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In the emerging area of sensor-based systems, a significant challenge is to develop scalable, fault-tolerant methods to extract useful information from the data the sensors collect. An approach to this data management problem is the use of sensor database systems, exemplified by TinyDB and Cougar, which allow users to perform aggregation queries such as(More)
In outsourced database (ODB)systems the database owner publishes its data through a number of remote servers, with the goal of enabling clients at the edge of the network to access and query the data more efficiently. As servers might be untrusted or can be compromised, query authentication becomes an essential component of ODB systems. Existing solutions(More)
In this paper we discuss a new type of query in Spatial Databases, called the Trip Planning Query (TPQ). Given a set of points of interest in space, where each point belongs to a specific category, a starting point and a destination , TPQ retrieves the best trip that starts at , passes through at least one point from each category, and ends at . For(More)
When dealing with massive quantities of data, top-k queries are a powerful technique for returning only the k most relevant tuples for inspection, based on a scoring function. The problem of efficiently answering such ranking queries has been studied and analyzed extensively within traditional database settings. The importance of the top-k is perhaps even(More)
While Processing-in-Memory has been investigated for decades, it has not been embraced commercially. A number of emerging technologies have renewed interest in this topic. In particular, the emergence of 3D stacking and the imminent release of Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube device have made it more practical to move computation near memory. However, the(More)
Computing statistical information on probabilistic data has attracted a lot of attention recently, as the data generated from a wide range of data sources are inherently fuzzy or uncertain. In this paper, we study an important statistical query on probabilistic data: finding the frequent items. One straightforward approach to identify the frequent items in(More)
In data mining applications and spatial and multimedia databases, a useful tool is the <i>k</i>NN join, which is to produce the <i>k</i> nearest neighbors (NN), from a dataset <i>S</i>, of every point in a dataset <i>R</i>. Since it involves both the join and the NN search, performing <i>k</i>NN joins efficiently is a challenging task. Meanwhile,(More)
This work introduces novel polynomial algorithms for processing top-k queries in uncertain databases under the generally adopted model of x-relations. An x-relation consists of a number of x-tuples, and each x-tuple randomly instantiates into one tuple from one or more alternatives. Our results significantly improve the best known algorithms for top-k query(More)
Several spatio-temporal applications require the retrieval of summarized information about moving objects that lie in a query region during a query interval (e.g., the number of mobile users covered by a cell, traffic volume in a district, etc.). Existing solutions have the distinct counting problem: if an object remains in the query region for several(More)
This work introduces novel polynomial-time algorithms for processing top-k queries in uncertain databases, under the generally adopted model of x-relations. An x-relation consists of a number of x-tuples, and each x-tuple randomly instantiates into one tuple from one or more alternatives. Our results significantly improve the best known algorithms for top-k(More)