The Open Models (OMi) Laboratory is a dedicated research and experimentation space for the conceptualization, development, and deployment of modelling methods and the models designed with them. Both a physical and virtual place, it is equipped with tools to explore method creation and design, experiment with method engineering and deploy software tools for modelling.

The developed meta models are realized with open technologies in form of web based user and context specific applications and made available to the community. In order to promote the exchange in regards to content and technological advancements in the method engineering community, the Department of Knowledge Engineering ( has established the Open Models Laboratory.

Get an idea about the OMiLAB by watching our video The Open Models Initiative Laboratory (OMiLAB).

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Our Laboratories around the world




The Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE - of the Faculty of Computer Science (University of Vienna) runs OMiLAB AUSTRIA.

OMiLAB AUSTRIA is located in the ninth district of Vienna, capital city of Austria.

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OMiLAB KOREA was established on 2. Nov. 2015 and is located at Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea. The lab became a bridge between the faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna and the School of Engineering at Chonbuk National University.

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Domain-Specific Conceptual Modeling

Concepts, Methods and Tools

This book draws new attention to domain-specific conceptual modeling by presenting the work of thought leaders who have designed and deployed specific modeling methods. It provides hands-on guidance on how to build models in a particular domain, such as requirements engineering, business process modeling or enterprise architecture. In addition to these results, it also puts forward ideas for future developments. All this is enriched with exercises, case studies, detailed references and further related information. All domain-specific methods described in this volume also have a tool implementation within the OMiLAB Collaborative Environment - a dedicated research and experimentation space for modeling method engineering at the University of Vienna, Austria - making these advances accessible to a wider community of further developers and users.

The collection of works presented here will benefit experts and practitioners from academia and industry alike, including members of the conceptual modeling community as well as lecturers and students.

Find the Table of Contents and more information here.

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