Software Quality Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 31–69

Towards Formalised Guidelines for Migrating Structured Designs to UML: A Case Study


    • School of Computing ScienceMiddlesex University
  • Eleni Berki
    • Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsUniversity of Jyväskylä
  • Maria del Brezo Cordero
    • Faculty of Science, Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering, Department of InformaticsValladolid University
  • Margaret Ross
    • Faculty of Systems EngineeringSouthampton Institute
  • Geoff Staples
    • Faculty of Systems EngineeringSouthampton Institute

DOI: 10.1007/s11219-004-5260-0

Cite this article as:
Georgiadou, E., Berki, E., del Brezo Cordero, M. et al. Software Qual J (2005) 13: 31. doi:10.1007/s11219-004-5260-0


This paper provides evidence that it is possible to migrate structured system designs to UML models. Legacy structured designs can be converted to object-oriented systems without losing data or functionality. The reason for choosing UML is that it is the new standard notation, which tries to build on and integrate object-oriented notations. Extracts from a case study are presented together with the proposed guidelines for the re-engineering process.


re-engineering structured designs OO UML isomorphic models reuse testing

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