Conceptual modeling - an epistemological foundation

Niehaves, Bjorn, Ribbert, Michael, Dreiling, Alexander, & Holten, Roland (2004) Conceptual modeling - an epistemological foundation. In Proceedings of the Tenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Association for Information Systems, New York, The United States of America, pp. 4232-4242.

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The success of contemporary organizations depends on their ability to make appropriate decisions. Making appropriate decisions is inevitably bound to the availability and provision of relevant information. Information systems should be able to provide information in an efficient way. Thus, within information systems development a detailed analysis of information supply and information demands has to prevail. Based on Syperski’s information set and subset-model we will give an epistemological foundation of information modeling in general and show, why conceptual modeling in particular is capable of specifying effective and efficient information systems. Furthermore, we derive conceptual modeling requirements based on our findings. A short example illustrates the usefulness of a conceptual data modeling technique for the specification of information systems.

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ID Code: 59440
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Conceptual modeling, Information requirements engineering, Language communities, Epistemology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2013 06:54
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 04:28

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