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Doctoral Consortium Programme

Session 1 - 9:30-11:00
Badr. Al-Daihani
Victor Gonzalez-Castro
Asma Al-Busaidi
Coffee 11:00-11:30
Session 2 - 11:30-13:00
Philipp Dopichaj
Maria del Pilar Angeles
Brendan Tierney
Lunch - 13:00-14:00
Session 3 - 14:00-15:30
Hideyuki Kawashima
Patrick Browne
Jaspreet Singh Pahwa
Coffee - 15:30-16:00
Session 4 - 16:00-17:00
General Discussion

Doctoral Consortium (6th July 2004)

The Panel

Doctoral Consortium Delegates

  • A. Al-Busaidi, School of Computer Science, Cardiff University
    Research Interests: I am currently at the end of the first year of my PhD. I am interested in the area of knowledge management and integration. I would like to investigate a conceptual approach to data integration among communities of interest. I hold an MSc in Computing from Cardiff University, and a BSc in Mathemetics from Sultan Qaboos University.
    Paper: Supporting Multiple Integrated views in a web environment
    Presentation: Powerpoint

  • Badr. Al-Daihani, School of Computer Science, Cardiff University
    Research Interests: I’m currently studying at School of Computer Science, Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, UK. I’m first year PhD researcher. I received my Master degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University of Norfolk, Virginia, USA in September 2003. During my study there, I worked as a research assistant (RA) for a project sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA and other organizations. As part of this job in Digital Library project, I worked on the KEPLER project. My contribution was in the design, implementation, and integration of the OLAC editor using Java. I received my BSc. in Computer Science and Information Systems from the College of Computer and Information Sciences of King Saudi University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with ‘Excellent’ grade and ‘Honor’ rank. After my graduation, I worked in my country as lecturer in the college.
    My research interests extend to three main areas within computer science: Databases, Bioinformatics, and Knowledge Data discovery and data mining.
    Paper: Heterogeneous Association Rules Mining
    Presentation: Powerpoint

  • Maria del Pilar Angeles, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University.
    Research Interests: I am first year PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, my research will focus on Data Quality in Heterogeneous Systems. My web page is:
    Paper: Solving Data Inconsistencies and Data Integration with a Data Quality Manager
    Presentation: Powerpoint

  • Patrick Browne, School of Computing, Dublin Institute of Technology
    Research Interests: I am a second year part-time student on a PhD programme run by the School of Computing at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). My supervisor is Prof. Mike Jackson from the University of Central England in Birmingham. I have worked as a cartographer for the Irish Ordnance Survey for over 25 years. In 2000 I became a full time lecturer at the School of Computing, Kevin Street, Dublin. During my career as a cartographer I noticed the difficulties that occurred due to the lack of a comprehensive model for geo-data. I felt that geo-data needs the database functionality that is readily available for conventional tabular data.
    Paper: Towards a Unified Spatial-Temporal Data Model and Query Language for Geographical Information Systems
    Presentation: Powerpoint

  • Philipp Dopichaj, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Research Interests: I'm an affiliated staff member of the Database and Information Systems Group (AG DBIS) at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. I'm in the first year of my PhD studies, and my main research interest is XML retrieval; I also have some knowledge about Case-based Reasoning (CBR) I gained while working on my Master's degree.
    Paper: Exploiting Background Knowledge for Better Similarity Calculation in XML Retrieval
    Presentation: PDF

  • Victor Gonzalez-Castro, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
    Research Interests: I am currently on the first year of the Computer Science PhD. My areas of interest are Databases,Datawarehouse and Business Intelligence. I have more than 15 years of professional experience,working for companies like IBM, Software AG, Microstrategy and J.D. Edwards, and now I am in Edinburgh doing my PhD in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, at Heriot-Watt University. A link to my personal page:
    Paper: A Survey “Off the Record” - Using Alternative Data Models to increase Data Density in Data Warehouse Environments
    Presentation: Powerpoint

  • Hideyuki Kawashima, Graduate School of Keio Univerity, Yokohama, Japan
    Research Interests: My school is graduate school of open and environmental systems, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. My technical adivisor is Yuichiro Anzai, the president of Keio University. My PhD year is fourth(first year of over doctor). My theme is extending relational database kernel for sensor data.
    Paper: Development of a Sensor Database System for Communication Robots
    Presentation: Powerpoint

  • Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, School of Computer Science, Cardiff University
    Research Interests: I am interested in the area of Federated Database Systems (FDBS) for enabling collaborative working in the AEC (Architecture/ Engineering/ Construction) industry projects. This incorporates creating a data structure for enabling data definition of AEC industry specific data and a search model for accessing information on a large scale using the Grid Technology. The aim is to create a channel for product suppliers in the AEC industry to advertise products and services to the members of Virtual Organisations (VOs) using predefined data structures that preserve the semantics of the data. I am pursuing my PhD studies from School of Computer Science, Cardiff University and this is my second year.
    Paper: A Virtual Distributed Database Model for Creating a Database Federation
    Presentation: Powerpoint

  • Brendan Tierney, School of Computing, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
    Research Interests: Brendan is a full-time lecturer with the School of Computing, DIT for the past 3 years. Previous to this he has over 10 years experience in database architecture, business intelligence, data warehousing and data mining projects in a number of countries in Europe and in the USA. He is currently in his second year of his part-time PhD and is hoping to be finished by the end of 2006.
    Paper: Contextual Semantic Integration for Ontologies
    Presentation: Powerpoint