NEWS RELEASE 2/19/2008
ETH Zurich Releases New ODBMS Lecture Series on ODBMS.ORG
ODBMS.ORG, a vendor-independent non-profit group of high-profile software experts
lead by Prof. Roberto Zicari, has today exclusively published on its portal the
most up-to-date and comprehensive lecture series on object databases, devised for
the 2007/08 class by the renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
In response to the renewed interest in object-oriented databases, the Department
of Computer Science at ETH Zurich has decided to reuptake its OODB course. The lecture
is based on the long standing research and teaching efforts of Prof. Moira Norrie and her
Global Information Systems research group. The updated course was prepared
by ODBMS.ORG expert panel member
Michael Grossniklaus, lecturer and senior researcher at the Institute for
Information Systems at ETH Zurich. It consists of 12 lectures, which are now available
for free download:
035.02 Object Persistence
035.03 db4o Part1
035.04 db4o Part2
035.05 ODMG Standard
035.06 Objectstore Objectivity
035.07 Storage and Indexing
035.08 Version Models
035.09 The OM Data Model
035.10 Object Model Language: OML
035.11 Avon Implementation
035.12 Support for Context Aware Data Management
*with Beat Signer
**by Stefania Leone, Alexandre de Spindler and Andrei Vancea
has also published a new book
on context-aware data management (ISBN-10: 3836429381) and provided ODBMS.ORG
free chapter for download (PDF).
The publication of the lecture series is another step to deliver on ODBMS.ORG's
mission to provide the most up-to-date collection of resources on object database
technology in the Internet. It gives students, researchers and teachers as well
as professional and open source software developers easy access to one of the most
promising technologies in modern IT.
"I refer to ODBMS.ORG in my graduate class on ODBMS in which I include coverage
of the ODMG standard," said Alfonso Cárdenas, professor at UCLA, after last month
saw the merger of ODBMS.ORG and ODMG.ORG. "This is very good news! My class benefits
very much from this portal."
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.