The research reported upon in this paper aims at developing a meta ontology for organizations, i.e. a schema for devising the ontology of a particular organization or a reference ontology for a class of organizations. The prospect of such a meta ontology is provided by the -theory that underlies the DEMO methodology. General requirements regarding such a meta ontology are stated. The proposed meta ontology satisfies all of them. It has the added advantage that there are socionomic laws at its core; this reinforces the ontological quality. It has been applied in several health care cases in practice, out of which a reference model for health care organizations has arisen.
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Title of host publicationOn the move to meaningful internet systems 2004: OTM 2004 Workshops
EditorsR Meersman, Z Tari
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages533-544
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3-540-23664-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventOTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2004, Agia Napa, Cyprus - Berlin
Duration: 25 Oct 200429 Oct 2004

Publication series

Name
PublisherSpringer
NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3292
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceOTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2004, Agia Napa, Cyprus
Period25/10/0429/10/04

    Research areas

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