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    • Change Management of Long Term Composed Services 

      Liu, Xumin (Virginia Tech, 2009-07-28)
      We propose a framework for managing changes in Long term Composed Services (LCSs). The key components of the proposed framework include a Web Service Change Management Language (SCML), change enactment, and change optimization. ...
    • Knowledge Representation and Decision Support for Managing Product Obsolescence 

      Zheng, Liyu (Virginia Tech, 2011-12-09)
      Fast moving technologies have caused high-tech components to have shortened life cycles, rendering them obsolete quickly. Technology obsolescence creates significant problems for product sectors that use components that ...
    • Mind Games: The Ontology of Aviation Safety and its Consequences 

      Garst, Jr., Winfred Joseph (Virginia Tech, 2009-03-26)
      The regulation and administration of aviation within this country is greatly influenced by a core set of beliefs concerning the safety of aircraft and their operation. This core set of beliefs is referred to as the ontology ...
    • On What We Confront in Perceptual Experience: Old School Ontologies for New School Realists 

      Thompson, Blake Barrett (Virginia Tech, 2013-05-26)
      The focus of this thesis is a certain family of ontological positions. These positions say that there is some class of objects and properties, to which both physical objects and properties reduce and which are the kinds ...
    • Ontology Development and Utilization in Product Design 

      Chang, Xiaomeng (Virginia Tech, 2008-04-23)
      Currently, computer-based support tools are widely used to facilitate the design process and have the potential to reduce design time, decrease product cost and enhance product quality. PDM (Product Data Management) and ...
    • Semantic Web Enabled Composition of Web Services 

      Medjahed, Brahim (Virginia Tech, 2004-04-20)
      In this dissertation, we present a novel approach for the automatic composition of Web services on the envisioned Semantic Web. Automatic service composition requires dealing with three major research thrusts: semantic ...
    • Semantic Web Enabled Composition of Web Services 

      Medjahed, Brahim (Virginia Tech, 2004-01-19)
      In this dissertation, we present a novel approach for the automatic composition of Web services on the envisioned Semantic Web. Automatic service composition requires dealing with three major research thrusts: semantic ...