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
  16. Horst Duchêne, Manfred Kaul, Volker Turau
    Pages 242-261
  17. Norman W Paton, Peter M D Gray
    Pages 280-285
  18. Kotcherlakota V. Bapa Rao, Anat Gafni, Georg Raeder
    Pages 286-291
  19. Alfons Kemper, Mechtild Wallrath
    Pages 292-297
  20. Steve Riegel, Fred Mellender, Andrew Straw
    Pages 317-322
  21. R. Lorie, H. -J. Schek
    Pages 323-328
  22. Patrick O'Brien
    Pages 329-333
  23. R. Morrison, A. L. Brown, R. Carrick, R. Connor, A. Dearle
    Pages 334-339
  24. S. L. Osborn
    Pages 346-351
  25. Henry F. Korth
    Pages 352-357
  26. R. G. G. Cattell
    Pages 364-367
  27. Stanley B. Zdonik
    Pages 368-373

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 Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • 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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