On the Conceptualization of a Modeling Language for Semantic Model Annotations

  • Hans-Georg Fill
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 83)


In this paper we describe the theoretical foundations, formal considerations, and technical characteristics that were taken into account for the conceptualization of a modeling language for the semantic annotation of visual models. Thereby it is envisaged to give insights into the underlying processes for the development of new visual modeling languages and thus provide input for a future model of the conceptualization process. To illustrate the realization of the approach we revert to the semantic annotation of a business process model using concepts from the web ontology language OWL, which allows us to show the iterations that were conducted to develop the approach. As a first evaluation the approach has been implemented on a meta modeling platform and will be made freely available to the interested community in the course of the SeMFIS project on


Conceptualization Design Semantic Annotation Conceptual Models Ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Fill
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  1. 1.Stanford University BMIR / University of Vienna DKEStanfordUSA

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