[USC / University of Southern California]CSCI585: Database Systems

[Course Summary | Required Materials | Lectures | Assignments | Academic Integrity Policy | Related Web Sites | Prerequisites | Announcements ]



Monday and Wednesday 12:00-1:20 PM
Location: OHE- 122
 

People

Instructor

Prof. Cyrus Shahabi

      Office: PHE 306A
      Phone:  (213) 740-8162
      Email:  shahabi AT usc.edu
      Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:00-12:00
 

Teaching Assistants

Leyla Kazemi

      Office: RTH 323
      Phone:  (213) 821-1462 
      Email:  lkazemi AT usc.edu
      Office Hours: Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Ali Khodaei

      Office: RTH 323
      Phone:  (213) 821-1462 
      Email:  khodaei AT usc.edu
      Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   

 

Graders

Homework 1:  TBA

Homework 2:     TBA

Homework 3:     TBA

 

Course Summary

This course covers the essential concepts, principles, techniques, and mechanisms for the design, analysis, use, and implementation of computerized database systems. Key information management concepts and techniques are examined: information modeling and representation; information interfaces - access, query, and manipulation and implementation structures. The database and information management system technology examined in this course represents the state-of-the-art, including traditional approaches as well as recent research developments. By providing an imbalanced view of "theory" and "practice," the course should allow the student to understand, use, and build practical database and information management systems. The course is intended to provide a basic understanding of the issues and problems involved in database systems, a knowledge of currently practical techniques for satisfying the needs of such a system, and an indication of the current research approaches that are likely to provide a basis for tomorrow's solutions.
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Announcements

(04/14/10) Programming in Android is now posted  

(04/14/10) Homework 3 is now posted  

(04/14/10) Responsibility Form is now posted  

(04/13/10) Group list for Homework 3 now posted  

(04/12/10) Android Installation Guide now posted  

(03/19/10) Homework 2 with dataset now posted  

(03/04/10) Sample midterm exam is now posted  

(02/10/10) Homework1-part2&3 with sample dataset is now posted  

(02/10/10) Solution to Homework1-part1 is now posted  

(02/09/10) Oracle Client tutorial is now posted  

(02/01/10) Homework 1 is now posted
 

 


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D-Clearance

You can go to SAL-300 and obtain D-clearance for csci585 (regardless of your major (CS, EE, ...) and/or status (MS, PhD)). If the class is full, then add your name to the waiting list and show up during the first couple of sessions.
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PreRequisites

As stated in the university catalog, a passing grade in CSCI485 or departmental permission is required to register for this class. Knowledge in relational databases, SQL, relational algebra and physical database design is required.

This Course involves challenging programming assignments and projects for which understanding of and programming ability in Java is required. Knowledge in JDBC and Google Earth is a plus.
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Required Materials

The following textbook and additional readings will be used this semester to augment the material presented in the lectures:

Textbook :
   Ramakrishnan, Gehrke. "DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS" , third edition, McGRAW Hill

Additional readings (A.R.):

1.      Jim Gray. "Evolution of Data Management." Computer v29 n10 (October 1996):38-46.

2.   Michael Stonebraker. "Object-Relational DBMS-The Next Wave." Informix white paper.

3.      Thomas Connolly, Carolyn Begg, and Anne Strachan. "Ch 17: Object Databases." Database Systems.

4.      Oracle Documentations. "Application Developer's Guide - Object-Relational Features" .

5.      Conventional Nearest Neighbor Query, N. Roussopoulos, S. Kelley, and F. Vincent. Nearest neighbor queries. In SIGMOD, pages 71-79, 1995.

6.      Ralf Hartmut Guting. "An Introduction to Spatial Database Systems." VLDB Journal 3(4): 357-399, 1994.

7.      Antomn Guttman. "R-TREES. A DYNAMIC INDEX STRUCTURE FOR SPATIAL SEARCHING." Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD, pp.47-57, 1984.

8.      Shahram Ghandeharizadeh and Cyrus Shahabi. "Distributed Multimedia Systems." Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, volume 5, pp720-750.

9.      Patrick O'Neil and Elizabeth O'Neil. "Ch 4: Object-Relational SQL." Database Principles, Programming and Performance, 2nd edition, Morgan Kauffman publications.

10. Cyrus Shahabi, Roger Zimmermann, Kun Fu, and Shu-Yuen Didi Yao, "Yima: A Second Generation of Continuous Media Servers", IEEE Computer Magazine, Vol.35, No.6, Pages 56-64, June 2002

11.  Hanan Samet. "Spatial Data Structures." Appears in Modern Database Systems: The Object Model, Interoperability, and Beyond, W.Kim, ed., Addison Wesley/ACM Press, Reading, MA, 1995, 361-385.

12.  Timos Sellis, Nick Roussopoulos and Chrishtos Faloutsos. "THE R+-TREE: A DYNAMIC INDEX FOR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS." Proceedings of the 13th VLDB Conference, Brighton 1987.

13. Object-Relational Database Development: a Plumber's Guide,  Chapter 1

14. B-Trees: Balanced Tree Data Structures

15. Organization and Maintenance of Large Ordered Indexes by R. Bayer and E. McCreight In: Acta Informatica, Vol. 1, Fasc. 3, 1972, pp. 173-189

16.  Ching-Tien Ho Rakesh Agrawal Nimrod Megiddo Ramakrishnan Srikant "Range Queries in OLAP Data Cubes" (1997) . SIGMOD 1997

17.  S. Geffner D. Agrawal A. El Abbadi "The Dynamic Data Cube" . EDBT'2000

18.  Mirek Riedewald, Divyakant Agrawal, and Amr El Abbadi "Flexible Data Cubes for Online Aggregation" . ICDT'2001

19.  J. S. Vitter, M. Wang, and B. Iyer. "Data Cube Approximation and Histograms via Wavelets" . CIKM'1999

20.Torben Bach Pedersen, Christian S. Jensen. "Multidimensional Database Technology", IEEE Computer Dec. 2001.

21.  Surajit Chaudhuri, Umeshwar Dayal, Venkatesh Ganti. "Database Technology for Decision Support Systems", IEEE Computer Dec. 2001.

22.Rolfe R. Schmidt and Cyrus Shahabi, ProPolyne: A Fast Wavelet-based Algorithm for Progressive Evaluation of Polynomial Range-Sum Queries (extended version), VIII. Conference on Extending Database Technology, Prague, March 2004

23.Rolfe R. Schmidt and Cyrus Shahabi, How to Evaluate Multiple Range-Sum Queries Progressively, 21st ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS), Madison, Wisconsin, June, 2004

24.(M. Riedewald, D. Agrawal, A. El Abbadi, and R. Pajarola. Space-Efficient Data Cubes for Dynamic Environments. In Proc. Int. Conf. on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK), pages 24-33, 2000 )

25. Storing a Collection of Polygons Using Quadtrees. Hanan Samet, Rober E. Webber.  ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) ,pages 182-222, 1995.

Java References :

1.      Sun Java Tutorial (http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/)

2.      Beginning Java 2 SDK 1.4 Edition (http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTitle/productCd-0764543652.html)

3.      Core Java 2, Volume I, by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann.

 

Oracle References:

1.      Oracle SQL Reference

2.      Oracle Spatial User's Guide and Reference

3.   Oracle SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference 

4.   Online Oracle Documentations

5.   Oracle Spatial Java API Reference

 

The material covered in lectures should be considered the main definition of the scope of the course. However, the text and readings are important to supplement lecture material. Assignments and exams will be based on the topics presented in lecture, and may also involve issues addressed in the textbook and readings.
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Lectures

(A.R. refers to Additional Readings)

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Date

Topic

Handouts

01/11/2010

Introduction and overview (A.R. 1

Pre-Requisite Form

01/13/2010

Introduction and overview 

Session 1

01/18/2010

No Class--Martin Luther King Day

 

01/20/2010

ER data model (review) 

Session 2

01/25/2010

Relational data model (review)  

Session 3-a
Session 3-b

 

01/27/2010

Extended ER 

Session 4

02/01/2010

SQL (review) 

Session 5

Homework 1: Part 1 Assigned

02/03/2010

SQL (advanced)

Session 6-a
Session 6-b  

02/08/2010

OO and OR-DBMS  (A.R. 3 , 2, 9, 13)

Session 7

02/10/2010

Oracle 10g ORDBMS and SQL3 (A.R. 4)

 

 

Session 8
Oracle Client Tutorial
Homework 1: Part1 Due, Solution
Homework 1: Parts 2 & 3 Assigned, dataset
 

 

02/15/2010

No Class--President's Day 

 

 

02/17/2010

 Database Connectivity

Session 9
Example files: Ex1.java, Ex2.java, Ex3.java,
Ex4.java, Ex5.java
classes12.jar, sdoapi.zip, sdoapi_javadoc.zip, notes.txt
Oracle Spatial User's Guide and Reference  

02/22/2010

Indexing

Session 10  

02/24/2010

Tree-Structured Indexes (A.R. 15)

Session 11  

03/01/2010

More Indexing (A.R. 14)

 Session 12  

03/03/2010

More Indexing

  Session 12    

03/08/2010

Exam 1 Review

Homework 1: Parts 2 & 3 Due

03/10/2010

Exam 1

Location:

WPH B27 - Last names [A to M]
WPH B30 - Last names [N to S]
WPH 106 - Last names [T to Z]

03/15/2010

No class--Spring Break

 

03/17/2010

No class--Spring Break

 

03/22/2010

Spatial Databases (A.R. 6

Session 13

Homework 2 Assigned
HW2 Dataset

03/24/2010

Spatial Index structures (A.R. 11 , 12, 25 )

Session 14

03/29/2010

 Spatial Index Structures (R-tree, ...) (A.R. 7)

Session 15

03/31/2010

   Spatial Index Structures and Queries/Demo

Demo Webpage

04/05/2010

Spatial Queries (A.R. 5)

Session 16

04/07/2010

Multidimensional Databases (A.R. 16, A.R. 20, A.R. 21)

Session 17

04/12/2010

OLAP (A.R. 17)

Session 18

Homework 2 Due

Android Installation Guide

04/14/2010

 

Homework 3 Assigned

Responsibility Form

04/19/2010

OLAP (A.R. 18, A.R. 24)

Session 19

04/21/2010

OLAP(A.R. 19, 22, 23)

Session 20

04/26/2010

Exam 2 Review

 

 04/28/2010

Exam 2

Location:

OHE 122 - Last names [A to M]
SLH 100 - Last names [N to Z]

     05/02/2010

No Class

Homework 3 Due

  

 

  

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Exams and Assignments

There will be two exams in this course: a midterm and a second exam (not a final). Both exams will be given during scheduled class time. There will be three assignments. Remote login access is required for the assignments. Grading scheme:

GRADING POLICY

EXAM

WEIGHT

HOMEWORK 1

10%

HOMEWORK 2

15%

HOMEWORK 3

15%

EXAM 1

30%

EXAM 2

30%

Assignments Description

Homework 1

Use the Extended ER and Object Relational concepts to create a conceptual schema for a provided example application. Use your schema to build a sample database in Oracle. Write the given queries in SQL3 and execute them on your database.


Homework 2

Extend your schema of Homework 1 to support spatial datatypes. Use the new schema to build a database in Oracle. Write a GUI program that allow the users to select spatial attributes for spatial queries (e.g. selection from a map). The GUI must then parse these into SQL queries, which will be passed to your database.


Homework 3

Design and implement a spatial microblogging system using mobile phones. With this system, users utilize their mobile phones to post microblog entries, geo-tag them, and insert them into a database. Use the Android phones and its sqlLite database to build your application. This allows users to ask their spatial queries by interacting with Android phones.
 



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Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity

All homework and exams must be solved and written independently, or you will be penalized for plagiarism. The USC Student Conduct Code prohibits plagiarism. All USC students are responsible for reading and following the Student Conduct Code, which appears on pp. 76-77 of the 2000-2001 SCampus.

In this course we encourage students to study together. This includes discussing general strategies to be used on individual assignments. However, all work submitted for the class is to be done individually.

Some examples of what is not allowed by the conduct code: copying all or part of someone else's work (by hand or by looking at others' files, either secretly or if shown), and submitting it as your own; giving another student in the class a copy of your assignment solution; consulting with another student during an exam. If you have questions about what is allowed, please discuss it with the instructor.

Students who violate University standards of academic integrity are subject to disciplinary sanctions, including failure in the course and suspension from the University. Since dishonesty in any form harms the individual, other students, and the University, policies on academic integrity will be strictly enforced. We expect you to familiarize yourself with the Academic Integrity guidelines found in the current SCampus.

Violations of the Student Conduct Code will be filed with the Office of Student Conduct, and appropriate sanctions will be given.
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Related Web Sites

         USC Information Laboratory

         USC Integrated Media Systems Center

          Oracle Software

         Stanford University Database Group

         University of Wisconsin Database Group

         University of Maryland Database Group

         The Spatial Index Structures demo webpage

         Google Earth  

         Acrobat Reader

         Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview

         Database Management Systems by Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke

 

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