Phase 1 (1995) and Phase 2 (1995-1996) were performed in cooperation with ISX corporation.
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Potential research areas include but are not limited to:
Technologies that Stanford will consider to bring to bear include:
The approach will be:
As part of the proposed effort, an assessment and implementation team will be formed consisting of Dr. Gio Wiederhold of Stanford University and supporting university personnel as well as INEL personnel. By this combination of people and organizations, actual problems presented by INEL can be addressed via the research technology available at Stanford and other sources and can then be applied in implemented solutions. This will allow the INEL to leverage and capitalize on mediator research already conducted. In addition, it is anticipated that this combination of people and organizations will allow for a significant cross-flow of technology and information, assuring that not only will the INEL obtain functional software, but also mediator application development capabilities that will serve it well into the future.
These deliverables will be consistent with the following assumptions:
The Computer Science Department at Stanford University is rated as a prime Computer Science Research Center in the world. In addition to its faculty, staff, and students it provides excellent technical resources for experimental and theoretical research. The department supports a world-class Computer Science Library, including various computerized search services. The department operates an infrastructure network connecting small and large computer systems for research, education, and administration to each other and the Internet. Within the Computer Science Department, the Stanford Database Group runs a growing workstation cluster with approximately 20 workstations. The Facilities staff maintains an up-to-date software environment, including a Sybase DBMS, an Oracle DBMS, Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) software, and a Commercial-off-the Shelf (COTS) Object-Oriented DBMS.
From 1991 to 1994, he was the Program Manager for Knowledge-Based Systems at ARPA, initiating programs in Intelligent Integration of Information (I3) and in Persistent-Object Bases. He also participated in establishing directions for a Software Foundations program, specifically in composition technology for large, multi-site systems.
Before joining the Stanford faculty, Gio led the development of flexible real-time data-acquisition, file and database systems to support clinical research. Recent research into workstations for design and experiment planning integrates these interests.
Gio is a member of the ACM publications board, having completed six years as Editor-in-Chief for ACM's TRANSACTIONS ON DATABASE SYSTEMS, and focuses now on refereed electronic publications. He is still an Associate Editor of Springer-Verlag's M.D. COMPUTING magazine. Wiederhold has more than 250 publications in computing and medicine, including a widely used McGraw-Hill textbook on DATABASE DESIGN, a later book on FILE ORGANIZATION FOR DATABASE DESIGN, a monograph on DATABASES FOR HEALTH CARE with the Springer Verlag, and a 1991 textbook on MEDICAL INFORMATICS, co-authored with Ted Shortliffe. He has been chairman and program chairman of several conferences.
He received a degree in aeronautical engineering in Holland in 1957 and shortly after came to the United States. After gaining 16 years of industrial experience, he returned to school and earned in 1976 a Ph.D. in Medical Information Science from the University of California in San Francisco. He has been on the Stanford faculty since that time. He is a member of the AAAS, AAMI, AIAA, ACL, ACM, and a fellow of the ACMI, the IEEE and the ACM. He has been a member of the ACM since 1960.
He has consulted for many governmental and commercial enterprises, among them the United Nations Development Programme, the US Department of Health and Human Services, various US defense agencies, and of course with the Silicon Valley innovators.
Professor Wiederhold's permanent address is Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2140, or firstname.lastname@example.org.