Modeling Processes and Objects with OPM: Principles, Applications, and ISO Standardization

06 Feb
02/06/2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Special Event

Dov Dori
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and MIT

Computer Science Building, Room 203

Object-Process Methodology (OPM) is a holistic approach, langugage, and methodology for modeling complex, multidisciplinary systems.

OPM uses a minimal set of ontological constructs: processes that transform stateful objects and two types of link. The model is presented  in a hierarchy of interrelated diagrams, all of the same type, combining system structure, behavior, and function in a single model.

The graphic represnetation is translated automatically to plain English, enabling engagement of all interested stakeholders in the modeling process.

In the talk I will introduce OPM, delineates its underlying principles, present several applications and discuss the ISO standardization process underway to make OPM standard and the basis for model-based stabdards authoring.


Dov Dori is Information and Systems Engineering Professor and Head of the Enterprise System Modeling Laboratory at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and Research Affiliate at the Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he lectures on a regular basis. His research interests include conceptual modeling of complex systems, systems architecture and design, software and systems engineering, and systems biology. Prof. Dori, who invented and developed Object-Process Methodology (OPM), presented in his 2002 book, has authored over 200 journal and conference publications and book chapters. He is Fellow of INCOSE - International Council on Systems Engineering, Fellow of IAPR - International Association for Pattern Recognition, and Senior Member of IEEE and ACM.