Database Reading Group

The Database Reading Group is a Datalab-sponsored entity that exists to discuss papers related (broadly speaking) to database technology. We meet on a weekly basis, Friday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. The standard meeting place is room 130 in PSU's Fourth Avenue Building. The group welcomes anyone, inside or outside of PSU, with an interest in the subject matter. Designated group members will lead the discussion each week.

DIRECTIONS: From the building's main entrance on Fourth Ave., follow the hallway at the northeast (far left) corner of the large lobby until it ends with a set of glass doors on your right. Enter these doors into a study area. A neon sign announcing the Department of Computer Science will be in front of you. Room 130 is the second glass door on the left from the main office door. It does not require badge access and should be open.

We occasionally need to move to a different location; if we know in advance, it will be listed below.

Reading group announcements are sent to the group mailing list at To (un)subscribe to this list, use the mailman web interface.

Scheduled papers (with Web links where possible) and discussion leaders are listed below. You can also see a list of papers previously discussed.


Friday, 28 October 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Rough sets and intelligent data analysis

Information Sciences 147 (2002) 112

Author(s): Zdzisław Pawlak

Discussion Leader: Basem

Friday, 04 November 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Plenario: An Open Data Discovery and Exploration Platform for Urban Science

IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Dec 2014

Author(s): C. Cattlett et al.

Discussion Leader: Dave

Friday, 18 November 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

SIGMOD '16 Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Management of Data Pages 215-226 ACM

Author(s): Benoit Dageville, Thierry Cruanes, Marcin Zukowski, Vadim Antonov, Artin Avanes, Jon Bock, Jonathan Claybaugh, Daniel Engovatov, Martin Hentschel, Jiansheng Huang, Allison W. Lee, Ashish Motivala, Abdul Q. Munir, Steven Pelley, Peter Povinec, Greg Rahn, S

Discussion Leader: Shree

Friday, 02 December 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Coordination Avoidance in Database Systems

VLDB 2015 - Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 8, No. 3

Author(s): Peter Bailis, Alan Fekete, Michael J. Franklin, Ali Ghodsi, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Ion Stoica

Discussion Leader: Jeremiah Peschka