Data Dissemination, Recharging, and Other Things to do with User Profiles

Michael Franklin
University of California, Berkeley


In the "Data Centers" project we are investigating how to exploit detailed information about user information needs, preferences, and context to efficiently manage distributed information resources and to provide targeted dissemination and synchronization of data for users over a range of connectivity scenarios. In this talk I will present some of our early research on XML filtering and then describe our on-going work on developing languages and evaluation algorithms for expressing user information preferences. This is joint work with Mitch Cherniack (Brandeis) and Stan Zdonik (Brown)


Michael Franklin is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the architecture and performance of distributed databases and information systems. Previously, Dr. Franklin was at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he led the development of the DIMSUM flexible query processing architecture and was a co-developer of the Broadcast Disks data dissemination paradigm. He is an Editor of ACM Transactions on Database Systems and is Program Chair for the 2002 ACM SIGMOD Conference.