A number of recent developments in software engineering - from agile methods to aspect-oriented programming to design patterns to good enough software - share a number of common attributes. These developments avoid a unifying theme or plan, focus on negotiation between different concerns, and exhibit a high level of context sensitivity. We argue that these developments are evidence of a postmodern turn in software engineering. In this paper, we survey a number of these developments and describe their potential implications for the practice of conceptual modelling. Copyright

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Keywords Conceptual modelling, Postmodernism
Conference 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, APCCM 2006
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Noble, J. (James), & Biddle, R. (2006). Postmodern prospects for conceptual modelling. Presented at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, APCCM 2006.