An Ontology for Network Services

Pedro Alípio, José Neves, Paulo Carvalho

Universidade do Minho
Departamento de Informática
P-4710-057 Braga, Portugal

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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.

6th Int Conf on Computational Science (ICCS 2006), Workshop Knowledge and Information Management in Computer Communication Systems (KIMCSS 2006), University of Reading, UK, May 28-31, Springer LNCS 3993, pp 240-243, 2006