Integration of Object Behavior in Federated Information Systems

Project duration
January 2002 - January 2004
Funded by
Australian Research Council
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Short description
The integration of autonomous object-oriented systems requires the integration of object structure and object behavior. Research in federated database Systems has so far mainly addressed integration of object structure. This project will investigate the integration of object behavior, especially object life cycles. A major application area is the integration of business processes, which is typically required when companies merge or enter into consumer-producer relationships. Consistency criteria for behavior integration will be defined and applied in a graphical integration tool that guides the definition of global behavioral views upon autonomous object-oriented systems.

Project team
Michael Schrefl - Partner Investigator (DKE)
Markus Stumptner - Chief Investigator (University of South Australia)

M. Stumptner, M. Schrefl, G. Grossmann:
On the Road to Behavior-Based Integration
In: Proceedings of the First Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2004), Dunedin, New Zealand, January 18-22, 2004, Journal CRPIT - Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (S. Hartmann, J. F. Roddick eds.), Vol. 31, ISBN 1-920682-13-9, ISSN 1445-1336, pp. 15-22, January 2004.