IV2017 Interoperability of Enterprise Systems and Services 7.5 credits

Interoperabilitet hos verksamhetssystem och tjänster

Level: Advanced

Enterprise Interoperability may be defined as the possibility for an information system to function cohesively with other similar information systems, without a necessary binding of customers or users. This possibility to be able to exchange information , to be able to co-operate with internal or external partners, applications, systems , is a key to a successful enterprenuership.
This course shall focus on aspects of information system Interoperability and current state of the art technologies and methodologies for doing so.
Especially, this course focuses on one such vision, The Semantic web and its associated technologies will be discussed.
The students shall practically study, experiment and understand the current issues, and applications for interoperability. 

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Requirements for Interoperability
Current Issues and state of the art
Information Interoperability
Ontologies
The Semantic Web
OWL, RDF
Tools : Protege Ontology Editor
Some Semantic Web Applications : Study and Review
Practical Case Study

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall learning goal of this course is that students shall be able to identify, apply and evaluate interoperability techniques and methods for supporting interoperability between information systems and enterprises, using ontology and semantic web.

The specific learning goals for this course are:
1. The student shall be able to explain the need for interoperability between enterprises.
2. The student shall be able to explain the different levels of interoperability as well as different kinds of interoperability.
3. The student shall be able to analyze, evaluate and select appropriate methods, technologies and tools from current state of the art research to support interoperability, specifically focusing on semantic interoperability.
4. The student shall be able to define and construct RDF conceptual graphs from a given domain description.
5. The student shall be able to build a conceptual model of given domain from natural language description.
6. The student shall be able to compare and analyse between RDF conceptual graphs and other conceptual modeling languages like UML.
7- The student shall be able to assess and summarize the Semantic Web and its applications.
8. The student shall be able to analyse,model and represent domain knowledge as an ontology using ontology representation languages like OWL.
9. The student shall be able to represent and model simple business constraints as axioms using representation language like DL .
10. The student shall be able to choose and use appropriate ontology design and development methods in the design of abovementioned domain ontology.
11. The student shall be able to implement an ontology using ontology development environments like Protégé.

Course Disposition

The course consists of lectures, lessons, seminars and supervision opportunities (one for the case study and one for the individual research paper). The course literature shall comprise of a recommended selection of articles, applications and other material.
It is expected that the student shall study and be prepared with the literature and assignments , before each Seminar session.
The lectures shall cover:
1. Introduction to Interoperability.Need for interoperability.
2.Introduction to Semantic Web, RDF.
3. Reviewing OWL. Protege Ontology Editor
4. Ontology. Design and Development Methodologies.
5. Knowledge Management, Ontology, Enterprise Interoperability

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For single course students: 

It is expected that the student shall have knowledge in the following areas:
Enterprise Systems Modelling, corresponding to 2I1228/IV2007 and database methodology including XML

Recommended prerequisites

It is expected that the student shall have knowledge in the following areas:
Enterprise Systems Modelling, corresponding to 2I1228/IV2007, and Database methodology including XML

Equipment

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Literature

Compendium of selected research articles.

optional :

1. Semantic Web Primer, by Grigoris Antoniou, Frank van Harmelen.

2. ontological engineering. Asuncion Gomez-perez, Mariano Fernández-López, Oscar Corcho. Published in November 2003 by Springer Verlag as part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing series.

ISBN 1-85233-551-3 .

Approx. 415 pp. 75 illus., hardcover; includes bibliographical references and index.

Compendium of selected research articles.

optional :

1. Semantic Web Primer, by Grigoris Antoniou, Frank van Harmelen.

2. ontological engineering. Asuncion Gomez-perez, Mariano Fernández-López, Oscar Corcho. Published in November 2003 by Springer Verlag as part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing series.

ISBN 1-85233-551-3 .

Approx. 415 pp. 75 illus., hardcover; includes bibliographical references and index.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Assignment, 4,5 hp, grading scale pass/fail (P/F)

Written exam, 3 hp, grading scale A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F

Other requirements for final grade *

To pass the course, the student needs to pass on the assignment/s as well as the written exam. Course grade is based on the grade on the written exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Paul Johannesson

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ICT/Systems Science (SU)

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Paul Johannesson, pajo@dsv.su.se, 08-16 16 71