Service Semantics Classification: an Approach Towards Modular Service Ontology

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Abstract

Since service systems are becoming increasingly complex in emerging technology, business, legal and economics environments, service abstractions are necessary to master this complexity. However, the term ‘service’ means different things to different people in different disciplines, which implies that any attempt to define general purpose service abstractions must address the disambiguation of the term. Service ontologies and service knowledge management efforts mainly aim at elucidating service semantics. Each discipline has multiple biased service-related concepts, so that in order to build comprehensive multi-disciplinary service models, the service-related concepts of the involved disciplines have to be integrated and structured in a consistent way. We claim that this requires a modular approach in which general purpose service semantics can be further extended or specialised with domain-specific concepts. Service-related and domain-specific concepts can be integrated and structured in many different ways. This paper proposes a semantics classification scheme based on service aspects that are essential for a services ecosystem.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2009
Event4th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontologies 2009: Ontological Foundations of Service Science - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Dec 200922 Dec 2009
Conference number: 4

Workshop

Workshop4th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontologies 2009
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period21/12/0922/12/09

Keywords

  • METIS-264311
  • IR-69504
  • Service Configuration
  • Service Governance
  • EWI-17159
  • Service Ontology
  • Service Semantics
  • SCS-Services
  • Service Management

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    Sorathia, V., Ferreira Pires, L., van Sinderen, M., & Wijnhoven, F. (2009). Service Semantics Classification: an Approach Towards Modular Service Ontology. Paper presented at 4th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontologies 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.