Richard J. Mayer

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Richard J. Mayer (born 1952) is an American engineer, President of Knowledge Based Systems, Inc., known as lead engineer and principal investigator on the projects of developing part of the IDEF family of modeling languages in the field of software and systems engineering.

Mayer received a PhD and worked for years at the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. He was the lead engineer during the development of the information and data modeling methods IDEF1 and IDEF1X while at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.[1] In 1988 he cofounded Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI), College Station, Texas. KBSI was the prime contractor for the Information Integration for Concurrent Engineering (IICE) project, funded by Armstrong Laboratory, Logistics Research Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Richard J. Mayer was the Principal Investigator on the projects of developing IDEF3, IDEF4 en IDEF6.


Mayer has published several books and articles.[2][3] A selection:


  1. ^ Accessed July 16, 2009.
  2. ^ Richard J. Mayer List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
  3. ^ Richard J. Mayer Publication List 1988 - 2008 on Retrieved July 16, 2009.