Location-Aware Query Processing and Optimization


The wide spread use of cellular phones, handheld devices, and GPS-like technology enables location-aware environments where virtually all objects are aware of their locations. Such environments call for new query processing techniques that deal with the continuous movement of both spatio-temporal objects and queries. The goal of this tutorial is to: (1) Give an in-depth view on supporting location-aware queries as an increasingly interesting area of research, (2) Present the state-of-the-art techniques for efficient handling of location-aware snapshot/continuous queries, and (3) Motivate the need for integrating location-awareness as a new query processing and optimization dimension, and (4) Raise several research challenges that need to be addressed towards a true support for location-aware queries in database management systems.


cellular radio, database management systems, mobil computing, query processing

Date of this Version



2007 International Conference on Mobile Data Management
Issue Date: 1-1 May 2007
On page(s): 229 - 229
Location: Mannheim