In this position paper we are concerned with the principles underlying the utility of modelling concepts, in particular in the context of architecture modelling. First, some basic concepts are discussed, in particular the relation between information, language, and modelling. Our primary area of application is the modelling of enterprise architectures and information system architectures, where the selection of the concepts used to model different aspects very much depends on the specific concerns that need to be addressed. We present an approach to utility-based concept selection. Our approach is illustrated by a brief review of the relevant aspects of two existing frameworks for modelling of (software intensive) information systems and their architectures. We finish this paper by a discussion of our future research directions in this field.
|Cite as: Proper, H.A., Verrijn-Stuart, A.A. and Hoppenbrouwers, S.J.B.A. (2005). On Utility-based Selection of Architecture-Modelling Concepts. In Proc. Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM2005), Newcastle, Australia. CRPIT, 43. Hartmann, S. and Stumptner, M., Eds. ACS. 25-34. |
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