Accredited Peer-reviewed Publications



2017

  • Alta van der Merwe, Aurona Gerber, Hanlie Smuts. 2017. Mapping a design science research cycle to the postgraduate research report. To appear in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
  • Aurona Gerber, Richard Baskerville and Alta van der Merwe. 2017.  A Taxonomy of Classification approaches in IS Research. Proceedings of AMCIS 2017, Boston, MA, August 10-12, 2017. ISBN:978-0-9966831-4-2. 
  • Thomas vd Meulen, Marné de Vries and Aurona Gerber. 2017. Demonstrating approach design principles during the development of a DEMO-based enterprise engineering approach. In proceedings of AEM 2017, the first international workshop on advanced enterprise modeling, co-located with ICEIS 2017, the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 26-29 April 2017, Porto, Portugal. SciTePress 2017, ISBN 978-989-758-249-3. http://dblp.dagstuhl.de/db/conf/iceis/iceis2017-3.html
2016
  • De Vries, Marne; Van der Merwe, Alta; Gerber, A. Extending the enterprise evolution contextualisation model, Enterprise Information Systems,  Volume 11, Issue 6, 2015.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17517575.2015.1090629.

  • Chepkoech Kiptoo, Aurona Gerber, Alta van der Merwe. Towards citizen-expert knowledge exchange for biodiversity informatics: A conceptual architecture. The African Journal of Information and Communication. Issue 18. p33-54. DOI: https://doi.org/10539/21758 https://www.wits.ac.za/linkcentre/ajic/ajic-issue-18-2016/

  • Caroline C. Kiptoo , Aurona Gerber, Alta Van der Merwe. The Ontological Modelling of Fruit Fly Control and Management Knowledge. Chapter in Fruit Fly Research and Development in Africa - Towards a Sustainable Management Strategy to Improve Horticulture, pp 235-249. ISBN 978-3-319-43226-7. Springer.  http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-43226-7_11

  • Presentation: Willem Coetzer, Deshendran Moodley, Aurona Gerber.  Semantics to standardise the interpretation of flower-visiting data TDWG 2016 Annual, Conference. Santa Clara de San Carlos, Costa Rica, December 5, 2016 – December 9, 2016. 

  • Poster: Aurona Gerber, Nishal Morar, Thomas Meyer. Ontology-driven taxonomic workflows for Afrotropical BeesTDWG 2016 Annual, Conference. Santa Clara de San Carlos, Costa Rica, December 5, 2016 – December 9, 2016. Poster Document.

  • Willem Coetzer, Deshendran Moodley, Aurona Gerber. Eliciting and Representing High-Level Knowledge Requirements to Discover Ecological Knowledge in Flower-Visiting Data. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166559. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166559. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166559

  • Carike Kearny, Aurona Gerber and Alta van der Merwe. Data-driven Enterprise Architecture and the TOGAF ADM Phases. In Proceedings of SMC 2016, the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics; Budapest, October 9-12, 2016.  ISBN 978-1-5090-1897-0.  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org.uplib.idm.oclc.org/document/7844957/

  • Toinette Barnard, Alta van der Merwe and Aurona Gerber. Psychological Ownership: A Human Factor to Consider for the Success of Technology Enterpreneurial Activites. In Proceedings of SMC 2016, the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics; Budapest, October 9-12, 2016.   ISBN 978-1-5090-1897-0. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org.uplib.idm.oclc.org/document/7844964/

  • Khumbo MASILELA, Aurona GERBER, Alta VAN DE MERWE. Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Micro-Entrepreneurs to Legally Screen Movies in Rural South Africa. In IST Africa 2016 Conference Proceedings. ISBN: 978-1-905824-55-7.

  •  Dizhon VISSER, Alta VAN DER MERWE, Aurona GERBER. A Comparison of Project Management in System and Research ProjectsIn IST Africa 2016 Conference Proceedings. ISBN: 978-1-905824-55-7.

  • Anitta Thomas, Aurona J. Gerber and Alta van der Merwe. An Investigation into OWL for Concrete Syntax Specification using UML Notations. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 9781, LNCS Sublibrary: SL7 – Artificial Intelligence, ISBN 978-3-319-42332-6 ISBN 978-3-319-42333-3 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-42333-3, Springer, 2016.

  • James Lapalme, Aurona Gerber, Alta Van der Merwe, John Zachman, Marne De Vries, Knut Hinkelmann. 2016. Exploring the future of enterprise architecture: A Zachman perspective. Computers in Industry, Volume 79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166361515300166.

  • Knut Hinkelmann, Aurona Gerber, Dimitris Karagiannis, Barbara Thoenssen, Alta van der Merwe, Robert Woitsch. 2016. A new paradigm for the continuous alignment of business and IT: Combining enterprise architecture modelling and enterprise ontology. Computers in Industry, Volume 79http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166361515300270.

  • Henriette Harmse, Katarina Britz, Aurona Gerber. Armstrong Relations for Ontology Design and Evaluation. In Proceedings of DL 2016, the International Workshop on Description Logics. ISSN 1613-0073. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1577/

2015
2014
  • Willem Coetzer, Deshendran Moodley, Aurona Gerber. A knowledge-based system for discovering ecological interactions in biodiversity data-stores of heterogeneous specimen-records: A case-study of flower-visiting ecology. Journal of Ecological Informatics. 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.06.008.
  • Hendrina Harmse, Katarina Britz, Aurona Gerber and Deshendran Moodley. Scenario Testing using Formal Ontologies. In Proceedings of the 1st Joint Workshop ONTO.COM / ODISE on Ontologies in Conceptual Modeling and Information Systems Engineering co-located with 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2014), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 21, 2014. .

  • Aurona Gerber, Connal Eardley and Nishal Morar. An Ontology-based Key for Afrotropical Bees. In Proceedings of FOIS 2o14, the 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, September 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. Volume 267 2014
    Editors: Pawel Garbacz, Oliver Kutz. IOS Press. ISBN: 978-1-61499-437-4 (print) | 978-1-61499-438-1 (online)

  • Marne de Vries, Aurona Gerber and Alta Van der Merwe. The Nature of the Enterprise Engineering Discipline. 2014. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Advances in Enterprise Engineering VIII. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06505-2_1. Springer International Publishing.

  • Marthinus Gerber, Aurona Gerber and Alta van der Merwe. An Analysis of Fundamental Concepts in the Conceptual Framework Using Ontology Technologies. Published in SAJEMS, the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, EISSN 2222-3436vol 17. no 4. Online version.
2013
  • Marne de Vries, Alta Van der Merwe and Aurona Gerber. Towards an enterprise evolution contextualisation model. In proceedings of the first international conference on Enterprise Systems (ES 2013), 7-8 November 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 978-1-4673-6412-6. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1803117
  • Aurona Gerber, Alta Van der Merwe and Kevin Bayes. An Investigation into UML Case Tool Support for the Zachman Framework. In proceedings of the first international conference on Enterprise Systems (ES 2013), 7-8 November 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 978-1-4673-6412-6, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1803117
  • Aurona Gerber, Alta Van der Merwe and Judith van der Linde. The Impact of Managerial EA Decisions on Software Development Employees. In proceedings of the first international conference on Enterprise Systems (ES 2013), 7-8 November 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 978-1-4673-6412-6. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1803117
  • Marne de Vries, Aurona Gerber, Alta van der Merwe. A framework for the identification of reusable processes. Enterprise Information Systems. Vol. 7 No. 4. Nov 2013. ISSN 1751-7575 (Print), 1751-7583 (Online) DOI: 10.1080/17517575.2013.805247.  Available online.
  • Willem Coetzer, Deshendran Moodley, Aurona Gerber. A Case-Study of Ontology-Driven Semantic Mediation of Flower-Visiting Data from Heterogeneous Data-Stores in Three South-African Natural History Collections. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Semantic for Biodiversity, Montpellier, France, May 27, 2013. ISSN 1613-0073. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-979/ and The Semantic Web: ESWC 2013 Satellite Events. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7955, 2013, pp 87-100. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-41242-4_8.
2012
  • Nelia Lombard, Aurona Gerber, Alta van der Merwe. Using Formal Ontologies in the Development of Countermeasures for Military Aircraft. In  Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Ontology Workshop, Sydney, Australia, December 4, 2012. ISSN 1613-0073. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-969.
  • Rennie Naidoo, Aurona Gerber, Alta van der Merwe: An Exploratory Survey of Design Science Research among South African Computing Scholars. In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists: SAICSIT 2012, Centurion, Tshwane.  1-3 October 2012. ACM (2012), ACM ISBN: 978-1-4503-1308-7.
  • Casini, G., Gerber, A., Meyer, T.: A Note on the Translation of Conceptual Data Models into Description Logics: Disjointness and Covering Assumptions. In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT). ACM (2012), ACM ISBN: 978-1-4503-1308-7
  • Kinyondo, Josephat; van Biljon, Judy; Gerber, Aurona. The potential role of open source software in overcoming digital poverty, 6th IDIA Conference: Alleviating Digital Poverty with ICT innovation in emerging economies - Will ICT Rights make a difference? Istanbul, Turkey, 6-8 September 2012. http://developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2012/program.html. ISBN 978-975-6319-17-8.
  • A. Gerber, S. Sinha, A. van der Merwe and M. Kam, “Computing Accreditation in the South African Context,” Proceedings: Software Engineering Colloquium, Cape Town, 24 May 2012, pp. 7-10. ISBN: 978-1-4673-1648-4. DOI: 10.1109/SE.2012.6242349. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6235192
  • Josephat Kinyondo, Judy van Biljon and Aurona Gerber, An Assessment of Open Source Promotion in addressing ICT Acceptance Challenges in Tanzania.  In Proceedings of IST-Africa 2012 Conference,  May 2012, Tanzania. Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds)
    IIMC (International Information Management Corporation), 2012. ISBN: 978-1-905824-34-2
2011 and older
  • Johann Bergh, Aurona Gerber, Tommie Meyer, Lynette van Zijl, Path analysis for ontology comprehension.   In proceedings of AOW2011, the Seventh Australasian Ontology Workshop. 5 December 2011, Perth Australia. http://aow2011.yolasite.com/ - BEST PAPER AWARD.
  •  Marne de Vries, Alta van der Merwe, Paula Kotze and Aurona Gerber, A Method for Identifying Process Reuse Opportunities to Enhance the Operating Model.   2011.In: The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management IEEM 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4577-0739-1, p. 1005 - 1009.
  • Marthinus C. Gerber, Aurona J. Gerber, Towards the Development of Consistent and Unambiguous Financial Accounting Standards using Ontology Technologies. In proceedings of IAAER 2011, the International Conference on accounting, Venice, 3-5 November 2011. http://www.accountingrenaissance.org/en/index.html
  • Ken Halland, Katarina Britz and Aurona Gerber. Investigations into the use of SNOMED CT to enhance an OpenMRS health information system.  In SACJ, The South African Computer Journal, Volume No. 47. July 2011, ISSN 1015-7999. http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za.
  • Marthinus C. Gerber, Aurona J. Gerber and Alta J. van der Merwe. Using Formal Ontologies for the Development of Consistent and Unambiguous Financial Accounting Standards.  Presented at KEOD 2011, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, at IC3K, 3rd International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Paris, France, 24-26 October 2011.  ISBN:978-989-8425-80-5.   http://www.keod.ic3k.org/.
  • Using The Interaction Model To Compare Ontological Similarity Between Business Units. Marne de Vries, Alta vd Merwe, Aurona Gerber, Paula Kotze.  ISEM 2011, Spier, Cape Town, South Africa, 21– 23 September 2011. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management for Sustainable Global Development. ISBN: 978-0-620-50712-7. http://www.isem.org.za/. Paper available at http://www.isem.org.za/index.php/isem/isem2011/paper/view/134/71
  • Business architecture for inter-organisational innovation networks: A case study comparison from South Africa and Germany.   H. Gous, J. Gard, G. Baltes, C. Schutte, A. Gerber. In proceedings of ICE 2011 - The 17th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, Aachen, Germany, 20-22 June 2011, http://ice-conference.org/. E-ISBN: 978-3-943024-05-0  Print ISBN: 978-1-4577-0772-8  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6041244
  • Enterprise Architecture for Small and Medium Enterprise Growth. Dina Jacobs, Paula Kotze, Alta van der Merwe, Aurona Gerber. 2011. In: Advances in Enterprise Engineering V - First Enterprise Engineering Working Conference (EEWC 2011), edited by Antonia Albani, Jan L G Dietz, and Jan Verelst, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-642-21057-0, p.61 -75
  • Developing a Knowledge System for Information Operations. L. Leenen, R. Alberts, K. Britz, A. Gerber and T. Meyer. In L. Armistead, editor, ICIW: 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, 17-18 March 2011, Washington DC, USA. Academic Conferences International, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-906638-93-1. URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4951
  • Refining the Operating Model Concept to Enable Systematic Growth in Operating Maturity.  Marné de Vries, Alta vd Merwe,  Aurona Gerber and Paula Kotze. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual SAIIE Conference, 6-8 October 2010. Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, ISBN: 978-0-86970-686-2. http://www.saiie.co.za/
  • Documenting open source migration processes for re-use.  Aurona Gerber, Onkgopotse Molefe and Alta van der Merwe. In Proceedings of 2010 annual research  conference of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, SAICSIT 2010, 11-13 October 2010, Bela Bela, South Africa.
  • A Model for Teaching Distributed Computing in a Distance-based Educational Environment. Le Roux, Petra, Van der Merwe, Alta, Gerber, Aurona, In proceedings of the International Workshop on Distance Education Technology (DET 2010), Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, October 2010. ISBN: 1-891706-28-4
  • Aurona Gerber, Paula Kotzé and Alta van der Merwe. Towards the Formalisation of the TOGAF Content Metamodel using Ontologies.  Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'10), Volume 2: Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems,Edited by Joaquim Filipe and José Cordeiro, 2010 SciTePress – Science and Technology Publications, Portugal, ISBN: 978-989-8425-05-8.
  • Requirements of a Security Framework for the Semantic Web. Mbaya I.R., Gerber A.J. and Van der Merwe A.J., Requirements of a Security Framework for the Semantic Web. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering (IASTED SE2009), February 17-19, 2009, Innsbruck, Austria, ISBN:978-0-88986-785-7, ACTA Press.
  • A Functional Semantic Web Architecture. Aurona Gerber, Alta van der Merwe A.J. and Andries Barnard; A Functional Semantic Web Architecture. In Proceedings of the 5th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC08, Tenerife Spain, 1-5 June 2008, ISBN:3-540-68233-3.
  • Practical Implications of Rapid Development Methodologies. Gerber A.J., Van der Merwe A.J. and Alberts R., Practical Implications of Rapid Development Methodologies. In Proceedings of the Computer Science and Information technology Education Conference, CSITEd-2007, Mauritius, 16-18 November 2007, ISBN: 978 99903 87 47 6.
  • Generic Process Model Structures: Towards a Standard Notation for Abstract Representations.
    Kotze, Paula; van der Merwe, Alta; Gerber, Aurona; Generic Process Model Structures: Towards a Standard Notation for Abstract Representations; In Proceedings of the bAnnual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT2007); October 1-3, 2007; Fish River Sun, Sunshine Coast, South Africa, ISBN:978-1-59593-938-8. 
  • Towards a Semantic Web Layered Architecture  Gerber A.J., Van der Merwe A.J. and Barnard A., Towards a Semantic Web Layered Architecture. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering (IASTED SE2007), February 13-15, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria, ISBN:978-0-88986-641-6.
  • A Semantic Web Status Model Gerber, A.J., Barnard, A., Van der Merwe, A.J.; A Semantic Web Status Model; Integrated Design & Process Technology, Special issue :IDPT2006,  ISSN: 1090-9389 
  • Phishing in the System of Systems Settings. Van der Merwe, A.J., Seker, R., Gerber, A.J.; Phishing in the System of Systems Settings: Mobile Technology, In Proceedings of  IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 2005, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, ISSN:1091-8712.
  • Teaching object-oriented development to structurally exposed students. Gerber, A.J. and Cloete E, Teaching object-oriented development to structurally exposed students, In Proceedings of CSEEAT 2004 (17th Conference on Software Engineering Education, February 28, 2004, Norfolk, Virginia, ISSN: 1093-0175.
  • System Development Barriers for Structural Developers. Cloete, E and Gerber A. J., System Development Barriers for Structural Developers, In Proceedings of ICEIS 2004 (6th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, April 11-18, 2004, Porto, Portugal, ISBN:972-8865-00-7.
  • Towards the use of formal ontologies in enterprise architecture frameworks. Aurona Gerber and Alta van der Merwe; Towards the use of fomal ontologies in enterprise architecture frameworks; AER 2009 (First International Workshop on Advanced Enterprise Repositories), Milan, Italy, May 6-10, 2009, ISSN 1287-2384, co-located with ICEIS 2009.
  • Enhancing Web Portals with Ontology-Based Data Access: The Case Study of South Africa's Accessibility Portal for People with Disabilities.  C. Maria Keet, Ronell Alberts, Aurona Gerber and Gibson Chimamiwa; Enhancing Web Portals with Ontology-Based Data Access: The Case Study of South Africa's Accessibility Portal for People with Disabilities; OWLED 2008 (OWL: Experiences and Directions), Fifth International Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-27, 2008,ISSN 1613-0073, co-located with ISWC 2008.
  • Design and Evaluation Criteria for Layered Architectures. Gerber, A.J., Barnard, A., Van der Merwe, A.J.; Design and Evaluation Criteria for Layered Architectures; In Proceedings of MSVVEIS Workshop hosted at the 8thInternational Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, May 23-27, 2006, Paphos, Cyprus. 

  Technical Reports

  • The Semantification of the National Accessibility Portal of South Africa: An investigation into the use of the OBDA tool. Aurona Gerber, Ronell Alberts; The Semantification of the National Accessibility Portal of South Africa: An investigation into the use of the OBDA tool, 2008,  CSIR Technical Report - CSIR/MI/AIP/IR/2008/0400/A, Meraka Institute. 
    Also see the Tones Deliverable D27 that reports about the experimentations, and that includes a section on the NAP experimentation: D27

  • Semantic Web Technologies. A.J. Gerber, A. Barnard and A.J. van der Merwe; Semantic Web Technologies, 2006,  Technical Report UNISA-TR-2006-02, UNISA (University of South Africa). URL: UNISA-TR-2006-02.pdf 
  • PhD Thesis, Unisa, 2007: Towards a comprehensive functional layered architecture for the Semantic Web. Supervisors: Prof. Andries Barnard and Prof. Alta van der Merwe.

Other

  • Ontologies – the new buzzword in modelling, Aurona Gerber, In EngineerIT, October 2009.
  • Co-editor of the Proceedings of SAICSIT 2010, the Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists.
  • Keynote speaker: Second Workshop on Advanced Enterprise Repositories (AER2010). Co-located with the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'10).
  • Women in Research Profile - see CSIR e-News article.
  • Invited Presentation (Experiences in teaching ontology technologies) at Workshop on Ontology Education, co-located with FOIS 2010 (the 6th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems)
  • Towards a supervision model for the evaluation and development of research skills
    Aurona Gerber, Alta van der Merwe; Towards a supervision model for the evaluation and development of research skills. SACLA 2008 Conference, Berg en Dal rest camp, Southern Kruger Park, 13 – 16 July 2008
  • The Integration of SNOMED CT into the OpenMRS Electronic Medical Record System Framework. Aurona Gerber, Thomas Meyer, Chris Seebregts, Arina Britz, Laurette Pretorius, Ronell Alberts, Deshen Moodley; The Integration of SNOMED CT into the OpenMRS Electronic Medical Record System Framework. In Proceedings of the 3rd Knowledge Representation in Medicine Conference (KR-MED'08), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, May 31 - June 2, 2008.
  • The adoption of ODF in the South African public sector. Aurona Gerber, Thomas Fogwill, Hennie Bezuidenhout; The adoption of ODF in the South African public sector. In Proceedings of the OpenOffice.org Conference (OpenOffice.org'07), Barcelona, Spain, Sept 19-21, 2007.
  • Awards: The Fifth Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW07) July 8-14, 2007, Cercedilla (Spain): Winning poster and best mini-project - see CSIR e-News article

 

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