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Continuous queries are persistent queries that allow users to receive new results when they become available. While continuous query systems can transform a passive web into an active environment, they need to be able to support millions of queries due to the scale of the Internet. No existing systems have achieved this level of scalability. NiagaraCQ… (More)
In this paper the input-to-state stability (iss) property is studied for discrete-time nonlinear systems. We show that many iss results for continuoustime nonlinear systems in earlier papers (Sontag, 1989; Sontag, 1990; Sontag and Wang, 1996; Jiang et al., 1994; Coron et al., 1995) can be extended to the discretetime case. More precisely, we provide a… (More)
The notion of input-to-state stability (ISS) is now recognized as a central concept in nonlinear systems analysis. It provides a nonlinear generalization of finite gains with respect to supremum norms and also of finite 2 gains. It plays a central role in recursive design, coprime factorizations, controllers for nonminimum phase systems, and many other… (More)
We show that the well-known Lyapunov sufficient condition for "input-to-state stability" (ISS) is also necessary, settling positively an open question raised by several authors during the past few years. Additional characterizations of the ISS property, including one in terms of nonlinear stability margins, are also provided.
XML has become the de facto standard format for web publishing and data transportation. Since online information changes frequently, being able to quickly detect changes in XML documents is important to Internet query systems, search engines, and continuous query systems. Previous work in change detection on XML, or other hierarchically structured… (More)
The goal of this paper is to provide a Lyapunov statement and proof of the recent nonlinear small-gain theorem for interconnected input/state-stable (ISS) systems. An ISS-Lyapunov function for the overall system is obtained from the corresponding Lyapunov functions for both the subsystems. Copyright @ 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
We present new characterizations of the Input to State Stability property. As a consequence of these results, we show the equivalence between the ISS property and several (apparent) variations proposed in the literature.
This paper presents a Converse Lyapunov Function Theorem motivated by robust control analysis and design. Our result is based upon, but generalizes, various aspects of well-known classical theorems. In a unified and natural manner, it (1) allows arbitrary bounded time-varying parameters in the system description, (2) deals with global asymptotic stability,… (More)
This paper presents a converse Lyapunov theorem for discrete-time systems with disturbances taking values in compact sets. Among several new stability results, it is shown that a smooth Lyapunov function exists for a family of time-varying discrete systems if these systems are robustly globally asymptotically stable. c © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All… (More)
Querying large numbers of data sources is gaining importance due to increasing numbers of independent data providers. One of the key challenges is executing queries on all relevant information sources in a scalable fashion and retrieving fresh results. The key to scalability is to send queries only to the relevant servers and avoid wasting resources on data… (More)