Laboratory for Systemic Modeling LAMS

This page provides links to topics we analyse in more details. They might not all be related to our research, but we like all of them (hence "goodies").

Core theory
  • General Systems Thinking
  • Some thoughts in general system thinking, the core of our theory (written by Gil Regev).

  • Constructivism
  • Some thoughts on the constructivist epistemology - all or most of what we perceive is constructed by our mind (written by Alain Wegmann).

  • Lakatos - Proofs and Refutations
  • Beautiful discussion on the relativity of proofs in math. A must read (suggested by Emre Telatar, written by Alain Wegmann)

  • RM-ODP
  • The ITU standard which is at the source of our approach. It defines how to specify a distributed systems (written by Andrey Naumenko and Alain Wegmann).

Research domains
  • Business plan
  • Some words on business planning, as our method can be used for such activity (written by Alain Wegmann)

  • Goal modeling
  • A discussion of goal-oriented requirements engineering, as goals is in the center of SEAM (written by Gil Regev).

People seems to forget about Smalltalk, one of the first object-oriented languages. This is a reminder of its importance. Squeak is a very nice open implementation of SM80. (written by Alain Wegmann)

RM-ODP | Goal Modeling | Business Plan | General Systems Thinking
  • Perform theoretical and applied research in business and IT alignment and related fields

    Teach graduate enterprise architecture and business plan disciplines

    Perform technology transfer to established companies and start-ups


Professor Alain Wegmann


Address @ EPFL

    Station 14
    CH-1015 Lausanne
    Getting to LAMS
  • Tel: +41 21 693 43 81
    Fax: +41 21 693 66 10