10 Year VLDB Award

OOur 1992 VLDB  paper is the recipient of the 10-year VLDB award.
 Here is the citation from the VLDB award committee:

Your visionary paper -- the first on this topic at any major database conference -- set the stage for subsequent work in mobile databases, and is especially relevant today, with our increasingly mobile lifestyle, the explosion in the use of mobile devices (i-mode phones, PDAs, and others) and the corresponding demand from users for location-aware services.

Querying in highly mobile distributed environments, T Imielinski, B. R. Badrinath, In proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Very Large databases, August, 1992, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 41-52.


Looking back in time.

We were making last minute changes to this paper and the fedex guy was outside the door. I had to literally hold his hand until we got the final version and the copies ready!