Date of Kick-off XML & Databases 2 changed

The kick-off meeting of the course XML & Databases 2 is moved from Tuesday 15 April to Thursday 17 April (8:30 – 10.15) in LA 3522. In this course you will do a small piece of research concerning XML databases by contributing to one of the extensions of MonetDB/XQuery that are currently being developed at the Database Group of the University of Twente:

  • Full text search (PF/Tijah)
  • Probabilistic XML
  • Geographic XML (MonetDB/GIS)

Hope to see you on Thursday 17 April.

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[XML & Databases 2]: Additional assignment opportunities

Due to the much larger number of students than we expected, we perhaps need to have additional assignments to accomodate everybody. This will be done on a per theme-basis, i.e. we will assign more project groups to a theme than there are assignments. On the first theme meeting, we will explain which other possible assignments can be done, so we can discuss what each group is going to do. If desired, there is the opportunity to switch assignment within the theme.

[XML & Databases 2]: Finalizing the projects

Because of small delays for several projects, exam stress, and tropical temperatures, there will be no final project presentations in the exam period this year. Instead, we will ask some the project groups to give a short presentation to members of the Database Group. We will be lenient on the deadline of 30 June as long as we know that you are still actively working on the project. Please send us as soon as possible the status of your project and the date you plan to send in the paper.


The final project meeting takes place on Wednesday 15 June, 1/2 hour.

What: XML&DB-2 final project meeting
When: Wednesday 15 June, 1/2 hour (8.30 – 10.15 h.)
Where: ZI-2126 (NB other room than the other meetings)

Each group will be asked to give a 5 minute overview of the results of the project. After the presentation, there will be another 5 minutes for discussion. Please address the following issues

  1. What problem does your group solve?
  2. What are your research questions?
  3. What solutions do you propose / what approaches did you investigate?
  4. Results, (answers to the research questions)
  5. Conclusions

Please let us know if you are unable to participate in the meeting. If you want to use a small PDF or Powerpoint slide show, please put it as an attachment to a “reaction” (see 'cartoon' button left of this news item).

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