Controlled Experiment in Business Model-Driven Conceptual Database Design

  • Drazen BrdjaninEmail author
  • Goran Banjac
  • Danijela Banjac
  • Slavko Maric
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 287)


The paper presents the initial results of a controlled experiment that we conducted with professional database designers in order to evaluate an approach to automated design of the initial conceptual database model based on collaborative business process models. The source business process model is represented by BPMN, while the target conceptual model is represented by UML class diagram. The preliminary results confirm already obtained results in case-study based evaluation, as well as the results of an earlier controlled experiment conducted with undergraduate students. The evaluation implies that the proposed approach and implemented automatic generator enable the generation of the target conceptual model with a high percentage of completeness and precision.


BPMN Collaborative business process model Conceptual database model Evaluation Experiment Model-driven UML 



We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all participants of the controlled experiment for their voluntary participation and valuable contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Drazen Brdjanin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Goran Banjac
    • 1
  • Danijela Banjac
    • 1
  • Slavko Maric
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina

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