Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 231–233 | Cite as

A Snapshot of Ontological Approaches for Network and Service Management

  • Declan O’SullivanEmail author
  • John Strassner
  • Sven van der Meer

In our threshold article for this journal back in early 2007 (Volume 15, Number 1), we stated: Network resources will always be heterogeneous, and thus have different functionalities and programming models. The standardisation of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL) by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Semantic Web initiative has provided the representational stability and an expanding toolset that in turn has motivated the increasing adoption of ontology languages in management systems.

Given that increasing interest of the network and system management community in applying ontology-based semantics to the development and operation of management systems, it was considered timely to explore the diversity and vibrancy of the activity through a special issue call.

In choosing the articles for this special issue, we have attempted to represent through our selection the spread of activity, from innovative research through engineering approaches through...


Resource Description Framework Network Management Ontological Approach Resource Description Framework Representation System Management Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Declan O’Sullivan
    • 1
    Email author
  • John Strassner
    • 2
  • Sven van der Meer
    • 2
  1. 1.Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG)School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG)Waterford Institute of Technology, Carriganore Campus, CarriganoreCo. WaterfordIreland

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