Semantic Web-Techniques and Software Agents for the Automatic Integration of Virtual Prototypes

  • Rafael Radkowski
  • Florian Weidemann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6774)


A virtual prototype is a computer internal representation of a real prototype. It is composited by a set of different aspect models. A common technique to analyze a virtual prototype is the usage of virtual reality applications. However, this requires a composition of different aspect models and their integration into a virtual environment. In this paper, an agent-based technique is presented, which facilitates this automatic integration of different aspect models. The Resource Description Framework is utilized to annotate the aspect models. A software agent compares the annotations of different models. By this it identifies similar models. A software prototype has been created that shows the usefulness of the approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Radkowski
    • 1
  • Florian Weidemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Heinz Nixdorf InstitutePaderbornGermany
  2. 2.University of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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