Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Peter Pistor, Peter Dadam
    Pages 1-26
  3. M. Scholl, S. Abiteboul, F. Bancilhon, N. Bidoit, S. Gamerman, D. Plateau et al.
    Pages 27-49
  4. H. -J. Schek, Marc H. Scholl
    Pages 50-68
  5. Anand Deshpande, Dirk Van Gucht
    Pages 69-83
  6. S. Abiteboul, C. Beeri, M. Gyssens, D. van Gucht
    Pages 117-138
  7. Koichi Takeda
    Pages 139-150
  8. Ralf H. Güting, Roberto Zicari
    Pages 151-175
  9. Winfried Lamersdorf
    Pages 176-189
  10. Henry F. Korth, Mark A. Roth
    Pages 190-204
  11. Volker Linnemann
    Pages 205-216
  12. Yahiko Kambayashi, Tetsuya Furukawa, Hideki Yamamoto
    Pages 217-228
  13. Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu, Li-Yan Yuan
    Pages 241-271
  14. Christine Parent, Stefano Spaccapietra
    Pages 272-296
  15. M. Levene, G. Loizou
    Pages 313-323

About these proceedings


This volume was primarily intended to present selected papers from the workshop on Theory and Applications of Nested Relations and Complex Objects, held in Darmstadt, FRG, from April 6-8, 1987. Other papers were solicited in order to provide a picture of the field as general as possible. Research on nested relations and complex objects originates in the late seventies. The motivation was to obtain data models and systems which would provide support for so-called complex objects or molecular structures, i.e., for hierarchically organized data, thereby overcoming severe shortcomings of the relational model. This theme of research is now maturing. Systems based on those ideas are beginning to be available. Languages of various natures (algebras, calculi, graphical, logic-oriented) have been designed and a theory is slowly emerging. Finally, new developments in database technology and research are incorporating features of models involving complex objects. A variety of approaches is represented in this volume. The first three papers give overviews of major pioneering implementation efforts. The fourth paper is devoted to the important issue of implementation of storage structures. The next three papers propose excursions in the foundations of nested relations and complex objects. The following six contributions are all devoted to modeling of complex objects. The area of database design is represented by the last four papers.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nested Relations and Complex Objects in Databases
  • Editors Serge Abiteboul
    Patrick C. Fischer
    Hans-Jörg Schek
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect Notes Comput Sci
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-51171-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-46175-3
  • Series ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-3349
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Database Management
    Information Storage and Retrieval
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