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Integration of model driven engineering and ontology approaches for solving interoperability issues

Abstract : When enterprises collaborate with others to achieve business objectives, enterprise interoperability problems will be encountered. In order to solve the problems, in this thesis, we analyze the five related research domains: collaborative business process, MDA, SOA, ESB and ontology. Consequently, we propose a framework for IT solutions to interoperability problems, which integrates the above five domains together. In order to realize the framework, we propose a Process-Based Method for Enterprise Interoperability (PBMEI), which employs collaborative processes to represent collaboration requirements between enterprises. PBMEI transforms collaborative processes into multiple executable interoperability processes through model transformations. In PBMEI, ontology is used to annotate collaborative processes. During model transformation, new ontology information will be added into processes. Such information will contribute to process execution. In order to support execution of interoperability processes, an ontology-based and goal-driven (OBGD) semantic service bus is designed. This bus is based on a symmetric mechanism for OBGD service invocation. The mechanism is designed according to OBGD Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) which is composed of three parts: OBGD message format, OBGD module and OBGD processing model. This mechanism has three properties: location transparency, semantics transparency and technique transparency, which are critical to execution of interoperability processes. The bus also supports federated deployment for inter-enterprise interoperability. PBMEI and the OBGD bus together constitute a federated approach for solving interoperability problems.
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Hui Liu. Integration of model driven engineering and ontology approaches for solving interoperability issues. Other. Ecole Centrale de Lille, 2011. English. ⟨NNT : 2011ECLI0015⟩. ⟨tel-00662511⟩

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