Integrating business policy into system engineering processes using ontology

Said Rabah Azzam, Taiwo Ayodele, Jarupa Vipoopinyo, Shikun Zhou

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Business policy reflects way too many things not only restricting what the company should do but also predicting the future direction of the company. It is desirable that the description of business policy can be interchangeable between business descriptions and engineering specifications so that the rules can be integrated into engineering process without further misinterpreting and conflicting. This paper presents our initiatives of a work to investigate and identify suitable ontologies, as well as suitable ontology alignment framework. A set or sets of formal vocabulary will be developed across various ontologies to specify business policy in a way that different levels of business managers, business people and technical people especially engineers can exchange and share business rules without misinterpreting and inconsistency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Joint Conferences on Pervasive Computing, JCPC 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424452286
ISBN (Print)9781424452279
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2010
Event2009 Joint Conferences on Pervasive Computing - Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 3 Dec 20095 Dec 2009


Conference2009 Joint Conferences on Pervasive Computing
Abbreviated titleJCPC 2009
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTamsui, Taipei


  • business policy
  • business strategies
  • ontologies
  • systems engineering and theory
  • companies
  • computer security
  • engineering management
  • maintenance engineering
  • resource management
  • business communication
  • vocabulary
  • design engineering


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