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Conceptual Modeling — ER 2002

21st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling Tampere, Finland, October 7–11, 2002 Proceedings

  • Stefano Spaccapietra
  • Salvatore T. March
  • Yahiko Kambayashi
Conference proceedings ER 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2503)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Keynote Addresses

  3. Pre-Conference Tutorials

  4. Conference Tutorials

  5. Panel

    1. Heinrich C. Mayr
      Pages 15-15
  6. Demonstrations and Posters

  7. Semantics and Meta-models

  8. Principles of Ontology

    1. Giancarlo Guizzardi, Heinrich Herre, Gerd Wagner
      Pages 65-78
    2. Michel Klein, Atanas Kiryakov, Damyan Ognyanov, Dieter Fensel
      Pages 79-89
    3. Shawn Bowers, Lois Delcambre, David Maier
      Pages 90-104
  9. Web Environments

    1. David Lowe, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Alice Gu
      Pages 105-119
    2. Zehua Liu, Feifei Li, Wee Keong Ng
      Pages 120-135

Other volumes

  1. Conceptual Modeling — ER 2002
    21st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling Tampere, Finland, October 7–11, 2002 Proceedings
  2. ER 2002 Workshops, ECDM, MobIMod, IWCMQ, and eCOMO, Tampere, Finland, October 7-11, 2002. Revised Papers

About these proceedings


For more than 20 years, the series of Conceptual Modeling – ER conferences has provided a forum for research communities and practitioners to present and - change research results and practical experiences in the ?elds of database design and conceptual modeling. Throughout the years, the scope of these conferences has extended from database design and speci?c topics of that area to more u- versal or re?ned conceptual modeling, organizing originally weak or ill-structured information or knowledge in more cultured ways by applying various kinds of principles, abstract models, and theories, for di?erent purposes. At the same time, many technically oriented approaches have been developed which aim to facilitate the implementation of rather advanced conceptual models. Conceptual modeling is based on the process of conceptualization, and it is the core of system structuring as well as justi?cation for information systems development. It supports and facilitates the understanding, explanation, pred- tion, and reasoning on information and knowledge, and their manipulation in the systems, in addition to understanding and designing the functions of the systems. The conceptualization process aims at constructing concepts relevant for the knowledge and information system in question. Concepts in the human mind and concept descriptions in computerized information systems are quite di?erent things by nature, but both should be taken into account in conceptual modeling. Usually concept descriptions are properly observed, but concepts in the human mind and their properties are often neglected quite carelessly.


Conceptual modeling XML data engineering data integration database modeling database warehouse entity-relationship model meta-models modeling object object systems ontologies ontology-driven modeling tools web-based informtion systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Spaccapietra
    • 1
  • Salvatore T. March
    • 2
  • Yahiko Kambayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Database Laboratory, School of Computer and Communication SciencesEcole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Owen Graduate School of ManagementVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  3. 3.Graduate School of Informatics, Department of Social InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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