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Using Semantic Web Technologies to Query and Manage Information within Federated Cyber-Infrastructures

Willner, Alexander; Giatili, Mary; Grosso, Paola; Papagianni, Chrysa; Morsey, Mohamed; Baldin, Ilya

FG Architekturen der Vermittlungsknoten

A standardized descriptive ontology supports efficient querying and manipulation of data from heterogeneous sources across boundaries of distributed infrastructures, particularly in federated environments. In this article, we present the Open-Multinet (OMN) set of ontologies, which were designed specifically for this purpose as well as to support management of life-cycles of infrastructure resources. We present their initial application in Future Internet testbeds, their use for representing and requesting available resources, and our experimental performance evaluation of the ontologies in terms of querying and translation times. Our results highlight the value and applicability of Semantic Web technologies in managing resources of federated cyber-infrastructures.