Ontology-Based Composition and Transformation for Model-Driven Service Architecture

  • Claus Pahl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4066)


Building service-based architectures has become a major area of interest since the advent of Web services. Modelling these architectures is a central activity. Model-driven architecture is a recent approach to developing software systems based on the idea of making models the central artifacts for design representation, analysis, and code generation. We propose an ontology-based composition and transformation approach for model-driven service architecting. Ontology technology as a logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning framework can provide answers to the needs of sharable and reusable models and descriptions needed for service engineering. Based on UML-style visual modelling of service architectures and their mapping into an ontology representation, our approach enables ontology-based semantic modelling based on representation, analysis, and code-generation techniques for Web services.


Service-oriented Architecture Service Process Composition Model-Driven Architecture Service Ontology Web Services 


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  • Claus Pahl
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  1. 1.School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland

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