Convecton is a new kind of web-based software system which enables domain experts (non-programmers; finance experts, insurance agents, mathematicians, engineers, et al) to capture, , and execute business knowledge.
The name is derived from the physical term “convection”: the movement of groups of molecules within fluids such as gases and liquids (wikipedia).
The product will address various domains. Examples include
* Insurance - users will be tasked to model insurance contracts or evolve existing contract types
* Legal/Contract - users will model legal contracts and check them for consistency
* Systems Engineering - users will model different aspects of a system and integrate those in a consistent manner
Multiple users will collaborate when using the system, similar to google docs. They will use suitable notations, known to them from their domain, including text, math, tables, or diagrams. Notations can be freely mixed - users can embed formulas in diagrams, forms in text, text in graphics etc. The captured rules can be directly executed, similar to Excel.