Architecture is just modelling by another name

What do IT and enterprise architects really do? They create models. How many architects know anything much about modelling, as a discipline? In my experience, very few. And it shows. IMHO, it’s one of the key reasons why so many large scale IT projects fail. It’s also a prime example of the Dunning Kruger effect. Many architects who don’t understand Continue reading Architecture is just modelling by another name

The Elephant didn’t make to the UKSim conference

My paper, Nonlinearity – the Elephant in the model, didn’t make it into the UKSim 2014conference. I’m not surprised really. It was all rather rushed and I suspect that it was too confronting – but that’s just supposition on my part, I haven’t had any feedback – all I know is that it isn’t on the conference program. However, it Continue reading The Elephant didn’t make to the UKSim conference

Nonlinearity – The Elephant in the Model and What the Elephant can Tell Us – again

After panicking to get my submission in by 15 February I got another IEEE email saying the final date for submissions is 25 February. So I did a bit more research to find if there is much on the subject of error growth in nonlinear dynamic systems in general. There’s not a lot. So I amended my paper, but discovered Continue reading Nonlinearity – The Elephant in the Model and What the Elephant can Tell Us – again

Nonlinearity – The Elephant in the Model and What the Elephant can Tell Us

On 11 February 2014, I received an IEEE call for papers for UKSim2014, the 16th International Conference on Mathematical/Analytical Modelling and Computer Simulation. Submissions were due on or by 15 February. Conference website: http://uksim2014.info In a mad panic I started to write a paper on nonlinearity, a topic that I think does not receive enough attention from the modelling community. Continue reading Nonlinearity – The Elephant in the Model and What the Elephant can Tell Us