ICOODB International Conference on Object Databases Announced
ODBMS.ORG, a vendor-independent non-profit group of high-profile software experts
lead by Prof. Roberto Zicari, today announced to support the first international
conference purely focused on object databases of our decade. The
ICOODB is organized by an independent committee, headed by ODBMS.ORG experts
Prof. Dr. Stefan Edlich
(TFH Berlin) and Dr. James
Paterson (Glasgow Caledonian University) and takes place on March 13 and 14,
2008 at the University of Applied Sciences (TFH) in the German capital of Berlin.
"The conference is a unique opportunity for researchers, developers and students
to meet in person and exchange insights on object databases," said Prof. Edlich.
"It addresses people with an interest in object databases, who look for innovative
ways to bring objects and databases together and for alternatives or extensions
to relational databases and mappers."
The organizers have already lined up a host of speakers to represent all facets
of the industry, including Christof Wittig, CEO of db4objects, ODBMS.ORG experts
Robert Greene and
as well as Mike Card
on the ODMG4 standardization efforts at the OMG and Ralph Westphal on software transactional
With object oriented programming languages now fully in the mainstream, the data
in many of today's applications no longer fits easily into the rows and columns
of the traditional dataset. A new generation of object database management systems
(ODBMS) is unlocking new possibilities for persisting complex object structures.
Since object databases are not a 'one-size-fits-all' solution, a key purpose of
the ICOODB conference is to promote a better understanding of the benefits and applicability
of object database technology.
The organizers have called for papers and contributions and invite everybody interested
to submit their proposal to Stefan Edlich,
particularly but not limited to the areas of:
- General research on object databases
- Comparisons of ODBMS products
- Industry case studies, practical applications
- Query languages
- Performance and benchmarks
- Architecture and patterns
- ODBMS in mobile and embedded systems
- High availability ODBMS
- ODBMS and programming languages
- ODBMS standards
- ODBMS in education
- Object database implementation strategies
More information about the conference at www.icoodb.org.
ODBMS.ORG (www.odbms.org) is a vendor-independent, not-for-profit educational program
on object database technology and the integration between object-oriented programming
and databases. Designed by Prof. Roberto Zicari of Frankfurt University, the program's
goal is to promote and further the use of object databases - by offering free resources
for students, faculty and researchers at universities and research centers, as well
as for JAVA and .NET developers in the commercial and the open source world. Content
is provided by a panel of internationally recognized experts, who share research
articles and teaching materials with the community via the organization's Web portal.
Contact ODBMS.ORG at firstname.lastname@example.org.