Rules in Database Systems

Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Rules in Database Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 August–1 September 1993

  • Norman W. Paton
  • M. Howard Williams
Conference proceedings

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Active Databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter C. Lockemann, Hans-Dirk Walter
      Pages 3-22
    3. Stella Gatziu, Klaus R. Dittrich
      Pages 23-39
    4. Norman W. Paton, Oscar Díaz, M. Howard Williams, Jack Campin, Andrew Dinn, Arturo Jaime
      Pages 40-57
    5. Waseem Naqvi, Mohamed T. Ibrahim
      Pages 58-69
  3. Architectures Incorporating Temporal Rules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Opher Etzion, Avigdor Gal, Arie Segev
      Pages 92-108
  4. Rules and Transactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. H. Branding, A. Buchmann, T. Kudrass, J. Zimmermann
      Pages 111-126
    3. Andreas Geppert, Klaus R. Dittrich
      Pages 127-142
    4. Christine Danner, Michael Ranft
      Pages 143-159
  5. Analysis and Debugging of Active Rules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Elena Baralis, Stefano Ceri, Jennifer Widom
      Pages 163-179
    3. Oscar Díaz, Arturo Jaime, Norman Paton
      Pages 180-193
    4. Leonie van der Voort, Arno Siebes
      Pages 194-207
  6. Integrating Graphs/Objects with Deduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. J. Paredaens, P. Peelman, L. Tanca
      Pages 211-233
    3. Alvaro A. A. Fernandes, Norman W. Paton, M. Howard Williams
      Pages 234-250
    4. Kerima Benkerimi, Alexandra Poulovassilis
      Pages 251-267
  7. Integrating Deductive and Active Rules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. John V. Harrison, Suzanne W. Dietrich
      Pages 288-305
    3. Petra Bayer, Willem Jonker
      Pages 316-330
  8. Integrity Constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Piero Fraternali, Stefano Paraboschi
      Pages 333-346
    3. Suzanne M. Embury, Peter M. D. Gray, Nick D. Bassiliades
      Pages 364-381
  9. Deductive Databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Peter T. Wood
      Pages 401-415
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 417-420

About these proceedings


This book is the proceedings of a workshop held at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in August 1993. The central theme of the workshop was rules in database systems, and the papers presented covered a range of different aspects of database rule systems. These aspects are reflected in the sessions of the workshop, which are the same as the sections in this proceedings: Active Databases Architectures Incorporating Temporal Rules Rules and Transactions Analysis and Debugging of Active Rules Integrating Graphs/Objects with Deduction Integrating Deductive and Active Rules Integrity Constraints Deductive Databases The incorporation of rules into database systems is an important area of research, as it is a major component in the integration of behavioural information with the structural data with which commercial databases have traditionally been associated. This integration of the behavioural aspects of an application with the data to which it applies in database systems leads to more straightforward application development and more efficient processing of data. Many novel applications seem to need database systems in which structural and behavioural information are fully integrated. Rules are only one means of expressing behavioural information, but it is clear that different types of rule can be used to capture directly different properties of an application which are cumbersome to support using conventional database architectures. In recent years there has been a surge of research activity focusing upon active database systems, and this volume opens with a collection of papers devoted specifically to this topic.


architectures database database system deductive database object-oriented database

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman W. Paton
    • 1
  • M. Howard Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and Electrical EngineeringHeriot-Watt UniversityRiccartonScotland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19846-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3225-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1682
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