CS554 Database Systems
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.
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%
Midterm exam: 30%
Final project: 30%