Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modelling
Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
The main objective of this course is to introduce researchers to the theory and practice of a new emerging discipline named Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling. In this discipline, theories coming from areas such as Formal Ontology in philosophy, but also Cognitive Science, Philosophical Logics and Linguistics are employed to derive engineering tools (e.g., modeling languages, methodologies, design patterns and anti-patterns, model compilers and simulators) for improving the theory and practice of Conceptual Modeling, in general, and Domain Ontology Engineering, in particular. In this course, the expressiveness and relevance of these theories and derived tools are demonstrated through their application to solve some classical and recurrent modeling problems concerning the well-founded representation of: classification and taxonomic structures, part-whole relations, intrinsic and relational properties, formal and material associations, association specialization, attribute conceptual spaces, roles and events.
Lecture at NEMO2014
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 16:00