Managing variability in database context using an MDE approach

Nesrine Khalfallah, Sami Ouali, Naoufel Kraiem

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Abstract

In the software engineering field, especially in software product line engineering, the problem of managing the variability within databases is relevant. Therefore, in this paper, we have tried to manage the complexity of modeling variables databases schemas and implement an automatic method of generating this type of schema, and then test it on two cases of studies. To carry out this task we decided to start managing the variability from the more abstract model (metamodel) to coding. Hence the choice to work with model driven engineering MDE approach of Object Management Group OMG: Model driven architecture MDA, since our work is based on modeling and meta-modeling by UML. Indeed, we succeeded, in the end, to manage automatically the variability criterion within the database schema via parameter tables that contain optional features of the main tables of the database schema.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Control Engineering and Information Technology, CEIT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509010554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2017
Event4th International Conference on Control Engineering and Information Technology, CEIT 2016 - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: Dec 16 2016Dec 18 2016

Other

Other4th International Conference on Control Engineering and Information Technology, CEIT 2016
CountryTunisia
CityHammamet
Period12/16/1612/18/16

Keywords

  • Database
  • Features
  • Metamodel
  • Model
  • Model driven architecture
  • Model driven engineering
  • Transformation rules
  • Variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Khalfallah, N., Ouali, S., & Kraiem, N. (2017). Managing variability in database context using an MDE approach. In 4th International Conference on Control Engineering and Information Technology, CEIT 2016 [7929071] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEIT.2016.7929071