A Model-driven Approach to Data Structure Conceptualization
Sonja Ristić, Slavica Kordić, Milan Čeliković, Vladimir Dimitrieski, Ivan Luković
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 977–984 (2015)
Abstract. Reengineering of an existing software system can be carried out: to improve its maintainability, to migrate to a new technology, to improve quality or to prepare for functional enhancement. An important phase of a data-oriented software system's reengineering is a database reengineering process and, in particular, its subprocess -- a database reverse engineering process. The reverse engineering process contains two main processes: data structure extraction and data structure conceptualization. In the paper we present a blueprint of a model-driven approach to database reengineering process that is one of the results of our research project on model-driven intelligent systems for software system development, maintenance and evolution. Within that process hereinafter we focus on the data structure conceptualization process and propose a model-driven approach to data structure conceptualization. Proposed process is based on model-to-model transformations implemented by means of Atlas Transformation Language.