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, 31 October 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Kinds of contexts and their impact on semantic similarity measurement

Pervasive Computing and Communications 2008

Author(s): Krzysztof Janowicz

Discussion Leader: Veronika Megler

Friday, 07 November 2014 @ 10:00 AM

A runtime approach to model-generic translation of schema and data

Information Systems Volume 37 Issue 3, May, 2012

Author(s): Paolo Atzeni, Luigi Bellomarini, Francesca Bugiotti, Fabrizio Celli, and Giorgio Gianforme.

Discussion Leader: Lois Delcambre

Friday, 14 November 2014 @ 10:00 AM


Author(s): TBA

Discussion Leader: Paolo

Friday, 21 November 2014 @ 10:00 AM

"Extraction and Integration of Partially Overlapping Web Sources"

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)

Author(s): Mirko Bronzi, Valter Crescenzi, Paolo Merialdo and, Paolo Papotti

Discussion Leader: Abdussalam Alawini

Friday, 05 December 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Towards an Enterprise Ontology Pattern Language

SAC 2014

Author(s): Ricardo de Almeida Falbo, Fabiano Borges Ruy, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Monalessa Perini Barcellos, Jo?o Paulo Andrade Almeida:

Discussion Leader: Scott Britell