The Design and Implementation of an Integrated Model Management System

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dc.contributor.author Sundaram, David M. K. en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-11T03:47:49Z en
dc.date.available 2007-07-11T03:47:49Z en
dc.date.issued 1998 en
dc.identifier THESIS 98-416 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--Management Science and Information Systems)--University of Auckland, 1998 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/881 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Decision Support Systems (DSS) are designed to help the manager in modelling the decision process and assist in decision making by enabling sensitivity and other kinds of analyses with ease. The database and dialogue management components of DSS have received a great deal of attention in the past but a new awareness of models being stable, sharable, reusable corporate resources has focused interest on the model management component of DSS. Integrated Model Management Systems (IMMS) have been proposed as systems that could support the model management component of DSS. Decision making in the managerial context is often unstructured, ad hoc, and complex. It involves structuring and solving the problem, and interpreting the results. Design and implementation of a computer-based environment to support this activity is characterised by a modelling approach that enables the representation of the complexity of the problem, access to data and solvers, persistence of problem representation, and the ability to manipulate and integrate problem representations. IMMS represent an attempt at achieving such an environment. Lack of a general framework for conceptual modelling and constraints imposed by technology have, in the past, limited the design and implementation of IMMS. This research attempts to advance core knowledge in the Information Systems (IS)and Management Science/Operations Research (MS/OR) disciplines through the demonstration and testing of ideas and concepts that have been proposed in the area of MMS. It attempts to overcome key problems in IMMS design and implementation by proposing, implementing, and evaluating a modelling framework that uses Structured Modelling to describe models, object-oriented and relational constructs to represent models, and predicate calculus-based extended Structured Query Language (SQL) to manipulate models. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA9985004814002091 en
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dc.title The Design and Implementation of an Integrated Model Management System en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Management Science and Information Systems en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en


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