XML, a substance or hype
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

In this presentation we analyze the trends of Web technologies in the last decade. We start with an elementary overview of the basic technologies: HTTP, HTML, XML, XPath, XSL, and XQuery, and Web services, and then, outline the current "hot" industrial and research issues.


Dr. Stéphane Bressan is a senior lecturer in the Computer Science department of the School of omputing (SoC) of the National University of Singapore and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST). He joined the National University of Singapore in 1998. He is the coordinator of the Electronic Commerce Laboratory at SoC. He joined MUST in 2004. He graduated in 1987 with a degree in Computer Science, Electronics and Process Automation from the Ecole Universitaire D'Ingénieurs de Lille (France) and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992 from the
Laboratoire D'informatique Fondamentale of the University of Lille. In 1990, he joined the European Computer-industry Research Centre (ECRC) of Bull, ICL, and Siemens in Munich (Germany). In 1994, he was appointed site leader of the Database Platform project and principal investigator and work-package manager for the European IDEA ESPRIT project on Intelligent Databases. From 1996 to 1998, he was a research associate at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working on the Intelligent Integration of Information.

Stéphane Bressan's work has been published and presented at various occasions including the 1995 G7 summit on the Information Society, the 1995, 1997 and 2000 ACM-SIGMOD conference on the management of data, the 1996 and 2000 conference on Extending DataBase Technology, or the 2002
ICDE international conference on data engineering. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 conference, workshop, and journal articles, and books and book chapters. He is a member of the program and editorial committees of several conferences and journals including the 2002 ACM SIGMOD conference on the management of data, the 2003 ICDT international conference on database theory and the 2004 VLDB international conference on very large databases. Stéphane Bressan's domain of research is the integration and the management of disparate information, i.e. the integration and management
of multi-modal and multimedia information from distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous sources. His research includes core database research, modeling, extraction, integration and processing of disparate
information, peer to peer systems, and information indexing, retrieval, and extraction, as well as applications in domains such as Geographical Information Systems and Computational Linguistics

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