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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Media Advisory
ER2006: 25th Annual International Conference on conceptual Modeling coming to Tucson

November 6-9, 2006

What: The Eller College of Management’s MIS department will host more than 140 international experts from industry and academia for the 25th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. The conference brings together academic researchers and industrialists who are interested in all aspects of database technology, and information systems design and usage.

Conceptual modeling has long been recognized as the primary means to enable software production in information systems and data engineering. Nowadays, conceptual modeling has become fundamental to any domain in which technologists have to cope with complex, real-world systems. Conceptual modeling fosters communication between technology experts and technology users, and it has become a key mechanism for understanding and representing computing systems and environments of all kinds, including the new e-applications and the information systems that support them.

This year’s conference will honor Dr. Peter Chen who developed the Entity Relationship (ER) model 30 years ago.

Where: Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E Second Street, Tucson, AZ

When: November 6-9, 2006


  • Terri Mitchell, vice-president of Storage Systems Development at IBM – Keynote Speaker
  • Peter Chen, distinguished chair and professor of computer science at Louisiana State University – Founder of the Entity Relationship model and Conference Honoree
  • Mohan Tanniru, Eller College Management Information Systems (MIS) department head – Conference Co-Chair
  • Sudha Ram, MIS professor and database technology expert – Conference Co-Chair

Detailed information and the conference agenda may be found at:

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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