A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems

  • Raj Sharman
  • Rajiv Kishore
  • Ram Ramesh

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Foundations of ODIS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Diana Marcela Sánchez, José María Cavero, Esperanza Marcos Martínez
      Pages 3-20
    3. Li Ding, Pranam Kolari, Zhongli Ding, Sasikanth Avancha
      Pages 79-113
    4. Bernd Carsten Stahl
      Pages 115-142
    5. Bernd Carsten Stahl
      Pages 143-169
  3. Ontological Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Belén Díaz-Agudo, Pedro A. González-Calero
      Pages 173-213
    3. Dragan Djurić, Dragan Gašević, Vladan Devedžić
      Pages 215-264
    4. Hiranmay Ghosh, Santanu Chaudhury, Karthik Kashyap, Brindaduti Maiti
      Pages 265-296
    5. Seung Hwan Kang, Sim Kim Lau
      Pages 297-318
    6. Tomi Kauppinen, Eero Hyvönen
      Pages 319-338
    7. Alexandros G. Valarakos, George Vouros, Constantine Spyropoulos
      Pages 339-372
    8. Maria Vargas-Vera, Emanuela Moreale, Arthur Stutt, Enrico Motta, Fabio Ciravegna
      Pages 373-402
  4. ODIS Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Jyoti M. Bhat, Krishnakumar Pooloth, Manohar Moorthy, Renuka Sindhgatta, Srinivas Thonse
      Pages 435-459
    3. Dencho N. Batanov, Waralak Vongdoiwang
      Pages 461-487
    4. Chu-Ren Huang, Siaw-Fong Chung, Kathleen Ahrens
      Pages 489-517
    5. Miguel-Ángel Sicilia, Elena García-Barriocanal, Salvador Sánchez-Alonso
      Pages 545-561
    6. Peter Green, Michael Rosemann, Marta Indulska
      Pages 585-606
    7. Simone A. Ludwig, S. M. S. Reyhani
      Pages 607-634
    8. Liana Razmerita
      Pages 635-664
    9. Susan Gauch, Mirco Speretta, Alexander Pretschner
      Pages 665-694
  5. ODIS Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 695-695
    2. Charu Chandra, Armen Tumanyan
      Pages 697-726
    3. Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, João P. M. A. Silva, António A. C. Monteiro, Adolfo Steiger-Garção
      Pages 727-750
    4. Stefano Borgo, Paulo Leitão
      Pages 751-775
    5. Thomas Horan, Ugur Kaplancali, Richard Burkhard, Benjamin Schooley
      Pages 823-839
    6. István Mezgár, Zoltán Kincses
      Pages 841-863
    7. Xin Zheng, Delbert Hart
      Pages 865-886
    8. Norberto Fernández-García, Luis Sánchez-Fernández, José M. Blázquez-del-Toro, Jesús Villamor-Lugo
      Pages 887-919
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 920-930

About this book


It is now being recognized that ontological principles can be fruitfully applied to and developed further in various fields within the broader information systems area. This development has lead to ontology-driven information systems (ODIS), which is a concept that can open up new ways of thinking about ontologies and the Information Systems — both structurally and temporally.

The primary objective of ONTOLOGIES: A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems is to mobilize a collective awareness in the research community to the leading and emerging developments in ODIS, and consequently, highlight the enormous potential of ODIS research to both fundamentally transform and create innovative solutions to several problems in various domains. This book is a compilation of 32 leading-edge chapter contributions from some of the top researchers in the community working in various fundamental and applied disciplines related to ODIS. These chapters are organized into four broad themes: Foundations of ODIS, Ontological Engineering, ODIS Architectures, and ODIS Applications. These four themes together describe the state-of-the-art in ODIS and give a complete perspective on the problems, solutions and open research questions in this field. The foundations of ODIS are addressed in Chapters 1-6. The principles and techniques of ontological engineering in the context of ODIS are covered in Chapters 7-14. A collection of ODIS architectures in a variety of contexts is presented in Chapters 15-24, and lastly, a set of important and emerging ODIS applications is presented in Chapters 25-32.

We expect this book to trigger innovative thought processes that will open up significant new domains in ODIS research. Numerous open research questions, challenges and opportunities can be found throughout this book and we hope this will stimulate significant research over the years.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Raj Sharman
    • 1
  • Rajiv Kishore
    • 1
  • Ram Ramesh
    • 1
  1. 1.SUNYBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-37019-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-37022-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
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