Three Levels of Reuse for Supporting the Evolution of Database Schemas

  • Donatella Castelli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1728)


This paper presents a reuse technique which permits to simplify redesign that may occur when the conceptual schema is changed. This technique is based on the reuse of the refinement steps, the verifications and the schemas of the original design. For each kind of reuse, the technique specifies the conditions under it can be applied and how the reused components should evolve.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donatella Castelli
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  1. 1.Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione-CNRPisaItaly

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