Conceptual Modeling - ER '96: 15th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Cottbus, Germany, October 7 - 10, 1996. Proceedings.

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Bernhard Thalheim
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 25, 1996 - Business & Economics - 487 pages
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER '96, held in Cottbus, Germany, in October 1996.
The volume presents three invited contributions together with 29 revised full papers selected from 110 submissions. The papers cover all current aspects of the entity-relationship approach and conceptual modeling; they are organized in sections on advanced schema design, processes, query languages, representation, integration, principles of database design, transformation, enhanced modelling, capturing design information, and evolution.
 

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Contents

Impact of Objected Oriented Thinking on ER Modeling
1
Translation Schemes and the Fundamental Problem of Database Design
5
Schema Design and Knowledge Discovery
27
Decomposition of Relationships through Pivoting
28
Understanding the Implementation of ISA Relations12
42
Deductive Object Oriented Schemas
58
Verification Problems in Conceptual Workflow Specifications
73
Process Knowledge Modeling
89
Benefits and Quality of Data Modelling Results of an Empirical Analysis
245
Normative Language Approach A Framework for Understanding
261
Improving Quality in Conceptual Modelling by the Use of Schema Transformations
277
An Approach to Maintaining Optimized Relational Representations of EntityRelationship Schemas
292
Practicalities Properties and Peculiarities
309
Databases
325
Specification of Calendars and Time Series for Temporal Databases
341
ViewCentered Conceptual Modelling An Object Oriented Approach
357

The Conceptual Database Design Optimizer CoDO Concepts Implementation Application
105
A Conceptual Query Language
121
Using Structural Recursion as Query Mechanism for Data Models with References
134
An Experimental Study
146
Graph Based Modeling and Implementation with EERGRAL
163
On the Applicability of Schema Integration Techniques to Database Interoperation
179
Integration of Inheritance Trees as Part of View Generation for Database Federations
195
A Formal Basis for Dynamic Schema Integration1
211
Towards a More User Understandable Representation of Data
227
Reverse Engineering of Relational Database Physical Schemas
372
Extracting Nary Relationships Through Database Reverse Engineering
392
Inheritance as a Conceptual Primitive
406
An Algorithmic Method for Building Inheritance Graphs in Object Database Design
422
Workflow Evolution
438
A Model for Classification Structures with Evolution Control
456
Integrating Versions in the OMT Models
472
Author Index
489
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