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Gordon Everest

Associate Professor Emeritus
Information & Decision Sciences


  • B Com 1962
    Accounting and Mathematics University of Alberta

  • SM 1965
    Industrial Management MIT

  • PhD 1974
    Business and Applied Economics University of Pennsylvania


  • Database management systems (DBMS)
  • Logical data modeling, object-role modeling (ORM)
  • Data-centered systems development and CASE
  • DATA warehousing, multidimensional databases
  • Object-oriented DBMS
  • Legal aspects of computing

Selected Works

"NIAM/OR Modeling: Student and Expert Solutions," Proceedings of the Challenges, Program, International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Berlin, Germany, 1996
"Using Accelerated and Extended Approaches for Data Planning and Design," with M. Pelkki and D. Rose, The Compiler, 1995
"Building an Information Systems Architecture: Collective Wisdom from the Field," with Y. Kim, Information & Management, 1993
"Database Management: The Next Generation," CIM Review, 1990
"An Analysis of the Data Representation Constructs of the ANSI NDL and SQL Standards," with S. March, M. Hanna and M. Sastry, Computer Standards & Interfaces, 1990
Database Management: Objectives, System Functions, and Administration, McGraw-Hill, 1986

Current Activities

Community Relationships

  • Expert legal witness for several law firms on computer industry, technology, and software systems

Current Research

  • Comparing DATA modeling notational schemes

  • Privacy and security on the Internet

  • DATA vs. object-oriented modeling

  • Object-role modeling (ORM)

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Information Systems

Scholarly Service

  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery

  • Member, Society for Information Management

  • Member, IEEE Computer Society