181.140 Database Theory
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • enumerate various research areas of database theory research
  • explain the most important questions concerning query languages
  • analyse themselves the complexity and expressive power of query languages

Subject of course

Fundamental Aspects of database query languages:
*) relational query languages (introduction)
*) Datalog
*) Codd's Theorem: relational calculus, relational algebra, datalog
*) Trakhtenbrot's theorem
*) Complexity of query evaluation
*) Conjunctive queries
*) Expressive power, Ehrenfeucht-Fraisse games

Teaching methods

The first part of the course consists in presentations by the lecturer on the aspects of database query languages mentioned above.

In the second part of the course, the students have to present one research article each from this area.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

ECTS Breakdown

 2 h quiz 
23 h lecture (10 classes including preparation)
35 h research article (report, presentation)
 15 h preparation for oral exam
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75 h = 3 Ects

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Fri09:00 - 11:0002.10.2020 - 22.01.2021 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Database Theory - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Fri02.10.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri09.10.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri16.10.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri23.10.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri30.10.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri06.11.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri13.11.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri20.11.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri27.11.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri04.12.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri11.12.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri18.12.202009:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri08.01.202109:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri15.01.202109:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Fri22.01.202109:00 - 11:00 online via Zoom: see TUWEL for the zoom linklecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Assessment is based on the presentation of the research articel and an oral exam.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed - 30.06.2021oral01.03.2021 00:00 - 28.06.2021 00:00TISSoral exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.08.2020 00:00 01.10.2020 23:55 18.10.2020 23:55

Curricula

Literature

Serge Abiteboul, Richard Hull, Victor Vianu: Foundations of Databases. Addison-Wesley, 1995, ISBN 0-201-53771-0.

Previous knowledge

Students are assumed to have a basic knowledge in mathematical logic and to be familiar with basic concepts of complexity theory (to the extent taught in the course "Formale Methoden der Informatik").

Miscellaneous

Language

English