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The coming years will witness dramatic advances in wireless communications as well as positioning technologies. As a result, tracking the changing positions of objects capable of continuous movement is becoming increasingly feasible and necessary. The present paper proposes a novel, R*-tree based indexing technique that supports the efficient querying of(More)
Visionaries predict that the Internet will soon extend to billions of wireless devices, or objects, a substantial fraction of which will offer their changing positions to location-based services. This paper assumes an Internet-service scenario where objects that have not reported their position within a specified duration of time are expected to no longer(More)
csj ¡ afc ¡ tbp¡ pfoser¡ simas ¡ tryfona¢ Abstract. We are heading rapidly towards a global computing and information infrastructure that will contain billions of wirelessly connected devices, many of which will offer so-called location-based services to their mobile users always and everywhere. Indeed, users will soon take ubiquitous wireless access to(More)
With the proliferation of wireless communications and the rapid advances in technologies for tracking the positions of continuously moving objects, algorithms for efficiently answering queries about large numbers of moving objects increasingly are needed. One such query is the reverse nearest neighbor (RNN) query that returns the objects that have a query(More)
With the continued proliferation of wireless communications and advances in positioning technologies, algorithms for efficiently answering queries about large populations of moving objects are gaining in interest. This paper proposes algorithms for k nearest and reverse k nearest neighbor queries on the current and anticipated future positions of points(More)
Emerging communication and sensor technologies enable new applications of database technology that require database systems to efficiently support very high rates of spatial-index updates. Previous works in this area require the availability of large amounts of main memory, do not exploit all the main memory that is indeed available, or do not support some(More)
The databases of a wide range of applications, e.g., in data warehousing, store multiple states of time-evolving data. These databases contain a substantial part of now-relative data: data that became valid at some past time and remains valid until the current time. More specifically, two temporal aspects of data are frequently of interest, namely valid(More)
With the proliferation of wireless communications and geo-positioning, e-services are envisioned that exploit the positions of a set of continuously moving users to provide context-aware functionality to each individual user. Because advances in disk capacities continue to outperform Moore's Law, it becomes increasingly feasible to store online all the(More)
Although significant effort has been put into the development of efficient spatio-temporal indexing techniques for moving objects, little attention has been given to the development of techniques that efficiently support queries about the past, present, and future positions of objects. The provisioning of such techniques is challenging, both because of the(More)
A location-based service called friend-locator notifies a user if the user is geographically close to any of the user's friends. Services of this kind are getting increasingly popular due to the penetration of GPS in mobile phones, but existing commercial friend-locator services require users to trade their location privacy for quality of service, limiting(More)