CSCI 540 Advanced Database Systems Fall 2013

Syllabus & Calendar


Week
Date
Class Topic
Reading & Class Materials
1
M 8/26
Course Introduction
W 8/28
Working with Triple Stores
F 8/30 Guest Speaker: Eric Franzon, Vice President of Community, Semantic Web, WebMediaBrands
2 M 9/2 Labor Day Holiday -- No class

T 9/3

  • Federated Query Assignment due at 5:00pm MDT
W 9/4 Federated Query Assignment Review
F 9/6 Guest Speaker: Gabe Rudy, VP Product Development, Golden Helix Inc.
Subject: Big Data Management in Genomic Science
3 M 9/9
Reification
W 9/11
Systematic Innovation
F 9/13
Framing Conflict for Innovation
Class work evaluating first part of assignment
4
M 9/16
Scrutinizing Conflict
Bring two copies of your assignment (see last page of 9/13 slides)
W 9/18
Scrutinizing Conflict II
F 9/20
More Conflicts for Innovation
5
M 9/23
Guest Speaker: Jamie Taylor, coauthor of Programming the Semantic Web

W 9/25
Complexity of Information Processing (CIP)
F 9/27
Analyzing a Paper
(Homework assignment given)
6
M 9/30

Organizing Project Groups
W 10/2
The Associative Model of Data I
F 10/4
The Associative Model of Data II
(Group homework assignment given)
7
M 10/7
Student presentations of homework: Analyzing a Paper
W 10/9
Student presentations of homework: Analyzing a Paper II
F 10/11
Guest Lecture: Jason Clark & Scott Young
Digital Access and Web Services, MSU
" Building a Better Book (in the browser): Using HTML5 and RDFa to Transform and Unlock Book Content "

8
M 10/14
Project Cloud Presentations
W 10/16
Project Cloud Presentations II
(Group homework assignment given)
F 10/18
Project Cloud Presentations III
9
M 10/21
Semantic Web Ontology
W 10/23
Project work and advising session

F 10/25
Innovation with simplified TRIZ
10
M 10/28
Innovation with simplified TRIZ II
(Group homework assignment given)
W 10/31
In-class work and advising on assignment

F 11/1
Iterative refinement
(Group homework assignment given)
11
M 11/4
Presentation of ARIZ innovation spreadsheets
W 11/6
F 11/8
Presentation of ARIZ innovation spreadsheets II
12
M 11/11
Veterans Day -- No class

W 11/13
Presentation of ARIZ innovation spreadsheets III
F 11/15
The Ambitious Target Tool + in-class exercise
13
M 11/18
Grant Writing
W 11/20
The Change Matrix
F 11/22
The Change Matrix II
14
M 11/25
Finishing projects and presentations
W 11/27
Thanksgiving Holiday -- No class

F 11/29
Thanksgiving Holiday -- No class
15
M 12/2
Final project presentations (20 min/group + Q&A)
W 12/4
Final project presentations  (20 min/group + 5 min Q&A)
F 12/6
Final project presentations  (20 min/group + 5 min Q&A)
16
Thurs 12/12

Final Exam Week -- Final project presentations (20 min/group + 5 min Q&A)
6:00pm-7:50 pm, Thursday, December 12

Fri 12/13 Final paper due 5:00pm

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