This volume contains a collection of selected papers presented at the Symposium on Conceptual Modeling, which was held in Los Angeles, California, on December 2, th 1997, immediately before the 16 International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ERa97), which was held at UCLA. A total of eighteen papers were selected for inclusion in this volume. These papers are written by experts in the conceptual modeling area and represent the most current thinking of these experts. This volume also contains the summaries of three workshops that were held on 6 7 December 1997, immediately after the ERa97 conference at UCLA. The topics of these three workshops are: ac Behavioral Modeling ac Conceptual Modeling in Multimedia Information Seeking ac What Is the Role of Cognition in Conceptual Modeling? Since these topics are not only very important but also very timely, we think it is appropriate to include the summary of these three workshops in this volume. Those readers interested in further investigating topics related to the three workshops can either look up the individual paper published on the Web or contact the authors directly. The summary paper by Chen at the beginning of this volume also includes the summary of several interesting speeches at the Symposium.Also, because all UML diagrams are defined over the same metaschema, information can be seen consistently from the perspective of different lifecycle stages, e.g., class diagrams and use cases. Currently, many DOD database designers use drawing tools (e.g., PowerPoint) for schemas. They reject database CASE systems as not worth the trouble and expense, for now. The future looks better.
|Author||:||Peter P. Chen, Jacky Akoka, Hannu Kangassalu, Bernhard Thalheim|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2003-05-21|