The Design of a Core Value Ontology Using Ontology Patterns

  • Frederik GaillyEmail author
  • Ben RoelensEmail author
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9975)


The creation of value is an important concern in organizations. However, current Enterprise Modeling languages all interprete value differently, which has a negative impact on the semantic quality of the model instantiations. This issue need to be solved to increase the relevance of these instantiations for business stakeholders. Therefore, the goal of this paper is the development of a sound Core Value Ontology. In order to do that, we employ a pattern-based ontology engineering approach, which employs the Unified Foundational Ontology.


Value Core ontology UFO Ontology patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business Informatics and Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO), Computer Science DepartmentFederal University of Espírito SantoVitóriaBrazil

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