Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2008 Vol. 31 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Report: 3rd Int'l Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2008)    
    Anastassia Ailamaki, Shivnath Babu, Pedro Furtado, Sam Lightstone,  
    Guy Lohman, Pat Martin, Vivek Narasayya, Glenn Pauley, Ken Salem, Kai-Uwe Sattler, Gerhard Weikum 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Michael J. Carey and Vassilis J. Tsotras 6

Special Issue on XQuery Processing: Practice and Experience

Pathfinder: XQuery Off the Relational Shelf   Torsten Grust, Jan Rittinger, Jens Teubner 7
Querying XML in Timber   Yuqing Wu, Stelios Paparizos, H. V. Jagadish 15
XQuery Rewrite Optimization in IBM DB2 pureXML   Fatma Özcan, Normen Seemann, Ling Wang 25
Towards a Unified Declarative and Imperative XQuery Processor Zhen Hua Liu, Anguel Novoselsky, Vikas Arora 33
Big, Fast XQuery: Enabling Content Applications   Mary Holstege 41
Experiences with XQuery Processing for Data and Service Federation   Michael Blow, Vinayak Borkar,  
    Michael Carey, Daniel Engovatov, Dmitry Lychagin, Panagiotis Reveliotis, Joshua Spiegel, Till Westmann 49
Data Aggregation, Heterogeneous Data Sources and Streaming Processing: How Can XQuery Help?    
    Marc Van Cappellen, Wouter Cordewiner, Carlo Innocenti 57
Ten Reasons Why Saxon XQuery is Fast   Michael Kay 65

Announcements and Notices

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