Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics

Volume 4967 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 835-842

Ontology Alignment for Contract Based Virtual Organizations Negotiation and Operation

  • Joanna ZiebaAffiliated withInstitute of Computer Science, AGH-UST
  • , Bartosz KryzaAffiliated withAcademic Computer Centre CYFRONET-AGH
  • , Renata SlotaAffiliated withInstitute of Computer Science, AGH-UST
  • , Lukasz DutkaAffiliated withAcademic Computer Centre CYFRONET-AGH
  • , Jacek KitowskiAffiliated withInstitute of Computer Science, AGH-USTAcademic Computer Centre CYFRONET-AGH

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The cooperation of diverse partners carried out in Grid Virtual Organizations (VOs) requires clear specification of each party’s capabilities and obligations. The negotiation and enactment of contracts, underpinned by Service Level Agreements (SLAs), is essential for establishing a VO. This paper describes how semantic technologies can simplify this task by employing ontology alignment methods. The application of these techniques is placed in the context of the European Union’s Gredia Project and its journalism-related pilot application.