A/PROF Simon Milton

A/PROF Simon Milton


  • Ontological Analysis of Data Modelling Languages, Ontological Foundations of Information Systems Design Methodologies (Ontology, Data modelling, Information Systems Design Methodologies, Foundations of Information Systems, Information Systems Modelling)



  • Dr Simon Milton is an honorary Associate Professor of Information Systems (Principal Fellow) in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne.

    Dr Milton received his PhD from the Department of Information Systems at the University of Tasmania in which he reported the first comprehensive analysis of data modelling languages using a common-sense realistic ontology. 

    Research interests
    - ontological foundations of data modeling languages
    - implications of top-level ontological commitments in information systems modelling
    - the value and use of ontologies to business and biomedicine


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2008-2010: 'Curriculum renewal in postgraduate information technology education: A response to growing service sector dominance', Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Teaching Grant with the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, NSW.

    2007-2009: RA Weber and SK Milton, 'Improving the effectiveness of conceptual model validation work', ARC Discovery Project, Australian Research Council (ARC), non-lead grant with Monash University.   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Tasmania 2000
  • BSc (Hons), University of Tasmania 1988



Available for supervision

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