DOBSON, G., LOCK, R. and SOMMERVILLE, I., 2005. QoSOnt: an ontology for QoS in service-centric systems. Proceedings of the Conference on e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005.
This paper presents QoSOnt: an ontology for Quality of Service (QoS). Particular focus is given to
its application in the field of service-centric systems. QoSOnt aims to promote consensus on QoS
concepts, by providing a model which is generic enough for reuse across domains. This shared
conceptualisation facilitates intercommunication regarding QoS in a heterogeneous environment.
Its realisation as an ontology allows automated reasoning about the concepts modelled. SQRM
(Service QoS Requirements Matcher), an application making use of QoSOnt, is also discussed to
demonstrate these advantages.
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