Modelling of Ontology-based Service Compositions using Petri Net

  • Yunni Xia Chongqing University
  • Xiang Zhang Chongqing University
  • Xin Luo Chongqing University
  • Qingsheng Zhu Chongqing University
Keywords: Petri nets, ontology, OWL-S, effectiveness


OWL-S, one of the most significant Semantic web service ontologies , provides Web Service providers with a core ontological framework and guidelines for describing the properties and capabilities of their web Services in unambiguous, computer interpretable form. In this work we present a translation-based approach for modelling the semantic Web services described in the OWL-S language. This approach employs Petri net as the fundamental means of modelling and defines a set of translation rules to map OWL-S elements into equivalent Petri net representations. They capture the main aspect of service invocations and the control flow of the service model. A case study based on a real-world OWL-S example is also conducted to examine the effectiveness of the translation-based model.


How to Cite
Xia, Y., Zhang, X., Luo, X., & Zhu, Q. (2013). Modelling of Ontology-based Service Compositions using Petri Net. Elektronika Ir Elektrotechnika, 19(2), 75-78.