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Handbook of Conceptual Modeling

Theory, Practice, and Research Challenges

Editors: Embley, David W., Thalheim, Bernhard (Eds.)

  • Collects the best conceptual modeling ideas, techniques and practices
  • Points researchers to interesting challenges in theory and practice
  • Includes applications in novel areas like spatial and bioinformatics modeling and information integration
  • May serve as a comprehensive textbook for graduate courses
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About this book

Conceptual modeling is about describing the semantics of software applications at a high level of abstraction in terms of structure, behavior, and user interaction.

Embley and Thalheim start with a manifesto stating that the dream of developing information systems strictly by conceptual modeling – as expressed in the phrase “the model is the code” – is becoming reality. The subsequent contributions written by leading researchers in the field support the manifesto's assertions, showing not only how to abstractly model complex information systems but also how to formalize abstract specifications in ways that let developers complete programming tasks within the conceptual model itself. They are grouped into sections on programming with conceptual models, structure modeling, process modeling, user interface modeling, and special challenge areas such as conceptual geometric modeling, information integration, and biological conceptual modeling.

The Handbook of Conceptual Modeling collects in a single volume many of the best conceptual-modeling ideas, techniques, and practices as well as the challenges that drive research in the field. Thus it is much more than a traditional handbook for advanced professionals, as it also provides both a firm foundation for the field of conceptual modeling, and points researchers and graduate students towards interesting challenges and paths for how to contribute to this fundamental field of computer science.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Conceptual-Model Programming: A Manifesto

    Embley, David W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Model-Driven Software Development

    Liddle, Stephen W.

    Pages 17-54

  • The Entity-Relationship Model (Reprinted Historic Data)

    Chen, Peter Pin-Shan

    Pages 57-84

  • UML and OCL in Conceptual Modeling

    Gogolla, Martin

    Pages 85-122

  • Mapping Conceptual Models to Database Schemas

    Embley, David W. (et al.)

    Pages 123-163

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-15865-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-15864-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43049-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Conceptual Modeling
Book Subtitle
Theory, Practice, and Research Challenges
Editors
  • David W. Embley
  • Bernhard Thalheim
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15865-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15865-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15864-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43049-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 589
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