Together with John Miller I am editing a special issue of the journal of simulation focusing on the use of ontological means in support of interoperability. I hope that some of you know the Levels of Conceptual Interoperability Model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conceptual_interoperability
which we successful used to make people aware that you have to capture your entities, relations, processes, and constraints (including axioms) in machine-understandable form, which means logic, which means ontological means.
Some possible topics discussed in this forum already are
- Can we embed our models into a common conceptual model of the operation space (upper ontology)?
- Can we capture model ambassadors as intelligent agents arguing about composability using ontological means?
- Is the ontological spectrum sufficient for this kind of application?
- Should we capture requirements as ontology artifacts to enable machine understandability?
- And many more
I would like to see some of our discussions featured in archived form.
Also, I am always looking for volunteers helping me as peer reviewers (hint, hint).
All the best
Andreas Tolk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529
Voice 757-683-4500 Fax 757-683-5640