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Layered Ontological Modelling for Web Service-Oriented Model-Driven Architecture

  • Claus Pahl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3748)

Abstract

Modelling is recognised as an essential activity in the architectural design of software systems. Model-driven architecture (MDA) is a framework implementing this idea. Ontologies are knowledge representation frameworks that are ideally suited to support modelling in this endeavour. We propose here a layered ontological framework that addresses domain modelling, architectural modelling, and interoperability aspects in the development of service-based software systems. We illustrate the benefits of ontological modelling and reasoning for service-oriented software architectures within the context of the Web Services.

Keywords

Model-Driven Architecture Service-Oriented Architecture Web Services Modelling Ontologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Pahl
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  1. 1.School of ComputingDublin City UniversityIreland

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