One junior researcher at the level of RA1 is requested. In addition, Richard Tobin will be 50% employed on this project. Richard Tobin has considerable expertise in the development of XML-related technology, and has been a major contributor to the Edinburgh XML tools (e.g. Thompson et al. 1995, 1998; Tobin 1999).
Computing support is included in the costings to cover the skilled manpower required for the continuing provision of a smoothly running distributed computing infrastructure, including printing, web-serving, mail, news, backup and archiving facilities, and for the day to day management of project specific hardware and systems software.
Equipment and computing consumables.
The work will be data-intensive, and in our experience a dedicated workstation with large-capacity storage media directly attached is best suited for this type of development work. To this end, the cost of a Sun Workstation has been added to the budget.
Consumables and annual connection charges have been included in the budget. These are for the new machine as well as for machines already in place which will also be used during the project. These costs have been calculated at standard departmental rates. They cover, inter alia, laser printing, computer paper, disks, cartridges, network costs, and maintenance of shared file and print servers.
The travel money requested will cover dissemination. In particular, we intend to present results at major conferences such as XTech and XML Europe, as well as database conferences such as VLDB.