An introduction to developments in database systems design presented from an applications point of view. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, it pays special attention to issues raised by new trends in database design, and how these developments affect the programmer and database administrator.
Mario Piattini, Ph.D. is an associate professor at the University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science from the Polytechnical University of Madrid. Oscar Diaz, Ph.D. is a professor of computer science at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Aberdeen (UK).