YANG2UML: Bijective Transformation and Simplification of YANG to UML

Mario Golling, Robert Koch, Peter Hillmann, R.J. Hofstede, Frank Tietze

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    Specifically designed to exchange configuration information from a management platform to network components, the XML-based NETCONF protocol has become widely used. In combination with NETCONF, YANG is the corresponding protocol that defines the associated data structures, supporting virtually all network configuration protocols. YANG itself is a semantically rich language, which – in order to facilitate familiarization with the relevant subject – is often visualized using UML to involve other experts or developers and to support them by their daily work (writing applications which make use of YANG/NETCONF). To support this process, this paper presents an novel approach to optimize and simplify YANG data models, as current solutions tend to produce very complex UML diagrams. Therefore, we have (i) defined a bidirectional mapping of YANG to UML, (ii) developed a strategy to reduce the numbers of objects, and (iii) created a tool that renders the created UML diagrams, closing the gap between technically improved data models and their human readability.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2014
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-901882-67-8
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
    Event10th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2014 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: 17 Nov 201421 Nov 2014

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    Conference10th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2014
    CityRio de Janeiro
    Other17-21 November 2014


    • EWI-25424
    • METIS-309727
    • IR-94628

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