Deny Smeets

Deny Smeets is as Dean of the Faculty Informatics & Communication since 1990 responsible for the introduction and further development of Fact Based Modeling in the curricula of HAN University studies in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Deny established a highly respected FBM expert group that developed their own version of FBM under the name FCO-IM, Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling. The group has made many publications and have given many presentations at conferences and workshops. HAN university organized more than once a yearly conference in which FBM was the central subject. The FBM research group at HAN University developed a supporting toolset for modeling, transformations and automated generation of webapplications. Practical proof of successful FBM-implementation in web-applications is realised in the HAN Student Information System daily used by 30000 Students. HAN University has been instrumental in introducing FBM at many other universities in The Netherlands and elsewhere, e.g. Albania, Indonesia and Vietnam. A Master study on Information Systems Development is specialized and dedicated to Fact Based Modeling and Application Generation and delivered to international students.