Talk by Marianne Winslett

Trustworthy Indexing for Compliance Documents

Room E3-109
Feb. 22, 2007
11.00 AM

Marianne Winslett
L3S and University of Illinois

New regulations in the US are requiring companies to retain extensive records about their operations, for periods as long as 30 years. These records must be managed in special ways to ensure that they are trustworthy, i.e., accurate and available when needed. In response to these new regulations, a large market for compliance storage devices has developed in just a few years. In this talk, I will explain what compliance storage is, and talk about how to create a trustworthy index for compliance documents.
This work was done with Soumadeb Mitra and Windsor Hsu, and received the best paper award at VLDB 2006.

Marianne Winslett has been a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1987. Her current research interests include security in open systems and data management for scientists. She was an editor for ACM Transactions on Database Systems from 1994-2004, and the vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD from 2000-2004. She received an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1989 and became an ACM Fellow in 2007.