sis 15(7): e2

Research Article

The Open-Multinet Upper Ontology Towards the Semantic-based Management of Federated Infrastructures

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.tridentcom.2015.259750,
        author={Alexander Willner and Chrysa Papagianni and Mary Giatili and Paola Grosso and Mohamed Morsey and Yahya Al-Hazmi and Ilya Baldin},
        title={The Open-Multinet Upper Ontology Towards the Semantic-based Management of Federated Infrastructures},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={7},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SIS},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={ontology, testbed, federation, semantic, management},
        doi={10.4108/icst.tridentcom.2015.259750}
    }
    
  • Alexander Willner
    Chrysa Papagianni
    Mary Giatili
    Paola Grosso
    Mohamed Morsey
    Yahya Al-Hazmi
    Ilya Baldin
    Year: 2015
    The Open-Multinet Upper Ontology Towards the Semantic-based Management of Federated Infrastructures
    SIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.tridentcom.2015.259750
Alexander Willner1, Chrysa Papagianni2, Mary Giatili2, Paola Grosso3, Mohamed Morsey3,*, Yahya Al-Hazmi1, Ilya Baldin4
  • 1: Technische Universit√§t Berlin Berlin, Germany
  • 2: NTUA, Athens, Greece
  • 3: University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 4: RENCI/UNC Chapel Hill, NC, USA
*Contact email: m.morsey@uva.nl

Abstract

The Internet remains an unfinished work. There are several approaches to enhancing it that have been experimentally validated within federated testbed environments. To best gain scientific knowledge from these studies, reproducibility and automation are needed in all areas of the experiment life cycle. Within the GENI and FIRE context, several architectures and protocols have been developed for this purpose. However, a major open research issue remains, namely the description and discovery of the heterogeneous resources involved. To remedy this, we propose a semantic information model that can be used to allow declarative interoperability, build dependency graphs, validate requests, infer knowledge and conduct complex queries. The requirements for such an information model have been extracted from current international Future Internet research projects and the practicality of the model is being evaluated through initial implementations. The main outcome of this work is the definition of the Open-Multinet Upper Ontology and related sub-ontologies, which can be used to describe and manage federated infrastructures and their resources.