The second edition of the International Conference on Object Databases, ICOODB 2009, is organised by the Global Information Systems research group within the Departement of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. Within the Global Information Systems group, we are developing new methods, tools and platforms for collaborative information environments. These include advanced database technologies with integrated support for personalised and context-dependent information delivery, a framework for mixed-media information and customisable collaborative editors.
A corner-stone of these efforts is OMS, a suite of tools and technologies designed to support the development of database application systems from conceptual modelling through to implementation. All stages are based on the same abstract model of the application domain thereby ensuring that the application programmer's model matches that of the initial conceptual design. OMS includes its own object model, inclusive of a full operational model, designed to be both semantically expressive and suited to efficient data management.