Archive for October, 2009

Webdam at BDA 2010 Summer School

October 22nd, 2009
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The thematic 2010 summer school of the BDA (Bases de données avancées) conference on distributed very large databases will take place in Les Houches (France) from May 16th 2010 to May 21th 2010 with the support of Webdam.

Webdam will also contribute to the summer school with the following presentation:

  • Web data processing, Pierre Senellart and Philippe Rigaux
  • Logical approach for uniform querying of distributed and heterogeneous data, Marie-Christine Rousset

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Yannis Papakonstantinou visiting Webdam

October 14th, 2009
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Yannis Papakonstantinou is visiting Webdam from Thursday 15 October to Friday 16 October 2009. He is a professor at the Computer Science and Engineering University of California, San Diego.
He will present his work on Database-Driven Web Applications Friday at 2:00pm in the meeting room G008.

Title: Do-It-Yourself Custom Database-Driven Web Applications

Abstract: UCSD’s app2you project (commercialized as and its successor FORWARD project belong to the emerging space of Do-It-Yourself (DIY), custom, hosted, database-driven web application platforms that empower non-programmer business process owners to rapidly and cheaply create and evolve applications customized to their organizations’ data and process needs.
Generally DIY application platforms provide an application design facility (also called application specification mechanism) where the application owner (also called process owner and business architect) specifies the application by manipulating visible aspects of it or by setting configuration options. A DIY platform must maximize the following two metrics: First, how wide is its application scope, that is, what computation,
collaboration on a process, and pages (presentation) can be achieved by applications specified using the platform’s design facility? Second, how easy is the specification of an application using the platform’s design facilities? The two metrics present an inherent tradeoff.
This talk focuses on human-centric database-driven web applications.