Hans-Dirk Walter

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The current integrated developments in network and computing give rise to a technical infrastructure for the information society which one may variously circumscribe by terms such as ubiquitous computing, telepresence and the network as one giant global database. The paper applies to the network the metaphor of global database, and subsumes the aspects of(More)
Object-oriented database systems are emerging as the \next generation" DBMSs for advanced applications, e.g., VLSI design, mechanical CAD/CAM, software engineering, etc. However, a close analysis indicates that the requirements imposed by these application domains cannot be met by an object-oriented model that relies purely on passive objects. In this work(More)