Multi domain modeling with graph databases

Year: 2013
Editor: Scheurmann, E.; Maurer, M.; Schmidt, D.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Hackl, J.; Gumpinger, T.
Series: DSM
Institution: 1: Technische Universit
Section: Analysis and Modeling of Multiple Domains
Page(s): 46-54
ISBN: 978-3-446-43803-3


This paper presents the use of graph databases in multi-domain modeling. Computational tools have been developed to model and analyze complex systems by querying system model elements and their relations across domains. Graph-based thinking is established as a tool in the research field of complexity management and product family design. The recent availability of general-purpose graph databases makes it possible to unify system model thinking and data storage. This paper connects graph databases with system modeling of multiple domains and presents an example of a product family structure. Data storage types as well as strengths and weaknesses of using graph databases in system modeling are presented.

Keywords: Multi-domain modeling, graph database, product family, modularity

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