Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific and Statistical Databases
It is almost twenty years after the 1st SSDBM was held in Berkeley (then called Workshop on Statistical Database Management). It is almost ten years after the first of a few workshops organized by the National Science Foundation on scientific databases. How many of the original challenges have been accomplished? How many are still here with us and need serious attention? What are the new challenges that have emerged that were not put on the table until recently?