Data management research at the Middle East Technical University

Cicekli, NK
Cosar, A
Dogac, A
Polat, Faruk
Senkul, P
Toroslu, İsmail Hakkı
Yazici, A
The Middle East Technical University (METU) ( is the leading technical university in Turkey. The department of Computer Engineering ( has twenty seven faculty members with PhDs, 550 undergraduate students and 165 graduate-students. The major research funding sources include the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBÍTAK), the European Commission, and the internal research funds of METU. Data management research conducted in the department is summarized in this article.


METU Interoperable Database system
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Web based geographical information systems for Middle East Technical University campus
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Middle East Technical University (METU) campus has such an extensive area that reaching the necessary information which affects campus life, such as the locations of the buildings, classrooms, computer labs, and etc. may be very difficult for anyone who does not know the campus well, and even for a student, personnel or a graduate who had a long time in the campus. An interactive campus map and a database structure related to this map which can be accessed by multiple types of users on the Internet can disp...
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N. Cicekli et al., “Data management research at the Middle East Technical University,” SIGMOD RECORD, pp. 81–84, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: