This paper presents exploratory research that investigates an evaluation process of conceptuel specifications. We primarily address the problem of assessing conceptual modeling quality. In particular, we provide a comprehensive framework for evaluating conceptual schemas. Based on quality criteria proposed in the literature, we select the subset of criteria relevant to conceptual schema quality evaluation. For each criterion, we define one or several metrics allowing the designer to measure schemas quality. In order to validate our approach, we evaluated several alternative UML conceptual schemas representing the same universe of discourse. The results and lessons learned from this evaluation are detailed.
SI SAID, S., AKOKA, J. and COMYN-WATTIAU, I. (2003). A Framework for Conceptual Modeling Quality Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Quality. ASQ Software Division.