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Conceptual Modelling and Its Theoretical Foundations

Essays Dedicated to Bernhard Thalheim on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday

Düsterhöft, Antje, Klettke, Meike, Schewe, Klaus-Dieter (Eds.)

2012, VIII, 329 p.

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This Festschrift, published in honor of Bernhard Thalheim on the occasion of his 60th birthday presents 20 articles by colleagues from all over the world with whom Bernhard Thalheim had cooperation in various respects; also included is a scientific biography contributed by the volume editors.

The 20 contributions reflect the breadth and the depth of the work of Bernhard Thalheim in conceptual modeling and database theory during his scientific career spanning more than 35 years of active research.
In particular, ten articles are focusing on topics like database dependency theory, object-oriented databases, triggers, abstract state machines, database and information systems design, web semantics, and business processes.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » business process design - data semantics - database theory - logical inference - systems modeling

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Information Systems and Applications - Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Dedication to a Theory of Modelling: Bernhard Thalheim’s Scientific Journey
What about Constraints in RDF?
Some Remarks on Relational Database Schemes Having Few Minimal Keys
Random Databases with Correlated Data
Statistical Inference for R´enyi Entropy Functionals
The Subject-Oriented Approach to Software Design and the Abstract State Machines Methods
BCNF via Attribute Splitting Foundations for a Fourth Normal Form over SQL-Like Database
Independent Update Reflections on Interdependent Database Views
SOF : A Semantic Restriction over Second-Order Logic and Its Polynomial-Time Hierarchy
Abstract State Machines for Data-Parallel Computing
OSM-Logic: A Fact-Oriented, Time Dependent Formalization of Object-oriented Systems Modeling Cloaking Data to Ease View Creation, Query Expression, and Query Execution
On Models of Concepts and Data Model Transformation By-Example: A Survey of the First Wave
On Computing the Importance of Associations in Large Conceptual Schemas Conceptual Modeling of Human Genome: Integration Challenges
Transforming Geometrically Enhanced Conceptual Model Schemas to GML
Extensional Logic of Hyperintensions Culture Sensitive Aspects in Software Engineering
Cross-Cultural Multimedia Computing with Impression-Based Semantic Spaces

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