© 2007

Conceptual Modelling in Information Systems Engineering

  • John Krogstie
  • Andreas Lothe Opdahl
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Patrick Ziegler, Klaus R. Dittrich
    Pages 39-58
  3. Bernhard Thalheim
    Pages 59-74
  4. Andreas L. Opdahl, Guttorm Sindre
    Pages 75-90
  5. Jon Atle Gulla
    Pages 107-122
  6. Colette Rolland
    Pages 141-158
  7. Antje Dietrich, Peter C. Lockemann, Oliver Raabe
    Pages 177-194
  8. Óscar Pastor, Arturo González, Sergio España
    Pages 209-228
  9. Guttorm Sindre, Andreas L. Opdahl
    Pages 247-260
  10. Keith G. Jeffery
    Pages 279-294
  11. Barbara Pernici
    Pages 295-304

About this book


Conceptual modeling has always been one of the cornerstones for information systems engineering as it describes the general knowledge of the system in the so-called conceptual schema.

Krogstie, Opdahl and Brinkkemper compiled 20 contributions from renowned researchers covering all aspects of conceptual modeling on the occasion of Arne Sølvberg’s 67th birthday. Many friends of this information systems modeling pioneer happily contributed their latest research results from fields like data modeling, goal-oriented modeling, agent-oriented modeling, and process-oriented modeling. Overall, the contributions reflect the most important developments and application areas of conceptual modeling in recent years, and they also pinpoint trends in conceptual modeling for the next decade.

This wide selection corresponds to the broad spectrum of Arne’s activities and long-term responsibilities with the VLDB Endowment, IFIP, and ERCIM. Arne was presented with this book at CAiSE 2007, when the event which he cofounded in 1989 returned to his hometown of Trondheim.


Alignment Enterprise Modelling Requirements Engineering Systems Development Workflow Management architecture conceptual model data model design development information system modeling software system system modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • John Krogstie
    • 1
  • Andreas Lothe Opdahl
    • 2
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper
    • 3
  1. 1.NTNU and SINTEFTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Department of Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.Department of Information and Computing SciencesUniversiteit UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

About the editors

John Krogstie is Professor in Information Systems at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. He is also a senior advisor at SINTEF and was employed as a manager in Accenture 1991-2000. John Krogstie is the Norwegian Representative for IFIP TC8 and vice-chair of IFIP WG 8.1 on information systems design and evaluation, where he is the initiator and leader of the task group for Mobile Information Systems.

Andreas Lothe Opdahl is Professor of Information Science at the University of Bergen, Norway. His research interests include information systems and enterprise modelling, requirements determination and enterprise information architecture. He is a member of IFIP WG8.1 on information systems design and evaluation.

Sjaak Brinkkemper is Professor of Organization and Information at the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences of the Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He leads a group of about twenty researchers specialized in product software enterpreneurship. The main research themes of the group are methodology of product software development, implementation and adoption, and business-economic aspects of the product software industry. He is a member of IFIP Working Group 8.1 on the "Design and Evaluation of Information Systems", of the ACM, of the Computer Society of the IEEE, and of the Netherlands Society for Informatics.

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