Towards the Automated Business Model-Driven Conceptual Database Design

  • Drazen BrdjaninEmail author
  • Slavko Maric
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 186)


The paper presents an UML-business-model-driven approach to the automated design of the initial conceptual database model. The proposed approach is based on: (i) extraction of characteristic concepts from the business model consisting of a finite set of UML activity diagrams representing the business processes of the whole enterprise, and (ii) automated generation of the UML class diagram representing the target conceptual model. The implemented two-phase automatic generator iterates through the source business model, processes all activity diagrams and generates the target class diagram. The classes are being generated in the first phase, while the class associations are being added in the second phase. The application of the implemented generator is illustrated on the simplified real business model.


Business Model Activity Diagram Class Diagram Conceptual Model UML ADBdesign Topcased 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina

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