The infraNET Project, University of
Waterloo presents ...
Distinquished Speaker Seminar Series
Practical Solutions for
Content Management and Personalization
Thursday, January 28, 1999
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
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As web sites grow in size and
complexity, new practical challenges emerge in the storage, management
and retrieval of the site content. These challenges arise from the
scale of the site, both in terms of number of users and volume of
information, as well as the increasingly business-critical nature of
LivePages approach to these
challenges is to store the content in a relational database system
using a set of techniques referred to collectively as the Content
Relational storage model. The DBMS provides the properties of security, data
integrity, replication, scalability, and concurrency control. The
LivePage Content Relational storage model complements and extends the
functionality of the DBMS by providing capabilities such as word
indexing and link cataloguing. The LivePage ContentServer delivers
content from the DBMS to web browsers, while also providing representation
transformation, presentation style, navigation features, and full-text searching.
Dave Boswell will discuss the
architecture of LivePage Enterprise and how it is applied to address
practical problems in the implementation of web sites.
David Boswell is President and CEO of
LivePage Corporation, an Internet software startup based near the
University of Waterloo. Previously, Dave worked at Sybase, Inc.
(Boston) as VP and General Manager of the Development Tools business,
and at Watcom, building its sales and marketing organization. Dave
began his career at the University of Waterloo in software research and
development with the Computer Systems Group. He has also been an
adjunct faculty member of UW's Computer Science Department. Dave
received B.Math and M.Math degrees (Computer Science) from the University
LivePage Corporation (formerly Inforium
Technology) is a spin-off of the University of Waterloo, with a
world-class development team comprised of University of Waterloo grads.
The company has 15 people, doubling in size since July, 1998. LivePage
Corporation provides software for building web sites that can grow large, be
easily managed, and have their content personalized based on attributes
of the user. LivePage Enterprise is an XML content-base management and
This seminar is sponsored by the
infraNET Project, University of Waterloo. We gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research.
For more information, contact:
The infraNET Project
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Tel: 519-888-4074 Fax: 519-746-5422