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From Object-Oriented to Aspect-Oriented Databases

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Publication date2000
Host publicationDatabase and Expert Systems Applications 11th International Conference, DEXA 2000 London, UK, September 4–8, 2000 Proceedings
EditorsMohammed Ibrahim, Josef Küng, Norman Revell
Place of publicationBerlin
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-67978-3
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Over the recent years aspect-oriented programming (AOP) has found increasing interest among researchers in software engineering. Aspects are abstractions which capture and localise cross-cutting concerns. Although persistence has been considered as an aspect of a system aspects in the persistence domain in general and in databases in particular have been largely ignored. This paper brings the notion of aspects to object-oriented databases. Some cross-cutting concerns are identified and addressed using aspects. An aspect-oriented extension of an OODB is discussed and various open issues pointed out.