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Improving Conceptual Modeling with Object-Process Methodology Stereotypes

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Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel
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Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(5), 2301; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052301
Received: 5 February 2021 / Revised: 19 February 2021 / Accepted: 3 March 2021 / Published: 5 March 2021
As system complexity is on the rise, there is a growing need for standardized building blocks to increase the likelihood of systems’ success. Conceptual modeling is the primary activity required for engineering systems to be understood, designed, and managed. Modern modeling languages enable describing the requirements and design of systems in a formal yet understandable way. These languages use stereotypes to standardize, clarify the model semantics, and extend the meaning of model elements. An Internet of things (IoT) system serves as an example to show the significant contributions of stereotypes to model construction, comprehension, error reduction, and increased productivity during design, simulation, and combined hardware–software system execution. This research emphasizes stereotype features that are unique to Object-Process Methodology (OPM) ISO 19450, differentiating it from stereotypes in other conceptual modeling languages. We present the implementation of stereotypes in OPCloud, an OPM modeling software environment, explore stereotype-related problems, propose solutions, and discuss future enhancements. View Full-Text
Keywords: model-based systems engineering (MBSE); object-process methodology (OPM) ISO 19450; stereotypes; conceptual modeling model-based systems engineering (MBSE); object-process methodology (OPM) ISO 19450; stereotypes; conceptual modeling
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Kohen, H.; Dori, D. Improving Conceptual Modeling with Object-Process Methodology Stereotypes. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 2301. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052301

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