View Integration of Object Life-Cycles in Object-Oriented Design

G. Preuner, S. Conrad
Preu99a (1999)
J. Akoka, M. Bouzeghoub, I. Comyn-Wattiau, E. Métais (eds.): Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER '99), Paris, France, November 15-18, 1999, Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1728, ISBN 3-540-66686-9, pp. 413-429, 1999.
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Object-oriented database schemas are often defined by several future users of the planned database, where each user defines a schema representing his/her view on the database; the complete database schema is defined by integrating these views in a subsequent step.

Behavior of objects is often defined at two levels of detail: at the level of methods and at the level of object life-cycles that represent the overall behavior of objects during their life time.

This paper presents an approach to integrate views of object life-cycles to a complete object life-cycle of an object type. We will particularly consider the problem that different users know about parts of the object life-cycle at different levels of detail and often do not consider exactly the same set of entities.