Object-Oriented Class Normalisation from a Conceptual Modelling Perspective

  • Vojtěch MerunkaEmail author
  • Himesha Wijekoon
  • Boris Shegolev
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 366)


This article deals with an original view on the Ambler’s approach to the object-oriented class normalisation from the perspective of conceptual modelling. This idea gives the possibility of using the object-oriented class normalisation rules not only for the design of composition structure of classes but also for the inheritance and inheritance-like structure of classes. This article also proposes a new systemisation of the object-oriented class normalisation and suggests further research. The authors applied their practical experience not only in teaching object-oriented programming at a university but also many years of experience in software development, especially in Smalltalk, C++, Java and C#.


Object-oriented class normalisation Conceptual modelling Inheritance Mixins Symmetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vojtěch Merunka
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Himesha Wijekoon
    • 1
  • Boris Shegolev
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Engineering, Faculty of Economics and ManagementCzech University of Life Sciences PraguePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and EngineeringCzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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