Conceptual Modeling: Future Evolution and Revolution

Chair: Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology

What are the future research directions for conceptual modeling? What are the likely evolutions and revolutions for conceptual modeling techniques and tools? What new techniques and tools need to be developed? How is main stream database research different from conceptual modeling research? How to effectively and efficiently use conceptual modeling to support emerging areas such as big data, business analytics, data science, cybersecurity, supply chain, health informatics, etc.? What are the challenges for conceptual modeling for emerging areas of data use? How can conceptual models represent patterns extracted from various types of emerging datasets?

The panelists will present their viewpoints on some of the issues listed above and engage the audience in discussing and formulating directions for future research.

Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, USA

Conceptual Modeling and Extreme Events (Disaster Planning, Mitigation and Response)

Chair: Raj Sharman, SUNY Buffalo
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