Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2013 Vol. 36 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Juliana Freire 2

Special Issue on Scientific Data Management

Enabling Scientific Discovery Via Innovative Spatial Data Management    
    Thomas Heinis, Farhan Tauheed, Mirjana Pavlovic, and Anastasia Ailamaki 3
Squeezing a Big Orange into Little Boxes: The AscotDB System for Parallel Processing of Data on a Sphere    
    Jacob Vanderplas, Emad Soroush, Simon Krughoff, and Magdalena Balazinska 11
SciDB DBMS Research at M.I.T.    
    Michael Stonebraker, Jennie Duggan, Leilani Battle, and Olga Papaemmanouil 21
Data Management Challenges in Species Distribution Modeling    
    Colin Talbert, Marian Talbert, Jeff Morisette, and David Koop 31
From Large Simulations to Interactive Numerical Laboratories   Alexander S. Szalay 41
A Computational Reproducibility Benchmark    
    Fernando Chirigati, Matthias Troyer, Dennis Shasha, and Juliana Freire 54

Announcements and Notices

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