Date of Award

Spring 2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science - (M.S.)

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Vincent Oria

Second Advisor

Cristian Borcea

Third Advisor

Dimitri Theodoratos

Abstract

While indexing historical trajectories is a hot topic in the field of moving objects (MO) databases for many years, only a few of them consider that the objects movements are constrained. DYNAMIC-PARINET (D-PATINET) is designed for capturing of trajectory data flow in multiple discrete small time interval efficiently and to predict a MO’s movement or the underlying network state at a future time.

The cornerstone of D-PARINET is PARINET, an efficient index for historical trajectory data. The structure of PARINET is based on a combination of graph partitioning and a set of composite B+-tree local indexes tuned for a given query load and a given data distribution in the network space. D-PARINET studies continuous update of trajectory data and use interpolation to predict future MO movement in the network. PARINET and D-PARINET can easily be integrated into any RDBMS, which is an essential asset particularly for industrial or commercial applications. The experimental evaluation under an off-the-shelf DBMS using simulated traffic data shows that DPARINET is robust and significantly outperforms the R-tree based access methods.

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