Metapattern accompanies KnitbITs. Conceptual information models pervasively incorporate multiple context and time.
The Internet exemplifies what may seem the problem of, but in reality is the opportunity for, coordinating semantic differentiation regardless of scope.
Metapattern/KnitbITs is now the only practical solution for integration at the emerging level of a civil informational infrastructure.
At first sight Metapattern looks like next-generation information modeling, only. Some closer inspection demonstrates it to touch upon most business — and government, for that matter — aspects, greatly improving interdependency management & control.
Metapattern’s pervasive articulation of context and time disambigues information at whatever integrated scale.
Metapattern supports unambiguous modeling across so-called universes of discourse. It features a qualitatively enhanced, comprehensive order of integration, answering to practical requirements for authentic, reusable information resources to span people, organizations, processes, perspectives, etc. Metapattern: context and time in information models (Addison-Wesley, 2001) provides a formal treatment of context and offers a host of practical modeling examples.
Metapattern both establishes the paradigm shift and, together with KnitbITs, helps to accomplish it.
Metapattern’s paradigm shift is both difficult and easy to grasp. No amount of detail suffices as long as an obsolete paradigm continues to be applied for explanation. Yet, after acknowledging changing information requirements throughout our interactional societies, well, it’s even obvious.
Supporting Metapattern’s analysis method, KnitbITs is a technical platform to match the paradigm shift operationally. Rather than extending traditional middleware, KnitbITs leverages state-of-the-art components throughout. It protects investments — and allows for gradual change — while promoting strategic opportunity.
See publications about metapattern, and some references.