OntologySummit2012: (Cross-Track-A2) "Ontology for Federation and Integration of Systems" Synthesis    (34AG)

Track Co-Champions: Mr. CoryCasanave & Mr. AnatolyLevenchuk    (34AH)

Ontologizing is a common practice within federation and integration of systems community. Most often ontology is used for provide mappings for data models of participating systems. This mappings would be done in two main architectures:    (382F)

Also ontology can have use of providing powerful concepts (mereology etc.) for federation architectures description, adding means of federation description for architecture languages (both systems architecture and service architecture languages). There are no consensus yet what such ontology-based architectural language can look like.    (382I)

Examples of systems integration/federation:    (382J)

Examples of neutral (“ontology as a standard”) ontologies, specifically targeted for systems integration/federation are ISO 15926, HDQM, Gellish, IDEAS. The most important things were:    (382N)

Up today there is no understanding for what can be mapping language for federation/integration. Opinions are different:    (382V)

There are multiple questions about usability of semantic web (RDF/OWL ecosystem) for systems federation purposes, but this is mainstream now.    (3830)

Main difficulties for ontology work in federation/integration of systems:    (3831)

Topics for 1st of March 2012 session    (34VL)

"Leveraging Semantic Technology across systems to meet the goal of having an 'executable, integrated, consumable, solution architecture'" (DennisWisnosky)    (35B5)

Integration of BEA, BPMN 2, DM2 ontologies and testing it in real systems environment.    (35B6)

Ontology based Integration Platform for Modelling and Simulation - Simantics (TommiKarhela)    (35B9)

Activities and experiences in utilizing ontologies in integration of system simulation software like different process simulators, system dynamics tool, LCA-tool and design systems.    (35SZ)

Simantics: open platform for modelling and simulation    (35T0)

Goals    (35T5)

Ontology-Based Systems Federation (AnatolyLevenchuk)    (35AX)

There are multiple levels of systems federation: hardware, software, peopleware. It should be federated system-of-interest, systems in operation environment and enabling systems models to comprise mega-model of overall endeavour. We need to integrate product model, (including cyber-physics simulation models) and enterprise model (enterpise architecture).    (35TC)

There are ontologies (data models) that governs potential interoperability of federated systems. This ontologies also need to be federated. There are not too much reasoning here but a lot of mapping.    (35TD)

One of the examples of such "federated ontologies for system federation" architecture is ISO 15926 that aim now to federate CAD/CAM/PLM systems in industry-wide and business eco-system-wide (beyound boundary of enterprise) scales.    (35TE)

Semantic Information Modeling for Federation (CoryCasanave)    (34VS)

This presentation will show how conceptual semantic modeling can be used as a “pivot point” for federating and integrating information. The conceptual modeling approach distinguishes between “conceptual domain models”, models of the “real world”, from “logical information models”, models of information and systems for a particular purpose. These are then joined with “model bridging relations” to achieve federation. We will explore the use of OWL and UML for these purposes.    (34VT)

This approach of “pivoting through conceptual models” is the subject of an in-progress RFP: OMG “Semantic Information Modeling for Federation” (SIMF). The SIMF RFP asks for submissions for a standard that addresses the federation of information across different representations, levels of abstraction, communities, organizations, viewpoints, and authorities. Federation, in this context, means using independently conceived information sets together for purposes beyond those for which the individual information sets were originally defined.    (34VU)

The information federation and sharing problems are well known and recognized by every major organization, costing trillions of dollars annually – yet sufficient standards and tools tailored to this problem do not yet exist. We have the opportunity to make a substantial dent in the world-wide “data problem”.    (34VV)

Cory Casanave is a leader in model driven semantic technologies and is one of the drivers of the SIMF RFP. He has contributed to numerous modeling standards and applied these standards to government and corporate needs. Mr. Casanave is founder of Model Driven Solutions, a services company connecting business needs with technology solutions.    (34VW)

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