Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


September 1998 Vol. 21 No. 3   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Chair of the TC on Data Engineering   Betty Salzberg 1
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Donald Kossmann 3

Special Issue on Interoperability

Data Access Interoperability in the IBM Database Family    
    Michael Carey, Laura M. Haas, James Kleewein, and Berthold Reinwald 4
The Sybase Architecture for Extensible Data Management    
    Steve Olson, Richard Pledereder, Phil Shaw, and David Yach 14
Interoperability, Distributed Applications and Distributed Databases: The Virtual Table Interface    
    Michael Stonebraker, Paul Brown, and Martin Herbach 21
Solving the Data Inter-operability Problem Using a Universal Data Access Broker    
    Mike Higgs and Bruce Cottman 28
Exporting Database Functionality - The Concert Way    
    Lukas Relly, Heiko Schuldt, and Hans-J. Schek 37

Announcements and Notices

1999 SIGMOD/PODS Call for Papers   52
1999 International Conference on Database Theory   backcover