Ontology Knowledge Spaces for Semantic Collaboration in Networked Enterprises

  • Silvana Castano
  • Alfio Ferrara
  • Stefano Montanelli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4103)


In this paper, we define a reference conceptual framework to organize ontology knowledge spaces and related semantic collaboration schemes for coordinated and virtual access to heterogeneous and distributed information resources inside and outside the enterprise, at both intra- and inter-enterprise level under different collaboration requirements and goals. The framework exploits ontology knowledge spaces and enabling services for searching and retrieving the relevant information resources, namely those semantically related to a target request, both in a stable and emergent collaboration scenarios.


Information Resource Discovery Service Search Query Target Concept Ontology Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvana Castano
    • 1
  • Alfio Ferrara
    • 1
  • Stefano Montanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Milano, DICoMilanoItaly

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