Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


March 2006 Vol. 29 No. 1   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from Chair of Working Group on Self-Managing Database Systems   Sam S. Lightstone 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editors   Minos Garofalakis, Dan Suciu 4

Special Issue on Probabilistic Data Management

An Introduction to ULDBs and the Trio System    
    Omar Benjelloun, Anish Das Sarma, Chris Hayworth, Jennifer Widom 5
Models for Incomplete and Probabilistic Information   Todd J. Green, Val Tannen 17
Query Evaluation on Probabilistic Databases   Christopher Ré, Nilesh Dalvi, Dan Suciu 25
An Introduction to Probabilistic Graphical Models for Relational Data   Lise Getoor 32
Avatar Information Extraction System    
    Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, Sriram Raghavan, Shivakumar Vaithyanathan, Huaiyu Zhu 40
Towards Activity Databases: Using Sensors and Statistical Models to Summarize People's Lives    
    Tanzeem Choudhury, Matthai Philipose, Danny Wyatt, Jonathan Lester 49
Probabilistic Data Management for Pervasive Computing: The Data Furnace Project    
    Minos Garofalakis, Kurt P. Brown, Michael J. Franklin, Joseph M. Heller-  
    stein, Daisy Zhe Wang, Eirinaios Michelakis, Liviu Tancau, Eugene Wu, Shawn R. Jeffery, Ryan Aipperspach 57
Community Information Management   AnHai Doan, Raghu  
    Ramakrishnan, Fei Chen, Pedro DeRose, Yoonkyong Lee, Robert McCann, Mayssam Sayyadian, Warren Shen 64

Announcements and Notices

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