Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Francois Bancilhon, Gilles Barbedette, Véronique Benzaken, Claude Delobel, Sophie Gamerman, Christophe Lécluse et al.
    Pages 1-22
  3. Steve Ford, John Joseph, David E. Langworthy, David F. Lively, Girish Pathak, Edward R. Perez et al.
    Pages 23-42
  4. Harry H. Porter, Earl F. Ecklund, Denise J. Ecklund, T. Lougenia Anderson, Bruce Schneider
    Pages 43-59
  5. Setrag Khoshafian, Dan Frank
    Pages 60-79
  6. S. Rehm, T. Raupp, M. Ranft, R. Längle, M. Härtig, W. Gotthard et al.
    Pages 80-97
  7. C. Hübel, B. Mitschang
    Pages 98-103
  8. David Stemple, Adolfo Socorro, Tim Sheard
    Pages 110-128
  9. Umeshwar Dayal, Alejandro P. Buchmann, Dennis R. McCarthy
    Pages 129-143
  10. H. -D. Ehrich, A. Sernadas, C. Sernadas
    Pages 144-149
  11. Meichun Hsu, Thomas E. Cheatham Jr.
    Pages 150-155
  12. Susan Darling Urban, Lois M. L. Delcambre
    Pages 156-161
  13. Tim Connors, Peter Lyngbaek
    Pages 162-173
  14. Scott Hudson, Roger King
    Pages 193-203
  15. E. Bertino, R. Gagliardi, M. Negri, G. Pelagatti, L. Sbattella
    Pages 213-218

About these proceedings


This volume collects papers presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Object-Oriented Database Systems (ooDBS-II) held at the Ebernburg near Bad Münster am Stein, FRG, in September 1988. It thus gives a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in this flourishing area of current database research. Object-oriented database systems have been approached with mainly two major intentions in mind, namely to better support new application areas like CAD/CAM, office automation, knowledge engineering, and to overcome the 'impedance mismatch' between data models and programming languages. The notion of object-orientation in database systems is thus a broader one than e.g. in the area of programming languages. Structural object-orientation provides for data model mechanisms that allow the direct representation and manipulation of highly-structured entities; behavioral object-orientation cares for facilities to associate arbitrary user-defined type-specific operations with data entities; finally, full object-orientation tries to combine the advantages of both categories. Though data model concepts are the decisive feature of object-oriented database systems, numerous other system aspects have to be reconsidered or allow better solutions, respectively, in this light. They include e.g. transactions, implementation techniques, optimization, formalization, the inclusion of rules, and the integration with other systems. A number of research prototypes and even some commercial systems are meanwhile available. Both, approaches to extend databases with object-oriented capabilities and approaches to extend object-oriented programming languages with database features have been and are being investigated.


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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50345-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45981-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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