Advanced Topics in Database Research is a series of books in the fields of database, software engineering, and systems analysis and design. They feature the latest research ideas and topics on how to enhance current database systems, improve information storage, refine existing database models, and develop advanced applications. Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 4 is a part of this series. Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 4 is enriched with authors who have submitted their best works for inclusion in this scholarly book. Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 4 is a useful reference and a valuable collection for both researchers and practitioners.
Keng Siau is an associate professor of management information systems (MIS) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL). He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he majored in management information systems and minored in cognitive psychology. He served as the organizing and program chairs for the International Workshop on Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD) (1996-2002).
A sample of chapters: Applying the ONTOMETRIC Method to Measure the Suitability of Ontologies; An Evaluation of UML and OWL Using a Semiotic Quality Framework; Information Modeling Based on Semantic and Pragmatic Meaning; Higher-Order Types and Information Modeling; Criteria for Comparing Information Modeling Methods: Informational and Computational Equivalence; COGEVAL: Applying Cognitive Theories to Evaluate Conceptual Models; Quality of Analysis Specifications: A Comparison of FOOM and OPM Methodologies; Interoperability of B2B Applications: Methods and Tools; Possibility Theory in Protecting National Information Infrastructure; Enabling Information Sharing Across Government Agencies