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Model-based Semantic Conflict Analysis for Software- and Data-Integration Scenarios

Agt, Henning; Bauhoff, Gregor; Widiker, Jürgen; Kutsche, Ralf-Detlef; Milanovic, Nikola

Forschungsberichte der Fakultät IV - Elektrotechnik und Informatik / Technische Universität Berlin

The semantic conflict analysis, which is the focus of this technical report, is an approach to automate various design-time verification activities which can be applied during software- or data-integration processes. Specifically, the aspects of semantic matching of business processes and the underlying IT infrastructure as well as of technical aspects of the composite heterogeneous systems will be investigated. The report is part of the BIZYCLE project, which examines applicability of model-based methods, technologies and tools to the large-scale industrial software and data integration scenarios. The semantic conflict analysis is thus part of the overall BIZYCLE conflict analysis process, comprising of semantic, structural, communication, behavior and property analysis, aiming at facilitating and improving standard integration practice. Therefore, the project framework will be briefly introduced first, followed by the detailed semantic annotation and conflict analysis descriptions, and further backed up with the semantic conflict analysis motivation/illustration scenario.