Ontologies for Software Engineering and Software Technology

  • Coral Calero
  • Francisco Ruiz
  • Mario Piattini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Oscar Corcho, Mariano Fernández-López, Asunción Gómez-Pérez
    Pages 1-48
  3. Francisco Ruiz, José R. Hilera
    Pages 49-102
  4. Alain Abran, Juan José Cuadrado, Elena García-Barriocanal, Olavo Mendes, Salvador Sánchez-Alonso, Miguel A. Sicilia
    Pages 103-121
  5. César González-Pérez, Brian Henderson-Sellers
    Pages 123-151
  6. Nicolas Anquetil, Káthia M. de Oliveira, Márcio G. B. Dias
    Pages 153-173
  7. Manuel F. Bertoa, Antonio Vallecillo, Félix García
    Pages 175-196
  8. Coral Calero, Mario Piattini
    Pages 197-215
  9. Robert Colomb, Kerry Raymond, Lewis Hart, Patrick Emery, Chris Welty, Guo Tong Xie et al.
    Pages 217-247
  10. Uwe Aßmann, Steffen Zschaler, Gerd Wagner
    Pages 249-273
  11. Káthia M. de Oliveira, Karina Villela, Ana Regina Rocha, Guilherme Horta Travassos
    Pages 275-309
  12. Jesús Barrasa Rodríguez
    Pages 311-339

About this book


Communication is one of the main activities in software projects, many such projects fail or encounter serious problems because the stakeholders involved have different understandings of the problem domain and/or they use different terminologies. Ontologies can help to mitigate these communication problems.

Calero and her coeditors mainly cover two applications of ontologies in software engineering and software techonology: sharing knowledge of the problem domain and using a common terminology among all stakeholders; and filtering the knowledge when defining models and metamodels.

The editors structured the contributions into three parts: first, a detailed introduction into the use of ontologies in software engineering and software technology in general; second, the use of ontologies to conceptualize different process-related domains such as software maintenance, software measurement, or SWEBOK, initiated by IEEE; third, the use of ontologies as artifacts in several software processes, like, for example, in OMG’s MOF or MDA.

By presenting the advanced use of ontologies in software research and software projects, this book is of benefit to software engineering researchers in both academia and industry.


Meta-Object Facility Model Driven Architecture Ontological Engineering Ontologies SQL SWEBOK communication development filtering knowledge language ontology software software development software engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Coral Calero
    • 1
  • Francisco Ruiz
    • 1
  • Mario Piattini
    • 1
  1. 1.E.S. InformáticaCiudad RealSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34517-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34518-3
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