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An Ontological Approach to Automate Interface Configurations

Author(s): Oemig F, Blobel B

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.