Integrating database technology, rule-based systems and temporal reasoning for effective information systems: the TEMPORA paradigm

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  • External authors:
  • P. Loucopoulos
  • P. McBrien
  • F. Schumacker
  • V. Kopanas
  • B. Wangler


This paper introduces the TEMPORA paradigm, which is currently under development and which advocates a closer alignment between organizational policy and information system functionality. This viewpoint impacts on a number of critical issues related to the development process of information systems most notably in the nature of conceptual models, the discipline adopted for the development, the type of support provided by CASE tools and the run-time environment. The paper introduces the philosophy and architecture of the TEMPORA paradigm and describes the conceptual models, tools and run-time environment which render such an approach a feasible undertaking. -from Authors

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-152
Number of pages23
JournalInformation Systems Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991