Schema and Metamodels and Ontologies, Oh My!

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Abstract:

Over the last five years, there has been a growing fascination with conceptual data models, metamodels, and ontologies in systems engineering. Practitioners have begun to develop their own conceptual data models and ontologies. But often, as systems engineers experiment with these capabilities, they develop custom languages for their projects without the greater depth or consideration necessary to connect enterprise practices. In this webinar, David Long explains how to properly leverage these ideas to advance your projects and your enterprise.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What differentiates the concepts of data models, metamodels, and ontologies, and why you should care.
  • About the fundamental information model that underpins systems engineering, and how it lives implicitly in the process standards that guide our practice.
  • Why it’s important to move from implicit to explicit knowledge capture.
  • How not to fall into the trap of “define and use.”

David’s bio:

For over 25 years, David Long has focused on helping organizations increase their systems engineering proficiency while simultaneously working to advance the state of the art. David is the founder and president of Vitech, where he leads the team in delivering innovative, industry-leading methods and software (CORE™ and GENESYS™) to help organizations engineer next-generation systems. He co-authored A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering and frequently delivers keynotes and tutorials at industry events around the world. An INCOSE Fellow and Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP), David was the 2014-2015 president of INCOSE.

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