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On the Mathematics of Modelling, Metamodelling, Ontologies and Modelling Languages (Springerbriefs in Computer Science)

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Computing as a discipline is maturing rapidly. However, with maturity often comes a plethora of subdisciplines, which, as time progresses, can become isolationist. The subdisciplines of modelling, metamodelling, ontologies and modelling languages within software engineering e.g. have, to some degree, evolved separately and without any underpinning formalisms. Introducing set theory as a consistent underlying formalism, Brian Henderson-Sellers shows how a coherent framework can be developed that clearly links these four, previously separate, areas of software engineering. In particular, he shows how the incorporation of a foundational ontology can be beneficial in resolving a number of controversial issues in conceptual modelling, especially with regard to the perceived differences between linguistic metamodelling and ontological metamodelling. An explicit consideration of domain-specific modelling languages is also included in his mathematical analysis of models, metamodels, ontologies and modelling languages. This encompassing and detailed presentation of the state-of-the-art in modelling approaches mainly aims at researchers in academia and industry. They will find the principled discussion of the various subdisciplines extremely useful, and they may exploit the unifying approach as a starting point for future research.

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The subdisciplines of modelling, metamodelling, ontologies and modelling languages within software engineering have, to some degree, evolved separately and without any underpinning formalisms. Introducing set theory as a consistent underlying formalism, we show how a coherent framework can be developed that clearly links these four, previously separate, areas of software engineering. In particular, we show how the incorporation of a foundational ontology can be beneficial in resolving a number of controversial issues in conceptual modelling, especially with regard to the perceived differences between linguistic metamodelling and ontological metamodelling. We also suggest the focus on the model-metamodel 'instantiation' linkage can be replaced by a model-modelling language linkage. Consideration of domain-specific modelling languages is also included in this mathematical analysis of models, metamodels, ontologies and modelling languages.

About the Author

Brian Henderson-Sellers is the Director of the Centre for Object Technology Applications and Research, and Professor of Information Systems at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is the author of over a dozen books on object and agent technologies and is well-known for his work in OO methodologies (MOSES, COMMA, OPEN, OOSPICE) and in OO metrics. Brian is the Chief Editor of the International Journal on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering and has previously served as Regional Editor of Object-Oriented Systems, a member of the editorial board of Object Magazine/Component Strategies, and as an Object Expert for many years. He is currently on the editorial board of Journal of Object Technology and Software and Systems Modelling. He was the Founder of the Object-Oriented Special Interest Group of the Australian Computer Society (NSW Branch) and Chairman of the Computerworld Object Developers' Awards committee for ObjectWorld 94 and 95 (Sydney). He is a frequently invited speaker at international OT conferences. In 1999, he was voted number 3 in the Who's Who of Object Technology (Handbook of Object Technology, CRC Press, Appendix N).

Product Details

ISBN:
9783642298240
Author:
Henderson-sellers, Brian
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Henderson-Sellers, Brian
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Mathematical models
Subject:
metamodeling
Subject:
Modeling
Subject:
Modeling Languages
Subject:
ontologies
Subject:
Software engineering
Subject:
Models and Principles
Subject:
Computation by Abstract Devices
Subject:
Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2012
Series:
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Publication Date:
20120728
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
115
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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"Synopsis" by , The subdisciplines of modelling, metamodelling, ontologies and modelling languages within software engineering have, to some degree, evolved separately and without any underpinning formalisms. Introducing set theory as a consistent underlying formalism, we show how a coherent framework can be developed that clearly links these four, previously separate, areas of software engineering. In particular, we show how the incorporation of a foundational ontology can be beneficial in resolving a number of controversial issues in conceptual modelling, especially with regard to the perceived differences between linguistic metamodelling and ontological metamodelling. We also suggest the focus on the model-metamodel 'instantiation' linkage can be replaced by a model-modelling language linkage. Consideration of domain-specific modelling languages is also included in this mathematical analysis of models, metamodels, ontologies and modelling languages.
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