Background: Working interoperability can only be demonstrated with running systems. A prerequisite is an installation and setup of the appropriate interfaces. Currently, this process is performed manually.
Objectives: This paper aims at analyzing the background to migrate that process to an automated installation.
Methods: The solution is based on the Generic Component Model (GCM) as an architectural framework and the Communication Standards Ontology (CSO) and Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) presented in previous papers.
Results: An ontology-based approach to automatically design communication interfaces is proposed.
Conclusions: The offered approach can be extended to Webservice adaptations, structural translation of documents or terminology services.