Dave McComb, in Semantics in Business Systems (Morgan Kaufmann, 2004):
[Metapattern: context and time in information models is a c]omplex book with several profound ideas, the primary idea being the central role of context in design and how it can dynamically change over time.
Metapattern is the conceptual modeling method for information analysis and modeling that considers context as a first-class modeling element. Metapattern use a simple visual notation in the form of a directed graph where nodes represent objects and edges contextual relations between objects. Any object in Metapattern can be defined only in the context of another object using a contextual relation. The directions of contextual relations show the order of nested contexts.
Pavel Balabko and Alain Wegmann, in Context Based Reasoning in Business Process Models:
Pieter Wisse extended the Peircean sign model with the notion of context (in a model) that models a given situation (in the UoD). [...] Model element sense and context sense [...] are defined in an semantic domain that means that they have a well-defined meaning. [...] As a result we can conclude that for the correct interpretation of a model element in a model, any model element should be specified explicitly within a context (1st context modeling principle). [...I]t allows for dealing wih complexity in a systematic way.
Rudolf Kaehr, in Exploiting Parallelism in PCL-Systems, part 1. Polycontextural Strategy towards the Challenge of Parallelism:
As an intermediate step in the shift of conceptualization from a hierarchical to a heterarchical way of concept building it may be helpful to use the strategy of metapattern. [It is] used as an new modeling strategy for complex informational systems. [... An object] can be decomposed from its hierarchical ontology into different situations mapped into different contextures and visualized in the metapattern. [...] Compared to the original mono-contextural modeling this [...] involv[es ...] an interweaving and mediating of [...] different contextures together to a complex poly-contexturality. [...] Why should we model a simple situation with highly complex tools into a complex model if we can solve the problem with much simpler tools? Simply because the classical approach lacks any flexibility of modeling a complex world. The truth is, that the simple approach needs an enormous amount of highly complicated strategies to homogenize its domains.
Rudolf Kaehr, in Towards a General Model of Polycontextural Computation:
Eine, wenn auch nur bzgl. ihrer Suggestivität, interessante Darstellungsmethode bietet das Metapattern von Pieter Wisse. Ähnliche Darstellungsformen jedoch verbunden mit klar definierter Operativität, gibt es schon in frühen Arbeiten zur polykontexturalen Logik und ihrer Tableaux-Darstellung der Transjunktionen (Kaehr 1976, Bashford 1991). Diese sind nicht besonders bekannt, daher ist es unter diesem Gesichtspunkt reizvoll, den Ansatz der Metapattern einzuführen.
Rudolf Kaehr, in Towards a Dynamic Semantic Web:
Instead of trying to homogenize the different data systems it is more reasonable to understand them as an interacting system of heterogeneous parts. As a mediating tool to the full decomposition of a monolitic database into its heterogeneous parts, the method of Metapattern introduced by Pieter Wisse may be a helpful methodology.
John Small, reviewing for amazon.com:
This book [Metapattern: context and time in information models] is years ahead of its time and will one day be recognized for the master piece that it is. That day will come as XML B2B integration efforts turn towards ontological mappings as the means of engineering the flow and configuration of content in time and context. Much of the theoretical foundations presented here will one day be applied to data warehousing also.