Keywords

semantic integration, model integration, ontologies

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1-7-2012 12:00 AM

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This paper outlines the design of a model for simulating six case studiesof everyday pro-environmental behaviour in the workplace. Rather than creating sixseparate models, we want to exploit similarities among the case studies andmaximise code re-use – a problem common in the world of integrated modelling.Noting concerns about modular integrated modelling that have been raised bynumbers of authors, we start from a standpoint of viewing integrated modelling as aproblem of semantic integration. A system for integrated modelling using OWLontologies as the medium of representation of the structure and state of the modelat any one time is presented and an early prototype implementation of the casestudy model evaluated.

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An ontology-based design for modelling case studies of everyday proenvironmental behaviour in the workplace

This paper outlines the design of a model for simulating six case studiesof everyday pro-environmental behaviour in the workplace. Rather than creating sixseparate models, we want to exploit similarities among the case studies andmaximise code re-use – a problem common in the world of integrated modelling.Noting concerns about modular integrated modelling that have been raised bynumbers of authors, we start from a standpoint of viewing integrated modelling as aproblem of semantic integration. A system for integrated modelling using OWLontologies as the medium of representation of the structure and state of the modelat any one time is presented and an early prototype implementation of the casestudy model evaluated.