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There will be an important panel discussion on April 23 in San Jose at the
Software Development 2002 conference (www.sdexpo.com).

Rick Cattell, Don Chamberlin, Daniela Florescu, Jim Gray and Jim Melton
will participate in a futures panel.

"The Future of Software and Databases"
April 23, 12:30-1:30 pm
San Jose Convention Center

Rick Cattell of Sun was the founder and original chair of the group that
created the standard for object databases (ODMG). He was also the
instigator of "enterprise" Java at Sun -- using Java for something more
important than cute, little applets. His efforts as the original
enterprise Java architect lead to what is now known as Java 2 Enterprise
Edition (J2EE). Rick is the author of numerous research papers and 6

Jim Gray (Microsoft Research) and Don Chamberlin (IBM Almaden Research
Center) were part of the IBM research team that took relational technology
from the academic paper stage to a working database system with a query
language we know today as SQL. Jim is also the world's foremost authority
on transaction
processing. Don was co-designer of SQL and two decades later, he
co-authored the W3C XML Query language (XQuery). Gray and Chamberlin are
also authors and ACM Fellows (among other awards). Jim Gray is also an ACM
Turing Award winner.

Jim Melton (Oracle) is a well-known author who has been the editor of the
international SQL standard for 16 years. He's also the coordinator of the
SQLX initiative to bring XML and SQL together.

Daniela Florescu (BEA) is the co-designer of the W3C XML Query language
and the Quilt query language on which the W3C spec was based. She's the
co-author of several W3C specs and has published dozens of academic papers
about query languages, query optimization and so on.


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