Ontology in Engineering Applications

  • Soumaya El KadiriEmail author
  • Walter Terkaj
  • Esmond Neil Urwin
  • Claire Palmer
  • Dimitris Kiritsis
  • Robert Young
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 225)


The goal of this position paper is to introduce the research topics in engineering and the motivations for the application of semantic technologies. A group called Ontology Based Engineering – OBE has been created by the engineering community to share experiences in this field and the various challenges faced in using ontologies and related tools. The OBE groups aims at creating a dialog with the ontology specialists by sharing the research challenges and problems in ontology application.


Ontology Semantic technologies Engineering Design Manufacturing 



Part of the work conducted by the OBE group is supported by The European Commission under FP7 Grants. Acknowledgments go to the OBE members for the collaborative efforts and support: Dimitris Kiritsis and Ana Milicic (EPFL); Marco Sacco and Walter Terkaj (ITIA-CNR); Bob Young, Claire Palmer and Esmond Urwin (Loughborough University); Craig Chapman and Pathmeswaran Raju (Birmingham University); Virginie Fortineau (Arts et Métiers Paris Tech); Hervé Panetto (University of Lorraine); Maximilian Zocholl (TU Darmstadt); Matthias Loskyll (DFKI); Elisa Negri and Marco Garetti (Polimi); Johannes Lützenberger (BIBA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soumaya El Kadiri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Walter Terkaj
    • 2
  • Esmond Neil Urwin
    • 3
  • Claire Palmer
    • 3
  • Dimitris Kiritsis
    • 1
  • Robert Young
    • 3
  1. 1.EPFLSTI IGM LICPLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.National Research CouncilInstitute of Industrial Technologies and Automation ITIAMilanItaly
  3. 3.Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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