QoSOnt: an ontology for QoS in service-centric systems

This paper presents QoSOnt: an ontology for Quality of Service (QoS). Particular focus is given to its application in the field of service-centric systems. QoSOnt aims to promote consensus on QoS concepts, by providing a model which is generic enough for reuse across domains. This shared conceptualisation facilitates intercommunication regarding QoS in a heterogeneous environment. Its realisation as an ontology allows automated reasoning about the concepts modelled. SQRM (Service QoS Requirements Matcher), an application making use of QoSOnt, is also discussed to demonstrate these advantages.