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Ontologies and Tools for Analyzing and Synthesizing LVC Confederations
 by Daniel Elenius, Reginald Ford, David Martin & Mark Johnson.


Establishing and maintaining interoperability among heterogeneous systems is a major challenge and expense for large business and military projects. Data interoperability and service-oriented architecture (SOA) approaches, while essential, do not provide a complete solution. We describe a complementary approach that uses Web Ontology Language (OWL) and Semantic Web Rule Language (SWRL) to capture information about the roles and capabilities required to complete a task, and the attributes of candidate resources. Our toolset applies automated reasoning to determine whether each candidate resource has the requisite capabilities and is compatible with other resources. If there are multiple candidates for a role, the reasoner ranks the relative goodness of each with respect to constraints and metrics that are appropriate for the specific task needs of the exercise or deployment. We also describe a further application of the ontologies and toolset to assist in the creation of composable data exchange models.

BibTEX Entry
  author    = {Reginald Ford and
               David Martin and
               Mark Johnson and
               Daniel Elenius},
  title     = {Ontologies and Tools for Analyzing and Synthesizing LVC
  booktitle = {Winter Simulation Conference},
  year      = {2009},
  pages     = {1387-1398},
  ee        = {},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/wsc/2009},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}

  editor    = {Ann Dunkin and
               Ricki G. Ingalls and
               Enver Y{\"u}cesan and
               Manuel D. Rossetti and
               Ray Hill and
               Bj{\"o}rn Johansson},
  title     = {Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
               2009, Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, TX, USA, December 13-16,
  booktitle = {Winter Simulation Conference},
  publisher = {WSC},
  year      = {2009},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


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