Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2004 Vol. 27 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Z. Meral ÷zsoyoglu 2

Special Issue on Database Support for the Sciences

Where the Rubber Meets the Sky: Bridging the Gap between Databases and Science   Jim Gray, Alex Szalay 3
A Vision for PetaByte Data Management and Analyis Services for the Arecibo Telescope    
    Manuel Calimlim, Jim Cordes,  
    Alan Demers, Julia Deneva, Johannes Gehrke, Dan Kifer, Mirek Riedewald, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram 12
Workload-Driven Schema Design for Large Scientific Databases   Stratos Papadomanolakis, Anastassia Ailamaki 21
Logical and Physical Data Independence for Native Scientific Data Repositories   Bill Howe and David Maier 29
Similarity Search in Biological and Engineering Databases   Hans-Peter Kriegel, Martin Pfeifle, Stefan SchŲnauer 37
Research Problems in Data Provenance   Wang-Chiew Tan 45
Towards an Integrated Software System for Biological Pathways    
    Z. Meral ÷zsoyoglu, Joseph Nadeau, Gultekin ÷zsoyoglu, Murat Tasan 53
Graph Data Representation in Oracle Database 10g: Case Studies in Life Sciences    
    Susie M. Stephens, Johan Rung, and Xavier Lopez 61

Announcements and Notices

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