Ontology-Driven Software Development

Editors: Pan, J.Z., Staab, S., Aßmann, U., Ebert, J., Zhao, Y. (Eds.)

  • Explains the use of ontologies and reasoning technologies in domain AND software modeling
  • Combines Semantic Web technologies with software development
  • Introduces a novel platform for ontology-driven software development
  • Complemented by the website http://www.odsd.eu/Book/ODSD with additional teaching material and further information
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About this book

This book is about a significant step forward in software development. It brings state-of-the-art ontology reasoning into mainstream software development and its languages. Ontology Driven Software Development is the essential, comprehensive resource on enabling technologies, consistency checking and process guidance for ontology-driven software development (ODSD). It demonstrates how to apply ontology reasoning in the lifecycle of software development, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You will learn new methodologies and infrastructures, additionally illustrated using detailed industrial case studies.

The book will help you:

  • Learn how ontology reasoning allows validations of structure models and key tasks in behavior models.
  • Understand how to develop ODSD guidance engines for important software development activities, such as requirement engineering, domain modeling and process refinement.
  • Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the SPARQL query language.
  • Make use of ontology reasoning, querying and justification techniques to integrate software models and to offer guidance and traceability supports.

This book is helpful for undergraduate students and professionals who are interested in studying how ontologies and related semantic reasoning can be applied to the software development process. In addition, itwill also be useful for postgraduate students, professionals and researchers who are going to embark on their research in areas related to ontology or software engineering.

About the authors

Jeff Z. Pan is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and the Deputy Director of Research of the Department of Computing Science. Jeff has a strong academic background in semantic reasoning, in particular scalable ontology reasoning, querying and reuse, and their applications (such as in software engineering).

Steffen Staab is professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau and Director of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies. Steffen has a comprehensive background in semantic technologies and their application in areas such as software and service engineering and software architectures.

Uwe Aßmann is a professor for software engineering at the Technical University of Dresden and co-chair of the Institute for Software and Multimedia Technology. Uwe has a strong academic and industry background in software development.

Jürgen Ebert is a professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau and holds the chair for Software Engineering in Koblenz since 1982.  Jürgen has a strong background in modeling, software architecture, and software reengineering.

Yuting Zhao is a researcher at the University of Aberdeen. Yuting focuses on formalising and reasoning using semantic technologies, as well as their applications.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The European project ‘MOST: Marrying Ontology and Software Technology’ is the origin of this book. … It is intended to serve different audiences, ranging from researchers who seek an introduction to a new area of investigation to students (advanced undergraduate and graduate) in a classroom. To assist instructors and students, the editors have identified sections in the book as being particularly important for students.” (Anthony J. Duben, Computing Reviews, June, 2013)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Aßmann, Uwe (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Model-Driven Software Development

    Parreiras, Fernando Silva (et al.)

    Pages 21-50

  • Ontology Languages and Description Logics

    Zhao, Yuting (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Case Studies for Marrying Ontology and Software Technologies

    Miksa, Krzysztof (et al.)

    Pages 69-94

  • Scalable Ontology Reasoning Services

    Thomas, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 99-120

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42895-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ontology-Driven Software Development
Editors
  • Jeff Z. Pan
  • Steffen Staab
  • Uwe Aßmann
  • Jürgen Ebert
  • Yuting Zhao
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31226-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31226-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31225-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42895-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 338
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