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Revision 3
Definition An occurrence that has or might happen.
Model Smart City Concept Model
Notes An EVENT will refer to a number of ITEMs which will take roles in the EVENT.

So, for example, a PERSON may take the role 'applicant', in one EVENT, and the same person may take the role 'patient', in another EVENT.

All types of ITEM can take roles in an EVENT, so for example
* a candlestick as an OBJECT could be the murder weapon in a crime EVENT.
* a tender as an ABSTRACT could be the subject of a contract signing EVENT.

An EVENT might occur over a very short period of time, e.g. a lightening flash, or a very long period of time, e.g. formation of the continents.
Examples * an accident
* a birth
* an application for a service
Diagram of the Event concept and its relationships to other concepts.Link to the Event concept. Link to the Place concept. Link to the State concept. Link to the Observation concept. Link to the Case concept. Link to the Account concept. Link to the Decision concept. Link to the Item concept. Link to the Plan concept.


Event atPlace Place placeOf
Event hasOutcome State outcomeOf
Event containedIn Case contains
Event containedIn Account contains
Event hasRoleFrom Item hasRoleIn
Event hasOutcome Decision outcomeOf
Event eventPlannedIn Plan planForEvent

Sub Concepts

sub Concept

Views that use this Concept

Observing and Responding

Definition References

Oxford Dictionaries

Change Log

Revision On By
3 29/06/2014 Paul Davidson Remove 'period of time' from the definition
2 04/11/2013 Paul Davidson Oxford Dictionaries definition.