Towards a Theory of Models in Systems Development Modeling

Andrea Hillenbrand

Abstract

Despite decades of gaining experience in the development of software systems, the controversies on competing methodologies have not subsided. The pivotal element of reasoning and justification of any perspective taken thereon is arguably the recourse to models. Specifically, by means of a logical conceptualization of the notion of model-being, judgments on models can then be assessed whether they are justified, because as model judgments they are based on typical contextual constructive relationships. With such a conceptualization the potential lies in the realization of an epistemic architecture that emerges as a systematic structure of relations between models at object and meta levels. Each model application is then embedded in a systematic process during which a software system is developed. In this article, the combinatorics of model interweavements of such an epistemic architecture is presented, thereby providing the means to assess the development of a particular system as well as best practices and methodologies of systems development in general.

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Hillenbrand A. (2021). Towards a Theory of Models in Systems Development Modeling.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-487-9, pages 322-329. DOI: 10.5220/0010322703220329


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@conference{modelsward21,
author={Andrea Hillenbrand},
title={Towards a Theory of Models in Systems Development Modeling},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2021},
pages={322-329},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010322703220329},
isbn={978-989-758-487-9},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - Towards a Theory of Models in Systems Development Modeling
SN - 978-989-758-487-9
AU - Hillenbrand A.
PY - 2021
SP - 322
EP - 329
DO - 10.5220/0010322703220329