21st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'05) (2005)

Tokyo, Japan

Apr. 5, 2005 to Apr. 8, 2005

ISSN: 1084-4627

ISBN: 0-7695-2285-8

pp: 502-513

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICDE.2005.137

Xuemin Lin , NICTA & University of New South Wales

Yidong Yuan , NICTA & University of New South Wales

Wei Wang , NICTA & University of New South Wales

Hongjun Lu , Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

ABSTRACT

We consider the problem of efficiently computing the skyline against the most recent N elements in a data stream seen so far. Specifically, we study the n-of-N skyline queries; that is, computing the skyline for the most recent n (∀ ≤ N) elements. Firstly, we developed an effective pruning technique to minimize the number of elements to be kept. It can be shown that on average storing only O(log^d N) elements from the most recent N elements is sufficient to support the precise computation of all n-of-N skyline queries in a d-dimension space if the data distribution on each dimension is independent. Then, a novel encoding scheme is proposed, together with efficient update techniques, for the stored elements, so that computing an n-of-N skyline query in a d-dimension space takes O(log N + s) time that is reduced to O(d log log N + s) if the data distribution is independent, where s is the number of skyline points. Thirdly, a novel trigger based technique is provided to process continuous n-of-N skyline queries with O(δ) time to update the current result per new data element and O(log s) time to update the trigger list per result change, where δ is the number of element changes from the current result to the new result. Finally, we extend our techniques to computing the skyline against an arbitrary window in the most recent N elements. Besides theoretical performance guarantees, our extensive experiments demonstrated that the new techniques can support on-line skyline query computation over very rapid data streams.

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CITATION

H. Lu, W. Wang, Y. Yuan and X. Lin, "Stabbing the Sky: Efficient Skyline Computation over Sliding Windows,"

*21st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'05)(ICDE)*, Tokyo, Japan, 2005, pp. 502-513.

doi:10.1109/ICDE.2005.137

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