Adaptivity Aspects of Architecture and Application Programming for XML Databases

The described project is part of the research cluster on “Dependable Adaptive Systems and Mathematical Modeling”.


  • Prof. Dr. Theo Härder, TU Kaiserslautern, Database and Information Systems Group
  • Prof. Dr. Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, TU Kaiserslautern, Software Technology Group


XML database management systems (XDBMS) need to provide more flexibility and adaptivity than classical database technology. Reasons for this are the structural diversity of XML documents and the complex processing concepts combining the declarative, set-oriented paradigm with structural navigation and update. The central goal of the project is to improve adaptivity on all layers of the XDBMS and link this adaptivity to the application programming interface of the XDBMS.

Within this project, the Softech Group works on a high-level XML programming model and interface for XML databases integrating features from DOM, SAX, and XQuery. One goal of this model is to better address adaptivity aspects of the underlying XDBMS.

Researchers in the Softech Group

  • Prof. Dr. Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter
  • N.N.


The described project is funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Completion Status

Started October 2005