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Pub. period:1994-2008
Pub. count:11
Number of co-authors:15


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Hans Akkermans's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Roel Wieringa:23
Jaap Gordijn:21
Hans de Bruin:6

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Pijpers, Vincent, Gordijn, Jaap and Akkermans, Hans (2008): Business strategy-IT alignment in a multi-actor setting: a mobile e-service case. In: Fensel, Dieter and Werthner, Hannes (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce - ICEC 2008 August 19-22, 2008, Innsbruck, Austria. p. 8.

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Kok, Koen, Derzsi, Zsfia, Gordijn, Jaap, Hommelberg, Maarten, Warmer, Cor, Kamphuis, Ren and Akkermans, Hans (2008): Agent-Based Electricity Balancing with Distributed Energy Resources, A Multiperspective Case Study. In: HICSS 2008 - 41st Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science 7-10 January, 2008, Waikoloa, Big Island, HI, USA. p. 173.

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Akkermans, Hans and Gordijn, Jaap (2006): What is This Science Called Requirements Engineering?. In: 14th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering RE 2006 11-15 September, 2006, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota, USA. pp. 266-271.

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Gordijn, Jaap, Kartseva, Vera, Schildwacht, Joost, Wieringa, Roel and Akkermans, Hans (2004): Developing a Domain-Specific Cross-Organizational RE Method. In: 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering RE 2004 6-10 September, 2004, Kyoto, Japan. pp. 134-143.

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Baida, Ziv, Akkermans, Hans and Gordijn, Jaap (2003): Serviguration: towards online configurability of real-world services. In: Sadeh, Norman M., Dively, Mary Jo, Kauffman, Robert J., Labrou, Yannis, Shehory, Onn, Telang, Rahul and Cranor, Lorrie Faith (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Electronic Commerce - ICEC 2003 September 30 - October 03, 2003, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. pp. 111-118.

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Gordijn, Jaap and Akkermans, Hans (2003): Does e-Business Modeling Really Help?. In: HICSS 2003 2003. p. 185.

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Gordijn, Jaap and Akkermans, Hans (2001): Ontology-based operators for e-business model de- and reconstruction. In: K-CAP 2001 - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Capture October 21-23, 2001, Victoria, BC, Canada. pp. 60-67.

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Gordijn, Jaap, Bruin, Hans de and Akkermans, Hans (2001): Scenario Methods for Viewpoint Integration in e-Business Requirements Integration. In: HICSS 2001 2001. .

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Gordijn, Jaap, Akkermans, Hans and Vliet, Hans van (2000): Value based Requirements Creation for Electronic Commerce Applications. In: HICSS 2000 2000. .

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Borst, Pim, Akkermans, Hans and Top, Jan (1997): Engineering Ontologies. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 46 (2) pp. 365-406.

We analyse the construction as well as the role of ontologies in knowledge sharing and reuse for complex industrial applications. In this article, the practical use of ontologies in large-scale applications not restricted to knowledge-based systems is demonstrated, for the domain of engineering systems modelling, simulation and design. A general and formal ontology, called PHYSSYS, for dynamic physical systems is presented and its structuring principles are discussed. We show how the PHYSSYS ontology provides the foundation for the conceptual database schema of a library of reusable engineering model components, covering a variety of disciplines such as mechatronics and thermodynamics, and we describe a full-scale numerical simulation experiment on this basis pertaining to an existing large hospital heating installation. From the application scenario, several general guidelines and experiences emerge. It is possible to identify various viewpoints that are seen as natural within a large domain: broad and stable conceptual distinctions that give rise to a categorization of concepts and properties. This provides a first mechanism to break up ontologies into smaller pieces with strong internal coherence but relatively loose coupling, thus reducing ontological commitments. Secondly, we show how general and abstract ontological super theories, for example mereology, topology, graph theory and systems theory, can be used and reused as generic building blocks in ontology construction. We believe that this is an important element in knowledge sharing across domains. Thirdly, we introduce ontology projections as a flexible means to connect different base ontologies. Ontology projections can occur in simple forms such as include-and-extent and include-and-specialize, but are in their richest form very knowledge-intensive, being in fact themselves full-blown ontological theories.

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Top, Jan and Akkermans, Hans (1994): Tasks and Ontologies in Engineering Modelling. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 41 (4) pp. 585-617.

Constructing models of physical systems is a recurring activity in engineering problem solving. This paper presents a generic knowledge-level analysis of the task of engineering modelling. Starting from the premise that modelling is a design-like activity, it proposes the Specify-Construct-Assess (SCA) problem-solving method for decomposition of the modelling task. A second structuring principle is found in the distinction between and separation of different ontological viewpoints. Here, we introduce three engineering ontologies that have their own specific roles and methods in the modelling task: functional components, physical processes, mathematical constraints. The combination of the proposed task and ontology decompositions leads to a particular approach to modelling that we call evolutionary modelling. This approach is supported by a knowledge-based system called QuBA. The implications of evolutionary modelling for structuring the modelling process, the content of produced models, as well as for the organization of reusable model fragment libraries are discussed.

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