Robert M. Colomb

Robert M. Colomb is currently a freelance consultant. In 2010 and 2011 he visited Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, where he taught Metamodeling and Model-Driven Architecture, Service Science, Management and Engineering, and also assisted with the Department’s PhD program. At the end of 2009 he completed a 30-month contract as Professor of Information Systems in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Technology Malaysia. In that position he taught information systems and database courses. He developed and presented special topics courses in Service Science, Management and Engineering, Metamodelling and Model-Driven Architecture, and ontologies for interoperating information systems. In that period, his principal research was in Model-Driven Architecture, facilitated by a grant from the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. He previously spent 16 years at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia, as a Reader in Information Systems, teaching in several areas of advanced databases. His research there was in interoperating information systems and particularly the ontologies needed to support them. This experience was complemented by a number of consulting projects in various areas of information systems. Before that he spent many years in industry and research positions in Australia and the US. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from MIT in the USA, a PhD in computer science from the University of New South Wales in Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Queensland, in Australia. He as published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences, and four books. He has supervised 17 completed PhD and research masters projects in various areas of database, information systems and computer science.


Ontology-Based Applications for Enterprise Systems and Knowledge Management
Mohammad Nazir Ahmad, Robert M. Colomb, Mohd Syazwan Abdullah. © 2013. 423 pages.
Throughout the past decade, the notion of ontologies has influenced research in many application areas including databases, information retrieval, electronic commerce, natural...
Representation of Action is a Primary Requirement in Ontologies for Interoperating Information Systems
Robert M. Colomb. © 2013. 9 pages.
Ontologies at the present time are generally rich data models. The interoperating information system engineering paradigm Service-Oriented Architecture recognizes that the key...
Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce: Electronic Tendering
Ahmad Kayed, Robert M. Colomb. © 2002. 27 pages.
While there are many proposals to automate the buying and selling process, there has been no actual attempt to automate the tendering process (sealed auction). This chapter...