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New England Database Society

Friday, January 25, 2008

sponsored by Sun Microsystems

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Making Database Systems Usable

H V Jagadish
Univ. of Michigan

Friday, January 25, 2008, 4PM
Volen 101, Brandeis University

(preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 3:00 pm, and followed by dinner at 6:00 pm)


I will examine why database systems today are so difficult to use and identify a set of five pain points. I will describe the work we have been doing in my research group on database usability, and propose a research agenda to address these pain points. In particular, we propose a presentation data model as a formal layer above the logical and physical data model layers in a database system.