Ontology-Driven Software Development

  • Jeff Z. Pan
  • Steffen Staab
  • Uwe Aßmann
  • Jürgen Ebert
  • Yuting Zhao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Uwe Aßmann, Jürgen Ebert, Jeff Z. Pan, Steffen Staab, Yuting Zhao
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ontology and Software Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-19
    2. Fernando Silva Parreiras, Gerd Gröner, Tobias Walter, Andreas Friesen, Tirdad Rahmani, Jens Lemcke et al.
      Pages 21-50
    3. Yuting Zhao, Jeff Z. Pan, Edward Thomas, Nophadol Jekjantuk, Yuan Ren
      Pages 51-67
    4. Krzysztof Miksa, Pawel Sabina, Andreas Friesen, Tirdad Rahmani, Jens Lemcke, Christian Wende et al.
      Pages 69-94
  4. Foundational Technologies for Ontology-Driven Software Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-97
    2. Edward Thomas, Yuan Ren, Jeff Z. Pan, Yuting Zhao, Nophadol Jekjantuk
      Pages 99-120
    3. Hannes Schwarz, Jürgen Ebert
      Pages 121-150
    4. Gerd Gröner, Nophadol Jekjantuk, Tobias Walter, Fernando Silva Parreiras, Jeff Z. Pan
      Pages 151-174
  5. Consistency Checking in Ontology-Driven Software Development (ODSD)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-177
    2. Uwe Aßmann, Jürgen Ebert, Tobias Walter, Christian Wende
      Pages 179-192
    3. Christian Wende, Katja Siegemund, Edward Thomas, Yuting Zhao, Jeff Z. Pan, Fernando Silva Parreiras et al.
      Pages 193-218
    4. Yuan Ren, Gerd Gröner, Tirdad Rahmani, Jens Lemcke, Andreas Friesen, Srdjan Zivkovic et al.
      Pages 219-252
  6. Ontology-Driven Software Development (ODSD) with Process Guidance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-255
    2. Uwe Aßmann, Jürgen Ebert, Tobias Walter, Christian Wende
      Pages 257-274
    3. Srdjan Zivkovic, Christian Wende, Edward Thomas, Fernando Silva Parreiras, Tobias Walter, Krzysztof Miksa et al.
      Pages 275-292
    4. Uwe Aßmann, Srdjan Zivkovic, Krzysztof Miksa, Katja Siegemund, Andreas Bartho, Tirdad Rahmani et al.
      Pages 293-318
    5. Jeff Z. Pan, Steffen Staab, Uwe Aßmann, Jürgen Ebert, Yuting Zhao, Daniel Oberle
      Pages 319-322
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 323-337

About this book


This book is about a significant step forward in software development. It brings state-of-the-art ontology reasoning into mainstream software development and its languages. Ontology Driven Software Development is the essential, comprehensive resource on enabling technologies, consistency checking and process guidance for ontology-driven software development (ODSD). It demonstrates how to apply ontology reasoning in the lifecycle of software development, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You will learn new methodologies and infrastructures, additionally illustrated using detailed industrial case studies.

The book will help you:

  • Learn how ontology reasoning allows validations of structure models and key tasks in behavior models.
  • Understand how to develop ODSD guidance engines for important software development activities, such as requirement engineering, domain modeling and process refinement.
  • Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the SPARQL query language.
  • Make use of ontology reasoning, querying and justification techniques to integrate software models and to offer guidance and traceability supports.

This book is helpful for undergraduate students and professionals who are interested in studying how ontologies and related semantic reasoning can be applied to the software development process. In addition, itwill also be useful for postgraduate students, professionals and researchers who are going to embark on their research in areas related to ontology or software engineering.


description logics meta-modeling model-driven software development ontologies reasoning systems software engineering software processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff Z. Pan
    • 1
  • Steffen Staab
    • 2
  • Uwe Aßmann
    • 3
  • Jürgen Ebert
    • 4
  • Yuting Zhao
    • 5
  1. 1., Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Insitute for Computer ScienceUniversity of Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  3. 3., Institute for Software-Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany
  4. 4., Institute for Software TechnologyUniversity of Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  5. 5., Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31225-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31226-7
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