June 10th, 2013

Foundations of Web data management

The goal of the Webdam project is to develop a formal model for Web data management. This model will open new horizons for the development of the Web in a well-principled way, enhancing its functionality, performance, and reliability. Specifically, the goal is to develop a universally accepted formal framework for describing complex and flexible interacting Web applications featuring notably data exchange, sharing, integration, querying and updating. We also propose to develop formal foundations that will enable peers to concurrently reason about global data management activities, cooperate in solving specific tasks and support services with desired quality of service. Although the proposal addresses fundamental issues, its goal is to serve as the basis for future software development for Web data management.


Site map

  • Alice website of the book “Foundation of Database” by Serge Abiteboul, Rick Hull, Victor Vianu
  • Active XML website of the previous project Active XML
  • Lessons of Serge Abiteboul at “Collège de France”
  • Jorge website of the book “Web Data Management and Distribution” by Serge Abiteboul, Ioana Manolescu, Philippe Rigaux, Marie-Christine Rousset, Pierre Senellart



The Webdam project is funded by the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant Webdam, agreement n° 226513.


Key data

Webdam technical description


Related projects

The Webdam project is a follow up of the Active XML project.

  • STREP Fox : Foundations of XML, leaded by Luc Segoufin
  • DataRing : Distributed data management, leaded by Patrick Valduriez, granted by ANR
  • DocFlow : Verification of Active XML, leaded by Anca Muscholl, granted by ANR
  • SeCo : search computing, leaded by Stefano Ceri, granted by ERC
  • Gossple : web search in P2P, leaded by Anne-Marie Kermarrec, granted by ERC
  • SMScom : Self-Managing Situated Computing, leaded by Carlo Ghezzi, granted by ERC


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