An Ontology for Network Services

  • Pedro Alípio
  • José Neves
  • Paulo Carvalho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3993)


Most of the network service specifications use XML based models. However, as XML imposes a hierarchical structure, several types of relations may not be modeled. Therefore, richer specification languages are required in order to specify all network services vocabulary and how it relates with management tasks and with network configuration. This paper presents an ontology based model for network services, overcoming those semantic gaps and creating a better ground for reasoning over services fostering their self-configuration.


Network Service Resource Description Framework Core Node Edge Node Active Queue Management 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Alípio
    • 1
  • José Neves
    • 1
  • Paulo Carvalho
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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