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Applications of ICT in Social Sciences

Edited By Biljana Mileva Boshkoska

In social sciences the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is an ever growing phenomenon. Emanating from the need of knowledge about society and economy, we are constantly striving to create ideas and methods for a better use of information. This study analyses different practices such as business process management, business process modelling or relationship marketing. It also discusses the use of ICT in a variety of examples taken from different fields such as education, web clipping, public safety, tactic knowledge, or protection of intellectual property and offers an outline of state-of-the-art applications of ICT in social sciences.
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The Connection between a Process Model and a Data Model: A Metamodelling Approach

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Abstract: Process modelling and data modelling appeared as methods in information systems development methodology. However, nowadays they are used as organisational methods in business process redesign efforts and documentation analysis and optimisation. These two methods are not completely independent. On the contrary, there is a strong natural relationship between them. Regardless of the way a process model was developed (data flow diagram, work flow diagram) it represents the starting point in data model development. All data flows (information flows) that appear in a process model contribute to the unique data model cumulatively, as their information content has been modelled. Therefore CASE tools that support process modelling and data modelling have some concepts in common. In this paper we explored these by using metamodelling.

Keywords: Process model, data model, metamodel

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