Research project: "Temporal Relational Database Management Systems"

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The overall goal of this project is to enrich relational database management systems (RDBMs) with support for storing and querying temporal data.


  1. To develop the foundations for processing temporal data (temporal relational algebra, SQL syntax).
  2. To tightly integrate the support for temporal data in existing DBMS technologies.
  3. To implement these extensions in PostgreSQL and submit it as a patch to be included in future release.


  • Management and querying temporal data
  • PostgreSQL

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Temporal queries

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Johann Gamper ( ,   web site)

Johann Gamper is an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Find out more about him checking out his website.

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Web and database systems

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