Research Laboratory - Databases and Information Systems Laboratory
With the proliferation of database systems, data warehouses, and other forms of information systems, it has become increasingly important to study such systems, and to develop techniques that enable their effective utilization. The Laboratory for Databases and Information Systems is aimed at providing the platform for teaching the relevant tools and at supporting applied and experimental research on these issues.
On the teaching side, the work in the lab is aimed at introducing students to commercial database systems and tools, covering central aspects of such systems, including data models, query languages, database design, optimization, concurrency control, and recovery. The scope of advanced studies and research includes heterogeneous data (data integration and interoperability, semi-structured information), web-based applications, query processing and optimization, and algorithms and data structures for massive data sets.