TRAMIS : A Transformation-Based Database CASE Tool

Jean-Luc Hainaut, Mario Cadelli, Bernard Decuyper, Olivier Marchand

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The paper describes some important aspects of TRAMIS, an database CASE tool that has been developed at the University of Namur. This tool is to provide designers with more freedom than currently available in most CASE tools thanks to its unique generic data model, to its transformational principles, and to its toolbox architecture. The paper develops in some details the transformational aspects of the tool, showing how executable schemas can be produced by successive transformations of an initial conceptual schema, and how TRAMIS operators provide designers with a three-level toolbox of transformation operators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of the 5th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications
Place of PublicationToulouse
PublisherEC2 Publish
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • transformational design
  • CASE tools
  • database design


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