Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2009 Vol. 32 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Report: 4th Int'l Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2009)    
    Ashraf Aboulnaga and Kenneth Salem 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Marios Hadjieleftheriou and Vassilis J. Tsotras 6

Special Issue on Result Diversity

An Axiomatic Framework for Result Diversification   Sreenivas Gollapudi, Aneesh Sharma 7
The KNDN Problem: A Quest for Unity in Diversity   Jayant R. Haritsa 15
Making Product Recommendations More Diverse   Cai-Nicolas Ziegler, Georg Lausen 23
Battling Predictability and Overconcentration in Recommender Systems    
    Sihem Amer-Yahia, Laks V.S. Lakshmanan, Sergei Vassilvitskii, Cong Yu 33
Addressing Diverse User Preferences: A Framework for Query Results Navigation   Zhiyuan Chen, Tao Li 41
Diversity over Continuous Data   Marina Drosou, Evaggelia Pitoura 49
Efficient Computation of Diverse Query Results   Erik Vee, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Sihem Amer-Yahia 57
Diversity in Skylines   Yufei Tao 65

Announcements and Notices

ICDE 2010 Conference   73
VLDB 2010 Conference   74
Symposium on Cloud Computing   backcover