Key References


Ontology: Fundamental and Design

  1. Ahmad, M.N., Abdalla Badr, K.B., Colomb, R.M. & Ibrahim, R. (2012). Ontology-based Applications in Information Systems Research: Through the Lens of Design Science Research Methodology. 16th AIS Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS ’12), 11th-15th July, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  2. Ahmad, M.N., Zakaria, N.H. & Sedera, D. (2011). Ontology-based Knowledge Management for Enterprise Systems. International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS), 7(4), 64-90.
  3. Colomb, R.M. & Ahmad, M.N. (2010). A Perdurant Ontology for Interoperating Information Systems based on Interlocking Institutional Worlds. Applied Ontology, 5(2010), 47–77.
  4. Ahmad, M.N., Colomb, R.M. & Sadiq, S. (2008). UML-based DEMO profiles as metaconcepts for interlocking institutional worlds. In Proceedings of the AIS 12th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’08), Suzhou, China, 3–7 July 2008 (pp. 1433–1445).
  5. Erl, T. (2008). SOA: Principles of Service Design. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall.
  6. Colomb, R.M. (2007). Ontology and The Semantic Web. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  7. Colomb, R.M. & Ahmad, M.N. (2007). Merging ontologies requires interlocking institutional worlds. Applied Ontology, 2(1), 1–12.
  8. Dietz, J.L.G. (2006). Enterprise Ontology. New York: Springer-Verlag.
  9. Colomb, R.M., Raymond, K., Hart, L., Emery, P., Welty, C., Xie, G.T. & Kendall, E.K. (2006). The object management group ontology definition metamodel. In C. Calero, F. Ruiz & M. Piattini (eds), Ontologies for Software Engineering and Software Technology (pp. 217–247). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
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  11. Colomb, R. M. (2006). Formal versus material ontologies for information systems interoperation in the semantic web. The Computer Journal, 49(1), 4–19.
  12. Guizzardi, G. (2005). Ontological Foundations for Structural Conceptual Models. The Netherlands: University of Twente, Telematica Instituut.
  13. Hart, L., Emery, P., Colomb, R. M., Raymond, K., Chang, D., Ye, Y., Kendall, E. F. & Dutra, M. (2004). Usage scenarios and goals for ontology definition metamodel. In X. Zhou, S. Su, M. Papazoglou, M. Orlowska & K. Jeffery (Eds.) Web Information Systems Engineering Conference (WISE’04) 22–24 November, 2004, Brisbane, Australia (pp. 596–607). Berlin LNCS 3306: Springer.
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  16. Gruninger, M. and Lee, J. (2002). Ontology applications and design, in: Special Issue in Communications of the ACM (CACM), 45, 39–45.
  17. Fernández-López, M. and Gómez-Pérez, A. (2002). Overview and analysis of methodologies for building ontologies, The Knowledge Engineering Review, 17, 129–156.
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Ontology: Upper Ontologies / Foundational Ontologies

[A List of Upper-Ontologies]

  1. Guizzardi, G. (2005). Ontological Foundations for Structural Conceptual Models. The Netherlands: University of Twente, Telematica Instituut.


Ontology: Domain Ontologies

[A List of domain Ontologies]


Ontology: DEMO Ontology and Its Applications

[EEI] | [Jan Dietz] | [Enterprise Ontology using DEMO] | [DEMO Related Publications]


Ontology: UFO-A Ontology and Its Applications

[NEMO Research Group] | [Giancarlo Guizzardi]

  1. Carvalho, V. C., Almeida, J.P.A., Fonseca, C.M., & Guizzardi, G. (2017). Multi-level Ontology-based Conceptual Modeling. Data & Knowledge Engineering, 109(May 2017), 3-24.
  2. Jr Santos, P. S., Almeida, J.P.A. & Guizzardi, G. (2013). An Ontology-based analysis and semantics for organizational structure modeling in the ARIS method. Information Systems, 38(5), 690-708.
  3. Goncalves, B., Guizzardi, G. & Pereira Filho, J.G. (2011). Using an ECG reference ontology for semantic interoperability of ECG data. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 44(1), 126-136.
  4. More please click here: Peer-reviewed


Design Science Research (DSR) Methodology: Fundamental and Frameworks

[DESRIST Conferences Series @ Springerlink] | [DESRIST Conferences]

  1. Venable, J., Pries-Heje, J., & Baskerville, R. (2016). FEDS: a Framework for Evaluation in Design Science Research. European Journal of Information Systems, 25, 77–89.
  2. Gregor, S and Hevner, A. (2013). Positioning and Presenting Design Science Research for Maximum Impact, MIS Quarterly, 37(2), 337-355.
  3. Geerts, G. L. (2011). A design science research methodology and its application to accounting information systems research. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 12(2011), 142-151.
  4. Hevner, A. R., & Chatterjee, S. (2010). Design Research in Information Systems: Theory and Practice. Springer, Dordrecht.
  5. Peffers, K., Tuunanen, T., Rothenberger, M. A., and Chatterjee, S. J. (2008). A design science research methodology for information systems research. Journal of Management Information Systems, 24(3), 45-77.
  6. Kuechler, B. & Vaishnavi, V. (2008). Theory Development in Design Science Research: Anatomy of a Research Project. European Journal of Information Systems, 17(5), 489-504
  7. Gregor, S and Jones, D. (2007). The Anatomy of a Design Theory. Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 8(5), 312-335.
  8. Hevner, A. R., March, S. T., Park, S. and Ram, S. (2004). Design Science Research in Information Systems. Management Information Systems Quarterly, 28(1 (March 2004)), 75-105.
  9. March, S. and Smith, G. (1995). Design and natural science research on information technology. Decision Support System 15(4), 51–66.
  10. Simon, HA. (1996). The sciences of the artificial. 3rd Edition. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA


Design Science Research (DSR) Methodology and Its Applications

  1. Cagdas, V and Stubkjaer, E. (2011). Design research for cadastral systems, Computer, Environment and Urban Systems, 35(2011), 77-87.


Design Science Research (DSR) Methodology and Its Applications: Thesis

  1. Marigo Raftopoulos. (2016). How Organizations Play: Creating Stakehoder Value with Enterprise Gamification. PhD Thesis, College of Design, RMIT, Australia.
  2. Suraya Yaacob. (2016). Visual Representation Design for Collaborative Complex Cognitive Activities. PhD Thesis, Institute of Visual Informatics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
  3. Kamal Badr Abd Badr (2016). An Ontological Approach to Conceptual Modeling of Lessons Learned Management. PhD Thesis, Department of Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
  4. Bahareh Rahmanzadeh Heravi (2012). Ontology-based Standards Development. PhD Thesis, Department of Information Systems, Brunel University, UK.
  5. Siti Hajar Othman (2012). Metamodelling Approach for Managing Disaster Management Knowledge. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  6. Alexander Osterwalder (2004). The Business Model Ontology: A Proposition in a Design Science Approach. PhD Thesis, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Knowledge Management (KM): Fundamental, Processes, Applications

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