TNO to write the introduction paragraph Remainder of file to be generated (GRNET plugin/extension) - currently, the file is maintained 'by hand'
Within eSSIF-Lab, we maintain a set of mental models, i.e. casual and formal descriptions (patterns) of concepts, relations between them, and constraints, that provide a specific 'viewpoint', or 'way of thinking' about a certain topic.
While some of the topics listed below are pretty much done, others are still need more work.
We currently have models for the following topics:
Guardianship relationships: The Guardianships pattern captures the concepts and relations that explain what a generic guardianship consists of, and how it relates to guardians, dependents, jurisdictions, etc.
Mandates, Delegation and Hiring: The Mandates, Delegation and Hiring pattern (which remains to be documented) captures the ideas behind Mandating, Delegating, Hiring and their relations. This is a work-in-progress.
Parties, Actors and Actions: The Parties, Actors and Actions pattern captures the foundational concepts and relations that we need for thinking about how things get done. It answers questions such as: 'Who/what does things?', 'How are their actions being guided/controlled?', 'Who controls whom/what?', 'Who/what may be held accountable?'.