Incorporating goal analysis in database design: A case study from biological data management

Lei Jiang, Thodoros Topaloglou, Alex Borgida, John Mylopoulos

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Abstract

We present a case study of a real-world industrial application which produced several versions of conceptual schema design for a biological database during its evolution. We apply the techniques of early requirements analysis to produce a goal model of the problem domain. We then show that by incorporating goal analysis in the design process we can account for the original schemas by tracing them back to stakeholder goals. Moreover, the goal-oriented analysis supports the systematic examination of the space of design alternatives, and better explains what the output of the design process (a conceptual schema) really means. Our results advocate the need for an extended design methodology for databases driven by stakeholder goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE'06
Pages196-204
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE'06 - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 11 2006Sep 15 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering
ISSN (Print)1090-705X

Other

Other14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE'06
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Period9/11/069/15/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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