Modeling Issues: a Survival Guide for a Non-expert Modeler

  • Emilio Rodriguez-Priego
  • Francisco J. García-Izquierdo
  • Ángel Luis Rubio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6395)


While developing an integral security model to be used in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) context, we find a lot of ambiguities and inaccuracies when authors speak of models, metamodels, profiles and so on. This led us to study a great number of references in a search for precise definitions to help us to address our research. Our study and discussions were so extensive that we are convinced they will be a valuable contribution to the community. In particular, in this paper we present several Reference Concept Maps that depict graphically a large number of definitions with their associated bibliographical references. Nevertheless, we truly believe that there are still a lot of concepts to be clarified and that this clarification is essential so that basic modeling concepts can be best used by non-expert modelers.


Modeling concepts Reference Concept Maps Metamodeling issues Stereotypes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilio Rodriguez-Priego
    • 1
  • Francisco J. García-Izquierdo
    • 1
  • Ángel Luis Rubio
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Matemáticas y ComputaciónUniversidad de La RiojaLogroño (La Rioja)Spain

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