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.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||OTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2004, Agia Napa, Cyprus|
|Period||25/10/04 → 29/10/04|