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Exploration of Conceptual Models: Application of the GOM Framework

Exploration of Conceptual Models: Application of the GOM Framework
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Author(s): Christian Janiesch (European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), Germany), Christian Brelage (European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), Germany) and Roland Holten (Frankfurt University, Germany)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch062

Abstract

Conceptual modeling is widely perceived as a core element of the IS discipline. Conceptual models are used for a variety of different purposes (for instance software engineering or organizational design). However, the quality and adequacy of conceptual models is difficult to access. The Guidelines of Modeling (GoM) are proposed as generalized criteria for measuring of model quality. However, the GoM framework has still to be instantiated in order to provide operational criteria for a specific modeling purpose. We contribute to this work by a formal exploration of conceptual models of web-based information systems. The analysis was found to be very useful for assessing a complex web-based information system with special regard to navigational issues ex post.

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