Faculty Advisor

Eltabakh, Mohamed Y.


Scientific databases have emerged over the past two decades to store, analyze, and query science data such as in biology, medicine, and earth sciences, among others. One of the major issues in scientific applications is that data are typically generated from the collaboration among many scientific labs and groups, which usually results in many challenging issues in integrating such data and managing their conflicts. In this project, we study several of these challenges and highlight them through examples. We take biological databases as a test case in our project. We then focus on one major issue, which is "managing the conflicting data" and propose recommendations and potential solutions to address this issue.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science