On Phenomena Based Metamodelling - A Process System Engineering Point Of View
This work is looking to methodological aspects of process modelling. The point of view is more from Process System Engineering (PSE) in order to develop formal and generic techniques for process modelling, and to use representation formalisms matched to computer based modelling environments. A metamodelling approach based on phenomena is presented and discussed. The framework is easy to understand, easy to implement from computational point of view, and can be used as departure point in developing a new generation of modelling languages: languages based on phenomena. The phenomena based metamodelling approach makes the modelling process more efficient for collaboration in heterogeneous modelling environments composed from different and difficult actors: modellers, users and computers.