CS554 Database Systems

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Welcome to CS554 Fall 2006!

Lecture: TT 11:30 - 12:45pm, MSC E406

Instructor: Li Xiong (lxiong AT mathcs.emory.edu, office: MSC E412)

Office Hours: TT 2-3pm, or by appointment

Class URL: www.mathcs.emory.edu/~cs554000

Class Mailing List: cs554000-list AT mathcs.emory.edu

Main Textbook and Supplemental Materials:

         Database Systems, The Complete Book, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D. Ullman, Jennifer Widom

         We will also read papers on advanced database topics from recent database literature. They will be posted on the class web page.

Alternative Textbooks (Optional):

         Database Management Systems, Third Edition, Ramakrishnan, Gehrke

         Fundamentals of Database Systems, 5th Edition, Elmasri, Navathe

Overview: This is a second course in database systems. Database system implementation as well as advanced database concepts and emerging database applications will be covered. Topics include: data storage and indexing, query execution, database recovery, transaction concurrency control, distributed databases, and database security and privacy.

Prerequisite: An introductory level course in Database Systems.

Grading Policy:

There will be reading, written and programming assignments, a midterm exam, and a final course project. There is no final exam. The course grade will be determined by a weighted average of all the graded items as below.

Class participation: 10%

Assignments: 30%

Midterm exam: 30%

Final project: 30%