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Modelling of Designing a Conceptual Schema for Multimodal Freight Transportation Information System

Authors: Nino Topuria, Lily Petriashvili, Gia Surguladze, Giorgi Surguladze


Modelling of building processes of a multimodal freight transportation support information system is discussed based on modern CASE technologies. Functional efficiencies of ports in the eastern part of the Black Sea are analyzed taking into account their ecological, seasonal, resource usage parameters. By resources, we mean capacities of berths, cranes, automotive transport, as well as work crews and neighbouring airports. For the purpose of designing database of computer support system for Managerial (Logistics) function, using Object-Role Modeling (ORM) tool (NORMA–Natural ORM Architecture) is proposed, after which Entity Relationship Model (ERM) is generated in automated process. Software is developed based on Process-Oriented and Service-Oriented architecture, in Visual Studio.NET environment.

Keywords: SOA, seaport resources, business-processes, CASE technology, object-role model, multimodal transportation, entity relationship model

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