Aims & Scope

Encyclopedia of Database Systems

Data have become a highly valued asset for governments, industries and individuals, and the management of these data collections remains a critical technical challenge. The challenges of managing terabytes and exabytes of data and expanding data management to include other data modalities while maintaining the fundamental tenets of database management (data independence, data integrity, data consistency, and the like) are important issues for any organization today.

Encyclopedia of Database Systems provides easy access to important concepts, relevant information on all aspects of very large databases, data management, and database systems, including areas of current interest and research results of historical significance. This comprehensive reference contains illustrated entries, organized alphabetically. Each entry presents basic terminology, concepts, methods and algorithms, key results to date, references to the literature, and cross-references to other entries. Topics for the Encyclopedia - including areas of current interest as well as research results of historical significance - were selected by a distinguished international advisory board and written by world-class experts in the field.

The Encyclopedia is designed to meet the needs of researchers, professors, graduate and undergraduate students in computer science and engineering. Industry professionals such as database specialists and software developers will also find much useful information in this comprehensive reference.