Metadata Repositories as Infrastructure for Database Oriented Applications
Stefan Jablonski, Ilia Petrov, Christian Meiler, Udo Mayer
We argue that adaptability and extensibility can be guaranteed by the utilization of the concepts meta-modeling, formation of concepts and reflection, which require the use of repositories. We present an approach, in which domain knowledge and meta-framework are combined to produce extended meta-schema, to facilitate application design. Extended meta-schemata trigger a shift to repository systems. We discuss how reflection techniques can be used to create meta-aware applications.