Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


June 2011 Vol. 34 No. 2   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Mohamed Mokbel 2

Special Issue on Personalized Data Management

Logical Foundations of Preference Queries   Jan Chomicki 3
The Preference SQL System -- An Overview   Werner Kie▀ling, Markus Endres, and Florian Wenzel 11
Contextual Database Preferences   Evaggelia Pitoura, Kostas Stefanidis, and Panos Vassiliadis 19
Personalized DBMS: an Elephant in Disguise or a Chameleon?   Georgia Koutrika 27
Preferences and Attitudes for Personalized Information Provision   Yannis Ioannidis,  
    Maria Vayanou, Thodoris Georgiou, Katerina Iatropoulou, Manos Karvounis, Vivi Katifori, Marialena Kyri-  
    akidi, Natalia Manola, Alexandros Mouzakidis, Lefteris Stamatogiannakis, and Mei Li Triantafyllidi 35
An Overview of the CareDB Context and Preference-Aware Database System    
    Justin J. Levandoski, Mohamed E. Khalefa, and Mohamed F. Mokbel 41
Context Modeling and Context Awareness: steps forward in the Context-ADDICT project    
    Cristiana Bolchini, Giorgio Orsi, Elisa Quintarelli, Fabio A. Schreiber, and Letizia Tanca 47
The QueRIE system for Personalized Query Recommendations   Gloria Chatzopoulou,  
    Magdalini Eirinaki, Suju Koshy, Sarika Mittal, Neoklis Polyzotis, and Jothi Swarubini Vindhiya Varman 55
TopRecs+: Pushing the Envelope on Recommender Systems    
    Mohammad Khabbaz, Min Xie, and Laks V.S. Lakshmanan 61
Recommendation Projects at Yahoo!   Sihem Amer-Yahia 69

Announcements and Notices

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