Mapping Object-Oriented Systems to Distributed Systems Using Data Mining Techniques

  • Miguel A. Serrano
  • Doris L. Carver
  • Carlos Montes de Oca
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)


We present a reengineering approach for decomposing existing object-oriented systems into subsystems that have low coupling and are suitable for distribution. We use reverse engineering techniques for the architectural and design recovery. We use object-oriented metrics techniques for the assessment of relationships and interactions between object-oriented constructs such as classes, objects, and methods. Next, we use data mining techniques to discover associations in the underlying system and clustering techniques to create a hierarchical grouping of subsystems that is convenient for guiding the allocation of the subsystems to a hierarchical network. Finally, we efficiently allocate subsystems to different sites by mapping the hierarchical decomposition of subsystems to a hierarchical network representation. For the implementation, we use middleware technologies.


Association Rule Mining Association Rule Data Mining Technique Software Maintenance Hierarchical Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Serrano
    • 1
  • Doris L. Carver
    • 1
  • Carlos Montes de Oca
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en MatemáticasGuanajuato, GtoMéxico

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