An epistemological foundation of conceptual modeling

Ribbert, Michael, Niehaves, Bjoern, Dreiling, Alexander, & Holten, Roland (2004) An epistemological foundation of conceptual modeling. In Leino, Timo, Saarinen, Timo, & Klein, Stefan (Eds.) ECIS 2004 Proceedings, AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Turku, Finland, pp. 1557-1568.

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In a business environment, making the right decisions is vital for the success of a company. Making right decisions is inevitably bound to the availability and provision of relevant information.

Information systems are supposed to be able to provide this information in an efficient way. Thus, within information systems development a detailed analysis of information supply and information demands has to prevail. Based on Szyperski’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 developing effective and efficient information systems. Furthermore, we derive conceptual modeling requirements based on our findings.

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ID Code: 59490
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Conceptual modeling, Information requirements engineering, Languate communities
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 AIS Electronic Library
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2013 01:00
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 04:48

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