Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


June 2007 Vol. 30 No. 2   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Report on the Second International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2007)   Anastassia  
    Ailamaki, Surajit Chaudhuri, Sam Lightstone, Guy Lohman, Pat Martin, Ken Salem, and Gerhard Weikum 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editors   Nick Koudas 5

Special Issue on Data Management Issues in Social Sciences

Using Information Networks to Study Social Behavior: An Appraisal   Bernie Hogan 6
Managing Uncertainty in Social Networks   Eytan Adar and Christopher Ré 15
Challenges in Searching Online Communities   Sihem Amer Yahia, Michael Benedikt, Philip Bohannon 23
User-Centric Research Challenges in Community Information Management Systems   AnHai  
    Doan, Philip Bohannon, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Xiaoyong Chai, Pedro DeRose, Byron J. Gao, Warren Shen 32
Increasing the Predictive Power of Affiliation Networks   Lisa Singh and Lise Getoor 41
Peer-to-Peer Information Search: Semantic, Social, or Spiritual?    
  Matthias Bender, Tom Crecelius, Mouna Kacimi, Sebastian Michel, Josiane Xavier Parreira, Gerhard Weikum 51

Announcements and Notices

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