A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services

Richard Greenwell, Xiaodong Liu, Kevin Chalmers, Claus Pahl


Requirements ontology offers a mechanism to map requirements for cloud computing services to cloud computing resources. Multiple stakeholders can capture and map knowledge in a flexible and efficient manner. The major contribution of the paper is the definition and development of an ontology for cloud computing requirements. The approach views each user requirement as a semantic intelligence task that maps and delivers it as cloud services. Requirements are modelled as tasks designed to meet specific requirements, problem domains that the requirements exist in, and problem-solving methods which are generic mechanisms to solve problems. A meta-ontology for cloud computing is developed and populated with ontology fragments on to which cloud computing requirements can be mapped. A critical analysis of the usage of ontologies in the requirements process is made and a case study is described that demonstrates the approach in a real-world application. The conclusion is that problem-solving ontologies provide a useful mechanism for the specification and reuse of requirements in the cloud computing environment.


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Paper Citation

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Greenwell R., Liu X., Chalmers K. and Pahl C. (2016). A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-758-182-3, pages 121-128. DOI: 10.5220/0005752301210128

in Bibtex Style

author={Richard Greenwell and Xiaodong Liu and Kevin Chalmers and Claus Pahl},
title={A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services
SN - 978-989-758-182-3
AU - Greenwell R.
AU - Liu X.
AU - Chalmers K.
AU - Pahl C.
PY - 2016
SP - 121
EP - 128
DO - 10.5220/0005752301210128