Model integration in information planning tools

  • Alex A. Verrijn-Stuart
  • Guus J. Ramackers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 593)


Information Planning requires integration in two senses, (1) linking the information requirements identified in the business system into further application detail [‘vertical integration’] and (2) comprehensive modelling of relevant aspects, such that consistency is maintained at all levels [‘horizontal integration’]. These requirements may be satisfied by a framework that recognizes both the organizational information usage and the formalized (computerizable) systems that will serve it. Metamodels are discussed that provide a formal basis for such an all-embracing approach. They are illustrated by a prototype tool for capturing an organizational description, from which a broad specification of application systems may be derived by semi-automated means.


Information Planning Information Systems Design CASE-tools 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex A. Verrijn-Stuart
    • 1
  • Guus J. Ramackers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeidenThe Netherlands

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