1. The first assignment has been handed out in class. Wed. Jan. 17, 2007
  2. OQL Term Project handed out in class. Mon. Jan. 22, 2007
  3. Data Mining Term Project handed out in class. Mon. Feb. 5, 2007
  4. Midterm Solutions Mon. Mar. 5, 2007
  5. The second assignment has been handed out in class. Mon. Mar. 12, 2007
  6. VLDB access: go to Trellis, search for "VLDB" journal title, click on the link "Click here for access"
  7. "IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking" access: same process as for VLDB
  8. Monday April 2, 2007:
    Term project demonstrations:
    Please arrange for your group to do a 45-min. term project demonstration,
    this week or next week, at the latest. e-mail me the following
    (1) date and time of your demonstration
    (2) project title (i.e. OQL or DM)
    The demonstrations will be in one of the Department labs.
    All groups members must be present during the demo, to answer questions.
  9. Research Presentations Schedule

Course Description


Course Staff

Notes & Overheads

Course Website   A link to the course web page is available at: http://www.wlu.ca/science/physcomp/kotsireas/

Lecture Topics (corresponding to the 12 weeks schedule)

  1. Introduction, Relational Algebra, Query Processing, Query Optimization
  2. Lexical Analysis, Syntactic Analysis, BNF Grammars, LEX/YACC
  3. Object Databases, Object Database Management Systems, (ODBMSs), ODMG, Object Definition Language (ODL), Object Query Language (OQL)
  4. Data Mining I,
  5. Data Mining II,
  6. Data Mining III
  7. Web Databases, PHP, HITS/PageRank Algorithms
  8. XML, well-formed documents, Document Type Definitions (DTDs), XML Schemas, XML Documents, XML Databases, XML Query Languages (XPath,XQuery)
  9. Data Storage, Indexing Structures for Files
  10. Data Warehousing, OLAP, Distributed Databases
  11. Deductive Databases
  12. Research Projects Presentations

Class Schedule

Winter Semester Timetable

              |     Mon     |     Wed     |
              |  2:30-3:50  |  2:30-3:50  |
              |    BA113    |    BA113    |
              |             |             |
Week 1:       |   ---       |    Jan 03   |
Week 2:       |  Jan 08     |    Jan 10   |
Week 3:       |  Jan 15     |    Jan 17   |
Week 4:       |  Jan 22     |    Jan 24   |
Week 5:       |  Jan 29     |    Jan 31   |
Week 6:       |  Feb 05     |    Feb 07   |
Week 7:       |  Feb 12     |    Feb 14   |
Reading Week Feb 19 - Feb 23 N o  C o u r s e s
              |             |             |
Week 8:       |  Feb 26     |   Feb 28    |
Week 9:       |  Mar 05     |   Mar 07    |
Week 10:      |  Mar 12     |   Mar 14    |
Week 11:      |  Mar 19     |   Mar 21    |
Week 12:      |  Mar 26     |   Mar 28    |
              |  Apr 02     |    ---      |
              |             |             |

Course Requirements/Student Evaluation

New Course Drop Dates 2006/2007:

September 8: final day to cancel Fall term and Fall/Winter session registration with no tuition charge (cancellation fee applies)
September 22: final day to drop 12-week and fall/winter session course(s) or withdraw at 10% tuition charge
November 6: final day to drop course(s) or withdraw from 12-week course(s) without failure and for tuition adjustment
January 2: final day to cancel Winter term registration with no tuition charge (cancellation fee applies)
January 16: final day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10% tuition charge
March 6: final day to drop course(s) or withdraw from two-term or 12-week Winter term course(s) without failure and for tuition adjustment

Examination Deferrals:

The Academic Date section of the Calendar (Printed and Web Site Versions) clearly states the examination date period for each semester. Students must note that they are required to reserve this time in their personal calendars for the examinations. The examination period for this course is APRIL 9-27, 2007. Students who are considering registering to write MCAT, LSAT or GMAT or a similar examination, should select a time for those examinations that occurs outside the University examination period. For additional information that describes the special circumstances for examination deferment, consult the University calendar.

Student Awareness of the Accessible Learning Centre:

Students with disabilities or special needs, are advised to contact Laurier.s Accessible Learning Centre for information regarding its services and resources. Students are encouraged to review the Calendar for information regarding all services available on campus.

Academic and Research Misconduct:

Academic misconduct is an act by a student, or by students working on a team project, which may result in a false evaluation of the student(s), or which represents a deliberate attempt to unfairly gain an academic advantage. Academic misconduct includes: please refer to page 111 in the 2006/2007 Undergraduate Calendar.

Plagiarism Detection Software:

Wilfrid Laurier University uses software that can check for plagiarism. Students may be required to submit their written work in electronic form and have it checked for plagiarism.

STEP: Science & Technology Endowment Program:

The Program was established in 1995, with the opening of the New Science Building. Students in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science and Psychology approved a voluntary student contribution program designed to enhance educational experience and opportunities of undergraduate students in these areas. GET INVOLVED!