Objects and Databases: International Symposium, Sophia Antipolis, France, June 13, 2000. Revised Papers

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Klaus R. Dittrich, Giovanna Guerrini, Isabella Merlo, Marta Oliva, M. Elena Rodriguez
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 30, 2001 - Computers - 198 pages
These post-proceedings contain the revised versions of the papers presented at the \Symposium on Objects and Databases" which was held in Sophia-Antipolis, France, June 13, 2000, in conjunction with the Fourteenth European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, ECOOP 2000. This event continued the t- dition established the year before in Lisbon (Portugal) with the First Workshop on Object-Oriented Databases. The goal of the symposium was to bring together researchers working in various corners of the eld of objects and databases, to discuss the current state of research in the eld and to critically evaluate existing solutions in terms of their current usage, their successes and limitations, and their potential for new applications. The organizing committee received 21 papers which were reviewed by a p- gram committee of people active in the eld of objects and databases. There were 3 reviews for each paper, and nally the organizing committee selected 9 long papers, 2 short papers, and a demonstration to be presented and discussed at the symposium. The selected papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, including data modeling concepts, persistent object languages, consistency and integrity of persistent data, storage structures, class versioning and schema evolution, query languages, and temporal object-oriented databases. In addition to the regular papers, the symposium included an invited p- sentation, given by Prof. Malcolm Atkinson from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) where he heads the Persistence and Distribution Group.
 

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Contents

Persistence and Java A Balancing Act
1
Parametric Polymorphism and Orthogonal Persistence
32
Towards a Consistent Viewpoint on Consistency for Persistent Applications
47
Towards Scalable and Recoverable Object Evolution for the PJama Persistent Platform
61
An Advocacy for Simplicity
71
Opportunistic Prioritised Clustering Framework OPCF
86
A Flexible Approach for Instance Adaptation During Class Versioning
101
Optimizing Performance of Schema Evolution Sequences
114
Object Data Mining Query Language
128
Benefits of an ObjectOriented Multidimensional Data Model
141
Networked Open Database Services
153
Pointwise Temporal Object Database Browsing
170
UML as a Basis for a Generic Graphical Query Language
185
Concluding Remarks
197
Author Index
199
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Klaus R. Dittrich is a professor in the Department of Information Technology at the University of Zurich, where he heads the Database Technology Research Group. He is the current secretary of the VLDB Endowment Board & has been a member of the ACM SIGMOD Advisory Committee. Professor Dittrich has been nominated as a Distinguished Visitors. He has over 100 scientific publications in the area of database technology &, in particular, has followed & influenced the development of object database technology from its inception.