Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

Information & Communication Systems Security
Information Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Computer & Communication Systems
Geometry, Dynamical Systems & Cosmology
Applied Topics in Data Structures and Databases

Title: Applied Topics in Data Structures and Databases
Lesson Code: 321-9454
Semester: 7
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Content outline

File Organization; analysis of files structures and fundamental methods for data indexing; query processing. Data hashing issues. Semistructured data analysis; data graphs analysis; other relative specialized applications. Introduction to Computational Geometry and Geospatial Data Science. Functional dependencies and normalization theory; Axioms of Armstrong and relational schema design optimization. Specialised topics on data protection and data compression. New research directions in Data Science.

Learning outcomes

Understanding fundamental concepts of Data Science applied topics.

Not required.
Basic Textbooks

1. Elmasri R. and Navathe S.B.: "Θεμελιώδεις Αρχές Συστημάτων Βάσεων Δεδομένων", 6η Έκδοση, 2012. Μετάφραση από τις Εκδόσεις Δίαυλος.
2. Σ. Ζάρκος: "Δομές δεδομένων και αρχεία στην C", Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος.
3. Garcia-Molina, Ullman, Widom: "Συστήματα Βάσεων Δεδομένων (Σε έναν τόμο)", ISBN: 978-960-524-309-8.
4. Abraham Silberschatz,Henry F. Korth,S. Sudarshan: "Συστήματα Βάσεων Δεδομένων", 6η Έκδοση, ISBN: 978-960-512-623-0.

Additional References

1. S. Sahni: “Δομές Δεδομένων”, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2004.
2. T.H. Cormen, C.E. Leiserson, R.L. Rivest, C. Stein. Introduction to Algorithms (2nd Edition). The MIT Press, 2003.
4. Connolly T. and Begg C.: "Database Systems", 4th Edition, Addison Wesley-Pearson Education Inc., 2004.
5. Peter Rob, Carlos Coronel: “Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management”, Fifth Edition, ISBN 061906269X, Course Technology.
3. K. Mehlhorn. Data Structures and Algorithms. Springer Verlag, EATCS Monographs, 1984.
6. Toby J. Teorey: "Database Modeling & Design”, ISBN 1558605002, Morgan Kaufmann.
7. Terry Halpin: “Information Modeling and Relational Databases: From Conceptual Analysis to Logical Design”, ISBN: 1558606726.

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Personal assignments and pair or group assignments, lab practice, regular short assessments in the form of a quiz test, final examination.

Assessment/Grading Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Laboratory hours 26 hours
Personal study 57 hours
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)
Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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