBMSs).
  • Who should attend?
    • Interested in database systems, database application development, and database research
  • Scope
      • Database application design and development.
      • Fundamental concepts in database theory
      • Internals of database management systems
  • Meetings
    • Thursday: 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm at FL-311
    • Office Hours : After class, and M 9:30 – 10:30 am

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textbook
Textbook
  • Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS McGraw-Hill Publisher, Third Edition
  • The book is available in WPI bookstore.
  • Book site
    • http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~dbbook/
    • Useful on-line solutions to some problems.

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course material
Course Material
  • http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~cs542/f08

+ lecture overheads

+ homework assignment

+ project due dates

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optional readings
Optional Readings
  • Understanding the New SQL: A Complete Guide J. Melton and A. R. Simon, Morgan-Kaufmann, 1993.
  • A Guide to the SQL Standard (third edition) C. J. Date and H. Darwen, Addison-Wesley, 1994.
  • Database Systems: The Complete Book by Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeff Ullman and Jennifer Widom, (Prentice-Hall)
  • Fundamentals of Database Systems R. Elmasri, and S. Navathe, Benjamin Cummings, any edition.
  • Database System Concepts, 2nd Edition H.F. Korth, and A. Silberschatz, McGraw-Hill, any edition.
  • Principles of Data and Knowledge Base Systems, Volume 1, J.D. Ullman, Computer Science Press,

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grading policy
Grading Policy
  • Final grades based on 100 points:
    • 30 points: Assignments (and maybe Quizzes)
    • 40 points: Exams (Final: 40pts)
    • 30 points: Course Project (Report, Presentation, and Demonstration)

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project grading
Project Grading
  • the difficulty of the project you have chosen
  • solution approach, design and implementation
  • the oral project presentation
  • the written documentation of your project
  • successful completion of your intended (even if later modified) project goals
  • the demonstration of your system (including successful example runs)
  • If done as a team, the understanding of each team member of his or her part of the project

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cheating and late policy
Cheating and Late Policy
  • NO CHEATING!
    • All work is to be done on an individual basis; unless otherwise indicated.
    • No violation of the WPI's guidelines for academic integrity.
  • Late Assignments
    • Late assignments will be graded, but no credit will be given
    • If unavoidable situations, let the instructor know WELL IN ADVANCE

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schedule important dates
Schedule – Important Dates
  • Sep 4: Organization meeting
  • Sep 18: Project Intent due
  • Oct 16: Project Phase I (Design) Due
  • Nov 6: Project Phase II (Operations) Due
  • Dec 11: Project Phase III (Interface) Due along with in class demo, presentation
  • Dec 18: Final Exam

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