The goal is to share author’s thoughts and communicate with everyone who interested in, and finally to promote the valuable one–if any. There is a theme here: all topics are relevant to models and modeling, which are mainly appeared in a few aspects.
There is another relevant term, namely Information Systems; the word “enterprise” sometimes to be referred to some meanings a bit ambiguous and uninviting, someone may prefer to use “business” or “organization” to replace it in some case.
What the author talk about here is come from longtime practice and seeking, the tracks gone through is shown in the early post A Roadmap of Research for Enterprise Applications. One of the central topics here is the model-driven applications (abbreviated as MDApp(s) ), which is a concept proposed by the author, it is defined in three aspects: principles, type of a system, and the architecture. So far, this phrase is rarely appeared in English; it is not a widely recognized, well-defined concept yet. The idea is proposed originally as enterprise-model-driven application (EMDA), and then generalized as a concept for general computer application. Note that, it’s quite different with the well know concepts such as MDE / MDSD and MDA (see Model-Driven Applications vs. Model-Driven Engineering).
There is indeed an important basis for many of the topics on the blog, that is, general modeling theory (GMT; though it is perhaps not yet the time to propose the concept again), in which the term “modeling” is referred to two of meanings: to obtain and formulated a model, and to serve as a model. It is still a quite open issue so far but whatever, a GMT should be required to answer two fundamental questions
The author is committed to explore in such regards more than dozen years. All the efforts so far are done by himself and have no any relevant “background”. For a long time, the goal was focused on the development of specific software product but it had been unsuccessful, because never gotten enough resources to complete a preliminary development planning. That is perhaps must be due to the lack of personal capacities and some necessary “background”–it does not imply that it is doubtful to the feasibility; there are at least one company, faithfully followed the earliest account to develop their business application platform (an enterprise / business model-driven solution), and have been successful in market from ten yeas ago.
The author believes such the innovative ideas are very significant and valuable to industry, for both IT providers and the end users, it should not be ignored. That is why he has been reluctant to give up though paid a heavy price and never gotten anything in return. Writhing hard on the blog is also an attempt to promote the ideas for the world.
By the way, the contents will be appeared in two sites: one is https://thinkinmodels.wordpress.com/ (the blog platform is blocked by the Fire Wall in the country); one is http://EE-Forum.org in which has the same contents in English and more in Chinese.
The author’s English is not well yet so reading and writing very slowly, among others, maybe make some critical mistakes in expressions but is not sensed by himself. Please remind if you have any questions, thanks! (25 March, 2013)
余彤鹰 (Yu, Tong-Ying; also signed as TY or Mountriver TY Yu on Internet) is an independent consultant from China, in the fields of enterprise application, business process improvement and transition, management; has a wealth of experiences from industrial and the experiences on each main phase in the lifecycle of enterprise applications. He is committed to the innovative development and research of the application for enterprises and information systems for a long term. The research interests include model-driven applications and model working mechanisms, architectures, enterprise modeling, enterprise engineering, and general modeling theory. Since 1998, he has published many influential articles through EE-Forum.org and so on; in 2001, launched the first enterprise engineering seminar in china.
Created: 26 March, 2011. Last updated: 26 March, 2013.