Active Rules in Database Systems

  • Norman W. Paton

Part of the Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norman W. Paton, Oscar Díaz
      Pages 3-27
    3. Alejandro P. Buchmann
      Pages 29-48
  3. Advanced Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Elena Baralis
      Pages 51-67
    3. Norman W. Paton, Andrew Dinn, M. Howard Williams
      Pages 69-80
    4. Tore Risch, Martin Sköld
      Pages 81-102
    5. Andreas Geppert, Klaus R. Dittrich
      Pages 103-125
    6. Oscar Díaz
      Pages 127-145
    7. G. von Bültzingsloewen, A. Koschel, P. C. Lockemann, H.-D. Walter
      Pages 147-175
    8. Alvaro A. A. Fernandes
      Pages 177-194
  4. Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Krishna Kulkarni, Nelson Mattos, Roberta Cochrane
      Pages 197-219
    3. Eric N. Hanson
      Pages 221-232
    4. Stella Gatziu, Klaus R. Dittrich
      Pages 233-247
    5. Jürgen Zimmermann, Alejandro P. Buchmann
      Pages 263-277
    6. Christine Collet
      Pages 279-296
    7. Swarup Reddi, Alexandra Poulovassilis, Carol Small
      Pages 297-308
    8. Piero Fraternali, Stefano Paraboschi
      Pages 309-322
    9. Andrew Dinn, Norman W. Paton, M. Howard Williams
      Pages 323-336
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Suzanne M. Embury, Peter M. D. Gray
      Pages 339-366
    3. Angelika Kotz-Dittrich, Eric Simon
      Pages 367-404
    4. Jörgen Hansson, Mikael Berndtsson
      Pages 405-426
  6. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Norman W. Paton
      Pages 429-434
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 435-439

About this book


Active rules provide a new and important method for designing databases and the subject is seeing an increasing amount of attention from commercial database companies. This book provides a timely survey of the field from the point of view of some of the subject's most active researchers. The book is divided into several parts, organized by theme: the first, Fundamentals covers the underlying methodology reagrding active rules, next comes a collection of chapters which cover formal specification, rule analysis, performance analysis, and support tools, the third part is devoted to a number of chapters covering the implementation of active rules in a number of commercial systems. Finally, come sections on applications and future directions that research may take. All researchers in databases will find this provides a valuable overview of this topic.


DBMS algorithms architectures classification database database management database system formal specification performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman W. Paton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6448-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8656-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-603X
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