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Introducing DCMF-O: Ontology suite for defence conceptual modelling
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
2006 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Defence Conceptual Modelling Framework (DCMF) is the Swedish Defence Research Agency's (FOI) proposal to deal with Conceptual Modelling issues in the military domain. It has its origin in Conceptual Models of the Mission Space (CMMS), a concept initially introduced by the US DoD. The vision for that concept was to achieve interoperability, composability and reusability of knowledge for modelling and simulation in the military domain, but the concept got never completed. After having made several supplementary adaptations to the original CMMS, FOI has, with effect from 2005, renamed its version of the CMMS as Defence Conceptual Modelling Framework (DCMF). The framework consists of tools for development and reusability of conceptual models, as well as standards for acquisition, representation, modelling, integration, management and preservation of knowledge. In its aim to capture and model re-usable knowledge of the mission space or MSMs (Mission Space Models) the Framework involves a set of knowledge capture, analysis, modelling, representation and finally usage methods, tools and approaches. The need for a central domain knowledge pool was felt when we started to delve deeply in to the DCMF-P (the Process part of the framework). This central knowledge suite was required to provide the background, semantic concepts and their complex interrelationships as well as provide features for interoperability with other M&S applications, reasoning, and analysis and decision support utilities. Thus, FOI proposes the use of an ontology suite named DCMF-O (Defence Conceptual Modelling Framework-Ontology), and began its work in 2005 by a survey of contemporary state of the art ontology design and development methodologies. However, due to the specific requirements and nature of the military simulation and modelling domain, we found that we had to make choices in design principles, criteria and approaches. In this paper we introduce the Military Specific Ontology development, MiSO Methodology which combines the functional domain requirements with current ontology design methodologies in the military M&S context. In this paper we discuss the role of ontology in our DCMF process, with a short background on ontologies and their design philosophy in general. Thereafter, we discuss the requirements and criteria that our DCMF posed on any proposed ontology. We present the MiSO methodology as a guideline to design our proposed DCMF-O architecture which meets the above mentioned specifications. Finally, we introduce briefly the DCMF-O suite.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 201-210 p.
, European Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2006
Keyword [en]
Conceptual modelling, Domain knowledge, Ontology, Composability, Conceptual model, Decision supports, Defence research, Design philosophy, Design Principles, Functional domains, Knowledge capture, Military domains, Military simulation, Modelling and simulations, Ontology design, Ontology development, Semantic concept, Space models, State of the art, Computer software reusability, Decision support systems, Interoperability, Modal analysis, Reusability, Semantics, Knowledge representation
National Category
Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155085ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867506660ISBN: 9781622761432OAI: diva2:760876
European Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2006, 19-22 June 2006, Stockholm, Sweden

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Available from: 2014-11-05 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2014-11-05Bibliographically approved

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