This volume is based on lectures presented at the N.A.T.O. Advanced Studies Institute on Data Base Management Theory and Applications. The meeting took place in Estoril Portugal for a two week periQd in June 1981. The lecturers represented distinguished research centers in industry, gvvernment and academia. Lectures presented basic material in data base management, as well as sharing recent developments in the field. The participants were drawn from data processing groups in government, industry and academia, located in N.A.T.O. countries. All participants had a common goal of learning about the exciting new developments in the field of data base management with the potential for application to their fields of interest. In addition to formal lectures and the informal discussions among participants, which are characteristic of N.A.T.O. AS! gatherings, participants had the opportunity for hands-on experience in building application systems with a data base management system. Participants were organized into groups that designed and implemented application systems using data base technology on micro computers. The collection of papers is organized into four major sections. The first section deals with various aspects of data modeling from the conceptual and logical perspectives. These issues are crucial in the initial design of application systems.
I. Conceptual Data Modelling and Logical Data Base Design.- Foundations of the Conceptual Schema Approach to Information Systems.- Some Aspects of Conceptual Data Modelling.- A Tutorial on Data Modelling Using Entity Types, Attributes and Relationships.- Methodologies and Tools for Logical Database Design.- II. Building Application Systems.- An Approach to End-Users Application Design.- Method Base System: A Tool for Decision Support.- Model Management in Decision Support Systems.- The Nature of Database Management for Effective Decision Support Systems.- Guidelines for DBMS Selection.- III. Dss For Application Builders.- IS/DSS: DBMS Support for Information Systems Development.- A DSS for Systems Analysis and Design.- IV. Applying and Evaluating Dss.- OIS Technology and Accounting: Partners in Conflic.- DSS for Cooperative Decision-Making.- Theory and Practice in Decision Support for Manufacturing Control.- Applying Data Base Management Techniques to Statistical Production Processing.- DSS Success: Measurement and Facilitation.
Series: NATO Science Series: Series C: Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 31st December 1982
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.64