Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Editorial Advisory Board's Chair
William Lesso

Nagib C. Callaos

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Optimizing Ship Classification in the Arctic Ocean: A Case Study of Multi-Disciplinary Problem Solving
Mark Rahmes, Rick Pemble, Kevin Fox, John Delay
(pages: 1-6)

Inter-Disciplinary Inquiry-Based Science Experiences for the 21st Century
Suzanne Lunsford, Phuong Khanh Quoc Nguyen, Corrie Spradlin
(pages: 7-9)

Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Student Learning
Ronald A. Styron Jr., Jennifer L. Styron
(pages: 10-15)

A Discipline-Independent Approach to a Higher Cognitive Pedagogy
Hendel Russell Jay
(pages: 16-21)

Anticipating Serendipity. Preparing for the Unexpected.
Marlowe Thomas J.
(pages: 22-26)

An Inter-Disciplinary Language for Inter-Disciplinary Communication: Academic Globalization, Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Marta Szabo White
(pages: 27-32)

Towards a General Methodology for Second-Order Science
Karl H. Müller
(pages: 33-42)

Cross-Cultural Communication Training for Students in Multidisciplinary Research Area of Biomedical Engineering
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 43-48)

The Smarter Planet: Built on Informatics and Cybernetics
Maymir-Ducharme Fred A., Angelelli Lee A.
(pages: 49-54)

Casting a Wide Net for Innovation: Bringing Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Real World Problems
Robert Cherinka, Joe Prezzama
(pages: 55-59)

Knowledge Integration and Inter-Disciplinary Communication in Action Research
Hahn Heidi Ann
(pages: 60-67)

C-ITS as Multidisciplinary Area with High Demand on Telecommunications Solutions
Tomas Zelinka
(pages: 68-72)

Forging Industry-Academic Alliances
Joseph M. Woodside
(pages: 73-75)

Academic Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Research Ethos
Callaos Nagib, Callaos Bekis
(pages: 76-92)





Refactoring Information Systems- A Formal Framework -

Michael Löwe, Harald König, Michael Peters, Christoph Schulz

We introduce a formal framework for the refactorization of complete information systems, i. e. the data model and the data itself. Within this framework model transforma­tions are uniquely extended to the data level and result in data migrations that protects the information contained in the data. The framework is described using general and abstract notions of category theory. Two concrete in­stances of this framework show the applicability of the abstract concept to concrete object models. In the first in­stance, we only handle addition, renaming and removal of model objects. The second instance can also handle fold­ing and unfolding within object compositions. Finally, we discuss how an instance of the framework should look like that is able to handle inheritance structures as well.

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