User-guided transformations for ontology based simulation design

Özdikiş Ö., Durak U., Oǧuztüzün H.

Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2009, SCSC 2009, Part of the 2009 International Summer Simulation Multiconference, ISMc, İstanbul, Turkey, 13 - 16 June 2009, vol.41, pp.75-82 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 41
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-82


Using domain knowledge represented as ontologies for the design of domain specific architectures is a promising approach for better reusability. Tool support is essential for this approach to be effective. We present a flexible, user- guided transformation method to generate a framework architecture model from a domain model. The latter is in the form of an OWL ontology, and the former is in the form of a UML class diagram. We introduce a transformation tool that allows the user to configure mappings from the source OWL constructs of the simulation ontology to the target UML constructs of the simulation design. This user-guided approach is demonstrated on a case study that involves building a framework architecture for ontology-driven trajectory simulation development. © 2009 Simulation councils, inc.