The SEBD acknowledges Silvana Castano historical contribution to the research on Database Design
During the 30th Symposium on Advanced Database System (SEBD), held in Tirrenia from the 19th to the 22nd of June 2022, Prof. Silvana Castano from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milano received the "Taste" of Time Award for the paper "Techniques for the Analysis of Conceptual Schemas", written with Prof. Maria Grazia Fugini and Prof. Barbara Pernici Politecnico di Milano and Prof. Valeria De Antonellis from the University of Brescia.
The award, established to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SEBD, aims to recognize the most important scientific contributions presented during the past editions of the event.
The award-winning article, published in 1995, proposes a set of techniques for the analysis and classification of the conceptual schemas used for designing databases. The proposed techniques allow indexing the schemas, associating them with descriptions and keywords, generating abstract representations of a schema, and comparing different schemas.
Read the paper.