During the past few years, there has been a considerable interest and growth in a number of new and emerging technologies, such as XML. For many organizations already using object-orientation with database management systems, XML data adds a new dimension that brings considerable flexibility and promise, but also adds new uncertainties and issues as to how to effectively manage that data. The recent trend towards XML servers, native XML databases and support for XML in existing relational databases is a testimony to the importance of this issue for the vendor community as well. However, whilst these commercial offerings are becoming available, what are the issues that need to be explored to effectively use Object-Orientation, XML and Database Systems? The goal of this workshop is to bring together academics, practitioners, users and vendors to explore the issues that these communities currently face in the integration and effective use of these technologies.
Tracks: Emerging Technologies; Internet Technologies; Middleware