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Foundations of models, to model and modelling

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Thalheim

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Thalheim

Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel, Germany

Models are a mainstay of every scientific and engineering discipline. Models are typically more accessible to study than the systems, data or theories that are considered. Models are instruments that are effectively functioning within a utilisation scenario. The effectiveness is based on an associated set of methods and satisfies requirements of utilisation of the model. In the tutorial we introduce a notion of the model that generalises notions of models used in Computer Science, in engineering, in social and natural sciences, in mathematics and other disciplines. We explain that models must be considered within the utilisation scenarios and that the modelling activities for development or utilisation can be systematically developed. We develop foundations of a discipline of modelling. The approach is illustrated by models developed on the basis of enhanced entity relationship models and business process models.

Lecture at NEMO2016

Date/Time: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 14:00